Thursday, June 11, 2009

Goddess, ‘Golden Girl,’ And Gong, Oh My!

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Finally there’s a place to get Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, Golden Girls goodies, and a gong all at once.

This Saturday (Jun. 14), Bonhams & Butterfields in Los Angeles is hosting an auction featuring a slew of entertainment memorabilia.

On the bidding block is a signed contract between Marilyn Monroe and actor John Carroll – estimated to be worth about $3,000 – a salon receipt for Monroe’s hairdo she wore to JFK’s birthday party in 1962, and a blank check from the blonde bombshell’s personal account.

The famous handbag late actress Estelle Getty carried on Golden Girls as Sophia Petrillo is up for grabs, as well as the Emmy she won in 1987-1988, worth $3,000-$4,000.

A Chinese gong owned and used by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is also available for purchase, but the equipment will set you back approximately $80,000 to $120,000.

Other auction goodies include a Christmas tag signed by Frank Sinatra, a nude painting of Mae West, and tons of old, rare celebrity snapshots.

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