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June 14, 2012
Still a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe would have been 86 this month, and to celebrate the Hollywood Museum is hosting the largest collection of the actress' memorabilia in the nation. Among the collection are the famous "red velvet" photographs from 1949, rarely seen snapshots and, in a bit of a macabre flourish, the prescription pill bottle found next to her bed at the time of her death. 1660 Highland Ave., L.A. Through Sept. 2. $15 http://www.thehollywoodmuseum.com/
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April 15, 2014 | By David Ng
An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official. The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had scheduled the sale for April 26 but called it off Monday. The cancellation came soon after French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti told Le Monde she didn't want the auction to take place. The auction house said on its website that "in light of the strong emotions from numerous people, this decision seems proper and necessary.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Celine Wright
The revitalization of the western could be the biggest trend of the summer, especially with the release of “The Lone Ranger.” Perfectly timed with this, memorabilia from the hit western show “Bonanza” is going up for auction in Reno. “Bonanza,” which ran from 1959 to 1973 on NBC and spent several seasons as America's favorite TV series, chronicled the adventures of the Cartwrights, who lived on a huge ranch, the Ponderosa, in Nevada. The family of Lorne Greene, who played patriarch Ben Cartwright, will be auctioning off memorabilia from the show and some of his own personal items on Saturday at Anchor Auctions and Appraisals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
If you have memories of a place that stretch over a lifetime - from when you were a kid there to when you brought your kids and then their kids - it's hard to go back and see it empty and unloved, the flowers unwatered and dead, dust coating the floors and the benches. It all happened so quickly at Hollywood Park, where thoroughbreds last thundered down the track just a month ago. Now, with that day's racing slips still scattered about the stands, everything that can be removed is being sold off: the ticket booths, the Jumbotron, the jockeys' impossibly small, narrow bunk beds.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant is in a court battle with his mother because she is trying to auction off his old Lakers and high school memorabilia. Pamela Bryant was given $450,000 up front by a New Jersey auction house to surrender mementos from Kobe's days at Lower Merion High and in his early seasons with the Lakers. She planned to use the advance to help purchase a Nevada home. Kobe Bryant has moved to block the auction. Mother and son allegedly talked about the items five years ago, according to lawyers for Goldin Auctions.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By David Ng
An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including items that belonged to Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, has been called off in France following objections from Jewish groups and a prominent government official. The Paris auction company Vermot de Pas had scheduled the sale for April 26 but called it off Monday. The cancellation came soon after French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti told Le Monde she didn't want the auction to take place. The auction house said on its website that "in light of the strong emotions from numerous people, this decision seems proper and necessary.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor will be auctioning off memorabilia, awards and personal items on May 31 with the help of Julien's Auctions . Baylor, whose No. 22 jersey is retired at Staples Center, is making available his 1959 All-Star Game MVP Trophy, his 1971-72 championship ring and a number of rare items accumulated over his legendary career. "I worked and played as hard as I possibly could. My college coach said just give it your best effort and then you can feel good about what you've done," Baylor told Michael Mink of Investor's Business Daily . "I was always competitive.
NATIONAL
June 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- It was a weekly portrait of Americana about the adventures of the fictional Cartwright family, and it became a fixture for tube-addicted baby boomers, and the second-longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke. " Starring Lorne Green as rancher and father Ben Cartwright, "Bonanza" ran 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973 -- 430 episodes in all -- and is still in regular syndication out there in the wilds of TV Land. Now fans of the show are being treated to a bonus episode of sorts -- a real bonanza, if you will: Several pieces of memorabilia from the beloved Western will be auctioned off this weekend in Reno.
SPORTS
June 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant's court battle with his mother, Pamela Bryant, will take him to New Jersey, according to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb. The trial will begin June 17 in a Camden courtroom. Bumb, according to Jim Walsh of the Courier-Post , also rejected Bryant's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by Golden Auctions. The Lakers guard also has a lawsuit filed in California to block the auction. Pamela Bryant received a $450,000 advance for memorabilia she claims Bryant gave her -- while he states he is still the rightful owner of various jerseys, rings and trophies.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
A cardboard guitar cut-out from Keith Richards. Several velvet jackets. A lithograph of Eric Clapton. According to a Reuters story , these were some of the items sold at auction Saturday by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and his ex-wife, Jo, following last year's dissolution of their 23-year marriage. The memorabilia sell-off took place at Julien's Auctions' Beverly Hills gallery.  The auction reportedly raised tens of thousands of dollars from such items as a 1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar that Wood often played in concert.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, firefighters from Engine 54, Ladder 4 and Battalion 9 responded to the call that the World Trade Center had been attacked. None survived. In the following days, a 10 1/2-foot Statue of Liberty replica was mysteriously placed among the flowers and items of commemoration around the firehouse on 8th Avenue and 49th street. Soon Lady Liberty was covered in hundreds of memorial tokens including origami cranes, flags and badges from around the world, children's drawings and photos of the fallen.
SPORTS
August 8, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It turns out the NCAA can do the right thing - and fast - if you just chase it far enough down a dead-end alley. Mark Emmert, the organization's embattled president, took swift action Thursday in the wobbly aftermath of Twitter-broken news the NCAA was selling, among other things, website merchandise of players currently under investigation. "I certainly can understand how people can see that as hypocritical," Emmert said on a conference call. In a reversal move that would make Andre the Giant proud, Emmert said the NCAA would "exit" the business of using ShopNCAASports.com to hawk player memorabilia.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Gary Klein
It could be called irony. USC football fans might call it hypocrisy. With college football's spotlight on autographed memorabilia in the wake of allegations that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel accepted payment for his signature, here's what happens if you go onto shopncaasports.com, the NCAA's official online store: On USC's team page, under collectibles, there is an item for sale titled "Mounted Memories USC Trojans Reggie Bush Autographed...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2013 | By Susan King
Mementos from the life and work of Lucille Ball are hitting the auction block. Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer Profiles in History  will be putting what is being described as the “finest collection” of the “I Love Lucy” star's papers, costumes and other items ever offered up for sale on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The star of the auction is Ball's signature polka dot dress that she wore as Lucy Ricardo on the series. It is estimated to sell for $40,000-$60,000. Other items include Ball's signed contract with producer Sam Goldwyn for her earliest films, including 1933's “Roman Scandals,” which is expected to sell for $1,000-$1,500; her striped dress suit from the 1950 Bob Hope comedy “Fancy Pants” has been estimated at $4,000-$6,000; a fox stole she wore in the third season of “I Love Lucy” is expected to fetch $3,000-$5,000; and a blue skirt featured in the classic John Wayne episode of the pioneering CBS comedy series is expected to go for $2,000-$3,000.
NATIONAL
June 27, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- It was a weekly portrait of Americana about the adventures of the fictional Cartwright family, and it became a fixture for tube-addicted baby boomers, and the second-longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke. " Starring Lorne Green as rancher and father Ben Cartwright, "Bonanza" ran 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973 -- 430 episodes in all -- and is still in regular syndication out there in the wilds of TV Land. Now fans of the show are being treated to a bonus episode of sorts -- a real bonanza, if you will: Several pieces of memorabilia from the beloved Western will be auctioned off this weekend in Reno.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Celine Wright
The revitalization of the western could be the biggest trend of the summer, especially with the release of “The Lone Ranger.” Perfectly timed with this, memorabilia from the hit western show “Bonanza” is going up for auction in Reno. “Bonanza,” which ran from 1959 to 1973 on NBC and spent several seasons as America's favorite TV series, chronicled the adventures of the Cartwrights, who lived on a huge ranch, the Ponderosa, in Nevada. The family of Lorne Greene, who played patriarch Ben Cartwright, will be auctioning off memorabilia from the show and some of his own personal items on Saturday at Anchor Auctions and Appraisals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
If you have memories of a place that stretch over a lifetime - from when you were a kid there to when you brought your kids and then their kids - it's hard to go back and see it empty and unloved, the flowers unwatered and dead, dust coating the floors and the benches. It all happened so quickly at Hollywood Park, where thoroughbreds last thundered down the track just a month ago. Now, with that day's racing slips still scattered about the stands, everything that can be removed is being sold off: the ticket booths, the Jumbotron, the jockeys' impossibly small, narrow bunk beds.
NEWS
November 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In the hours before dawn, 50 tons of President Clinton's memorabilia were unloaded into an old Little Rock auto dealership remodeled to store the country's largest presidential collection. The first shipment for the Clinton Presidential Library contained paintings, antiques, books and gifts from the heads of state of foreign countries, said Skip Rutherford, coordinator of the privately funded $25-million project.
SPORTS
June 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
A New Jersey auction house will sell only six items of memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's career as part of a settlement between the Lakers star and his family that included an apology from his mother and father and a percentage of the proceeds from the auction going to charity. Bryant's mother, Pamela, had originally consigned a significantly larger number of items to Goldin Auctions, fetching a $450,000 advance that she intended to use to buy a house in Nevada. Bryant's lawyers contended that Pamela Bryant was not authorized to sell the items, prompting Goldin Auctions to file suit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey for the right to proceed with the sale.
SPORTS
June 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant's court battle with his mother, Pamela Bryant, will take him to New Jersey, according to a ruling by U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb. The trial will begin June 17 in a Camden courtroom. Bumb, according to Jim Walsh of the Courier-Post , also rejected Bryant's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by Golden Auctions. The Lakers guard also has a lawsuit filed in California to block the auction. Pamela Bryant received a $450,000 advance for memorabilia she claims Bryant gave her -- while he states he is still the rightful owner of various jerseys, rings and trophies.
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