Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanks for the memories!

Property from the Estate of the Legendary Bob Hope to be Sold in a Live Televised/Online Auction Benefiting The Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation

“Golf is my real profession, show business pays my green fees” – Bob Hope.

“Collector and museum quality” items from the life, career and estate of the legendary Bob Hope will be sold during a live televised and real-time online auction conducted by Julien’s Auctions ( on October 18th and 19th, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation. Mr. Hope’s extraordinary career spanned Vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television and film, and his numerous USO tours to entertain U.S. military troops earned him the admiration of generations of fans around the world.

Highlights in this historical auction from the life and career of Mr. Hope include: a one page letter dated October 23, 1943 from Bette Davis to Mr. Hope; a red and white feathered Indian headdress worn by Mr. Hope on the cover of Life Magazine on May 11, 1962; a Movado watch inscribed “To Bob Hope in sincere appreciation – The Cleveland Press Christmas Show 1944”; and a turquoise western suit made by Nudies of North Hollywood, worn by Mr. Hope on several television shows including Barbara Mandrell, Mandrell Sisters Show and Ann Margaret Rhinestone Special.

No golf collection would be complete without an artifact from the personal collection of Mr. Hope. Highlights from Mr. Hope’s golf collection include: a complete set of golf clubs from various makers (woods 1 – 6, irons 3 – 9 and a brass head putter); his Dunlop Bogie Buster golf bag; a Tiffany and Company sterling silver golf club given to Mr. Hope for his 95th birthday by NBC; 24k gold plated golf tees; two Chrysler Classic ball markers bearing Mr. Hope’s image; a white, pink and blue striped golf shirt; Izod® cardigan sweater; a red sports jacket made by Arthur Cross; a light blue pair of dress pants with “Second Mile Golf Classic” embroidered on the back pocket and his Du Pont Corfam leather golf shoes.

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done either in person at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, or by visiting before the sale or by calling (310) 816-1818. Online bidding registration can be completed via Auction Network online.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
• Bid through Auction Network on Internet using real-time and absentee bidding
• Place bids in the room by attending the auction
• Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer
• Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are printed in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions or online at

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