Whitney Houston Clothing from ‘The Bodyguard’ on the Auction Block
Now this is a little creepy: Whitney Houston's black velvet dress and earrings she wore in the movie 'The Bodyguard' will be up for auction next month. Auction house Julien's Auctions has put up the items for bidding as part of its Hollywood Legends auction event on March 31 and April 1.
According to celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien, the items were available after the late singer's untimely death on Feb. 11 and will be included in a group of other Hollywood collectibles including Charlton Heston's robe and staff he used in 'The Ten Commandments' and a vintage Christian Dior gown worn by Grace Kelly.
But let's keep it real -- the main attraction is Houston's 'Bodyguard' memorabilia.
In response to Houston's items being on the auction block Julien tells Billboard, "It's a celebration of her life. If you hide these things in fear that you're going to offend someone -- her life is to be celebrated. These items are historic now that she passed. They become a part of history. They should be in museums. She's lived a life and had a career that nobody else has ever had."
Julien continues: "[Houston is] someone who's going to maintain a collectability. For people who are fans of Whitney Houston and never would have had a chance to meet her and never got to talk to her, these are items that literally touched a part of her life. They are a way to relate to her or be a part of her life without having known her."
Up for bidding is the late singer's floor-length black dress, which is worth a $1,000. There's also a vest Houston wore in 'The Bodyguard' that is listed at $400 and a pair of faux-pearl earrings that is priced at $600. All these items prices will undoubtedly skyrocket once the bidding war starts at the auction event.
Houston fans and other collectors can bid online, by phone or in person during the Hollywood Legends auction event at Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills, Calif. Good luck!
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