Audrey Hepburn’s personal script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s was sold for just over Â£approximately 630,000, seven times its pre-sale estimate in London auction of the actor’s private possession.
The script, which included Hepburn notes, was one of many, many, shattered the exceptions, with the sale of a total of Â£generate 4.6 m, the auctioneer Christie’s said on Thursday.
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Of the sale, the largest of its personal possessions, contain elements of Hepburn’s wardrobe and dressing table, as well as photographs. A bidder paid Â£332,750 for a Tiffany bracelet, was a gift to Hepburn from the film’s Director Steven Spielberg, inscribed with the message: “you are my ‘inspiration’.”
A satin black Givenchy cocktail dress worn in the 1963 film Charade, and a Burberry trench coat, each sold for Â£68,750. The designer Hubert de Givenchy was a close friend of Hepburn and directed them to your wardrobe. He described her as his muse, and the pair eventually became business partners.
A color-tiara, worn by Hepburn to the London premiere of The nun’s story in 1959, and in the 1967 film Two for the road Â£43,750 brought.
A bidder paid Â£56,250 for a Cartier lipstick holder is, nearly 19 times the pre-sale estimate, while a satin sleep mask, which had been expected, up to Â£150 sold for Â£6,250.
Tiara worn by Audrey Hepburn. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock
A 1963 photo of Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, recorded by the famous portrait photographer Cecil Beaton, went for Â£93,750, more than 30 times in the estimate.
The items have been provided by Hepburn ‘s sons, selling over 500 products in total live and online sales, Christie’s. The online sale will continue until 4. October.
Overall, the sale in the auction house, is repeated seven times the expected amount, Christie’s said.
Many of the parcels were in perfect condition, they were kept from Hepburn in a safe in Switzerland, according to Luca Dotti, and her younger son by her second husband, the psychiatrist Andrea Dotti.
Hepburn died in 1993 of cancer, at the age of 63, but their popularity has endured, you win a new generation of fans.
Her eldest son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, said: â€œNow, 50% of your fanbase are teens and twenty-somethings. She was replaced by James Dean, the Cabinet drawers in the children’s bedroom. It is quite extraordinary.”