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An extraordinary chance to buy collector’s items from the life, career and estate of the legendary Bob Hope will be available during a live televised and real-time online auction conducted by Julien's Auctions (www.juliensauctions.com) in October 2008. During Hope’s outstanding career, he contributed to Vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, film, and even numerous USO tours that entertained the U.S. military troops and earned him the admiration of fans world-wide.

Even more exciting is the opportunity offered by The Cunard Line to preview some of the items aboard the Queen Mary 2, on a special cruise with Hope’s daughter Linda on September 4, 2008, a month before the live auction. This coincides with the commencement of Linda Hope’s international publicity tour to promote the first-ever Bob Hope Estate Auction. These two exciting events begin in New York and then venture to Southampton, UK, leaving guests feeling as if they are a part of the Golden Age of Ocean Travel.

Auction Network will have a live HD video webcast of the Bob Hope Estate Auction, providing fans around the world a front row seat to watch the exciting event and the ability to bid in real-time via the Internet. In addition to the broadcast, registered bidders can see the current bid status as well as the upcoming lots to prepare them to bid on their most-desired 1952 collectibles. Pre-show video highlights will feature exclusive interviews with his daughter, Linda Hope and many friends of Bob and the Hope family.

"This auction celebrates 100 years since Bob Hope arrived in the United States to become one of the most iconic entertainers in the history of Hollywood," stated Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien's Auctions.

Notable items in this historic 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 he wore for 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-style suit made by Nudies of North Hollywood, worn by Hope on several occasions such as television shows including Barbara Mandrell, The Mandrell Sisters Show and the Ann Margaret Rhinestone Special. Other items to be enjoyed are from Hope’s very own golf collection. Hope loved the game so much he once said, "Golf is my real profession, [but] show business pays my green fees."

Linda Hope, who is delighted about the upcoming auction, said, "Dad would have been pleased to know that some of the things he treasured and enjoyed during his lifetime will now be treasured and enjoyed by his fans and collectors around the world".

The history between Cunard's famed ocean liners and Bob Hope dates back many decades and includes a special performance that took place onboard the Queen Mary in 1939 when Mr. Hope performed "Thanks for the Memories" in the Queen's Salon. And on several occasions Cunard guests caught him practicing his golf drives from the upper decks of Queen Mary and QE2.

During the September 4 voyage, Linda Hope will provide the lucky passengers with an intimate look inside the life of her world-famous father by moderating a film and television retrospective and by offering firsthand accounts about the historic memorabilia showcased onboard. Guests will have the opportunity to attend a special "auction preview" program with Linda along with Julien's Auctions President/CEO Darren Julien and Executive Director Martin Nolan.

To make reservations on the September 4 Queen Mary 2 Crossing, contact your travel agent, call 1-800-7-CUNARD, or go online to www.cunard.com.

Beginning September 1, 2008, bidders will be able to place proxy bids, register for the auction, and explore the history of the more than 700 lots in the Bob Hope Estate Auction taking place in October 2008 by visiting www.juliensauctions.com. Full color collectible auction catalogs detailing the history and images of each lot will be available for purchase through Julien's Auctions

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done either in person at any one of the exhibitions showing the highlights from the collection, or by visiting www.juliensauctions.com 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 www.juliensauctions.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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