Whitney Houston Memorabilia Heads to Hollywood Auction
It’s only been a week since Whitney Houston’s death but memorabilia from the singer’s career is already heading to auction. The black dress, earings, and vest that she wore in “The Bodyguard” with Kevin Costner will be heading for the auction block next month at a Hollywood memorabilia auction.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Houston’s floor-length black dress will have a starting price of $1000 while the earrings will be priced at $600. Whitney Houston’s memorabilia will be sold alongside items like Charlie Chaplin’s cane, Charlton Heston’s staff from “The Ten Commandments,” and Clark Gable’s jacket from “Gone With the Wind.”
Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said that he recognizes the fact that some people might be offended that Houston’s memorabilia is going up for auction so quickly, but he insists that the auction is a celebration of Whitney Houston’s life. Julien said:
“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… 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.”
The Hollywood Legends auction will start on March 31st at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The auction items will be shown to the public during an exhibition starting March 19th.
Do you think it’s too soon to start auctioning off Whitney Houston memorabilia?