The Charlton Heston Collection Auction

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will auction off rare items that belonged to the Oscar-winning actor, Charlton Heston, at his Beverly Hills home on March 22, where the actor resided with his wife, Lydia, and two children for almost half century.

The sale will feature more than 300 items, ranging from scripts, fine art, photographs, books, jewelry and furniture items. Catherine Williamson, Director of Entertainment Memorabilia, expressed hope that “Heston’s many fans will enjoy getting a glimpse into the man behind the myth.”

Heston is best known in the cinematographic world for his idiosyncratic drama performances in such pictures as The Ten Commandments, El Cid, and The Agony and the Ecstasy.

The actor’s passion for William Shakespeare’s artistry compelled him to collect numerous rare copies of the author’s plays such as Macbeth: A Tragedy and The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark, which are due to be auctioned too.

Among the highlights of the collection are an emerald, gold, and platinum ring; diamond, ruby, and bicolor gold collar; and a pair of diamond, emerald and 18k bicolor gold bracelets. The auction will also include a series of photographs of the actor taken by his wife from 1940 to 1995—37 digital photographic prints and one gelatin silver print, mostly black and white and some color.

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Photos Courtesy of Bonhams.


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