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20th September 2013

 

Pop Culture Goes Under the Hammer Including

John Lennon’s Guitar and Marilyn Monroe’s Dress

 

LiveAuctioneers — the online gateway to a world of live auctions — is hosting the live bidding on a range of rare and unique items from the worlds of entertainment, rock and pop culture in The Fame Bureau’s auction, 23rd September at 2.00pm GMT.

 

Some of the most exciting pieces to be offered at auction are:

·A hat worn by Michael Jackson during his ‘Bad’ tour

·John Lennon's early 1960’s Fender guitar

·A Pucci dress worn by Marilyn Munroe

·Clint Eastwood’s signed prop gun from ‘Kelly’s Heroes’

·Elvis Presley’s guitar, amp and lead

·A huge range of autographs from stars such as David Bowie, Madonna, Woody Allen, Angelina Jolie, Princess Diana and many more.

 

“We are so happy to be offering the live online bidding for this auction to our global audience. Many of the lots listed are unique and highly collectable - from Jimi Hendrix's jacket to John Lennon's guitar; these items are important pieces of pop culture that deserve to be treasured.”

Lucy Warren-Meeks, UK Marketing Director for LiveAuctioneers

 

This could be your chance to get your hands on costumes worn by stars such as Britney Spears, Cher and Prince. Or perhaps you're more interested in gold and platinum Beatles records. There are also a number of exciting pieces from the big screen such as a jacket from Forrest Gump, signed by Tom Hanks.

 

Also up for auction is Henry McCullough’s 1968 Gibson Gold Top Les Paul.  This guitar has played with the greats including Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and The Who as Henry is regarded as one of

the greatest guitarists of this last half-century.  Henry even appeared at Woodstock with his trusty Les Paul to accompany Joe Cocker on ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’.   Sadly in 2012 Henry suffered a huge heart attack, which left him severely disabled and no longer able to play guitar. He is selling his treasured Les Paul to help fund a new purpose-built home.  The estimate on this unique piece of rock memorabilia is £100,000 - £150,000.

 

If you miss out on one of these rare pieces, don't worry. By signing up as a bidder on LiveAuctioneers, you can set up alerts to let you know when anything similar is listed. This means you won't miss out on items you've been searching for.

 

To view the auction, sign up as a bidder or to just watch the action live click HERE

 

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Notes to Editors

 

LiveAuctioneers is a haven for treasure hunters and collectors from around the world. Recently celebrating a decade of successful operations, LiveAuctioneers is one of the leading providers of online bidding in live auctions.  The site receives over two million unique visitors per month, and hosts the online bidding for auctions held in over 43 countries.

 

For more information on the site take a look at http://www.liveauctioneers.com

 

There are almost 400 pop culture collectables up for auction. To see them all please visit the category page: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/44744_rock-entertainment-and-popular-culture/page1

 

 

Press contact

 

For further information or images please email Lucy Warren-Meeks lucy.warren@liveauctioneers.com 

 

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PHOTO CAPTIONS

 

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Fender Music Master guitar with case, owned and played by John Lennon. Est. £25,000-£35,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers and The Fame Bureau.

 

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Pucci dress owned and worn by Marilyn Monroe. Est. £5,000-£6,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers and The Fame Bureau.

 

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Custom-made white ‘Smooth Criminal’ fedora worn by Michael Jackson during his 1988 Bad tour. Inside hatband is stamped in gold ‘Michael Jackson.’ Est. £4,000-£6,000. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers and The Fame Bureau.

 

 

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