Wild List of Iconic Celebrity Items Up for Auction

Everything from Forrest Gump to Legally Blonde to JFK will be represented
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 22, 2017 9:10 AM CDT
Updated Oct 22, 2017 9:40 AM CDT
Wild List of Iconic Celebrity Items Up for Auction
Charlene Presley, a relative by marriage to Elvis Presley, stands in a house said to be a boyhood home of the singer in Tupelo, Miss., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old home and land. The white, wood-frame house and more than 16 acres of adjoining property are part of an upcoming celebrity auction that includes everything from actress Marilyn Monroe's dresses to Michael Jackson's dark fedora, reports the AP. Want the Army uniform that Tom Hanks wore while filming Forrest Gump? It's in the sale. What about Whitney Houston's see-through, acrylic piano or the umbrella with a parrot-shaped handle that Julie Andrews carried in Mary Poppins?

The house, land, and other memorabilia are part of an online auction set for Nov. 11 by GWS Auctions. More than 150 items will be auctioned by the Southern California company, including other items linked to Presley: his private jet, a 1957 pink Cadillac, a boat named "Hound Dog," a television he shot up at Graceland and a two-bedroom mobile home from his Circle G ranch. There's also a radio once owned by President John F. Kennedy; a dress, nightgown and jumpsuit owned by his late widow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Reese Witherspoon clothing from the movie Legally Blonde; and a 1993 Jaguar owned by the late model Anna Nicole Smith. GWS Auctions owner Brigitte Kruse said all the celebrities' items have been authenticated.

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