Omaha, Neb. – November 10, 2015 – Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, will provide online bidding for Theriault’s “Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two” auction on November 22nd at 11am Eastern at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. More than 400 lots of Shirley Temple’s personal property, including film costumes, gifts, props, toys, and playthings will cross the auction block. Bidders from anywhere in the world with an internet connection can bid live online via Proxibid during the auction. Online bidding is already available by visiting the catalog.
In July, Theriault’s, the world’s leading auction house for childhood objects, hosted the first part of the sale, which brought hundreds of buyers to the onsite auction and hundreds more online with Proxibid. The highest valued item, the red polka dot dress worn in the 1934 film “Stand Up and Cheer,” sold for $75,000 to an online buyer. This sale was not quickly forgotten, with collectors rejoicing at a second chance to own pieces of Shirley Temple’s collection.
Featured lots in the “Take Two” sale include:
- The Costume with Velvet Duck Bolero Worn by Shirley Temple in the Iconic 1935 Film “Curly Top”
- Shirley Temple’s VibraHarp Gifted to Her by Its Designer, Clair Omar Musser
- Costume from the Fantasy Broadway Scene of the 1941 Film “Kathleen”
- Antique Carved Wooden Carousel Horse Beloved by Shirley Temple
- Wedding Gown, Wedding Album, Various Ephemera Related to Marriage to John Agar
The family of Shirley Temple states “The legacy of our mother’s unique and legendary contribution to screen entertainment is embodied in these lovingly preserved artifacts of a childhood like few others in history. We believe that, just as the celluloid magic of her youth continues to captivate and enrich successive generations, these artifacts should now be shared across the world with collectors, fans and museums as tangible reminders of this child-star’s irrepressibly joyful and optimistic persona.”
Says Stuart Holbrook, President of Theriault’s, “As the leader in the preservation and auction of historic childhood objects, we are pleased to be offering such a personal collection from easily the most iconic youth of the 20th century.”
During the 1930’s and early 1940’s, Shirley Temple’s childhood rise to enduring stardom was unprecedented in Hollywood. From 1935 through 1938, in fact, Shirley Temple was indisputably the box office champion―a feat that has never been matched. Her smile, charm, and fifty-six curls are considered by many to have played an important role in lifting America from the Great Depression. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt was oft quoted saying, “As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right.”
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Founded in 1970, Theriault’s is the largest auction house in the world dealing exclusively in antique childhood objects. Conducting over 40 live auctions annually across the U.S. they cater to an international clientele of collectors for what is considered to be one of the top 5 most popular collectibles categories. Theriault’s has set numerous records in this field including the recent American record of $310,000.00 paid for an early 20th century French doll by Albert Marque.