via Kruse GWS Auctions: Coming Saturday 3/30: An auction of Hollywood film and music items that may be worthy of a Grammy or Oscar, featuring artifacts from Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Prince, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Star Wars, Batman, Lord of the Rings and President John F. Kennedy

Marilyn Monroe black dress. Photo courtesy Kruse GWS Auctions

March 13, 2019 — Kruse GWS Auctions has announced the Archives of Hollywood & Music, the first Hollywood and Music memorabilia auction of 2019. Scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10am PT, the auction will offer more than 160 items representing the most memorabilia moments on screen and stage, including the dress Marilyn Monroe wore at the press conference announcing her divorce from Joe DiMaggio , and a Grebe Console Radio that was once owned by President John F. Kennedy.

Elvis Presley gifted watch to his father Vernon. Photo courtesy Kruse GWS Auctions

Kruse GWS Auctions will also offer an extensive collection of Elvis Presley personal items, many never sold at auction before. Each piece represents a very personal story of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, most notably the Omega 0.50ctw Diamond and Solid 14K yellow gold birthday watch that Elvis gave to his father, Vernon Presley, with an engraved “Happy Birthday, Dad.” This watch has never been offered at auction before and represents the strong relationship Elvis had with his father.

Other Elvis items to be offered include his personalized leather Bible; his personal TCB Gold and Silver sunglasses; the original Elvis Presley Memphis-Shelby County Health Department burial permit; the actual racquetball Elvis used the morning of his death; his personal conference room rotary phone from Graceland and many other items including jewelry, clothing, costumes, personal items and even his personal Schick electric razor.

Also up for auction:


Star Trek costume. Photo courtesy Kruse GWS Auctions

** More than a dozen items celebrating the unparalleled musical genius of Prince, including Prince’s Custom Black and Aqua Love Symbol shoes; a Prince 2.80ctw Diamond and Solid 14K Yellow Gold Ring; and his Purple Rain-set used long purple lace overcoat;

** Memorabilia from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, and John Lennon, including very rare early drawings by John Lennon (circa 1950s-1960s) that highlight Lennon’s fascination with UFOs, plus a personal collection of Lennon’s sci-fi-related magazines;

** Memorabilia from such box office hits as The Terminator, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman, The Godfather, Forrest Gumpย and more.

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GWS Auctions, Inc., are a Los Angeles-based, full-service auction, consignment and real estate company specializing in the sale of entertainment memorabilia, antiques, real estate, jewelry, collectibles and luxury vehicles. Owner Brigitte Kruse is the first woman auctioneer recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records and a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Business Council. GWS Auctions, Inc., offers a wide range of global experience in every phase of the auction business, including research, advertising, inventory management, security services, cataloging and sales. Offering competitive consignment rates with a dedicated team of experts, GWS Auctions, Inc., prides itself on superior auction experiences and services for both buyers and sellers. Previous auctions include an Elvis Presley jet, the first ever runway fashion show auction, legendary entertainment memorabilia featuring Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, the world’s largest abandoned property auction, jewelry and collectibles from royal families and an extensive collection of Dalis, Picassos and Warhols. Information at

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