DoneOct 24, 2020 11:24 PM EDT
Beverly Hills, CA, United States
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THE ESTATE OF ROBERT EVANS (#3281)

Julien's Auctions is proud to present "Property From The Estate Of Robert Evans", an auction taking place in Beverly Hills and live online at Julien's Live on Saturday, October 24th. "Property From The Estate Of Robert Evans" is a celebration of the dazzling life and singular career of the legendary American film producer and studio executive, Robert Evans. Evans produced some of American cinema?s finest achievements and championed a new generation of commercial and artistic filmmaking from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Sidney Lumet, Roman Polanski, John Schlesinger and more. This exclusive auction event will take place Saturday, October 24th in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. On offer is a spectacular collection of the Hollywood titan?s fine and decorative art, classic cars, household items, memorabilia, and awards and artifacts from Evans? most iconic film productions such as Chinatown, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Love Story, Rosemary?s Baby, Serpico, True Grit, and more. Many of the over 650 items owned and used by the award-winning movie mogul - known for his larger than life celebrity persona as much as his cinematic legacy - come from his Woodland estate in Beverly Hills as depicted in the documentary film, The Kid Stays in the Picture, based on his famous autobiography of the same name. Evans was discovered by actress Norma Shearer who cast him to play the role of her late husband, the film mogul Irving Thalberg, in Man of a Thousand Faces. He embarked on a brief acting career with the role of bullfighter, Pedro Romero, cast by Darryl F. Zanuck in 1957's The Sun Also Rises, a film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway?s classic novel opposite Ava Gardner, as well as and in 1959?s The Best of Everything, opposite Joan Crawford, until he discovered his true passion to work as a film producer. Evans rose to the ranks as Head of Production for Paramount and turned the floundering studio into the most successful studio in Holly
 
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