Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, announced The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds, an exciting auction event featuring personal effects, career memorabilia, and a museum-caliber fine art collection. The single owner sale will take place at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, starting at 10 a.m.
Burt Reynolds, best known as a leading film star, has had a storied career both on the big and small screen. His acting career spans over six decades beginning with his breakout role on the hit 1960’s CBS-TV show “Gunsmoke” and including his leading roles in the films “The Longest Yard,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Stroke Ace,” “Boogie Nights,” “Striptease” and who can forget, “Deliverance.”
Memorabilia from The Collection of Burt Reynolds include cherished items from both his career and personal life including clothing, stage costumes, Western memorabilia including firearms, fine and decorative art, film and television props and memorabilia, vehicles and more.
Highlights of the auction will include museum quality paintings and sculptures from Western artists such as James Bama (“Dede Fales, Camp Cook,”(Estimate: $20,000-$30,000), Joe Beeler “The Older,” (Estimate: $6,000-$8,000), a monumental “Horse and Rider” sculpture by Manuel Carbonell (Estimate: $150,000-$250,000), Frank McCarthy “The Pursuit,” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), and Olaf Wieghorst “No Charge for the Clouds,” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000). Other pieces of art represented in the collection include a marine landscape from John Stobart (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and a landscape from the Chinese artist Chen Chi (Estimate: $15,000-$20,000).
Also featured are numerous handcrafted items from the celebrated Edward H. Bohlin Co., of which Burt Reynolds was a part owner in the early 1990s. Included are two spectacular sterling mounted parade saddles, “Big Burt,” (Estimate: $25,000-$35,000) and another custom saddle made for Reynolds with elaborate horse head conchas (Estimate: $30,000-$40,000). There are other smaller Bohlin leather and sterling items such as the monogrammed and silver tipped leather script holder (Estimate: $2,500-$3,500) and a sterling diamond pattern belt with a “BR” monogrammed buckle (Estimate: $1,800-$2,500) along with a variety of holsters and gun belts, many of them monogrammed.
Clothing and accessories highlights include a Nudie’s suit (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), numerous pairs of western boots from Reynolds’ personal collection (Various estimates: $600-$800) and a pair of boots screen worn in “Striptease” (Estimate: $300-$500). A large collection of belt buckles by the celebrated Western designers Bohlin, Nudie’s and Al Shelton will also be offered (Estimates ranging from $300-$1,800) and a performance worn hat from “Cat Dancing,” (Estimate: $200-$300).
Featured jewelry includes an 18K gold antique inscribed pocket watch given to Reynolds by Sally Field, and two Rolex wristwatches. Burt Reynolds the football star, Western hero, film and TV icon, driving enthusiast, and ladies’ man has collected awards and memorabilia from all phases of his long career. Highlights will include a red jacket worn in “Smokey and the Bandit II” (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a multitude of awards including numerous People’s Choice awards (Estimate: $400-$600), inscribed letters and photographs from his cinematic friends such as Jimmy Stewart (Estimate: $400-$600) Dom DeLuise (Estimate: $500-$700) and Elizabeth Taylor (Estimate: $500-$700). Memorabilia from major sports figures include signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali (Estimate: $400-$600), a signed and inscribed baseball from Mickey Mantle (Estimate: $300-$500), and a Hall of Fame induction Football from Walter Payton (Estimate: $300-$500).
As an added attraction to the auction event, Julien’s Auctions will also be offering vehicles from the Collection of Burt Reynolds. They include a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck customized with a portrait of Burt Reynolds as “The Bandit” (Estimate: $8,000-$10,000), a red and white “BR” Ranch monogrammed surrey carriage gifted by Dolly Parton (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), and the Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson motorized Wedding Stagecoach built in 1979 (Estimate: $40,000-$60,000).
Burt Reynolds remains the quintessential movie star, a legend of both the big and small screen and a romantic leading man whose charm, dashing good looks and perpetual affection for the ladies has earned him an important place in Hollywood history.
All of the property in the auction will be featured in a full color limited edition catalogue available for purchase at www.juliensauctions.com.