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Fullerton, CA, USA, January 20, 2023 -- Items from the collection of award-winning Hollywood sound editor Milton Burrow, plus pieces from his sons who were also in the sound business in Hollywood, will come up for bid in a live online auction scheduled for Sunday, January 29th, by Golden Sun Auctions, Inc. (formerly Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc.), starting at 12 pm Pacific time.
Mr. Burrow began working in the mailroom at MovieTone Studios (now Fox Studios), in 1950 but soon began working in the sound department. Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers and Paramount all recognized his talent for precise, accurate sound design and he forged close relationships with many of Hollywood’s biggest actors, directors and producers.
It was Clint Eastwood who gave Burrow photo stills, publicity shots and endless reels of film and sound to contribute to his own library. These are the artifacts of more than 40 years working in the film industry and more than 60 years of friendships that extended beyond his work. The collection was further brought along by his sons, Neil and Scott.
The 587-lot auction is officially titled Hollywood Memorabilia, Antiques & More. Some of the expected top-selling items feature Marilyn Monroe. These include the following:
- A dedication shadowbox for the movie Some Like It Hot (1959), featuring images that are stills from the movie and its main characters (Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis), plus a movie lobby card. The centerpiece item is a small white purse with a gold handle that’s signed by all of the above-named stars. Comes with a COA (est. $5,000-$10,000).
- Another shadowbox, filled with some beautiful photos of Ms. Monroe, a pretty costume jewelry “diamond” bracelet and a menu that was signed by Monroe. Measures 30 inches by 40 inches and includes a COA from Art of Music Management (est. $1,000-$3,000).
- A menu from a New Year’s Eve celebration in 1957 from the Fox and Hounds Superb Dining Restaurant, signed by Monroe (to “Howard”). Remarkably, the dinner, which cost just $7.50 ($79.46 today), included an appetizer, an entrée and dessert (est. $500-$1,500).
- A film reel from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (most likely not in its entirety), starring Monroe and Jane Russell, in a Warner Brothers cannister (est. $100-$1,000).
Nine sound reels, all related to the 1973 horror movie The Exorcist, including many screen tests, mainly between the actress Linda Blair and director William Friedkin, as well as Mercedes McCambridge (the voice of the demon), should bring $200-$8,000. Also, two 35mm film reels from the 1971 cult classic A Clockwork Orange, from two separate segments of the film (and unclear whether they’re from the “X” or “R” rated version), are expected to realize $100-$1,000.
One lot of 24 special effects audio recordings from the 1981 movie Outland, starring Sean Connery, Peter Boyle and Frances Sternhagen (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress), has an estimate of $100-$5,000; while two reels from the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), starring Richard Dreyfuss, each appearing to be in black and white and labeled as “DUPE”, from Neil Burrows, who was on the sound effects staff, should finish at $100-$1,500.
Lots 11-15 are individual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reels Awards issued to Milton Burrow during the 1970s for his work on TV shows (including the special, Raid on Entebbe) and a movie, Birds of Prey) have estimates of $200-$2,000 each. Also, concert footage from the 1973 Led Zeppelin concert titled The Song Remains the Same, held on July 28th and 29th at Madison Square Garden in New York, possibly the concert in its entirety, should command $100-$2,500.
Also up for bid will be a rare Mattel commercial for a never-released toy; audio recordings for the movie Smokey and the Bandit Part II; Russ Meyer footage; vintage Looney Tunes cartoons and other vintage cartoons; vintage television commercials; and much more film/audio footage.
Other categories in the sale will feature spectacular 19th century furniture (secretaries, desks and buffets), lighting, incredible and rare server ware in sterling, original artwork, ladies’ accessories (sterling compacts, purses and furs), amazing figurines (including a rare Vion & Baury, Boehm & Conte, others), comic books, sports memorabilia, jewelry and coins.
Lots 260-266 are Royal Copenhagen porcelain pieces in the blue fluted Half Lace pattern (dinner, bread, dessert and salad plates, cups and bowls), most dating from the 1950s-1960s. Estimates range from $100-$500. Also, a set of sterling flatware for eight from Gorham in the Buttercup pattern (1899-1950), most having the anchor and lion mark, plus a silver teaspoon from Alvin in the Chateau Rose pattern (1940) should hit $400-$1,000.
To learn more about Golden Sun Auctions and the January 29th auction of the Milton Burrow collection, please visit https://www.liveauctioneers.com/auctioneer/2740/golden-sun-auctions-inc-formerly-appraisal-and-estate-sale-specialists-inc/.
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