Diahann Carroll was the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress. The upcoming auction presented by Bonhams will feature over 150 items from her estate. In 1968, Julia became the first American television series to cast a black woman in a significant role. An important breakthrough in Carroll’s career came with the show. The auction presents Carroll’s mimeographed pilot manuscript of Julia in a custom burgundy binding. The auction also showcases late 19th-century jewelry pieces owned by the actress. Among them is a square-cut diamond and pearl “Toi et Moi” ring.
Highlighted is a collection of 30 awards honoring Diahann Carroll, including The National Council of Negro Women Award, a Founding Artist John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Award, an Ebony Career Achievement Award, and others. Collectors can also view Cartier wristwatches, several pieces of furniture, Louis Vuitton bags, sculptures, and designer dresses. Browse the entire catalog and register to bid online on Bonhams.
# of Lots:155
Price Range:$100 - $70,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Diamond and cultured pearl 'toi et moi' ring|| Estimate: |
|Gold 'Cancer' zodiac medallion by Tiffany & Co.|| Estimate: |
|Steinway Ebonized Baby Grand piano|| Estimate: |
|Working script for the pilot episode of Julia|| Estimate: |
|Collection of awards honoring Diahann Carroll|| Estimate: |
|Group of coffee table books|| Estimate: |