The Doris Day Animal Foundation, a national non-profit that provides grants and funding for animal welfare and rescue organizations, will receive the full proceeds of the upcoming Julien’s Auctions sale. This event, held over two days in early April, will include almost 1,200 items from Doris Day’s estate, including awards, household items, and memorabilia from Doris’s career in film and television. Held on what would have been her 98th birthday, the auction honors her commitment to animal rights and advocacy.
Leading the auction is a 1930 Model A Ford vehicle that featured in Day’s Best Friends television show, which ran from 1985 to 1986. The “Buttercup” was used to transport Day around Carmel, California during the show’s filming, often shuttling her guest stars as well. The fully-restored roadster includes Day’s personalized license plate and remains in good cosmetic condition. A 2002 Cadillac Escalade SUV owned by Day will be presented as well. This vehicle was used as everyday transportation for the star and her pets.
Two Golden Globe Awards, from 1962 and 1959, are also offered. Both were presented to Day by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and include photos of Day receiving the awards. Several available outfits worn by the actress at public events include an evening ensemble from a 1989 awards show. She received the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe award while wearing this two-piece Valentino outfit. Another couture item in the sale is a lilac-colored silk chiffon gown worn by Day in a 1975 television special. She sang the reprise to Godspell’s “Day by Day” while wearing this piece. Art owned by Day—including several works by American Impressionist Johann Berthelsen—will be offered as well.
Rounding out the sale are household items and furniture pieces from Day’s Carmel, California home. These lots include a Louis XV-style dining table and chair set, a bright red upright piano gifted to her by her son, and several pieces shown on The Doris Day Show. Browse the full catalog and register for online bidding on the Julien’s Auctions website.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (1190)
# of Lots:1190
Price Range:$50 - $20,000.
Interesting lots include:
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|Doris Day 1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Roadster Used On Doris Day's Best Friends|| Estimate: |
|Doris Day Golden Globe Award From 1959|| Estimate: |
|Doris Day 14k Gold poodle Charm Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Doris Day Evening Ensemble From The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards Show In 1989|| Estimate: |
|Doris Day Evening Gown Costume From The Doris Day Today Television Special With Dvd|| Estimate: |
|Doris Day Director's Chair From The Doris Day Show|| Estimate: |