The company Oliver Peoples began operations in 1986 when opticians Larry and Dennis Leight fulfill their dreams and opened theirs first store on the legendary Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. They are created a unique experience in their retail outlets arranged as a gallery. Larry Leight devised a design that is stylish, desirable, high-quality sunglasses for individuals with advanced style. Now in collaboration with mytheresa, Oliver Peoples has released a new set of unisex sunglasses that feature exclusive design and luxury.
The new glasses, inspired by 70’s rock-n-roll vibe, come in two versions, a gold frame with 18kt gold lenses and a pewter frame with 24kt gold lenses. The pewter and 24kt gold shades are hand molded frames with a double bridge, precious metal lenses, Oliver Peoples logo and cost $850. Larry’s unique design and philosophy have changed the course of optics and have influenced on designers around the world. He collaborated in the launch of Prada, MiuMiu, Jil Sander, Helmut Lang and Vera Wang brands glasses. He is also one of the first designer eyewear that has elected to be a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America – The Council of Fashion Designers of USA). His thinking and his expertise in the field of design glasses is wanted all around the world.
Old 1914 Indian Model F Board Track racing motorcycle once owned by legendary Hollywood actorSteve McQueen is to be offered for sale by Bonhams at the International Classic MotorCycle Show in Stafford, UK, on Sunday 28th April.
Indian’s co-founders were George M Hendee and Carl Oscar Hedstrom. Lacking a clutch, throttle and brakes, board-track racing motorcycles were push-started and run flat-out until the end of the race when the rider would short the magneto to stall the engine. Although rudimentary, they nevertheless could reach 100mph.
This board-track racer is powered by Indian’s 4hp, 30.5ci (500cc) engine featuring inlet-over-exhaust valve gear. It is fitted with a clutch, though this appears to be inoperative. The frame is Indian’s conventional loop-type, though with geometry different from that of the roadster’s, the fork angle being steeper and the wheelbase shorter. This altered fork angle effectively moves the engine closer to the front wheel, thus improving steering and high-speed stability.
Restored by marque specialist Stephen Wright, this 1914 Indian was once owned by motorcyclist and actor, the late Steve McQueen. The machine was purchased at Bonhams’ sale at Carmel, California in May 2010 and since then has formed part of a private collection.
The 1914 Indian Model F Board Track racing is predicted to fetch up to $43,000 when it goes under the hammer at Bonhams.
On April 5 and 6, 2013 at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery, wil offer over 800 items from Hollywood including exceptional screen worn wardrobe, props, photographs, jewelry and celebrity owned items.
On auction will be the collection of publicity stills and photographs from over 6000 films from earliest days of Hollywood. The collection includes original key book images, wardrobe test images, promotional and scene stills and images by photographers Clarence Sinclair Bull, Irving Lippman, M.B. Paul, Malcolm Bulloch, A.L. Whitey Schafer, Oliver Sigurdson, Ernest Bacharach, Chronenweth, Christie and many others. This is the first time Julien’s Auctions has presented this collection to the public.
Science Fiction will also take center stage with the sale of William Shatner’s laser rifle from the second pilot episode of the Star Trek televisiob series. It is estimate on $40,000-$60,000.The Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Kato cruised the streets of Los Angeles in a tricked out 1965 Imperial Crown nicknamed Black Beauty. In the 2011 production of The Green Hornet Columbia pictures built and destroyed a number of these cars during production. The one survive vehicle is estimate to $40,000-$60,000, along with Jay Chou’s five-piece Kato costume which is estimate for $8,000-$10,000 with chauffer cap and facemask.
Bruce Lee collection of items from Lee’s friends and associates including, from Enter the Dragon, the claw used on screen by Lee’s nemesis Han (Estimate: $10,000-$12,000) and other personal items from Lee’s collection will be offered including his nunchaks (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), books (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), signed membership card (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000), drawings in Lee’s own hand (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000) and training and publicity photographs (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000).
A selection of items of Marilyn Monroe from her personal life including a brown cocktail dress from Monroe’s personal wardrobe (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), as well as, personal stationery, signed checks, original photographs and never before seen footage of Monroe on set and behind the scenes of The Misfits. The bra from movie Some Like It Hot is estimate to $8,000-$10,000.
Munchkins hat from Wizard of Oz and modern archive of casting videos of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julianne Moore, Helen Hunt, David Arquette, Adrien Brody, Noah Wylie, Ben Affleck, Lisa Kudrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Dempsey estimate for $2,000-$4,000, each.
From Gone With the Wind a pair of Clark Gable’s loafers worn for his role as Rhett Butler is estimate to $8,000-$10,000.
Other Hollywood costumes and personal wardrobe on auction include, Anna May Wong’s black dress worn in Daughter of Shanghai in 1937 (Estimate: $800-$1,200); Paulette Goddard’s Gown from Bride of Vengeance (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); Claudette Colbert’s Cleopatra cape from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 production of Cleopatra (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000); Barbara Stanwyck’s period costume from This is My Affair (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000); and Maureen O’Sullivan’s personal Jane costume from the Tarzan franchise (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000), Mia Farrow owned Salvador Dali signed book (Estimate: $10,000-$20,000), a James Dean signed High School yearbook (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000), a Frank Sinatra original abstract painting (Estimate: $5,000-$7,000), a Superman IV Christopher Reeve special effect flying costume (Estimate: $20,000-$30,000).
All of the property in the auction will be featured in a full color limited edition catalog available for purchase at www.juliensauctions.com for $100.