An auction of late actress Doris Day’s 4 Golden Globe awards and different gadgets from her life generated practically $three million over the weekend, far outpacing authentic estimates, Julien’s Auctions mentioned Sunday.
Top-selling gadgets within the stay on-line auction included a traditional 1930 Ford convertible that was seen within the opening of Day’s 1980s discuss present “Doris Day’s Best Friends.” The automobile offered for $96,000. A Golden Globe award she obtained in 1962 went for $25,600.
All proceeds from the sale of greater than 1,100 gadgets will profit the Doris Day Animal Foundation that the singer and actress based in 1978. Julien’s Auctions had estimated the sale would herald between $300,000 and $600,000.
Day, the cheery, woman subsequent door who was one of many greatest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, died in May 2019 at the age of 97 within the Carmel, California, residence she had made her refuge from Hollywood.
The auction featured Day’s piano, robes, furnishings and dozens of artifacts reflecting her ardour for animals together with quite a few ceramic canines, birds, ornamental pigs and footage of giraffes and different critters that adorned her rustic residence.
A planter adorned with brass elephants that was a present from pal and actor Rock Hudson offered for $15,625, as did a 14-karat gold poodle attraction bracelet.
Other highlights included a Cartier brooch with 27 spherical diamonds that Day was photographed carrying within the late 1970s. It offered for $40,625, effectively above the estimate of $800 to $1,200. Her director’s chair from the tv present “The Doris Day Show” fetched $16,000.
The auction had been scheduled to happen in Beverly Hills, nevertheless it was moved to a live-streamed format as a result of world Corona Virus outbreak.