Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Green Goddess’ Rolls Royce, Oscar Gown, and More Will Hit the Auction Block This Year

Kristine, Flickr // CC BY-NC 2.0
Kristine, Flickr // CC BY-NC 2.0

This year, items belonging to Academy Award-winning actress and style icon Elizabeth Taylor are hitting the auction circuit in a big way. Pieces from her estate will be available for bidding in not one but two separate events.

Guernsey's is hosting the first on August 6 in New York City’s Pierre Hotel, where Taylor lived with husband Eddie Fisher (after he left his previous wife, Debbie Reynolds). The collection includes Taylor’s 1960 Rolls Royce, nicknamed the “Green Goddess” for its color, which she purchased soon after her wedding to Fisher and kept even after she left him for Richard Burton. The two other items are from later in Taylor’s career: a pale pink satin evening clutch with a diamond rhinestone fringe designed by Christian Louboutin around 2000, and a Gianni Versace green silk evening dress with short sleeves and a front bow, which dates from the 1990s.

Elizabeth Taylor's green Rolls Royce
Guernsey's

Julien’s Auctions is collaborating with House of Taylor, the company who oversees Taylor’s estate for the second event, which takes place from December 6 through 8 at the Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills. The collection features pieces by practically every major designer—Dior, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and more—as well as an array of jewelry, wigs, art, and household items from her many residences across the world. Fashion highlights include Taylor’s pale blue Edith Head-designed evening gown from the 1974 Academy Awards, a leopard-print pantsuit worn in the 1970 film The Only Game in Town, a white floral caftan worn during a photo shoot with David Bowie, and a Versace leather biker jacket Taylor wore on The Johnny Carson Show. There are also Pratesi bathroom linens, Cartier napkin rings, monogrammed Stallion cowboy boots, and silk Persian rugs.

Elizabeth Taylor blue Oscar gown
Elizabeth Taylor's 1974 Academy Awards gown.
Julien's Auctions

Elizabeth Taylor's jacket
The jacket Taylor wore on The Johnny Carson Show.
Julien's Auctions

Before the December auction, the items will also be showcased on the Queen Mary 2, the Cunard ocean liner sailing from Southampton, UK on October 18 and arriving in New York City on October 25. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on select items from the collection.

In addition to her acclaimed performances in Hollywood classics like 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1963’s Cleopatra, and 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Taylor was also known for her impressive seven husbands and a commitment to fighting the spread of AIDS—she founded The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991.

The items in both auctions reflect the spirit of Taylor, an icon who embodied the larger-than-life soul of Hollywood for more than half a century. “Taylor was a giant and the star of a lifetime who epitomized Hollywood glamour, beauty, and style in a way like no other celebrity ever had before and that we may never see again,” Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien’s Auctions, said in a statement.

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

Emma McIntyre / Getty Images
Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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