“Some 1,000 luxury items from the Hollywood mansion of 1950s Hungarian hottie Zsa Gabor will go on the auction block next month, including the gilt, four-poster bed she shared with husbands six through nine.”
The New York Post reports in its recent article, “Zsa Gabor estate auction includes bling, four-poster bed,” that rhinestone-beaded gowns, costume jewelry, feather boas, and gold-plated candelabras are up for auction from the estate of Zsa Gabor. She died in 2016 at age 99.
An estate sale, also known as a “tag sale” in some parts of the country, is used to liquidate the belongings of an estate. The auction will include an English saddle that was given to Gabor by her friend Ronald Reagan and the dining table at which she entertained Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Tony Curtis. Heritage Auctions will auction off everything at the mansion itself on April 14, but they’ll also take online bids.
“What I love most is the necklace that says ‘Dah-ling,’” in rhinestones, Margaret Barrett said of the goodies. “It’s fun because that was her catchphrase,” she muses.
The California driver’s license that Zsa failed to produce during a 1989 traffic stop is also up for auction. She was convicted, if you recall, at age 72, of slapping a Los Angeles patrolman. However, as the story says, even as she stumbled from her Rolls-Royce on that day—with a flask of Jack Daniels in the front seat—she looked marvelous.
“I don’t think she ever left the house, unless she was fully dolled up,” said Heritage Auctions consignment director Margaret Barrett.
“I would just call her classic Hollywood glamour,” she added of the famous-for-being-famous star.
“If you look at the evening gowns she wore on the red carpet, they all had huge bows and ruffles. More was more for her.”
Reference: New York Post (March 21, 2018) “Zsa Gabor estate auction includes bling, four-poster bed”