Bonhams and TCM are proud to announce their upcoming movie memorabilia auction, Rock & Roll Through The Lens: The Intersection of Movies and Music, where they explore the close relationship between Hollywood and American popular music.
The event takes place in New York on March 27. Following the success of previous auctions, where the Maltese Falcon sold for $4.2 million and Sam‘s piano from Rick’s Café in Casablanca sold for $3.2 million, this year’s Rock & Roll Through the Lens auction features such high points as the Abbey Road studios mixing console used by Pink Floyd to master Dark Side of the Moon, a Patsy Cline signed photograph, a tour jacket worn by Bruce Springsteen (which was personally given by the singer to Al Pacino), a leather jacket worn by Elvis Presley in Roustabout, and a collection of clothes previously worn by Cher.
But it’s Lot 158 which should be of particular interest to EJW readers.
This is a group of Elton John costume drawings by Ret Turner.
There are 11 drawings–mixed media on illustration paper–with three signed by the artist, and one labeled ”Elton.” They contain swatches of cloth, and the designs depict the entertainer in various guises, including a clown, pirate and rooster.
These were designed for Elton’s Jump Up World Tour, connected with his album of the same name: the tour ran from March, 1982 through October, 1983.