Guests aboard the Queen Mary 2 will have an exclusive opportunity to bid on items.

Piece of luggage from Judy Garland Collection with original Cunard Line label / Photo © Cunard Line

Piece of luggage from Judy Garland Collection with original Cunard Line label / Photo © Cunard Line

Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars and Cunard, the cruise line known around the world for glamourous ocean travel, will pay homage to Hollywood icon Judy Garland when flagship Queen Mary 2 showcases highlights from the largest collection of her costumes to ever go to auction on the August 12-19, 2017 Transatlantic Crossing, departing out of New York.

Julien’s Auctions will exhibit highlights from Michael Siewert’s renowned Judy Garland Collection for guests to view and place bids on prior to the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction in Los Angeles in September, 2017. Siewert is known as one of the foremost authorities on Judy Garland and has the largest collection in the world of items from her life and career. This collection is comprised of extraordinary film costumes, personal items such as props, signed contracts and photographs, and a piece of luggage Judy used when she traveled on a Cunard ocean liner in the late 1940s.

Highlights that will exhibit on board include:  

  • A petal pink turn-of-the-century slip worn by Garland in Meet Me in St Louis (Estimate: $3,000-$5,000)
  • A red velvet ball gown she donned while singing “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas”  (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000)
  • A dress worn while performing “Born in a Trunk” in her Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning role in A Star is Born (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000)
  • A deep turquoise waistcoat also from the film A Star is Born (Estimate: $2,000-$4,000)
  • A custom-made embellished cream ensemble worn by Judy in her 1964 wedding to Mark Heron, and on her 1965 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (Estimate:$3,000-$5,000)
  • A slender ivory gown worn by Judy Garland while performing “In Your Easter Bonnet” with Fred Astaire in Easter Parade (1948) (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000)
  • A burnt orange and ivory dress worn by Garland Manuela Alva in The Pirate (1948) (Estimate: $4,000-$6,000)
  • Other items on display will include signed checks, scripts, jewelry and more

“We are honored to have the opportunity to sail across the Atlantic on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 with this exquisite Judy Garland Collection,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “A highlight will be a piece of Judy’s luggage which is marked with a Cunard First Class luggage label, as Judy herself traveled with the venerable cruise line.”

On the eight-night, eastbound Transatlantic Crossing out of New York, guests will enjoy:

  • A daily, rotating exhibit of Judy Garland memorabilia
  • Exclusive opportunity to bid on choice items in advance of the general auction which will be held at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles in September, 2017.
  • Q&A with Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien’s Auctions and Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions.
  • Q&A with Judy Garland collector Michael Siewert

“We are always looking for ways to offer our guests one-of-a-kind travel experiences,” said Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Julien’s Auctions and offer an exclusive opportunity to view this treasured collection from the life of Judy Garland, who was a Cunarder herself.”

Information source: Cunard Line

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