On December 31, 2021, Golden Girl Betty White passed away, leaving behind a huge legacy and some incredible mementos. The people in charge of the Property From The Life and Career of Betty White auction found out this month that bidders were willing to buy White’s possessions for more than anticipated, proving that the idea of owning items from such a pioneer of early television has naturally sparked a lot of interest even more than initially expected.
From September 23 through September 25, there was a sale. Some of them are property-related, like the entrance to her Brentwood house. Other things, however, are directly connected to her ground-breaking profession. This important auction, which was run by Julien’s Auctions, shows how long the Golden Girls cast members will be remembered.
Betty White’s valuables sold for more than expected at Betty White auction
The collection is described as having “over 1,500 lots featuring the Hollywood icon’s awards, scripts, wardrobe, and memorabilia from her iconic television shows and films, as well as furnishings, artwork, fine jewelry, household items, and personal items from her beloved homes in Brentwood and Carmel, California,” according to the event’s official page.
Shortly after White’s passing, her cherished Brentwood home sold for more than $10 million after only one month on the market. So there is a long history of excitement surrounding White’s valuables and priceless objects.
Despite being a little more obscure, several other artifacts, like a nun doll that was valued at between $200 and $400, were warmly received. The final selling price was $1,024. Other items included personal items like jewelry and dresses, as well as large items like “a bench stuffed with sheet music and a Wm. Knabe mahogany baby grand piano from the early 20th century.”
The things that Betty White has are also historical artifacts
The website for the event also includes a comprehensive list of the numerous honors and props that White has received over the years; some of these items are either up for sale or serve to highlight what a formative force White was.
White’s Golden Girls director’s chair, the pilot script for The Golden Girls, an envelope from the 1976 Primetime Emmy Awards recognizing White as a winner, and other items are all included in the collection.
Owning any of White’s belongings would be like owning a piece of history given her influence on television. Her 1953 sitcom Life with Elizabeth made her the first female sitcom producer.
She had worked in the film business during the changeover from silent to talkies. She ignored pleas from the outside world to stop casting a black man in her show, and she persisted in eradicating racial barriers. As a renowned hollywood star, White made sure she was a treasure in her own right throughout her 99 years.
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