Michael Siewert’s Amazing Judy Garland Collection Up For Auction

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Now’s your chance to own a unique piece of Judy Garland history!  In just one day (November 17th) Julien’s Auctions is auctioning Mike Siewert‘s world-renowned Judy Garland collection.  Most fans know that the cornerstone of Siewert’s collection is the costumes which have been displayed around the U.S. and England, but you might not know that his collection includes rare home movies, records, photo, posters, dolls, scripts, music sheets, Judy’s makeup case, even her father’s family album of photos taken before Judy was born – and more!
Click here or on the catalog cover image above to go to the Julien’s site to see everything that’s being auctioned.  Below are images of just some of the wonderful items.

Judy Garland Home Movies
Judy Garland Home Movies – Sold for $2,880

As if the auctioning of Siewert’s collection isn’t enough, the next day (November 18th) Julien’s is auctioning items from the vaults of Joseff of Hollywood.  Scroll down to see a few examples of the jewelry he designed that Judy wore.

Good luck bidding!

Original "Dorothy" DollOriginal “Dorothy” Doll – Sold for $2,187.50

From the Julien’s catalog:

Michael SiewertTHE MICHAEL SIEWERT JUDY GARLAND COLLECTION

Michael Siewert has been collecting Judy Garland memorabilia since he was six years old. A poor kid from Kentucky, he would frequent flea markets, purchasing what he could afford — items such as records, postcards, and photographs.

As an adult, his passion for Garland’s legacy continued to grow, and his hobby became more serious as he began collecting her personal mementos and stage and screen costumes. He became well known for his efforts while traveling with original Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz and Garland’s family and colleagues to exhibitions of his collection that received rave reviews.

Turner Classic Movies hired Siewert to exhibit his collection at its inaugural TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. In 2016, the London Palladium hired him to exhibit there, where Garland had several career triumphs. Two of Garland’s husbands called on Siewert to include their Garland possessions in his collection so he could share them with the world.

The boy from Kentucky never dreamed his hobby would become world-renowned or provide him with the thrilling opportunities that it has. While Siewert has savored preserving Garland’s legacy and sharing his collection, he has decided it is time for others to own these artifacts of show business history from the legendary Judy Garland.

Photos from the Julien’s website.

Brunswick "The Wizard of Oz" set

Brunswick “The Wizard of Oz” set

 

A Star Is Born - Judy Garland Costume

A Star Is Born – Sold for $6,400

 

Judy Garland Blackglama

Blackglama – Sold for $5,120

 

Judy Garland TV Costume

Ed Sullivan Show, Concert, Wedding Worn Ensemble – Sold for $15,625

 

Easter Parade Judy Garland

Easter Parade – Sold for $3,840

 

In The Good Old Summertime Judy Garland

In The Good Old Summertime – Sold for $12,500

 

The Pirate Judy Garland

The Pirate – Sold for $15,625

 

Words and Music Judy Garland

Words And Music – Sold for $7,680

 

Summer Stock Judy Garland

Summer Stock – Sold fo $7,500

 

Judy Garland Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis – Sold for $12,500

 

For Me And My Gal Judy Garland

For Me And My Gal – Sold for $4,480

 

For Me And My Gal Judy Garland

For Me And My Gal promotional outfit – Sold for $3,520

 

Presenting Lily Mars Judy Garland

Presenting Lily Mars – Sold for $7,500

Here are a couple of the items that are part of the Joseff of Hollywood auction on November 18th.  Joseff created amazing pieces of jewelry for use in films and worn by just about every big star during Hollywood’s golden age, including a few well-known items that Judy wore (see below).

Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies – Sold for $18,750

 

Judy Garland Jewelry Set

Jewelry Set – Earrings sold for $4,375; Necklace for $1,920

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2 Responses to “Michael Siewert’s Amazing Judy Garland Collection Up For Auction”
  1. Randy Metro says:

    Is it me or the mannequins? Judy looks much, much better in those outfits than the mannequins. I would have sold my first born for that turquoise vest. The “wedding” dress looks like it could be worn either way.

  2. ozianscott says:

    I think the costumes/gowns always look different on the mannequins because we’re so used to seeing them on people. 🙂

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