LOS ANGELES, CA.- Julien\’s Auctions, the world — record breaking auction home, will commemorate the life and career of the late \”King of Comedy\” in Property from the Estate of Jerry Lewis, a special presentation of the famous performer as part of their 2 day Hollywood Legends auction event with the first day featuring Jerry Lewis on June 22nd and historical products by other Hollywood stars on June 23rd live at Planet Hollywood Resort & & Gambling Establishment in Las Vegas — his longtime home and the city where he made his mark as one of Las Vegas \’ greatest club entertainers — and online on
juliensauctions.com Comic, star, singer, humanitarian, film director, film producer and film writer, Jerry Lewis was one of Hollywood\’s biggest comic geniuses and a popular culture icon revered by millions around the world. Born March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, into a vaudeville household, Lewis made his stage debut at the age of 5 at a Borscht Belt hotel singing \”Brother Can You Spare a Dime?\” At 15, he dropped out of high school and began performing a mime act in a burlesque house in Buffalo. Nevertheless, it was his pairing with vocalist Dean Martin, nevertheless, in July of 1946 that made Lewis a home name. Le Coultre see talented from Dean Martin) Their comical double act was an experience in the nightclubs, on the radio on The Martin and Lewis Program and in early live television appearances on Toast of the Town (later to be called The Ed Sullivan Program) and as hosts of The Colgate Funny Hour. Their 1951 performance at New York\’s Paramount Theater matched crowds lining up to see Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beatles. In addition to their profoundly popular nightclub and television appearances, Martin and Lewis appeared in sixteen movies together, including, My Pal Irma (1949 ), My Buddy Irma Goes West (1950 ), At War with the Army (1950 ), The Stooge (1951 ), The Caddy (1953 ), Artists and Designs (1955) and Pardners (1956 ).
After the Martin and Lewis partnership ended in 1956, Lewis went on to achieve greater success as a solo artist that included his long standing and critically well-known nightclub shows as a vocalist and comedian in Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Washington and Chicago; his Signboard chart topping recordings of albums consisting of Jerry Lewis Just Sings, More Jerry Lewis and Someone Likes Me; and a variety of unforgettable television appearances on Exactly what\’s My Line from 1956 — 1966 and as host of the Academy Awards in 1956, 1957 and 1959. In addition to starring in his very first solo film, The Fragile Overdue (1957 ), the film significant Lewis \’ debut as a film manufacturer and film writer. In the 1960s, Lewis directed, co — wrote and starred in numerous films consisting of The Bellboy (1960 ), The Ladies Guy (1961 ), The Errand Boy (1961) in addition to his smash hit, The Nutty Teacher (1963) which is thought about by critics as Lewis \’ finest and most unforgettable movie and was chosen in the United States National Movie Computer Registry by the Library Congress in 2004. (photo top right: match worn in The Nutty Professor) Throughout the 1970s — 1980s, Lewis continued to make various tv looks from The Penis Cavett Program to The Carol Burnett Program and continued to direct films such as One More Time (1970) to Which Way to the Front? (1970 ). In 1983, he co — starred with Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorcese\’s King of Comedy where his dramatic role as a late — night tv host garnered him around the world crucial acclaim and a BAFTA election. His last movie, Max Rose, was screened at the Cannes Film Celebration in 2013. Lewis had established a well-known worldwide following most notably in France where he got the Legion of Honor award in 1983 and the Leader of Arts and Letters in 1984.
In 1995, Lewis \’ life long dream of performing on Broadway became a reality when he starred as \”Applegate\” in Damn Yankees at the Marriott Marquis theater. Damn Yankees had a successful run on Broadway, along with a two — year trip throughout the United States. Lewis continued to make films and play clubs and display rooms up until 2016.
In addition to his world profession as a star, director and performer, Lewis may be similarly known for his humanitarian efforts. From 1956 till 2011, Lewis served as the nationwide chairman and representative for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (previously, the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America), which he got a nomination for the Nobel Peace Reward for his work, the very first time an entertainer had been honored. The annual televised star — studded Labor Day MDA Telethons that Lewis hosted in its 60-year history raised over $2.6 billion. In acknowledgment of his lots of years of humanitarian works, in 2009 the Academy of Movement Photo Arts and Sciences honored Lewis with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Lewis died on August 20, 2017 in Las Vegas at the age of 91.
\”Jerry Lewis exemplified the really definition of a Hollywood icon who scorchinged a path like no other,\” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien\’s Auctions. \”With a profession that included becoming part of among the most effective funny duos of perpetuity to his unforgettable functions as the Nutty Professor and the King of Comedy to his remarkable humanitarianism, we are honored to present this when in a lifetime auction occasion commemorating his comedic genius and legacy as one of Hollywood\’s greatest stars.\”
Emphasizes of this auction feature a stunning collection of Lewis \’ watches including his 18K yellow gold Cartier watch from the Baignoire collection, circa late 1960s to early 1970s (estimate: $25,000 –$35,000), a 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe watch gifted to Lewis from the ABC Tv Network engineering team (quote: $10,000 –$15,000) a 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe offered to him by Sammy Davis, Jr. engraved on the back \”To Jerry From Sammy Jr.\” (estimate: $6,000 –$8,000), a 14K yellow gold Le Coultre watch offered to him by Dean Martin and engraved \”Jerry My Friend/ and Buddy/ I Love You/ Dino,\” (estimate: $4,000 — 6,000) and more; a 14K yellow gold cigarette case topped with a high relief image of Carmen Miranda with personalized initials, \”J.L.\” (price quote: $2,000 –$4,000); a 14K yellow gold lighter with a high relief caricature of Lewis in his clown make — up (quote: $1,500 –$3,000); Lewis\’s wardrobe and props from The Nutty Teacher including a trio of vintage prop black glasses frames consisting of reading glasses in the style Lewis wears in his movie with painted eyeballs on the lenses (quote: $2,000 –$4,000), a collection of custom funny teeth (price quote: $2,000 –$4,000) produced Lewis in a custom-made constructed box that features Lewis\’s face in relief as his character Prof. Julius Kelp and a customized made tweed burgundy fit used by Lewis in the smash film (estimate: $2,000 –$4,000); an embellished ivory wool suit used by Lewis as Applegate in the 1995 Broadway production of Damn Yankees (price quote: $1,000 –$2,000); scripts from The Nutty Teacher (price quote: $2,000 –$4,000); set designs (quote: $600 –$800) and outfits from Lewis \’ clown outfit (quote: $2,000 –$4,000) to a tailored wool removed shirt with collar and one sleeve removed (price quote: $800 –$1,200) used by Lewis in his unreleased film The Day the Clown Cried (1972 ); a restricted edition monogrammed soccer ball with leather holder made by Louis Vuitton for the World Cup in France in 1998 accompanied with a letter to Lewis from the Senior Vice President of Louis Vuitton (price quote: $1,000 –$2,000); a group of acetate disc live recordings featuring Lewis performing at The Palace in New York City on March 10, 1957, and carrying out in 1956 at the Screen Producers Guild Milestone Supper honoring Cecil B. DeMille (quote: $600 –$800); Lewis \’ 1956 King Silversonic Trumpet made by The H.N. White Co. (quote: $2,000 –$4,000); Lewis and Dean Martin\’s 1950 contracts referring to the Martin & & Lewis Show on NBC (quote: $1,000 –$2,000) and more.