Property of Hollywood Star Tony Curtis to be Offered by Julien’s Auctions

artwork: Andy Warhol “Some Like It Hot Shoe” lithograph on paper, circa 1955, watercolor on paper, signed lower right and inscribed “To Tony Curtis,” “The Some Like It Hot Shoe,” “Andy Warhol.” Est. $20,000/$30,000. Actor Tony Curtis painting a portrait.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA.– Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity auction house will offer a rare glimpse into the life of one of Hollywood’s most colorful stars, Tony Curtis. The rare Hollywood star whose off-screen character was often more sensational than his on-screen one, lived a life that could be its own movie or television series. Curtis’ career spanned six decades with popularity during the 1950s and 1960s enabling him to transpose his good looks into super movie stardom.

He acted in over 100 films ranging from light comedy to serious drama and he also made numerous television appearances. Among Curtis’ most memorable films were 1959’s “Some Like It Hot,” 1960’s “Spartacus,” 1953’s “Houdini,” 1952’s “Son of Ali Baba”, 1957’s “Sweet Smell of Success,” 1965’s The Great Race…

In addition to being a popular actor, Curtis was a fine art connossiuer. Collectors will have the opportunity to purchase some of his impressive art collection along with items from his illustrious career at Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills on September 17th, 2011. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Shiloh Horse Rescue, a charitable organization founded by Jill and Tony Curtis that rescues and rehabilitates abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses of all types…