News-Antique.com - Nov 15,2010 - Pop culture mourned the loss of a savvy writer, producer, and television personality last August with the death of Dominick Dunne. One of the most influential contributors to Vanity Fair Magazine, Dunne produced best-selling novels and successful Hollywood films, all while maintaining his esteemed celebrity persona. His lucrative life of fame and intrigue saw both success and scandal, as he climbed the ladder of High Society. To pay tribute to this extraordinary ‘teller of tales,’ Stair Galleries will offer over 250 stylish items for auction on November 20th from both his midtown Manhattan penthouse apartment and his colonial Connecticut home. His estate contains vintage objects exemplifying the social scene of Beverly Hills, as well as glamorous Hollywood memorabilia, exclusive signed photographs and novels, and other unique decorative items from his chic residences.
In addition to the elegant collection of the life of a legend, Dunne’s luxury green Jaguar convertible, “Audrey” will cross the auction block. An avid automobile aficionado, Dunne would often joy ride in his Jag after work to gain inspiration for his writing. Previews for this sale began today, November 12th, and will run till the morning of the sale on November 20th. To look through lots from the estate of this respected man, find Stair Galleries’ complete illustrated catalog for the auction online at Artfact.com. Whether revamping journalism at Vanity Fair, authoring tales of criminal escapades, or hosting legendary parties in Beverly Hills, Dunne exuded style in all he did. Don’t miss this chance to acquire these classy items at auction!