It's time to bid on Gregory Peck's script for 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
A poker table that Frank Sinatra gifted him was also up for auction, along with his Golden Globe, which is also on display.
Among the greatest stars of the era is one of the greatest treasure troves of Old Hollywood memorabilia available for sale. It is currently up for auction at Heritage Auctions the collection of over 250 items that belonged to Gregory Peck and his wife, Veronique.
From personal effects to screenplays to costumes from different productions, the sale includes numerous mementos documenting the actor's storied career. A leather-bound script filled with photos from To Kill a Mockingbird, in which Peck won his first and only Academy Award for Best Actor in 1962 for his role as Atticus Finch, was among the highlights of the auction. An inscription from Harper Lee is also included in the 35th-anniversary edition of the novel that inspired the film.
It is also worth noting that another lot on auction is a testament to the parties that the couple threw that were attended by celebrities of all walks of life. Among the notes that Heritage is auctioning off are those from Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, and Sidney Poitier, just to name a few. Barbara Sinatra and Frank Sinatra presented the Peck family with a poker table during those gatherings so that they could play poker. There will also be an auction for that table, which comes with a chair and chips in addition to the table itself.
In the 1940s and 1970s, Gregory Peck was one of the most famous film stars of his day, appearing in films such as The Omen and Keys to the Kingdom with Aubrey Hepburn. The American Film Institute ranked the actor 12th on its list of the greatest male stars of Classic Hollywood in 1999, out of a total of 86 male stars. While Peck was engaged in his second marriage to Passani, he was a philanthropist and a journalist in Paris at the time. The couple met while on a promotional tour for Roman Holiday, and remained together until he passed away in 2003 after a nine year relationship.
In a statement to Rich Report, Carolyn Mani, Heritage's west coast director of trusts and estates, said, "We are honored to present this incredible collection to the Peck family's fans and admirers worldwide." As part of this auction, one of Hollywood's most revered and beloved couples' lives and careers are represented, with fine and decorative arts, movie memorabilia, jewelry, stage wear, and more, as well as the most star-studded poker table in Hollywood.
A bid can be placed by interested buyers by visiting the auction website in order to place a bid. A copy of the anniversary novel autographed by Peck will set you back $2,800, while Peck's 1954 Golden Globe will set you back $5,000. There is currently a $6,250 asking price listed for the 129-page screenplay. There will be a deadline of February 23 for the bidders to place their bids.