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Julien’s Auctions and Cunard to showcase largest collection of Judy Garland costumes

How would you like to own a piece of Judy Garland's luggage bearing her original Cunard Liner label?

Well Queen Mary 2 guests will get the chance when Cunard teams up with Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, to pay homage to the Hollywood icon.

Judy Garland’s Cunard suitcase will take centre stage on the cruise

The largest collection of her costumes to ever go to auction will be showcased on QM2’s transatlantic crossing departing New York on 12 August bound for Southampton.

Julien’s Auctions will exhibit highlights from Michael Siewert’s renowned Judy Garland Collection for guests to view and place bids on prior to the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction in Los Angeles in September.

Siewert is known as one of the foremost authorities on Judy Garland and has the largest collection in the world of items from her life and career. This collection is comprised of extraordinary film costumes, personal items such as props, signed contracts and photographs, and a piece of luggage Judy used when she travelled on a Cunard ocean liner in the late 1940s.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to sail across the Atlantic on board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 with this exquisite Judy Garland Collection,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “A highlight will be a piece of Judy’s luggage which is marked with a Cunard First Class luggage label, as Judy herself travelled with the venerable cruise line.” 

On the eight-night crossing, guests will enjoy:

  • A daily, rotating exhibit of Judy Garland memorabilia
  • Exclusive opportunity to bid on choice items in advance of the general auction which will be held at Julien’s Auctions in Los AngelesSeptember
  • Q&A with Darren Julien, President and CEO of Julien’s Auctions and Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions
  • Q&A with Judy Garland collector Michael Siewert

  • Posted on 5th May 2017 at 11:02 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Cunard Line |

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