FILE PHOTO: Oscars beforehand presented to actress Katharine Hepburn are viewed at the „Meet the Oscars Indicate“ at the Hollywood & Highland Heart in Los Angeles, California February 9, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)/File Photo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The emerald and diamond engagement ring that Howard Hughes gave to Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn in 1938 offered for $108,000 at a Los Angeles public sale – extra than three instances the expected heed – whereas a series of her love letters to him fetched $44,800.
Public sale home Profiles in History acknowledged on Friday that other private objects belonging to Hughes also went for added than their pre-sale estimates, alongside side the entrepreneur’s trademark fedora ($51,200) and the two-tone jacket ($89,600) he wore whereas piloting his sizable Tidy Goose flying boat.
Hughes and Hepburn never married however their 18-month romance in the stupid 1930s, which became chronicled in the 2004 movie “The Aviator,” became a astronomical celeb legend at the time.
Her 55 handwritten letters, notes and postcards came to public sale for the first time and had been expected to catch up to $15,000. The engagement ring had a pre-sale estimate of about $30,000.
In the letters, Hepburn worn pet names and pseudonyms love C. Mouse and Mrs. H.R. Country and showered the movie mogul and millionaire businessman with praise.
The investors of the Howard Hughes objects weren’t printed.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Making improvements to by Aurora Ellis