FILE PHOTO: Oscars previously presented to actress Katharine Hepburn are viewed on the „Meet the Oscars Issue“ on the Hollywood & Highland Center 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 provided for $108,000 at a Los Angeles public sale – bigger than three instances the expected be conscious – whereas a group of her adore letters to him fetched $44,800.
Public sale rental Profiles in Historical previous said on Friday that other deepest objects belonging to Hughes also went for bigger than their pre-sale estimates, collectively with the entrepreneur’s trademark fedora ($51,200) and the 2-tone jacket ($89,600) he wore whereas piloting his huge Orderly Goose flying boat.
Hughes and Hepburn by no manner married but their 18-month romance within the unhurried 1930s, which became chronicled within the 2004 movie “The Aviator,” became a large essential person memoir on the time.
Her 55 handwritten letters, notes and postcards came to public sale for the first time and had been expected to bag up to $15,000. The engagement ring had a pre-sale estimate of about $30,000.
Within the letters, Hepburn historic pet names and pseudonyms enjoy C. Mouse and Mrs. H.R. Nation and showered the movie magnate and millionaire businessman with praise.
The traders of the Howard Hughes objects weren’t printed.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Aurora Ellis