Bonhams to Appraise Movie Memorabilia at the TCM Classic Film Festival

Turner Classic Movies and Bonhams, auctioneers and appraisers, have teamed up to present an appraisal event and exhibition at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival. Bonhams' roster of experts in classic Hollywood memorabilia from their London and Los Angeles offices will be present at the film festival to provide free appraisals of attendees' classic movie memorabilia. Through these clinics, Bonhams' experts have discovered many important items that have gone on to bring record prices at auction.

The Bonhams event will take place on Sunday, April 28 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appraisal slots are limited and appointments are required. Those interested in having their memorabilia appraised can get more details at, by emailing or by calling (415) 503-3287. Festival attendees interested in watching the appraisals and learning more about Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auctions are welcome to attend.

In addition to complimentary appraisals, Bonhams will also be hosting an early preview of highlights from its upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia auctions, including rare collectibles associated with Festival programming. Highlights on display from Bonhams May 5 auction in Los Angeles include a signed photograph of Clara Bow, a Clara Bow "It" commemorative statue, and Milton Berle's script for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, which is just one of the many items from the legendary comedian's estate to be offered in that auction. From the July 3 auction in London, a rare From Russia with Love British quad movie poster will be on display.

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About the TCM Classic Film Festival
Set to take place Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28, the TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes thousands of movie fans from around the globe to Hollywood to celebrate the art and history of cinema. A destination event, the TCM Classic Film Festival features more than a hundred screenings of classic movies, along with appearances by legendary stars, live interviews, extensive panel discussions, special exhibits and more.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

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