Hollywood and house-based sales -- be they estate, yard, or garage -- have a long history.
It isn't simply that you're likely to find a used screenwriting book or two in the "everything must go" pile (you probably will). You're just as apt to buy a lamp or a gravy boat from the collection of a real Hollywood legend.
Case in point: Items from the home of Bob and Dolores Hope go on sale on Saturday, May 4, and possibly Sunday, May 5, to benefit St. Charles Borremeo Holy Family Service Center. The sale is being overseen by the Hopes' daughter Linda, and will be held at the center.
Can you guess the center's location, if you don't already know it? It's the town that's synonymous with the comedy icon, given the fact that he made his home there for many years: Toluca Lake.
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And what items from the Hope homestead will be on the sale tables?
The list is lengthy but includes furniture, silver, books "on every topic," luggage, lamps, china, glassware, and objects from pretty much the same categories that all family sales cover.
Oh, except one: "Bob Hope memorabilia" is one of the sections of the fundraiser. Not every family sale offers that. Though, around LA, some probably do.
It's will be treasure-trove-y of the highest order for his fans, for sure; some serious Hollywood-type collectors are likely to be out at the sale, too. It's cash only, too, as is tradition with family sales.
Mr. Hope passed away in 2003; Mrs. Hope in 2011.
"My mother and dad would be happy to know that many of the items that gave them pleasure during their lifetimes will find new homes with their neighbors, friends, and fans," Linda Hope said.
She adds that the beneficiary of the sale, St. Charles Borremeo, was an important place for the Hope family.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, May 4; the sale may continue on Sunday, depending. The center is located at 10834 Moorpark Street in Toluca Lake.