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  • Lena Horne's Estate Sells Her Gowns, Jewelry, Art and Books

    Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:23:27

    Lena Horne's Estate Sells Her Gowns, Jewelry, Art and Books - She passed away last May at 92

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    • Lena Horne - HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  A picture of singer/actress/civil rights activist/dancer Lena Horne is displayed during a homage during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
    • Lena Horne - NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: People look on before the start of an auction of the estate of Lena Horne, including an abstract painting by African American artist Charles Alston (L), at Doyle New York February 23, 2011 in New York City. More than 200 lots of fine art, gowns, jewelry, photographs and other items from Lena Hornes Manhattan home are being auctioned today. Horne began her professional life at 16 as a performer in Harlems Cotton Club and became one of the worlds top jazz singers and a prominent civil rights activist.
    • Lena Horne - NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23:  Lena Horne's granddaughter Jenny Lumet tries on a pair of Horne's cuff bracelets before they are auctioned at Doyle New York February 23, 2011 in New York City. More than 200 lots of fine art, gowns, jewelry, photographs and other items from Lena Horne's Manhattan home are being auctioned today. Horne began her professional life at 16 as a performer in Harlem's Cotton Club and became one of the world's top jazz singers and a prominent civil rights activist.

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    The Associated Press reports that the estate of sultry jazz singer and actress Lena Horne sold some of the fancy gowns, jewelry, fine art and books that filled her New York City apartment. Miss Horne's artifacts were put up for sale.

    More than 200 items went for sale at the Doyle New York auction house Wednesday. They included a sequined cardigan evening coat estimated to an abstract painting by artist Charles Alston. A reversible mink coat by Horne's favorite designer, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, was also up for grabs.

    Horne's refined taste extended to the furnishings in her Manhattan apartment. A Rococo-style chandelier was also included in the sale.

    Horne died in May at age 92.

    Do any of these items sound like something you'd want to own?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.24.11




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