Sharon Tate’s Family Auctioning Off Her Personal Items
50 years after her gruesome death, Sharon Tate's family is auctioning off some of her personal items, including the iconic wedding dress that she wore to marry director Roman Polanski in 1968. Tate starred in small television roles until she got her big break in the movie version of 'Valley of the Dolls' in 1967. But she is probably best known for being murdered by Charles Manson's 'family' on August 9th,1968. She was only 26 years old, and 9 months pregnant at the time.
Julien's Auctions is working with the Estate of Sharon Tate, and Debra Tate, Sharon's sister, to put on the sale November 12-16. It will include many personal items of the actress, including a green knit Betsey Johnson dress that she wore to the premiere of her film 'The Fearless Vampire Killers' in 1967. The famous wedding dress, an ivory silk moiré mini, is expected to fetch between $25,000 - $50,000.
The location of the auction has yet to be determined, but Debra Tate is saying she thinks it's time to share her sister with other people. She has kept the items at her home, in a trunk, and they bring a small amount of comfort to her, even all these years later. Tate's luggage and makeup will also be included in the exclusive sale.
Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Steve Parent, and Rosemary and Leno LaBianca were also killed in the two day murder spree by the Manson family. Currently there are three different films in the works about the tragedy, which turned into one of the most famous murder trials in history in 1969.