A black velvet dress and a pair of pearl earrings that late singer Whitney Houston wore in the famous film “The Bodyguard” will be auctioned off next month along with other memorabilia such as Charlie Chaplin‘s cane, Clark Gable‘s jacket from “Gone With the Wind” and Charlton Heston‘s staff from “The Ten Commandments.”
“It proves a point that these items, they’re an investment,” celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said. “You buy items just like a stock. Buy at the right time and sell at the right time, and they just increase in value.”
Julien said the items became available after Houston’s death last week.
“It’s a celebration of her life,” Julien said. “If you hide these things in fear that you’re going to offend someone – her life is to be celebrated. These items are historic now that she passed. They become a part of history. They should be in museums. She’s lived a life and had a career that nobody else has ever had.”
Her black dress is valued at $1000, but is expected to go for a much higher price.
The “Hollywood Legends” auction will take place on March 31. Fans can place bids in person, online or over the phone.