TONY CURTIS AUCTION: MARRIED PEOPLE START TO LOOK ALIKE, SO MARRY SOMEONE GOOD LOOKING
Tony Curtis’s sixth wife Jill Vandenberg put his estate up for sale this weekend at Julien’s Auctions. We checked out the merchandise ahead of time and were impressed to see art by Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Warhol, along with personal items like Tony’s cowboy boots and driver’s licenses. There was an undertone of resentment because none of his six children were there – Merle Ginsberg at The Hollywood Reporter says none of his kids are beneficiaries of his estate, the bulk of which goes to his wife of 12 years, Jill, who cared for him during many illnesses. Our favorite item in the sale was Tony’s “Some Like It Hot” yachtsman jacket, which went for $48,000. Our friend took a slightly eerie photo of Jill with Tony’s portrait in the background and we swear she grew to resemble him.