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Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream
Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream

Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg. The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to protecting Shearer's shoes — some of its 30 leather-trimmed drawers still bearing hand-written labels like "silvered lizard sandal evening" and "gold kid sandal evening high heels." This was Golden Age glamour. It was an auction house's dream. PHOTOS: Hollywood memorabilia on the block Bonhams on Sunset Boulevard got the call. "There were her scripts, stacks of her publicity photographs from...

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