Property from the estate of legendary comedy writer, director and actor Carl Reiner will be auctioned off next month at Julien’s Auctions.
The auction will take place on Dec. 2 at the Beverly Hills auction house, and online on juliensauctions.com.
“Carl Reiner was a giant among giants among whose many achievements in his illustrious life and career revolutionized comedy as an art form,” Julien’s director and CFO Martin Nolan said in a statement. “We are honored to offer these private materials and personal items from his estate that showcase his virtuosity and why he was one of the great comedic talents of all time.”
Highlights of Reiner’s collection (with estimates) include:
— two sets of scripts from “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” housed in a black leather binder with embossing on the covers and a “Jerry Weintraub Productions” folder ($400-$600 each set);
— two scripts from the 1983 comedy “The Man with Two Brains” ($200-$300);
— three scripts based on Reiner’s 1958 semi-autobiographical book “Enter Laughing,” two from the 1963 Broadway theatrical version of the story, and one script from the 1967 Columbia film version ($300-$500);
— three scripts from the 1971-1974 CBS series “The New Dick Van Dyke Show” ($200-$300);
— three scripts from 1969’s “The Comic” as well as contact sheets, photographs and a poster of the cult film, and other scripts Reiner penned in the 1960s including “The Thrill of It All” and “The Art of Love” ($400-$600).
Some of Reiner’s many awards will also appear on the podium.
The material will be available for free public viewing beginning Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 257 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills.
Registration is required to bid and can be done in person at the exhibition, or online before the sale at JuliensAuctions.com.
Reiner died in June 2020 at the age of 98 at his Beverly Hills home.
The writer, producer, director and actor was part of Sid Caesar’s legendary writing team in the 1950s. He was the winner of nine Emmy awards, including five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
His most popular films as a director included “Oh God,” starring George Burns, in 1977; “The Jerk,” with Steve Martin, in 1979; and “All of Me,” with Martin and Lily Tomlin, in 1984.
Reiner remained in the public eye well into his 80s and 90s with roles in the popular “Ocean’s Eleven” trio of films; and on TV with recurring roles on sitcoms “Two and a Half Men” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
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