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Hepburn's personal collection up for auction

Hepburn, Audrey - Schauspielerin, in dem Film 'Charade'

Audrey Hepburn's script for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," marked up in her favorite turquoise ink, is headed for the auction block at Christie's in London, where it is expected to fetch anywhere from $78,000 to $117,000.

The hand-annotated screenplay is just one of more than 300 personal possessions that Christie's will sell September 27 at its headquarters on behalf of the actress' family. A supplementary online auction will begin September 19 and wrap up October 3.

"There have been Audrey Hepburn sales in the past, but this is the first to have come directly from her family," a Christie's executive told the New York Times.

Other highlights include signature wardrobe items like a Givenchy Couture black satin cocktail gown that's estimated to sell for $19,000 to $32,000, a Burberry raincoat ($7,800 to $10,400) and a rack of ballet flats in a variety of colors ($1,700 a pair).

The auction also features photos from Hepburn's personal collection, including portraits by acclaimed photographers Bud Fraker, who shot promotional stills for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and Cecil Beaton, the Oscar-winning costume designer for "My Fair Lady."

Hepburn starred in more than two dozen films, earning five Academy Award nominations and winning once, for 1954's "Roman Holiday." She's also among the relatively few artists to win a Tony, Emmy and Grammy in addition to an Oscar.

A UNICEF ambassador in her later years, Hepburn was 63 when she died in 1993.

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