Julien’s Auctions will auction property from the estate of the late Jerry Lewis June 22 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The items, which will also be available online, include several from Lewis’ 1995 Broadway outing, when the comedy legend stepped into the role of Applegate in the award-winning revival of Damn Yankees. Up for auction: a 1995 Theatre World Award presented to Lewis for Outstanding Broadway Debut, a “rehearsal” Tony Award, a brass and wood door plaque that reads “Devapple” that was hung on Lewis’ dressing room, Damn Yankees costume pieces, and more.
“Jerry Lewis epitomized the very definition of a Hollywood icon who blazed a path like no other,” said Julien's Auctions President/CEO Darren Julien in a statement. “With a career that included being part of one of the most successful comedy duos of all time to his memorable roles as the Nutty Professor and the King of Comedy to his extraordinary humanitarianism, we are honored to present this once in a lifetime auction event celebrating his comedic genius and legacy as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars.”