Alternate Ending Gone With the Wind Script for Sale at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS—More than 100 years of Hollywood rarities, from Brad Pitt's iconic leather coat from Legends of the Fall (est. $10,000+) to a rare, alternate ending script from Gone With The Wind (est. $1,000+) spotlights Heritage Auctions' Aug. 23 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction, Aug. 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills. 

The auction is a trove of behind-the-scenes treasures from the most beloved motion pictures ever made, including two pre-production concept paintings from The Wizard of Oz (est. $7,000+ each), one which depicts an early character concept for The Scarecrow and another which shows Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road with two "Munchkins," (est. $7,000+ each).

"We have many wonderful lots in this auction," said Margaret Barrett, Director of Entertainment & Music Memorabilia at Heritage. "This sale has costumes, documents, star autographs, and other Hollywood-related items that would be the cornerstone of any collection."

Collectors have a rare opportunity to own a piece of history from one of the 20th century's best films, Casablanca, as a wicker chair from Rick's Cafe Americain, in which Humphrey Bogart demands to hear "As Time Goes By," crosses the block (est. $4,000+). 

In addition to the leather jacket worn by Pitt in his breakout role, a selection of important screen-worn costumes includes a jacket worn by Jack Nicholson in the 1974 Paramount neo-noir Chinatown, the role that garnered him an Academy Award nomination for leading actor (est. $8,000+). 

1989 oil painting signed by Frank Sinatra (est. $10,000+) leads a hot selection of star-signed memorabilia, including many autograph books filled with countless celebrity signatures, like one that has autographs of blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe and her then husband Jo DiMaggio, (est. $1,600+). A Judith Leiber purse autographed by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and used by her at the award show (est. $800) and a cache of fascinating, never-before seen private correspondence between Katharine Hepburn and her personal secretary Emily Perkins (est. $800), are both sure to generate intense collector interest.

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