Whitney Houston was laid to rest at a New Jersey cemetery Saturday, after a nearly four hour “home going” ceremony held at the Newark church where she sang as a child. Proving that the world goes on — rather quickly — it was announced one day later that items the late singer once owned would go to auction.
A pair of earrings and a vest Houston wore in the film “The Bodyguard” and a black velvet gown will be sold by Julien’s Auctions next month, the Associated Press reports. The items, valued at between $400 and $1,000, will be sold as part of a “long-planned” Hollywood memorabilia auction.
Other items up for sale include Clark Gable’s riding jacket from “Gone With the Wind” and a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve, according to a news release.
It’s not entirely clear from where Julien’s obtained Houston’s clothes and earrings. A representative for Julien’s told Celebritology via e-mail “people close to Whitney” contacted the auction house with “some items” after her death on Feb. 11. No further details were given.
As Julien told the AP, it’s very common for items like these to become available for sale after a celebrity death. But do you think it’s in good taste to sell Houston’s items this soon after her death? Tell us what you think about the auction in the comments. See the items for sale below.
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