Joseff of Hollywood at Harlequin Market | HQM
HQM has, as usual, happened upon an authentic collection of Joseff of Hollywood earrings, necklaces and brooches! This is a rare event as these pieces are rare…
Joan is pictured in the Joseff library in 1937, wearing a Joseff sun brooch. The necklace shown in the book was replicated for Norma Shearer in 1938′s “Marie Antoinette.”Movie studios themselves are partially to blame for the end of Joseff’s reign. For decades, while they rented and returned Joseff pieces, the studios had also been building their own permanent costume jewelry collections. By the late ‘60s, they didn’t have to rely on Joseff as much.
Oh. My. God. I’ve just been given the location of the largest stash of Golden Age Hollywood jewelry in the world. Worn by stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Greta Garbo, thousands of gems have apparently been gathering dust in an unmarked warehouse, unmolested for half a century. It sounds too good to be true.