You Can Buy Robin Williams' Prized Possessions, Including His Golden Globes
We're still sad about the death of legendary comic/actor Robin Williams four years ago, but there's joy to be found in the wonderful collection of items belonging to Robin and his second wife Marsha that are now being auctioned off. Highlights from the collection are being showcased here in Los Angeles through Friday.
The items include everything from a prop dagger from Hook, to photos of Williams performing, to fine art by creators like Shepard Fairey and Banksy. You can even pick up four of Williams's Golden Globes, including the ones for Good Morning, Vietnam, Mork and Mindy, The Fisher King, and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Robin and Marsha didn't think of it as collecting, Marsha told auction house Sotheby's.
"We chose things that made us laugh, think, or want to be its caretakers for a period of time so that we could see them regularly," Marsha said. "Much of the art in the auction were things we gifted to each other, as different pieces would remind us of the other."
Well now. As if that isn't the most beautiful sentiment we've read today.
Robin's favorite things to pick up: watches and bikes.
"He tended to have a guy everywhere," Marsha said. "I think every guy in every bike store across the Bay Area thought of himself as 'Robin's guy.'"
Robin's youthful nature also included collecting toys — thousands of them.
"When he had a home where we had space to put things, he started purchasing more and more," Marsha said. "When Zak was little, Robin used to create a terrain on the floor with blankets and had all the toys, and they set up little battalions of white dwarfs and Space Marines."
This sounds like the best family time ever.
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A portion of the proceeds will be going to multiple charities that Robin and Marsha have supported, continuing their spirit of good will. The charities include Human Rights Watch, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the Wounded Warriors Project. It's also being used to establish a permanent Robin Williams Scholarship Fund at Juilliard. Williams went to Juilliard with Christopher Reeve.
The auction takes place Oct. 4 in New York. While the L.A. exhibition runs through Friday, the items will be exhibited again in New York on Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.
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