There's An Epic Old Hollywood Estate Sale Going Down This Weekend
Alison Martino, "Guardian of Old Hollywood's History" and daughter of Judi and the late Al Martino, is holding an epic estate sale this weekend. Martino and her mother have packed up their family home of nearly 50 years and are selling off a selection of priceless items (though Martino has, of course, priced them, anywhere from $2 to $3,000).
The Martinos won't be present at the sale this weekend—this morning Alison Martino told us:
This has been one of the hardest things i've ever had to do. Move my mother out of a house she's lived in for 48 years. Since we had a very short escrow we had less than 3 weeks to pack up and move out. Our estate sale has been our saving grace. Although it's both traumatic and liberating at the same time. We've been pricing stuff for days, then the next day we want to keep it all. I just sold our family jukebox on the day of pre sale. I knew that was going to be the hardest item. But know in the end, this was the best move for my mother. My father died 6 years ago and without him here, it's just not the same. Time for a new chapter. He'd be proud of what we're doing.
This bar isn't for sale, but check it out when you're there—it was taken out of Bugsy Siegel's Holmby Hills house, and Al Martino built his guest house around it.
The Bugsy Siegel bar. (Courtesy of Alison Martino)
The bar in Bugsy Siegel's home. (Courtesy of Alison Martino)
If you want to give any of the remaining items—including a vintage pram from the set of The Godfather—a good home, drop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. this weekend. You can find more info here.
This rocking horse was a baby gift from Buddy Hackett. (Courtesy of Alison Martino)
There's even some airline history, from when flying was a lot cooler...