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From its unimpressive exterior, you'd never know that the building, above, holds an incredible stash of jewelry from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Collectors Weekly, a site about all things antique and vintage, somehow scored a pass to check out the collection; writer Joanna Mangan actually flew down from San Fran to LA for the opportunity to spend a day poking around.
The space belongs to Joseff of Hollywood, a jeweler to the stars of the 30s through the 60s. Among the famous pieces in his collection, Mangan saw (and in some cases, tried on), "Elizabeth Taylor’s serpent belt from Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe’s pearl earrings from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Scarlet O’Hara’s necklace, and Rhett Butler’s cigar case." Movie buffs should click through for the full recount, which includes stills featuring the costume jewelry and the writer and Decades' Cameron Silver posing with pieces.
· Hidden Gems: Lost Hollywood Jewelry Trove Uncovered in Burbank Warehouse [Collectors Weekly]
· Joseff Hollywood [Official Site]