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Tony Curtis personal belongings to go on sale

Andy Warhol's Some Like It Hot Shoe
Image caption An Andy Warhol painting given to Curtis as a gift is up for sale

Paintings, sculptures and other collectibles that once belonged to Hollywood actor Tony Curtis are to go under the hammer in the US.

Artwork by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Curtis himself will be sold at the auction of property from the late actor's estate in September.

Memorabilia including a sailor jacket he wore during a kissing scene with Marilyn Monroe in 1959's Some Like It Hot will also be up for sale.

The actor died last September aged 85.

The auction features property that Curtis owned throughout much of his life, from the time he served in the US Navy during World War II.

Curtis's extensive art collection includes ceramics and prints by Braque, Chagall and a collection of 20th Century American, British and European paintings.

An original work by Andy Warhol entitled Some Like It Hot Shoe, which was given as a gift to the actor, is also expected to fetch up to $30,000 (£18,500).

Other lots range from a Faberge gold and sapphire cigarette case to watches, furniture and a rosewood flute given to Curtis by Frank Sinatra.

The items will be displayed in an exhibition for 10 days before the Beverly Hills auction on 17 September.

"Tony always said he was an artist first and an actor second," said Darren Julien, of Julien's Auctions.

"I think he would love the exhibition that we created. He's looking down now and hoping the items find a good home because he truly loved these pieces."

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