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Lena Horne was known for her elegance as much as for her sultry voice.
On Wednesday, 200 items that once filled her Manhattan apartment were sold by her estate at Doyle New York auction house, objects that epitomized her sophisticated taste: French-style furnishing, elegant costumes, jewelry and fine art.
Many admirers of the singer and actress may find that owning a piece of the legendary star’s belongings may not be out of reach.
A sequined cardigan evening coat is estimated to sell for as little as $100-$200, while a small Louis Vuitton trunk with stickers inscribed “Lena Horne Hayton” was being offered with a pre-sale price of $500-$700. And a soft leather vanity case inscribed “LH” was estimated at $200-$400.
Horne, who was also a dancer and civil rights activist, died last May at the age of 92. She appeared on screen, stage, on records and in nightclubs and concert halls. Her signature song was “Stormy Weather” but her vocal range extended from blues and jazz and to such Rodgers and Hart classics as “The Lady Is a Tramp” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.”