Brando’s personally-owned and -worn pair of dark gray wool Haflinger clogs. In fine condition, with scattered soiling from use. Also includes Anna Kashfi’s personally-owned pair of suede moccasin-inspired slippers, size 7, manufactured by Predictions. According to the consignor, these were Brando’s favorite shoes to wear around the house before he became ill; later, Kashfi left her shoes on the consignor’s property in Kalama, Washington, while staying there for the funeral of her son, Christian Brando. Provenance: Marlon Brando’s business manager and lifelong friend JoAn Corrales. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Corrales. RR Auction COA.
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Brando’s personally-owned and-worn kaftan from the 1996 film The Island of Dr. Moreau, bearing a Mawuli Clothing tag sewn inside. Garment is of a very large size and consists of an elaborately patterned yellow cloth with golden trim around the neck and chest areas. In fine condition. Consignor notes that Brando used to wear this around the house. Provenance: Marlon Brando’s business manager and lifelong friend JoAn Corrales. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Corrales. RR Auction COA.
Brando’s personally-owned and -worn black Greek fishing hat, stamped inside by Golden Fleece Designs of Tarzana, California. Hat has an ornate design on top of the bill and around the crown. In very good condition, with part of the red inner cloth lining torn from the inner band. Consignor notes that the hat is from 1972, and is one of two caps that she ever saw Brando wear. Provenance: Marlon Brando’s business manager and lifelong friend JoAn Corrales. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Corrales. RR Auction COA.
DS, two pages, 8.5 x 11, September 7, 2001. Incredible document arranging for Brando to “appear at the Michael Jackson Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration shows at Madison Square Garden…Jackson agrees to pay Brando in cash or cash equivalent…the amount of One Million Two Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($1,002,000.00) in lawful money of the United States of America.” Signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint by Brando, “Marlon Brando, Sept 7 01,” and signed and initialed by Jackson, “Michael Jackson,” and “MJ.” In fine condition, with staple holes to the upper left corner and expected document wear.
Held at the Garden on September 7th and 10th in 2001, the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special was a star-studded two-night event marking the artist’s thirtieth year as a solo performer; the concerts were filmed and subsequently edited down to a two-hour special, which aired on CBS in late November. Costing up to $5,000 a ticket, both performances sold out in just five hours, ringing in a Boxscore total of over $10 million dollars in sales. As arranged for in this document, Jackson’s longtime, close friend Marlon Brando appeared on the second night of the event, giving a lengthy and dignified speech about humanitarian work—unfortunately, it received an unenthusiastic reaction from the crowd and was cut from the television broadcast. An extraordinarily rare document connecting two of the world’s greatest entertainers—and most famous friends—celebrating a landmark year in the legendary pop musician’s career. Provenance: Marlon Brando’s business manager and lifelong companion JoAn Corrales. RR Auction COA.
Vintage ballpoint signature, “Marlon Brando,” on an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing a collector’s notation. Scattered toning and soiling, otherwise fine condition. Notation and toning to left border could be easily matted out for gorgeous display. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.