The auction includes approximately 700 lots, collected during Bacall's extensive film career. Many of the pieces were acquired at galleries and auctions, but also while filming on location. Amongst the lots there are many African art pieces, which Bacall began collecting when she accompanied her first husband Humphrey Bogart during the filming of The African Queen (1951).

The collection includes eight pieces by sculptor Henry Moore, two of which will be sold in advance at Bonham's Impressionist and Modern sale in November; a maquette for Mother and Child: Arms and Working Model for Reclining Figure, Bone Skirt. Bacall had been a long-time fan of Moore and it is said that when she had the opportunity to meet her, Moore was just as star-struck by her as she was by him.

The collection also includes pieces by Picasso, Miró and Calder as well as jewelry, Louis Vuitton and Goyard luggage, and several couture pieces. The auction is scheduled for March 2015.

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