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Whitney's 'Bodyguard' garb up for auction

  • 'Hollywood Legends' auction features Whitney's dress, jewelry
  • A few of the items appeared in the film 'The Bodyguard'
Whitney's 'Bodyguard' garb up for auction

It has been mere days since Whitney Houston was buried, but a large celebrity auction is already boasting several items belonging to the late singer. 

Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, is hosting a "Hollywood Legends" auction at the end of March, and along with other Tinseltown memorabilia, a dress, earrings and a vest worn by Houston will be on the block.

The floor length, high-necked black velvet gown for sale belonged to Houston, and a pair of pearl drop earrings and an olive-colored floral vest were both worn by her in her 1992 breakout film "The Bodyguard."

The auction will also feature over 800 other iconic items, like Charlton Heston's staff from "The Ten Commandments" and one of Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hats. 

Darren Julien, the celebrity auctioneer in charge of the event, says the other items in the auction had been in consideration for a long time, and the opportunity to sell some of Houston's items so soon after her death is a "celebration of her life."

"These items are historic now that she passed," Julien says, "They become a part of history. They should be in museums ... For people who are fans of Whitney Houston and never would have had a chance to meet her and never got to talk to her, these are items that literally touched a part of her life."

What do you think? Do you think the idea of Whitney's personal items being put up for sale so quickly after her death is tacky, or is this simply a sign of how loved and appreciated she was? 

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