Jul. 31 – Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies are auctioning a vast collection of objects marketed as synonymous with Hollywood’s greatest legends and the world’s most famous figures.
Included in this auction will be lot #1029, the front door of 10050 Cielo Drive. It is the door that Susan Atkins infamously scrawled the word PIG in Sharon Tate’s blood in the early morning hours of August 9, 1969. The same door where LAPD lifted the only latent fingerprint that tied Tex Watson to the murder scene.
The cottage-styled door dates back to 1942 and covered the front entryway to the main residence from construction to demolition. In 1994, musician Trent Reznor took the door and subsequently put it on his New Orleans recording studio. Reznor eventually abandoned the studio and the new tenant sold the door to Christopher Moore, a local man and self-described collector of oddities.
The door will be sold at Julien’s “Legends: Hollywood & Royalty” auction, taking place live Wednesday, September 6th in Beverly Hills. Online bidding has already begun.
Updated 9/8/23 – The door was sold to an undisclosed bidder for $127,000