Artifacts from the singer's life and career go up for auction. Alicia Powell reports.
More than 100 pieces of memorabilia from the life and career of Whitney Houston will go up for sale during a public auction in Beverly Hills, California on June 24-25. Items from Houston's 30 year career including awards and stage worn costumes will be up for grabs with estimates ranging from $2,000 (USD) for a stage worn jumpsuit to $3,500 for her one-of-a-kind wedding dress worn when she wed Bobby Brown. In a statement, Houston's manager and the President of the estate and her sister-in-law, Pat Houston, said: "We felt that it was time to give something of Whitney to the people who loved her and her music and who Whitney loved back with all of her heart and soul." Highlights of the auction include her personal script from the 1995 film "Waiting to Exhale," which is expected to go for $1,000. A U.S. passport used during her first international tour in 1985 with a starting bid of $1,300. And her 1986 Emmy for her Grammy Awards performance is one of the highest lots with an estimate of $10,000. The sale titled, The Whitney Houston Collection, is being held by Heritage Auctions.