It was exciting to watch the auction go until 12:30 a.m. or so. Did anyone get a bargain? Some paper memorabilia -- menus, signed photos by other stars -- went for under $500. Some dolls did not exceed their estimates or opening bids by much. You can see all the results here.
Here were some of the highlights for me:
The dress from "Stand Up and Cheer" (1934), was the top item, going for $75,000.
This compo doll with a custom-made dress created by Fox studio costume designers using remnants of fabric and trim from Shirley's outfit in "Little Miss Broadway" (1938), was the top bid for a doll, going for $19,000.
The Lenci doll known as Pinkie, which started Shirley's collection, went for $14,000.
There was spirited bidding late at night for Emily, the doll of Sara Crewe in "The Little Princess" (1939). Winning bid: $10,500.
These five paper doll books from Shirley's personal collection went for $1,600.