Bob Hope Items to Be Auctioned for Calif. Charity

Hundreds of personal items, including antiques, artwork and furniture once owned by Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores, will be auctioned to benefit a Southern California charity.

The Daily News of Los Angeles reports proceeds from the sale Saturday will help the family service center at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood, where Dolores Hope was a member for 70 years.

The couple's daughter, Linda Hope, says memorabilia from Bob Hope's long show business career will also be up for sale.

"There will be lovely awards that were given to my mother and dad, that had meaning for them," Linda Hope, who will be at the weekend sale, told the Daily News of Los Angeles. "There are beautiful linens that we used on our tables. There are a bunch of pillows that are kind of fun (Mother used to collect them) with sayings on them. There's going to be a large amount of religious items because my mother was very much a Catholic. People used to send her things all of the time, most of which she collected in her bedroom."

Susan Brown of St. Charles Barromeo told NBC that the Hopes were long-time parishioners at the church, and “all of their children went to school here... Mrs. Hope was here all the time.”

"These are the things that are left and hopefully will find homes with people that will love them as my folks did," said Linda Hope. “They meant something to him. It wasn't just stuff.”

Prices will range from $10 to several hundred dollars an item.

An auction of additional property from the couple's Toluca Lake estate will be announced by Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills later this year.

Dolores Hope died in 2011. Bob Hope died in 2003.

St. Charles Borromeo Church is at 10834 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Hours for the sale, which will tentatively go through Sunday, May 5, are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 4 Los Angeles

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