Sharon Tate's wedding dress expected to go for as much as $50K at auction

Jan. 20, 1968, was a day to remember for Sharon Tate. Fresh off her breakthrough movie, the hit Valley of the Dolls, the actress married director Roman Polanski at a London fete attended by celebrities including Candice Bergen and Joan Collins.

Now, the dress that Tate wore that day — a year and a half before she was murdered by a group of Charles Manson’s followers — is going up for sale. Julien’s Auctions will offer the custom ivory silk dress for sale at a two-day event online and in its L.A. offices Nov. 16-17.

The dress is projected to sell for between $25,000 and $50,000.

See photos from Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski's wedding:

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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Sharon Tate And Roman Polanski'S Wedding, In 1969 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) London: Sharon Tate, who was found murdered with four other persons, Aug. 9, is shown with her husband, Director Roman Polanski at their wedding, Jan. 20, 1968.
Polish film director Roman Polanski and American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) at their wedding. She was subsequently murdered by members of Charles Manson's pseudo-religious sect The Family. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) wearing a pink top and headband, circa 1968. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) in a wicker swing-chair, circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Actress Sharon Tate visiting the set of Rosemary's Baby on August 15,1967 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate during On Location Filming 'Rosemary's Baby' - August 28, 1967 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Group portrait of, from left, actresses Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), Barbara Parkins, and Patty Duke (1946 - 2016) for the film 'Valley of the Dolls' (directed by Mark Robson), 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
LONDRES, ROYAUME-UNI - 18 SEPTEMBRE: La derniere revelation de Hollywood, la jeune actrice americaine Sharon Tate, agee de 22 ans, est dans la capitale britannique ou elle sera la vedette aux cotes de David Niven et Kim Novak du film '13', le 18 septembre 1965 a Londres, Royaume-Uni. (Photo by Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing metallic disc sleeveless top, with a scoop neckline, in an exterior portrait, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate, Actress and Model, aged 22 years old, pictured at her apartment in Belgravia, London, Friday 15th October 1965. (Photo by Eddie Waters/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Headshot of Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing a white low cut top, in a studio portrait, against a red and black background, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Sharon Tate (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate with Polish-French actor, director and screenwriter Roman Polanski on the set of his movie Dance of the Vampires. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Newlyweds Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, famed European director and bride is shown. The actress and director are wearing matching turtleneck sweaters and an absorbing interest in each other. Sharon, who spent many years in Italy where she went to school, believed she absorbed the true Italian love of beauty. Judging from her striking blond looks, Polanski admires beauty too.
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The personalized luggage, marked “ST,” that Tate carried as she returned from her honeymoon is expected to fetch another $1,000 to $2,000.

Gowns the actress wore to premieres of Polanski’s movies, books on the craft of acting, and a Maybelline eyebrow pencil will also be on the block.

Tate was just 26 and expecting her first child when she was brutally killed on Aug. 9, 1969. The death of Tate and four others at the Beverly Hills home that she and Polanski were renting — he was working out of the country when she died — rattled Los Angeles.

Joan Didion famously wrote in her book about the end of the ’60s, The White Album, “Many people I know in Los Angeles believed the ’60s ended abruptly on Aug. 9, 1969.”

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Pregnant film star Sharon Tate in the back of a taxi in London with baby's booties on her hands, 6th August 1969. This picture was taken three days before she was murdered.(Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) poses naked on a rug, circa 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Photo datée de 1969 de l'actrice Sharon Tate, femme du réalisateur Roman Polanski, qui fut assassinée le 09 août 1969 avec quatre autres personnes à son domicile à Beverly Hills en Californie, alors qu'elle était enceinte de huit mois. Charles Manson et des membres de la communauté qu'il avait fondée furent accusés de ces meurtres et condamnés à mort mais leur peine fut commuée en emprisonnement. N/B Photo dated 1969 of American actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski, who was murderered, eight months pregnant, with four others persons in the couple's mansion in Beverly Hills 09 August 1969. Charles Manson and members of his cult were sentenced to death for these murders, but were spared the death penalty due to a Supreme Court ruling against capital punishment. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
Films, Hollywood, California, USA, A miscellaneous studio portrait of American actress Sharon Tate who was found murdered by members of the Manson Family on 9th August, 1969, The cult was headed by serial killer Charles Manson (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) in a wicker swing-chair, circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Headshot portrait of American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) as she smiles, England, 1968. (Photo by Bill Ray/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American film actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) at her London wedding with Polish actor and director Roman Polanski. Sharon was murdered by followers of Charles Manson, when heavily pregnant with Roman's baby. Original Publication: People Disc - HP0302 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Film director Roman Polanski walking along sidewalk w. unident. man & blond woman, in resort town shortly after wife Sharon Tate's murder. (Photo by Settimio Garritano/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Actress Sharon Tate visiting the set of Rosemary's Baby on August 15,1967 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Sharon Tate's engangement ring from Roman Polanski on display at the GOTTA HAVE IT! Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction Press Preview at the Gotta Have It! store on November 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Picture taken in the sixties in London, of American actress Sharon Tate in the arms of her husband Director Roman Polanski. Sharon Tate was murdered with four other persons on 08 september at her luxury H in Beverly Hills 09 August 1969. (FILM) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
Pregnant American film actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), 1969. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Debra Tate, sister of Sharon Tate, 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
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Polanski left the United States in 1973 after pleading guilty to charges that he raped a 13-year-old girl. But he spoke about his feelings for Tate in a photo book, Sharon Tate Recollection, compiled by Tate’s sister, Debra, in 2014.

“Even after so many years, I find myself unable to watch a spectacular sunset or visit a lovely old house or experience visual pleasure of any kind without instinctively telling myself how much she would have loved it all,” Polanski wrote in the book’s foreword. “In these ways I shall remain faithful to her till the day I die.”

When Manson died in prison last November at the age of 83, Debra Tate told TMZ that she let Polanski know and that he was keeping up with the case. “It was quite a simple email, but [Manson] did murder Roman’s family, his wife, his son, and I believe he had the right, just as much as any of the rest of us, to know,” she said.

Although Sharon Tate has been gone for decades, her tragic story continues to fascinate. According to Deadline, it will be told in no fewer than three upcoming projects, including one in which Hilary Duff will play Tate.

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