Whitney Houston memorabilia to be sold at auction, including black dress from 1992 film 'The Bodyguard'

By Gina DiFalco,
File pictures of singer Whitney Houston who died today at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11 2012 in LA . . . . . or

Whitney Houston has been laid to rest as of this past weekend. Her legacy will continue to live on, however, as some of her most iconic belongings will be auctioned off.

Among the items to be auctioned at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills from March 31 to April 1 are her belongings from her 1992 film The Bodyguard, such as the black velvet dress she wore, as well as the famous vest and earrings she wore in the film.

“It’s a celebration of her life," celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien explained to The Associated Press. "If you hide these things in fear that you're going to offend someone — her life is to be celebrated. These items are historic now that she passed. They become a part of history. They should be in museums. She's lived a life and had a career that nobody else has ever had."

The black dress is priced at $1,000, but it is expected to sell for more than that, while the vest is priced at $400 and her earrings at $600.

TIME reports that the auction will be part of a celebration of Hollywood memorabilia, as Charlie Chaplin’s cane and the jacket Clark Gable wore from the celebrated film Gone With the Wind will be auctioned off as well.

Houston was laid to rest at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., on Sunday, February 19. On Saturday, she was remembered by a slew of loved ones at New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey.

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