updated 06/29/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/29/2011 AT 8:10 AM ET
Elizabeth Taylor fans will soon get a closer look into the private life of the late Hollywood legend, as Christie’s prepares a worldwide tour and auction of some of her most prized personal possessions.
The auction house is assembling a museum-quality collection of Taylor’s jewelry, fashion, accessories, decorative arts and memorabilia, and will display it on a three-month international tour beginning in September.
The tour will culminate in New York in December with a 10-day exhibition taking up Christie’s entire Rockefeller Center gallery, followed by four consecutive days of auctions from Dec. 13-16.