The Estate of Penny Marshall Auction Coming Fall 2020

Abell Auction Co. is honored to be representing the estate of famed actress, director, and producer Penny Marshall.

Abell is proud to present the estate of Penny Marshall. The Marshall collection includes an impressive collection of antique American lamps, as well as personal belonging from the late actress, director, and producer.

Ms. Marshall became the first woman to direct a feature film that grossed more than $100 million when she made “Big” (1988). In Hollywood Ms. Marshall had a reputation for instinctive directing, and was known for treating filmmaking as a team effort rather than a dictatorship.

“I like something that tells a story or that tells me something I didn’t know,” she told The San Diego Union-Tribune in 1992 when asked about her taste in films. “It should have humor in it — or it should have heart.”

“And if it doesn’t,” she added, with what the reporter described as a sly grin, “I’ll make it have heart.”