TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Bidding is about to open on items from the personal collection of Bob Shelton, the original designer and founder of the Old Tucson Studios.
Shelton collected the items since he founded the studios west of Tucson in 1958.
Artifacts from movies made at Old Tucson Studios and other Hollywood-related memorabilia are going up for auction on Friday, May 17.
Some of the pieces include a cowboy hat worn by James Garner in “The New Maverick,” autographed movie scripts and a Winchester rifle given to Shelton by John Wayne.
Shelton’s widow, Carolyn, said his dream was build a museum.
“He always wanted to have a museum built in Tucson to house all of this stuff, but I know he’s looking down on us saying we made the right decision,” Carolyn Shelton said.
The auction ends Thursday, May 23.