Jerry Lewis auction preview: From 'The Nutty Professor' to personal items

Jerry Lewis Auction

Las Vegan Tom Deluca says it's an opportunity he could not pass up: Looking over personal items of the late, great Jerry Lewis, a man who made a living making the world laugh.

"This is spectacular," Deluca said. "He was very kind-hearted. If there was a way he could help, he'd help."

On Friday, June 22, 400 items from the Lewis estate will be auctioned off at Planet Hollywood, including props from "The Nutty Professor," candid photographs and an engraved watch any fan would appreciate.

"It's gifted from Dean Martin. It says 'Love you, Dino,'" said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions.

Lewis passed away last summer at 91-years-old. His career spanning more than six decades. Actor, director, producer -- a comic legend.

“He loved his guns. He loved his cameras. He loved his watches. We have amazing items from 'The Nutty Professor,' the glasses, the teeth. It's a fun, fun auction for us,” said Nolan. “This is one of my favorites. It's from Stan Laurel, and it's signed to Jerry. And that's Stan Laurel's hat.”

Nolan says all of the items are being released from the Lewis family as a way to share his memory with the world. Even personal documents and old Nevada drivers licenses are available.

This costume from a stage production of "Damn Yankees" is expected to go for $1,000 to $2,000.

“When you come here, you smile and think ‘Wow,’” said Nolan.

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