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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Superstar model Naomi Sims' estate auction is today

Naomi Sims, LIFE Magazine, 1969.

Plainfielders interested in Naomi Sims, the first black superstar model, will have an opportunity to see and purchase items from her estate today in Montclair.

Sims, whose life story is inspirational (see here), died of breast cancer last summer at the age of 61. She had a red-hot career as a supermodel in the late 1960s and early 1970s, being featured on the cover of many national circulation magazines.

The estate is being auctioned at Nye & Co., 425 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair at 2:00 PM today.

Highlights of the collection can be viewed on the company's website here.

Naomi Sims and Andy Warhol, Interview Magazine, 1972.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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