Marilyn Monroe’s cocktail dress sold for $348,000

MUMBAI: Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity memorabilia auction house, announced record sales in day two of their Summer Hollywood Legends auction event.

Highlights included a black crepe cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe to a 1958 party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which sold for $348,000, a collection of original negatives and transparencies taken by Harold Davidson sold for $72,000, a Marilyn Monroe swimsuit with MGM label sold for $84,000 and the umbrella from the 1949 photo shoot with Andre de Dienes on Tobey/Jones Beach sold for $18,000.

Other Marilyn Monroe related items including photographs, clothing, correspondence and a script were among the other highlights.

“Today further solidifies the fact that Marilyn Monroe continues to be the most collectible celebrity in the world even after her passing almost five decades ago," said Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan.

Other highlights included a straw hat with green, orange and yellow sheer fabric worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1957 film Funny Face sold for $16,250, a Zorro signed Rapier also sold for $16,250, a Griffin throne used by Elizabeth Taylor in the 1963 film Cleopatra sold for $6,875,  a Frank Sinatra original painting depicting a poker table and signed by the legendary actor sold for $37,500, a Marlon Brando Golden Globe statuette awarded to Marlon Brando in 1972 for his role in “The Godfather” sold for $23,750, a Bruce Lee signed selective service card and photograph sold for $20,000, a gold tone ring seen in the final scene of Academy Award winning film,  Schindler’s List as Ben Kingsley’s character, Itzhak Stern, gives the ring to Liam Neeson’s character, Oskar Schindler sold for $13,750.

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