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Collection Of Marilyn Monroe’s Stunning Outfits Sell For £621,000 At Auction

This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.

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A collection of outfits that were once worn by the late Marilyn Monroe recently sold at an auction for £621,000. This equates to $800,198.86 USD. There is one outfit worn by Marilyn in the role of Victoria Hoffman in the 1954 comedy, There’s No Business Like Show Business. This one sold for $280,000 USD alone (£216,000). This is just one of the 115 items that were part of the auction.

There was also a floor-length, long-sleeve, red, silky dress worn in the 1953 comedy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This sold for $250,000 USD (£193,000). A bright yellow, floor-length dress was also featured that was worn in the final scene of 1954 drama, River Of No Return. This sold for $175,000 USD (£135,000). Monroe also wore a black silk cocktail dress which was thought to be the same one she donned for a 1958 press conference for the film, Some Like It Hot. This fetched $100,000 USD (£77,000).

Marilyn Monroe’s outfits are stunning and sell decently

collection of Marilyn Monroe outfits sells at auction

Marilyn Monroe’s auctioned collection / Daily Mail

The auction took place at the most well-known auction house in Beverly Hills, CA, known as Julien’s Auctions. Other highlights from the auction include an Italian-style carved wood ornate corner chair. It was used in Marilyn’s final photoshoot in 1962. It sold for over $80,000 USD, about £61,000. Another highlight was the brown and olive green striped couch used in the office of Monroe’s psychiatrist during the time he treated her. It sold for $11,250 USD (£8,700).

Reports indicate that while many of the selling items were eye-catching, a lot of them fell short price-wise.

This isn’t the first time Marilyn’s outfits have been up for sale

collection of Marilyn Monroe outfits sells at auction

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown / AFP

Back in 2016, Julien’s Auctions successfully sold the iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown that Marilyn wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to then-president John F. Kennedy. That one piece alone would sell for $4.8 million USD (£3.7 million).

Regardless of what her items sell for, each and every item in association with Marilyn is a memory of her iconic legacy. Check out the video below to see a video overview of Marilyn Monroe’s collection at Julien’s Auctions.

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