Mon­roe auc­tion brings in $1.6 mil­lion

Calgary Herald - - YOU -

An auc­tion of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe mem­o­ra­bilia has earned more than $1.6 mil­lion, in­clud­ing $120,000 paid for a tour­ing ver­sion of the ac­tress’ iconic white dress from her 1955 rom-com, The Seven Year Itch. (Fig­ures in U.S. dol­lars.) Pro­files in His­tory on Wednes­day an­nounced the re­sults of the Es­sen­tially Mar­i­lyn auc­tion held Tues­day in Los An­ge­les. The Seven Year Itch dress is a ver­sion of the one fea­tured dur­ing the film’s in­fa­mous sub­way-grate scene that de­signer Bill Trav­illa, made for Mon­roe to use on tours and in ex­hibits. A pho­to­graph that Mon­roe signed to 20th Cen­tury Fox ex­ec­u­tive Ben Lyon that reads “you found me, named me, and be­lieved in me” was sold for $45,000. Born Norma Jeane Morten­son, Mon­roe changed her name af­ter ar­riv­ing in Hol­ly­wood.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.