Marilyn’s Thunderbird up for sale
A two-seater convertible car owned by Marilyn Monroe is up for auction in November and could fetch up to $500,000 (about R7.2m), organisers said on Tuesday.
The 1956 raven-black Ford Thunderbird, owned by the movie star for six years until shortly before her death in 1962, is being auctioned for the first time.
Monroe was pictured driving in the car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their wedding in June 1956.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, said the car “comes with an aura of glamour, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend”.
Monroe gave the Thunderbird to the son of her acting coach, Lee Strasberg, in 1962. The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, tracked the vehicle down in 2016 as part of Strasberg’s estate.