Julien's auctions is proud to announce their "property from the life and career of Marilyn Monroe" auction event taking place in beverly hills and live online at julien's website on Friday November 1er.
Our Property From The Life And Career Of Marilyn Monroe presents at auction some of the movie star's costumes and clothes worn in his most emblematic roles and his dazzling moments of creation of stars.
The highlights of the vente aux enchères will be three costumes worn in the greatest movies of the Hollywood legend - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There's No Business Like Show Business and River of No Return - as well as his signed black cocktail dress, probably worn at the 1958 press conference for his hit movie, Some Like It Hot. This glamorous collection of 115 items also includes a wide array of artifacts from his personal life and will all be sold without reservation.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was 1953's musical movie that propelled Monroe to the status of super star and Hollywood's iconic sex symbol. At the spectacular opening of the film, she and her co-star Jane Russell sing "Two Little Girls from Little Rock" and Monroe wears the iconic costume together with the matching dramatic red headdress.
Another unforgettable costume is an extravagant three-piece ensemble designed by master couturier William Travilla of There's No Business Like Show Business. The star wore the centerpiece of the show during the song and dance number "Heat Wave". A sketch of Travilla's gouache and pencil suit is also available.
A vintage dress in bright yellow silk worn by Monroe in the final scene of River of No Return, where she sings the iconic song of the same title of the film, is also on display in this auction. This beautiful set was originally designed by costume designer Helen Rose for Betty Grable in the 1943 movie, Coney Island.
Another Monroe signature includes a black silk crepe Henri Bendel cocktail dress with a plunging V neck and back, which appears to be the same dress she wore at the July 1958 press conference for her movie, Some Like It Hot.