Monday, June 20, 2011

Hollywood Memorabilia.

Marilyn Monroe's, dress from "The Seven Year Itch" is going to a collector who bid $4.6 million at a weekend auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The dress was among the film costumes and props collected by Debbie Reynolds over four decades.

Other pieces in the Saturday auction included Audrey Hepburn's costume from the Ascot race scene in, "My Fair Lady".

Also... the headdress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in, "Cleopatra.". About 600 items from Reynolds'  collection were up for sale, another auction is planned for December.


  1. Dawn,
    It certainly was bittersweet seeing so many iconic items for the first time then knowing most will be in private collections. I got more and more depressed as I watched it unfold but trying to think positive. I got even sadder when I went to buy one of the auction catalog's and the were sold out! Now people are hawking them on Ebay for over $100 each already.

  2. I feel for Debbie Reynolds for having to sell her incredible collection. I had no idea what a fine collection she'd put together until the auction became news. I posted a blog yesterday that happened to have a picture of Marilyn Monroe in the white dress from "The Seven Year Itch" - and later found out that dress sold for $4.6 mil. in the auction. I think I read that Debbie paid $200 for it. FlickChick says, and I agree, that she hopes Debbie does well enough that she doesn't have to work another day in her life.

  3. That is cool in a way that they are auctioning off the original clothing from these classic movie actresses. Sad for the movie actresses even though they passed, I think instead of auctioning off their clothing a relative should store it in their home instead of having someone buy it & wear it.

  4. Page.. I was surprised at at how huge the Debbie Reynolds collection was.. I would have loved to have seen them in person..

    Maybe.. if you wait a month you can find a auction catalog at a better price.

    Lady Eve, Amazing that Debbie Reynolds paid $200.00 for such an amazing dress. I bet she is smiling all the way to the bank.. I know I would be. :)

    Life is beautiful, Hopefully.. We will see the dresses again..

  5. There are certainly a lot more details to take into consideration, but thanks for sharing this post.
    It can be hard to know a reputable seller from one that is not. You should look out for auction houses and galleries who have not only been around a long time, but have given specialty collections by celebrities themselves. Two of the best auction houses specialising in hollywood memorabilia that come recommended are Profiles in History and Julien's Auctions.

  6. Thisishollywood, Thank you for the link.


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