Marilyn Monroe’s ‘JFK Dress’ Is Being Sold… Along With Her Most Intimate Belongings.
Marilyn Monroe's departure from the physical world due to her 1962 overdose left the world heavy-hearted, and we still have yet to recover. We're still very much under her spell, equally captivated by her beauty and talent, swept away by her enduring mystique that tells us there's more to her much than the dumb blondes she played, and saddened by her difficult childhood and sudden end.
Those of us that can't let go can revisit the star in some of her greatest films. There's the iconic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes featuring her mesmerizing performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," a hit that is "often imitated, never duplicated," and that unforgettable subway grate scene — the one where Marilyn fights with the wind in her famous white dress — in The Seven Year Itch.
For the most ardent fans, there is a chance to bid on some of the items worn, owned, and used by Monroe herself at an auction on Saturday, November 19, and Sunday November 20, in Los Angeles. This rare opportunity was made by possible by three major collections, including that of David Gainsborough-Roberts and Lee Strasberg. The third collection is a combination of items originally sold at auctions organized by Christie's and Julien's.
United States Department of Defense Identification Card
This is the closest we can get to Marilyn Monroe's autograph. It's even more intimate because it's her actual signature, a combination of her birth and married name (Norma Jeane DiMaggio). The backside of the card includes her fingerprints and description.
Custom Calorie Restricted Diet
This two-page calorie restricted diet was provided to the actress by Dr. Leon Krohn. Notice that he recommended 1000 calories, 100 grams protein, and cutting down on sugar, fats, and carbohydrates (in this case, opting for whole wheat).
Minaudière Compact (Secret Cigarette Stash)
This ladies evening minaudière compact contains eight Philip Morris cigarettes.
Compact, Tube of Michel Lipstick, Clear Plastic Comb, Loose Powder
Heres a closer look at some of her makeup, half-used.
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