Marilyn Monroe dress in “The Seven Year Itch” sold for $4.6M at Debbie Reynolds auction

By on Jun 19, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, United States Comments

Marilyn Monroe’s dress in her 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch” was reportedly sold for $4.6M on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Debbie Reynolds’ collection sale.



Debbie Reynolds with Marilyn Monroe’s dress in
“The Seven Year Itch” on The Oprah Winfrey show

Image Credit: George Burns/Harpo Studios

According to US news sites on Saturday, the iconic “subway” dress of Marilyn Monroe was among the the items sold during the auction sale by Debbie Reynolds presented by “Profiles in History“.

Apparently, the Debbie Reynolds collection auction sale was held in Calabasas, California, which the legendary Hollywood actress is known for years for collecting studio costumes of celebrities.

As noted by CNN, Marilyn Monroe‘s “subway” dress was bought by an unidentified buyer, who placed his bid over the phone which it was expected to be sold for $2 million.

Other Monroe iconic items that were sold that night include the red-sequined showgirl gown and a feathered hat the actress wore in her 1953 film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes“, which were sold for $1.47 million.

In addition, Marilyn Monroe‘s saloon girl costume she wore on her 1954 film from “River of No Return” was reportedly sold for $510,000.

Besides the Monroe collector’s items, other memorabilia from other Hollywood were also featured that day including costumes wore by Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor.



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