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Marilyn Monroe Dress, Dressing Room Robe, Signed Photographs and Footprints in Cement up for Auction

Marilyn Monroe footprints and signature in test slab for Grauman’s Theater forecourt
Lot 830
Cast cement slab measuring 17 x 22” and weighing 23 lbs, which was preserved by an employee of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in 1953 after a nervous Marilyn was allowed to “practice” to familiarize herself with the actual process of working with the wet cement, because the whole world would be watching her sign and print the finished slab. This “practice” process is known to have occurred with other stars as well, as the same artifact for Joan Crawford’s practice-run was sold in her estate auction. It is interesting to note that Marilyn practiced with bare feet, as only 2 adult stars exist barefoot in the forecourt, Harpo Marx and Sean Connery. Accompanied by a COA detailing this unusual artifact’s history.  For estimate and bidding information, click here.


Marilyn Monroe dressing room robe by Travilla
Lot 831

This stunning dressing room robe was worn by Marilyn Monroe and designed by Bill Travilla.  Made of black and gold brocade in a floral motif and embellished with jet black beads along the front closure and collar as well as the sleeve.  Silk lined.  Internal Travilla label.  Together with a letter of authenticity.  For estimate and bidding information, click here.


Marilyn Monroe pink satin gown from the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Lot 832 

This pink satin gown was worn by Marilyn Monroe as the gold-digging “Lorelei Lee” in one of cinema’s most memorable song and dance sequences as she performed “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.  This Travilla-designed pink silk satin strapless gown features black satin lining with oversized bow attached at back.  Features integral brassier with rear zipper closure (concealed with bow overlay) and interior Fox cleaning tag.  Also comes with the original pair of screen-worn opera-length tubes worn over Marilyn’s arms (gloves are shown for display only) and pink taffeta belt with “M. Monroe A-698 1-27-3-7953” written on the inner leather lining.  Originally designed to be a two-piece garment, this lot features an additional bonus having the original top made for this dress (featuring interior bias label handwritten “1-27-3-7971 M. Monroe A 698-74”) that was not used in the production.  This design was discarded due to the top and skirt separating when Marilyn raised her arms during the number.  The gown exhibits slight toning in areas, common in silk garments from this era; otherwise in fine condition.  The leather backing on the belt is cracked and missing in areas and silk exhibits fraying on edges.  Marilyn’s public appearance dress worn at President John F. Kennedy’s birthday tribute sold at auction in 1999 for an astounding $1,267,500.  This remains as the single most important screen-worn gown in film history to ever reach the auction block.    Indeed, Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” performance has reached such an iconic status that several notorious entertainers have copied it—right down to the pink strapless gown! For estimate and bidding information, click here.

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