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Lot 358: MARILYN MONROE WORN EARRINGS AND BOOK
A pair of gold-plated clip-on earrings featuring filigree spheres accented with simulated diamonds. Stamped "sterling patented."
The earrings were worn by Marilyn Monroe in a series of Fox publicity photos shot by staff photographer Frank Powolny, used to promote the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953). The photoshoot produced legendary images of Monroe wearing the racy gold pleated gown designed by Travilla for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Although the gown was deemed to be too revealing because of its plunging neckline and was cut from the film, Monroe liked it and insisted on wearing it to the 1953 Photoplay Awards ceremony. She also wore it during this photoshoot, together with these earrings, producing some of the most iconic images of Monroe ever captured.
Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000 / Winning bid:$112,500
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Accompanied by a copy of Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis
(New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011).
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Lot 483: MARILYN MONROE WORN EARRINGS AND BOOK
A pair of clip-on earrings in stylized ribbon design, accented with simulated pearls.
Worn by Marilyn Monroe in a Fox publicity photo, shot by staff photographer Frank Powolny, used to promote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953). The earrings were modified subsequent to use in this photoshoot, with the removal of one section, making them shorter.
Estimate: $50,000 - $75,000 / Winning bid:$81,250
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Accompanied by a copy of Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis
(New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011).
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