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Marilyn Monroe's Pucci dress sells for $325K at auction that nets total $4 ... trends now
Marilyn Monroe's Pucci dress sells for $325K at auction that nets total $4 ... trends now

Marilyn Monroe's Pucci dress sells for $325K at auction that nets total $4 ... trends now

A pink Pucci dress once worn by late Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe sold for a record $325,000 Saturday at Julien's Auctions' ICONS: Playboy, Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe event held at NYA Studios East in Los Angeles

The 'long-sleeved dress of silk jersey' marked a 'new world record for most expensive Pucci dress sold at auction,' Julien's said in a news release.

The auction, which netted $4 million total, featured a number of other items once owned by Monroe, including movie costumes, makeup, wardrobe from the late legend; as well as hundreds of items the late magazine founder Hefner left in his estate following his death in September of 2017 at the age of 91.

Monroe was tragically found dead at 36 in the early hours of August 5, 1962, at her estate in Brentwood, California. The death of the Tinseltown icon was ruled a probable suicide after she overdosed on barbiturates.

'Throughout our twenty years in the business, Julien’s has proudly represented the legacies of Hollywood’s biggest stars yet there is no one bigger and more enduring than Marilyn Monroe,' Julien’s CEO David Goodman said.

A pink Pucci dress once worn by late Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe sold for a record $325,000 Saturday at Julien's Auctions ' ICONS: Playboy, Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe event held at NYA Studios East in LA

A pink Pucci dress once worn by late Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe sold for a record $325,000 Saturday at Julien's Auctions ' ICONS: Playboy, Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe event held at NYA Studios East in LA

The 'long-sleeved dress of silk jersey' marked a 'new world record for most expensive Pucci dress sold at auction,' Julien's said in a news release

The 'long-sleeved dress of silk jersey' marked a 'new world record for most expensive Pucci dress sold at auction,' Julien's said in a news release 

Goodman said Monroe's 'most glamourous and incandescent items were the top sellers at our three-day auction that sold a stunning and fascinating collection of artifacts from three American icons of the 20th century, Hugh Hefner, Marilyn Monroe and Playboy.' 

A script for Monroe's last, incomplete movie Something's Got To Give went for $57,150, while handwritten notes from the late icon sold for $25,400, according to Julien's.

The script included annotations Monroe penned in reaction to the dialogue, according to organizers, as one entry reads, 'Sentimental Schmaltz' in correspondence with a line from her character in the film, Ellen.

The quote from the character, in reference to men from the South Sea Islands, is 'Deep breath then...that's what he thinks...'

The screenplay for the unfinished motion picture, penned by Nunnally Johnson, was dated March 62, 1962, less than five month's before Monroe's passing.  

Production on the film was turbulent, with Monroe refusing to appear on the set at one point, and penning notes to producers stating her concerns, according to Julien's.  

A black and white passport photo of Marilyn Monroe and late baseball icon Joe DiMaggio snapped in 1954 sold for $16,250, according to organizers.

The passport photo was snapped before the famed late icons went on a Tokyo honeymoon, later heading to Korea on a goodwill tour to entertain American soldiers stationed there, according to Julien's. 

Monroe was tragically found dead at 36 in the early hours of August 5, 1962, at her estate in Brentwood, California

Monroe was tragically found dead at 36 in the early hours of August 5, 1962, at her estate in Brentwood, California 

A script for Monroe's last, incomplete movie Something's Got To Give went for $57,150

A script for Monroe's last, incomplete movie Something's Got To Give went for $57,150 

The script was estimated to sell for between $20,000-$30,000, according to organizers

The script was estimated to sell for between $20,000-$30,000, according to organizers 

The screenplay for the unfinished motion picture, penned by Nunnally Johnson, was dated March 62, 1962, less than five month's before Monroe's passing

The screenplay for the unfinished motion picture, penned by Nunnally Johnson, was dated March 62, 1962, less than five month's before Monroe's passing 

The script includes annotations Monroe penned in reaction to the dialogue

The script includes annotations Monroe penned in reaction to the dialogue 

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