Marilyn Monroe’s popularity has only increased in the last few decades. Years after her death, any news of the stunning celebrity still manages to make headlines. And a recent auction just proved how popular this beauty still is. Julien’s auctions auctioned various vintage accessories, garments, household goods, and other memorabilia relating to Marilyn Monroe at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 27, 2009. And the response was spectacular. The items were auctioned by owners who had previously purchased them from Christie’s and Julien’s as well as from the woman who purchased the star’s home after her death. Among the items which managed to rake in a lot of moolah was a vintage necklace made of glass stones accompanied by the stars photo wearing it fetched $63,000 (A surprise since auctioneers expected it to fetch somewhere between $4000- $6000). Monroe apparently wore a cotton leopard print scarf during her 1954 honeymoon in Japan with Joe DiMaggio also featured in the auction and fetched $8300 (again higher than its estimate of $3,000-$4,000).
A red handbag made from silk and silk feathers given by Marilyn Monroe to Tommy Noonan’s fiancée managed to fetch a surprising $10,240! Besides the above items, Monroe’s black velvet hat fetched $4,480, while a fox fur stole was auctioned for $69,000!
The unbelievable amounts that the stars items managed to fetch show that Marilyn Monroe is still the brightest star of Hollywood.