Marilyn Monroe – perhaps the most famous movie star in recent memory – and her famous white dress from “The Seven Year Itch,” shown in background of this photograph – is considered to be one of the greatest movie costume icons of all time.
I had the privilege of appraising this dress, among many others at Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood Motion Picture Collection Museum, on “Antiques Roadshow, FYI.”
On June 18th, Reynolds was in tears when, after 20 minutes of drama, the gavel sounded an end to bidding with the price at $4.6 million to an unidentified telephone bidder.
As for Monroe, she would have been shocked to know her dress would sell for so much. She only had $2,000 in her bank account at the time of her death.
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