Auction Block: Historic Hollywood Memorabilia
Coming this June, the public has the chance to bid on some of the most iconic items in Hollywood.
Profiles in History, a Los Angeles based auction house, will be putting some of Hollywood’s greatest treasures on the bidding block from June 10 -12. The most prized possession up for bid? Marilyn Monroe’s pink gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Now a lucky winner can own the dress that the iconic leading lady wore while dancing to show tunes and belting out “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” It’s estimated worth is at a whopping $150-250,000. The long silk gloves that complete the signature look are also included. Although many imitations have been made, inscribed on the inside is M. Monroe A-698 1-27-3-7953 to ensure that this is surely no fake!
Monroe’s items have always yielded high numbers at the Los Angeles auction house. In 1999, the dress Marilyn Monroe wore for John F Kennedy’s birthday appearance sold for an unprecedented $1,267,500.
Other precious items by the star include her Hollywood Walk of Fame test footprints and signature set in cement, taken from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Besides Marilyn, other big names from the small and big screen will cause arms to raise. If you are nostalgic for 1960s sitcoms, then perhaps the original “I Dream of Jeannie” lamp is the pick for you. Can’t take a cough drop with out singing a “Spoonful of Sugar”? Well, also up for bid is Mary Poppin’s carpet bag, carried by Julie Andrews in the 1964 cinematic classic.
Worldwide bidding starts promptly at 12p PST everyday from June 10 to June 12. Bidders can compete for these big screen collectibles in person or via mail, fax, phone and internet. Check out their web site at ProfilesInHistory.com for more information.