Marilyn Monroe Gown and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ Leotard Sell for Over 250,000 at Auction

Kim Kardashian just missed out on another Marilyn Monroe collectible.After the “Kardashians” mogul donned two Monroe gowns for the 2022 Met Gala festivities, select costumes from Monroe’s film legacy were auctioned during a four-day “Hollywood Legends” event hosted by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.A sheer white gown worn by Monroe in the 1954 musical comedy “There’s No Business Like Show Business” marked the highest purchase out of the 1,700 items, fetching a bid of 218,750.

A sequin leotard worn by Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” sold for 102,400 alongside Jane Russell’s matching costume from the 1953 movie.The auction was hosted in collaboration with Turner Classic Movies on June 1, which would have been Monroe’s 96th birthday.

Monroe’s ensembles were among more than 100 items used by or belonging to the screen icon that were sold at auction.

The “Some Like It Hot” actress died at age 36 in 1962 under unknown circumstances.

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