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If you are looking to auction, buy, consign in our Marilyn Monroe dress auction, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

NateDSanders.com is proud to announce that we are putting together a Marilyn Monroe dress auction in early 2017.  Here are similar Marilyn Monroe wardrobe items and Marilyn Monroe autographs that we have sold before and might be featured again in our Marilyn Monroe dress auction.  Note how high the prices are, especially compared to the prices they sold for when at competitive auction houses:

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Crystal Necklace

Marilyn Monroe personally owned necklace. Brilliant beaded choker features crystal beads in graduated sizes, each with 16 multicolor facets. Choker fastens with a hook clasp. Measures 16” from end to end. Near fine. Originally part of the 28 October 1999 Christie’s auction of Marilyn Monroe’s personal effects, lot 248 of sale 9216. With tag still attached.  Sold for $29,136.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Crystal Necklace

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Crystal Necklace — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe’s Red Silk & Feather Purse Featuring Her ”MM” Monogram

Marilyn Monroe’s own red feather silk-lined purse. The bold handbag features her monogram ”MM” in silver on the interior pocket. Double strap, with rhinestone-crusted shell clasp in silver metal. Provenance is from the estate of Monroe’s ”Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” costar Tommy Noonan, who played her wealthy boyfriend Gus Esmond. A gorgeous confection once belonging to the most iconic of Hollywood stars, in near fine condition. With provenance from Christie’s memorabilia sale, November 1999.  Sold for $25,428.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe's Red Silk & Feather Purse Featuring Her ''MM'' Monogram

Marilyn Monroe’s Red Silk & Feather Purse Featuring Her ”MM” Monogram — Similar to Appear in Our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe Pink Robe — Worn by The Screen Siren on Set of Her 1957 Film Opposite Laurence Olivier — ”The Prince and the Showgirl”

Luxurious pink terrycloth robe worn by Marilyn Monroe while she was in makeup for the filming of ”The Prince and the Showgirl” in 1957. She starred opposite Sir Laurence Olivier, who also directed and produced the film. The provenance is from Harry Jordan, set dresser on the film and personal dresser to Olivier. Heavy, square-collar robe lacks a tie, else fine. With a photo of Marilyn wearing the robe and provenance from Julien’s.  Sold for $25,428.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe Pink Robe -- Worn by The Screen Siren on Set of Her 1957 Film Opposite Laurence Olivier -- ''The Prince and the Showgirl''

Marilyn Monroe Pink Robe — Worn by The Screen Siren on Set of Her 1957 Film Opposite Laurence Olivier — ”The Prince and the Showgirl” — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe’s ”Something’s Got to Give” Personal Copy of the Final Script — The Final Film She Starred in Before Her Tragic Death in 1962

Marilyn Monroe’s personal copy of the unfinished 1962 film ”Something’s Got to Give,” abandoned after the star’s untimely death in 1962. In fact, most of the film’s completed footage remained unseen for many years. Monroe notoriously had missed a slew of shooting days due to a ”sinus infection” that disappeared at night, when she was photographed about town. This infuriated director George Cukor, and Twentieth Century-Fox went so far as to fire her on 11 June 1962 for missing 17 of the 30 shooting days. But, when co-star Dean Martin countered with, ”No Marilyn, no picture”, the studio relented and took her back, though she sadly died less than two months later. Script runs 161pp. long with 51 revised pages. Spine of script has the film’s title printed in black lettering with the date ”March 29, 1962.” Cover has ”Final / Confidential / For Planning Purposes Only” printed on it, as well as, ”Something’s Got to Give / March 29, 1962” and ”Property of / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation” imprinted with the studio logo. Script measures 8.5” x 11” with some minor creasing, else very good. Housed in a custom-made red cloth box with a matching red leather slipcase. With Christie’s provenance.  Sold for $25,428.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe's ''Something's Got to Give'' Personal Copy of the Final Script -- The Final Film She Starred in Before Her Tragic Death in 1962

Marilyn Monroe’s ”Something’s Got to Give” Personal Copy of the Final Script — The Final Film She Starred in Before Her Tragic Death in 1962 — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned 18k Gold Dunhill Lighter & Timepiece — In Black Leather Case With Her Monogram

Marilyn Monroe owned cigarette lighter with inset timepiece, housed in a monogrammed leather case. Luxury item by Dunhill is stamped 18k on its underside and features an allover black diamond and Greek key design. Squared cylindrical lighter features a manual wick cover. Timepiece inset into the side opens with a hinge for access to the stem and movement, which is engraved with the number 549. The lighter itself is engraved with the letters ”E.A.D.”, patent number 143752 and brand, ”Alfred Dunhill / Paris”. Measures 1.5” x 1.75” x 0.5”. Housed in a black leather case bearing the star’s initials, ”M.M.” in gilt. Measures 2” x 1.5” x 0.75” and shows some scattered superficial denting. Toning and soiling to dial and clock no longer functions, else near fine. With provenance from Christie’s citing the auction of Monroe’s suitcase, inside which this little treasure was discovered by the winner.  Sold for $13,068.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned 18k Gold Dunhill Lighter & Timepiece -- In Black Leather Case With Her Monogram

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned 18k Gold Dunhill Lighter & Timepiece — In Black Leather Case With Her Monogram — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

One of the Best, Most Classic, Provocative and Sexy Marilyn Monroe In-Her-Prime 8″ x 10″ Signed Photos One Could Hope to Own — PSA/DNA COA

Vintage glossy 8″ x 10″ portrait of Monroe in a typically sultry pose and wearing an off-the-shoulder dress, signed and inscribed in green ink, “To Gil, Love and Kisses, Marilyn Monroe.” In fine condition, with very minimal smearing, scattered light marks and creases and trimmed edges.  This stunning pose was taken by Frank Powolny as head portrait and still photographer at 20th Century-Fox, where he worked for more than 40 years. Dating to the early 1950s, this pose was taken at a time when Powolny was capturing Monroe as part of a publicity campaign for “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”a campaign designed to groom the starlet as Betty Grable’s replacement as the studio’s resident sex symbol. The best!  With PSA/DNA COA. Sold for $12,017.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction One of the Best, Most Classic, Provocative and Sexy Marilyn Monroe In-Her-Prime 8" x 10" Signed Photos One Could Hope to Own -- PSA/DNA COA

One of the Best, Most Classic, Provocative and Sexy Marilyn Monroe In-Her-Prime 8″ x 10″ Signed Photos One Could Hope to Own — PSA/DNA COA — Similar to Appear in our Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph — Original Cecil Beaton Silver Gelatin Print — With PSA/DNA COA

Exquisite Marilyn Monroe signed and inscribed Cecil Beaton photograph, “To Eddie / Love & Kisses / Marilyn Monroe”. An astonishingly large piece with Marilyn’s inscription alone measuring over 10″ x 2.5″. Original silver gelatin Cecil Beaton photo measures 9.25″ x 9″, which has been mounted to linen cardstock measuring 14″ x 15″. Upon this mat Marilyn inscribed the photo in blue ball point pen to Eddie, the brother of actor Ray Foster who appeared with Marilyn in the 1960 film “Let’s Make Love.” Top right triangular portion of mat has been cut away though not affecting photograph. Additionally, there is uniform oval toning on the mat from a previous framing. A proper framing will conceal the variation in color between this portion and the rest of the mat. Marilyn’s signature remains bold and vibrant and the photograph is still in near fine condition. This photo, incidentally, is known to be Marilyn’s very favorite image of herself and a similar signed photo from her collection sold at Christie’s for nearly $150,000. With PSA/DNA COA. Sold for $12,000.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph -- Original Cecil Beaton Silver Gelatin Print -- With PSA/DNA COA

Beautiful Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph — Original Cecil Beaton Silver Gelatin Print — With PSA/DNA COA — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Fantastic Marilyn Monroe Signed 8” x 10” Photo — ”…Love & Kisses…” — With COA’s From Both PSA/DNA & JSA

Marilyn Monroe 8” x 10” photo signed. Flirtatious photo of the curvy screen legend shows Marilyn posing with a guitar in fishnet stockings, likely from her 1954 film, ”River of No Return”. Marilyn inscribes the photo in green ink, ”To Dwane / Love & Kisses / Marilyn Monroe”. Some creasing and a near invisible .25” of surface loss to the L of ”Marilyn”. Overall in very good condition. Has restoration. Accompanied by COA’s from both PSA/DNA and JSA.  Sold for $10,313.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Fantastic Marilyn Monroe Signed 8'' x 10'' Photo -- ''...Love & Kisses...'' -- With COA's From Both PSA/DNA & JSA

Fantastic Marilyn Monroe Signed 8” x 10” Photo — ”…Love & Kisses…” — With COA’s From Both PSA/DNA & JSA — Similar to Appear in Our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe’s Personally Owned Blouse With Provenance From Christie’s

Marilyn Monroe personally owned blouse. Monroe’s long-sleeved blouse is a light yellow material which buttons up the front by concave mother of pearl buttons. Jax brand blouse is an approximate size medium in good condition, with stains of unidentified origin to the left sleeve and between the second and third buttons. There is a more prominent brown stain, possibly blood, at the hem at center along the bottom. Some general overall discoloration to fabric. With provenance and tags from Christie’s auction of the Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, held 27 and 28 October 1999, Lot 103. Sold for $10,000.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe's Personally Owned Blouse With Provenance From Christie's

Marilyn Monroe’s Personally Owned Blouse With Provenance From Christie’s — Similar to Appear in Our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Black Velvet Hat — Includes Photograph of the Iconic Hollywood Star Wearing Hat

Marilyn Monroe’s personally owned and worn black velvet floppy hat with upturned brim. Originally auctioned by Christie’s as lot 293 in the October 1999 sale, ”The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” sale, hat is accompanied by a striking photo by Roy Schatt of Marilyn wearing it. Hat label reads, ”Original Design by Madcaps New York.” Tear in hat lining, otherwise near fine.  Sold for $10,000.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Black Velvet Hat -- Includes Photograph of the Iconic Hollywood Star Wearing Hat

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Black Velvet Hat — Includes Photograph of the Iconic Hollywood Star Wearing Hat — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe 8″ x 10″ Signed Photo — Close-up Image of Monroe for Her Role as “Roberta” in the 1951 Film, “Love Nest”

Marilyn Monroe 8″ x 10″ signed photo, showing the actress looking confident and alluring.  This scarce costume test photo was taken for Monroe’s role as “Roberta” in the 1951 film “Love Nest,” released just before the explosion of her Hollywood career. Lower left corner is signed and inscribed in bright green ink, “To Renie, Love & best wishes, Marilyn”. Renie Conley worked as the costume designer on three of Monroe’s films. Minor crease to bottom left corner and a few small pencil marks to verso. Overall in very good to near fine condition. Sold for $9,589.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe 8" x 10" Signed Photo -- Close-up Image of Monroe for Her Role as "Roberta" in the 1951 Film, "Love Nest"

Marilyn Monroe 8″ x 10″ Signed Photo — Close-up Image of Monroe for Her Role as “Roberta” in the 1951 Film, “Love Nest” — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

1946 Document Signed by Marilyn Monroe as ”Norma Jean Dougherty” — Dougherty Models for Earl Moran One Year Before She Becomes ”Marilyn”

Fantastic 1946 document signed by Marilyn Monroe as Norma Jeane Dougherty, one year before she changed her name. Here, Monroe signs a release as a model, allowing celebrity photographer Earl Moran to use her images in exchange for $10. Beneath her signature, ”Norma Jeane Dougherty”, she handwrites her address: ”11348 Nebraska Ave.” Marilyn also pens the date of 11 March 1946. Monroe posed for her friend, pin-up artist Earl Moran several times during the late 1940’s, with this session being their first, producing the famous image of Monroe, sans bikini top, laying on floor cushions. Of Moran’s work, Marilyn said that he made her legs appear more attractive in his photographs. Document measures 8.5” x 5.5”. A two-inch and one- inch tear are present at the top left and top center respectively. A single piece of tape on the verso mounts the page to a paper board. Very good condition. A truly spectacular piece of Hollywood history.  Sold for $8,908.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction 1946 Document Signed by Marilyn Monroe as ''Norma Jean Dougherty'' -- Dougherty Models for Earl Moran One Year Before She Becomes ''Marilyn''

1946 Document Signed by Marilyn Monroe as ”Norma Jean Dougherty” — Dougherty Models for Earl Moran One Year Before She Becomes ”Marilyn” — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Extremely Rare Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo of Her Junior High School Class — Inscribed by Marilyn to Verso as ”Norma Jean Baker”

Marilyn Monroe class photo, uncommonly signed as Norma Jean Baker. The star is pictured here as a student at Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School, class of summer 1941. Her autograph inscription to a classmate at the Davis, California school appears on verso in blue ink, ”To a swell nice + perfect girl / Norma Jean Baker”. A circle has been lightly drawn around the inscription in pencil to distinguish it from the dozens of others. Glossy photo measures 24.75” x 8”. Partial vertical split on left and major creasing with some surface loss along creases. Overall good condition.  Sold for $6,083.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Extremely Rare Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo of Her Junior High School Class -- Inscribed by Marilyn to Verso as ''Norma Jean Baker''

Extremely Rare Marilyn Monroe Signed Photo of Her Junior High School Class — Inscribed by Marilyn to Verso as ”Norma Jean Baker” — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Wine Glass

Marilyn Monroe’s own wine glass from her home in Los Angeles. Classic piece of stemware bearing the etched mark ”JRC” was part of the Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe auction by Christie’s in New York, 27-28 October 1999, Lot 366. Measures 7.75” in height. With stickers from that auction affixed to underside of foot. Fine.  Sold for $5,948.

Marilyn Monroe dress auction Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Wine Glass

Marilyn Monroe Personally Owned Wine Glass — Similar to Appear in our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Dress Auction

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign in our Marilyn Monroe dress auction, please email Nate@natedsanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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