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Top 5: Marilyn Monroe

Specialist picks from the Icons: Playboy, Hugh Hefner, and Marilyn Monroe auction...

March 9, 2024

A selection of Marilyn Monroe-related items from the Icons: Playboy, Hugh Hefner, and Marilyn Monroe auction on March 28.

A one-space mausoleum crypt in close proximity to the final resting places of both screen icon Marilyn Monroe and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. The space is located in the Corridor of Memories, Wall B, Space C-3 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary in Los Angeles, California. It is situated one row above and four spaces to the left of Monroe's.

A limited-edition print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre De Dienes at Tobay/Jones Beach, Long Island New York in 1949. This is a 16x20 color cibachrome print made from the original transparence, edition of 50.

A small six-ring binder containing lined notebook pages in a black and red vinyl case by National that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The small notebook contains 10 pages of notes in Monroe's hand, in pencil, on eight leaves of paper.

A black and white passport photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio taken in 1954 just prior to their departure for their honeymoon trip to Tokyo and goodwill tour to Korea where Monroe would perform for the American troops stationed there.

A gold-tone metal lipstick tube that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The bullet-shaped outer case is engraved with the Elizabeth Arden logo on the top and the words "Elizabeth Arden New York on the bottom. The inner tube features a typewritten label that reads "Orange Pink like Miss I./ sample 05022/ May 2, 1960" and contains the slightly used lipstick.

Hugh Heffner's red smoking jacket and black silk pajamas

ICONS: PLAYBOY,

HUGH HEFNER, AND MARILYN MONROE

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