Marilyn’s Evening Gown, and Joe’s Funeral Program Sold at Julien’s Auctions

A black halter-neck evening gown purchased by Marilyn from Bergdorf Goodman, never seen in public but very much in her style, was sold for $28,125 in today’s Hollywood Legends and Explorers event at Julien’s Auctions. A tan corduroy shirt worn by Marilyn in a 1953 photo shoot with Milton Greene sold for $16,000; and a swimsuit designed for, but not worn by Marilyn in There’s No Business Like Show Business sold for $10,240.

An art deco-style lamp owned by Marilyn sold for $10,000; while receipts for Chanel No. 5 and champagne sold for $3,750 and $3,200 respectively.

An original copy of Playboy‘s first issue, signed by founder Hugh Hefner, sold for $15,625; and ‘Viewed From A Night Table,’ a watercolor sketch by Marilyn, sold for $21,875.

Letters from Marilyn’s friend, comedian Jack Benny, sold for $2,240; and Joe DiMaggio’s itinerary for Marilyn fetched $24,320.

And finally these photos, with handwritten inscriptions from Marilyn, sold for $7,680 and $5,120 respectively.

You can read all my posts on this event, now updated with final prices here.