Marilyn’s Playboy (Signed by Hef) and More, at Julien’s

Although they never met, the combination of Marilyn and Hugh Hefner is lucrative as ever, with an original first issue of Playboy – signed by its founder – fetching $28,800 in the Legends and Luminaries event at Julien’s Auctions yesterday. Other big sellers include a box containing two makeup items owned by Marilyn ($25,600), and a photo signed by the lady herself ($19,200). For a broader view of the 80 Marilyn-related lots – with updated totals – you can revisit my previous posts here.