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Marilyn Monroe's Gown From "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" for Sale
A handout photograph made available by profiles in history, shows Marilyn Monroe wearing the iconic pink satin gown in the Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend sequence in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that will highlight Profiles in History's auction on 10-12 June 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in one of cinema's most memorable song and dance sequences as she performed Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friends and is estimated at $150,000-$250,000. EPA/PROFILES IN HISTORY.
CALABASAS, CA.- Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin gown from the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” sequence in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will highlight Profiles in History’s Three Million Dollar Hollywood Auction 40, June 10-12, 2010. The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging “Lorelei Lee” in one of cinema’s most memorable song and dance sequences as she performed “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and is estimated at $150,000-$250,000.

This unparalleled auction includes numerous collections highlighted by; an incredible collection from The Wizard of Oz, an extensive collection of Elvis Presley clothing, jewelry and personal effects, an impressive collection of stop-motion puppets and props from Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas, a superior collection of Star Wars iconic props from the Academy Award-nominated Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz and an amazing collection of Star Trek tricorders, phasers, medical & engineering devices, alien weaponry and other “Trek” innovations.

Hollywood’s most recognizable props and costumes to hit the auction block will include; The Wicked Witch of the West’s Hat from The Wizard of Oz, Johnny Depp’s Scissorhands from Edward Scissorhands, Darth Vader’s light saber from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Julie Andrews’ carpet bag from Mary Poppins, a “Jeannie” bottle from I Dream of Jeannie, Bruce Lee’s signature “Kato” hat from The Green Hornet and an unprecedented collection of over 300 Star Trek Lots.

Auction highlights

• $100,000-$150,000. Margaret Hamilton’s “Wicked Witch of the West” hat from The Wizard of Oz.

• $60,000-$80,000. Elvis Presley stage-used guitar he gave to Director, Norman Taurog.

• $60,000-$80,000. Darth Vader’s light saber from Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

• $60,000-$80,000. An X-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

• $55,000-$75,000. A screen-used animatronic Predator mask and costume from Predator 2.

• $50,000-$70,000. Harrison Ford’s personal script for Raiders of the Lost Ark w/over 1,300 words penned by Ford.

• $40,000-$60,000. Y-Wing Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

• $40,000-$50,000. H.R. Giger hero screen-used Alien creature head from Alien.

• $30,000-$50,000. Michael Keaton’s Batsuit from Batman Returns.

• $30,000-$50,000. Marilyn Monroe test footprints and signature set in cement from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

• $25,000-$30,000. Hero illuminating laser rifle from the original Lost in Space TV series.


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