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Marilyn Monroe's grave marker sells for $212,500 at Julien's Auctions 'Hollywood Legends' sale
The mystique of the screen icon remains extraordinary as bidders from around the globe bid high and often on significant items of Marilyn Monroe’s Collection.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- On Saturday, June 27th at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, items from the highly anticipated Hollywood Legends auction proved to be irresistible especially when it came to that of the legend of Marilyn Monroe. Originally estimated to sell between $2,000-$4,000 dollars, the Marilyn Monroe grave marker from Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles sold for $212,500. Monroe’s legendary status among Hollywood elite did not disappoint throughout the auction with other highlights including the dress worn by Monroe in her final film “Something’s Gotta Give” (20th C. 1962) which sold for $348,000, a Hugh Hefner signed premiere issue of Playboy Magazine featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover sold for $87,500, a Marilyn Monroe inscribed drawing of a nude woman sold for $75,000 and original Jack Cardiff photographs of Marilyn Monroe sold for $37,500 among many other items associated with Monroe.

Other highlights of the auction included the Marino Marini bronze sculpture owned by Sid Caesar which sold for $252,000, Her Royal Highness Princess Diana’s Versace Portrait Gown and Magazine sold for $192,000, Marlon Brando’s 1960 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle sold for $220,000 , Florence Caesar’s Diamond Necklace sold for $56,700 and a Production Archive from Desilu Productions from Star Trek: The Original Series sold for $68,750 over the two days of bidding taking place on-site at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery, on the phone and online.






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