Iconic Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner Items for Bidding in March Showcase

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The most expensive item in the collection is a black evening gown worn during the filming of the 1955 movie “The Seven Year Itch,” with an expected price of up to $200,000 (£160,000). The auction will also include items related to Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who passed away in 2017.

Iconic Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner Items for Bidding in March Showcase

One of Monroe’s other costumes up for auction is a satin lavender leotard that she wore for a photo feature in the December 1958 issue of Life magazine. The gown, adorned with fabric flowers and chiffon draped in pink, lavender, and cream, could fetch up to $40,000 (£32,000).

The auction will feature original programs and ticket stubs from events attended by Monroe, including the 1962 birthday celebration of former President John F. Kennedy. Monroe wore a skin-tight Jean Louis gown, greeting the President with the famous “Happy Birthday” song. The programs and ticket stubs are expected to sell for between $4,000 and $6,000 (£3,200-£4,700).

Other items in the auction include photos of Monroe playing football, on the set of “River of No Return,” and images of Elizabeth Arden lipstick in a custom shade for a film.

Collection for auction

Includes art pieces such as Andy Warhol’s original Playboy silkscreen and Leroy Neiman’s 1959 canvas painting “Romanoff,” which could sell for up to $80,000 (£63,000).

Additionally, a pin-up girl watercolor drawing of Alberto Vargas from Playboy magazine’s March 1967 issue is up for auction, with an estimated value between $60,000 and $80,000 (£47,000-£63,000).

Iconic Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner Items for Bidding in March Showcase

The collection also includes clothing worn by Hefner, such as a smoking jacket, silk pajamas, slippers, and a tobacco pipe.

Hefner and Monroe, both born in 1926, lay side by side in Los Angeles’ Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary when Hefner purchased the adjacent burial plot for $75,000 (£55,930) in 1992. Monroe’s central image was featured in the first edition of Playboy released in 1953, taken in 1949, serving as an iconic symbol for the magazine’s early days.

The Hollywood film star passed away at the age of 36 in 1962, while Hefner passed away at the age of 91 in 2017.

Place for Auction

Before being auctioned in Los Angeles at the end of March, items from the Monroe and Hefner collection will be displayed in exhibitions featuring over 1,000 artworks in Hong Kong and Shanghai in February.

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