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Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch sold for a whopping $4.6 million at a Beverly Hills auction Saturday night, according to CNN.
The pleated halter dress — the one seen in the movie billowing upward above a subway grate — was expected to go for $2 million. In addition to the $4.6 million winning bid, the buyer will pay another $1 million in commission.
The bids were “totally crazy, especially in this recession,” collector Keya Morgan told CNN.
Other Monroe outfits also sold at the action: A red-sequin gown and feathered had worn in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes went for $1.47 million, while costumes from There’s No Business Like Show Business and River of No Return brought in another $1.2 million.
— A blue cotton dress and a pair of ruby slippers made for Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz brought a combined $1.75 million.
— One of Charlie Chaplin’s signature bowler hats, which he wore in several films, sold for $135,300.
— The velvet brown racing silks and riding pants worn by a young Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet sold for $73,800.
— A World War I military uniform worn by Gary Cooper in Sergeant York was sold for $67,650.
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