Marilyn Monroe rhinestone earrings will auction with $200,000 estimate
Marilyn Monroe wore the rhinestone earrings to the premiere of The Seven Year Itch
Paul Fraser Collectibles Tuesday 18 March 2014
A pair of rhinestone earrings owned by Marilyn Monroe are valued at $150,000-200,000 ahead of the April 11 Hollywood Legends sale at Julien's Auctions.
Monroe worethem to the premiere of The Seven Year Itch in 1955, which she attended with husband Joe Di Maggio.
She also sported them at the premiere of The Rose Tattoo (1955), which she attended with Marlon Brando. Her future husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, was also there.
The earrings were previously offered at a sale of memorabilia pertaining to the star in 1999 and made$81,700 against a $3,000-5,000 estimate -up 1,534%.
The fact that the earrings are imitation rather than real diamonds highlights the value collectors place on the Monroe connection.
A Ceil Chapman cocktail dress, also owned by Monroe, is another highlight, with an estimate of $30,000-40,000.
It was also featured in the Christie's sale in 1999, where it achieved $19,550 against a $2,500 estimate - an increase of 680%.
We have this Marilyn Monroe autographed advertising slip for sale.
An oversized model of Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff is valued at $20,000-30,000.
The figure is mounted in a swimming position on a set of rollers. It was used as a prop in the Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004), where Hasselhoff appeared as himself, and is consigned from the actor's personal collection.
You can view our movie memorabilia here, including this signature from Hasselhoff's Baywatch co-star Pamela Anderson.
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