Monthly Archives: June 2011

Marilyn Monroe’s Subway Dress Sells for $4.6 million!

WOW! This blows everything else away…Marilyn Monroe’s “subway dress,” you know, the one she wore in The Seven Year Itch, sold for $4.6 million dollars today! Over 500 items were sold today, all courtesy of the collection amassed by Debbie Reynolds. Stay tuned for more auction prices.

See article and photo below, courtesy of Kay Shackleton.

Article HERE

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes…In Red Sequin Dresses!

Marilyn Monroe’s red sequin dress and hat from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes sold for $1.2 million dollars today! That’s about one million dollars more than the catalog estimate…not bad!

Thanks to Kay Shackleton for the “breaking news” article (see link below) and photo of the costume.

Article HERE

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A Short Video About The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Memorabilia Auction…

With the “Oz” blue gingham dress and ruby slippers totaling close to $2 million (see previous two posts), the total auction value of this collection is hard to estimate. One thing’s for certain, it WILL get Debbie Reynolds out of debt!

Watch the video below for more…

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The Ruby Slippers – SOLD!

Are these the oldest and most expensive shoes in the world? Probably!

Article HERE

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Judy’s “Oz” Dress Sells For Almost A Million Bucks!

Yep, “Oz” memorabilia is still HOT!

A big thanks to Kay Shackleton for reporting all the details from the auction.

Article HERE

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The Debbie Reynolds Auction…It’s THIS Weekend!

Well, the big day is here…the much-anticipated Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Memorabilia Auction is THIS weekend! I’m thinking there’ll be a few records set for some of the one-of-a-kind pieces on offer…that said, I still have a sense of sadness that these iconic items will be forever separated 😦

Read All About The Auction HERE

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It’s Outta My Hands Now…

Well, my Lupe Vélez manuscript, along with photos, electronic files, notes and permission letters that clear words from various contributors to print has been packed up and is now winging its way to my publisher…the box weighed 3.7 kilos (about 8 pounds) and cost a whopping $86 to send via airmail! Almost two years of my life, from thought process to finished package has gone into this project…letting it go is bittersweet. Of course, it WILL BE BACK – eventually. The proofs and indexing are to come, but that’s months and months away. For now, and for the first time, it’s outta my hands…my work is done!

See my photo below…yep, it was HEAVY!

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