Los-Angeles -headquartered Julien’s Auctions, the purveyors of iconic artifacts and notable collections from the world’s most recognisable stars recently held a three-day auction of what was dubbed “The Largest Collection of Marilyn Monroe Personal and Career Items” from Thursday, November 17, 2016 to November 19, 2016. The auction house realised revenues of nearly US$ 11 million for all the items sold.
Monroe’s Blancpain Platinum and Diamond watch was won back by the Blancpain company for US$ 225,000, “thus bringing the watch back to its original home in Switzerland”, Julien’s said.
Marc A. Hayek, Blancpain President & CEO, said “We are thrilled to have this exceptional timepiece, which was once owned by America’s most iconic star, return to its original home in Switzerland.”
The highlight of the auction, however, was the sale of what has come to be known as the “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress. It was the dress she was draped in when Marilyn Monroe famously sang for President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York on his birthday in 1962. The rhinestone-studded dress was sold to Ripley’s Believe It or Not for the record price of US$ 4.81 million.
Pic Cap: Marilyn Monroe’s Blancpain Platinum Diamond Watch
Pic Courtesy: Julien’s Auctions
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