For a smooth $2 million, you could own the dress that was part of Marilyn Monroe’s most breathtaking movie moment.
The breezy white halter dress, which the blonde bombshell wore on the set of her film, The Seven Year Itch, is up for sale thanks to actress Debbie Reynolds, who is auctioning off her vast Hollywood memorabilia collection on June 18.
Reynolds, 79, has collected more than 3,500 famous film artifacts over the past 50 years, but because of a difficult “economic situation” has decided to auction off the majority of her wares to the highest bidders.
While Miss Monroe’s “Subway Dress,” which was designed by Travilla, might be considered the star of Reynolds’ collection, some of her other pieces are just as famously known, including Judy Garland’s costume from The Wizard of Oz, Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot dress from My Fair Lady and Barbara Streisand’s gold sleeveless gown from Hello, Dolly — which is thought to be the most expensive dress ever made for a film.
Reynolds has expressed her sadness over the need to break up her collection, as multiple attempts to showcase it in its entirety have fallen through. “To keep them stored another 50 years didn’t make sense,” Reynolds told Reuters. “I hope in the end they all find happy homes, that they will be shown, and that they might even land in museums.”
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Interested in placing a bid? Well, lucky you! The collection will be publicly displayed at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills starting early next month. Happy spending!