Monica Lewinsky Mementos Go Up for Auction

Bidding for the collection, which includes a negligee and handwritten notes by the former White House intern, closes on June 27

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Monica Lewinsky attends an event on December 5, 2006 in New York City.

More than thirty items that federal investigator Kenneth Starr examined while gathering evidence for the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton went up for auction Monday on the Nate D. Sanders website. Bidding for the items, which include a negligee that allegedly belonged to the White House intern, began at $2,500. The 32-item lot includes White House keepsakes, greeting cards and several articles of clothing that reportedly belonged to Lewinsky. The former White House intern’s infamous blue dress, however, is not included in the collection.

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“Items owned by Monica Lewinsky, especially relating to the Clinton scandal and Ken Starr investigation are exceedingly rare,” auctioneer Nate D. Sanders told Reuters. “This is, to my knowledge, the only collection of this nature to come to light.” The auction closes on June 27.

The collection reportedly came from Lewinsky’s former high school teacher, Andy Bleiler, with whom she also has been linked to romantically. In addition to Lewinsky’s clothing, the lot includes eleven greeting cards sent by Lewinsky to Bleiler. A Valentine’s Day card reads, “Dear Andy, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this day is filled with lots of love, hugs, n’ kisses!!! I miss you! xoxoxo Monica.” The signed letter from Clinton, which was dated February 20, 1996, was reportedly sent to Bleiler on his birthday at Lewinsky’s request. All of the items ended up in the possession of Kate Nason, Bleiler’s ex-wife.

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The Senate acquitted Clinton of impeachment charges on February 12, 1999. Lewinsky, who is now 39, moved to Great Britain to avoid the limelight.

3 comments
AbrahamYeshuratnam
AbrahamYeshuratnam

It is not the 'infamous' blue dress but the 'historically famous' blue dress that rocked and shocked  the nation which  lurched to the impeachment of a president.

mahadragon
mahadragon like.author.displayName 1 Like

If these items were previously owned by Lewinsky wouldn't they still be the property of Lewinsky? How come they can auction off someone else's stuff? What if Lewinsky comes back to the U.S. and says she wants her stuff back? Some of those letters from the President may have sentimental value for her.

auzziegirl3
auzziegirl3 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@mahadragon  Yes, I have the same question.  How did the ex-wife of Monica's ex-lover gain possession of these items?  What's really sickening is that she's trying to capitalize on Monica's notoriety.  I often think of Monica and how is she dealing with what happened to her.  Nevertheless, I hope she has found happiness.