Marilyn Monroe’s Platinum Locks, Dress, Other Memorabilia On The Auction Block

A photo of Marilyn Monroe is on display along with thousands of other Hollywood photos and negatives at a press preview of the Movie Star News Hollywood Photography Collection at Arader Galleries in New York City on April 5, 2013. More memorabilia, including two locks of the star's platinum hair, go up for auctiion in November. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) — Two locks of Marilyn Monroe‘s platinum hair go on the auction block in November and are expected to bring in as much as $8,000.

Those locks could rival the price of the bling that is also being auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles Nov. 19 and 20, USA Today reported.

Among other items to be auctioned are a sheer black beaded and sequined gown from the movie “Some Like it Hot.” There is also a large collection of Monroe photos from the 1955 premiere of “East of Eden,” and a pink halter dress from “Niagara.”

The stash comes from the estate of fan-turned-friend Freida Hull, who obtained the locks of hair from Monroe’s hairdresser, Toledo Blade reported.

All the Monroe items are among those that will be on exhibit aboard the Queen Mary as it travels from New York to Southampton, England, beginning Aug. 9.

Julien’s said Hull was good friends with Monroe and had amazing access to Monroe’s things, both from her professional and her public life. The estate will offer authentication papers on all items sold at the auction.

The estimated prices for the items on the block range from $3,000 to $600,000.


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