6:27 AM IST - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Monroe’s items set auction on fire

Los Angeles, Dec 18 Legendary actress Marilyn Monroe’s items turned out to be a rage at an auction here.

The auction, Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood, produced many big surprises as items went for much more than their expected price. But Monroe’s items were a hit, reports contactmusic.com.

Camera negatives from the film “Some Like It Hot” sold for $1,500, five times their expected sale price. While rare shots of Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of “The Misfits” went under the hammer for $2,000, which was over three times of what they were expected to fetch.

Other Monroe memorabilia sold also included an autographed letter signed by the 18-year-old ‘Norma Jeane’ ($52,500); a personal Monroe photograph signed by Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and Gary Cooper ($60,000); a portrait of a young Monroe wearing a sheer lace trim, signed ($37,500), and Monroe’s invitation to a John F. Kennedy birthday celebration ($40,000).


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