Hey, folks! Get ready for an incredible auction happening this March that’ll take you deep into the lives of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner. They’re putting up a bunch of cool stuff that once belonged to them.
Marilyn Monroe’s Collection
You won’t believe what’s up for grabs from Marilyn Monroe stash! Think dresses, personalized lipstick, and cool pictures of her on movie sets. One of the hottest items? That iconic black evening gown she rocked in “The Seven Year Itch” back in 1955. Can you believe it might fetch up to $200,000? That’s some serious glam!
But that’s not all – remember that satin lavender leotard she slayed in for Life Magazine’s December 1958 issue? It’s in the mix too, complete with chiffon sashes and flower trimmings. It could go for around $40,000!
And guess what? You can even snag the original program and ticket stub from when Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy in that jaw-dropping Jean Louis gown. These historical gems might jointly sell for up to $6,000.
There’s more, though! You’ll find photos of Monroe doing her thing on movie sets, kicking a football, and even a custom Elizabeth Arden lipstick in a classy gold case. All part of the star’s legacy!
Hugh Hefner’s Collection
Not to be outdone, Hugh Hefner’s collection is equally impressive. Get your hands on original art like Andy Warhol’s Playboy Bunny silkscreen and a LeRoy Neiman painting titled “Romanoffs.” Fancy splurging up to $80,000? This could be your chance!
And that’s not all the art on offer. An Alberto Vargas pin-up girl watercolor from a 1967 Playboy Magazine issue might sell for $60,000-$80,000! Can you imagine having that on your wall?
But wait, there’s more than just art. Hefner’s wardrobe is up for grabs too – think smoking jackets, silk PJs, comfy slippers, and even his tobacco pipe. Talk about iconic!
Intriguing Ties Between Monroe and Hefner
Fun fact: Did you know Monroe and Hefner share a connection beyond this auction? They rest in peace next to each other at a memorial park in Los Angeles. Hefner even bought the crypt next to Marilyn’s back in ’92 for $75,000. Talk about a unique bond!
Oh, and remember the first-ever Playboy edition in ’53? Yep, Monroe was the centrefold. That’s a piece of history, right there!
Where to Catch the Action
Excited to see all this firsthand? You’ll get your chance! Over 1,000 items from Marilyn Monroe and Hefner’s collections will be on display in Hong Kong and Shanghai in February. And finally, the big auction happens in Los Angeles at the end of March.
So, mark your calendars, folks! It’s not every day you get a chance to grab a piece of Hollywood history.