This Is Your Last Chance to See Marilyn Monroe's White Dress Before It's Sold at Auction
If you’re itching to own a bit of cinema history, you’ll be excited to learn that Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white dress (yes, that dress) is going up for auction. To quote the star herself, isn’t it delicious?
The movie star wore the flowy, white halter dress in 1955's “Seven Year Itch,” and her sidewalk scene from the movie is engrained in cinema history.
Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood artifacts, is putting up an exhibit called “Essentially Marilyn,” which will display all kinds of Marilyn Monroe artifacts from costumes to signed photographs at the Paley Media Center in Beverly Hills, California, beginning August 18, according to Today.
“We have everything you could possibly want — her wedding photo, wedding invitation, her [Screen Actors Guild] membership card, baby photos, everything,” said Joe Maddalena, CEO and founder of Profiles in History.
Monroe’s dress, as well as other objects from the exhibit, will official go up for auction at the end of October, Today reported. The exhibit will be free to the public from August 18 to September 30. More information can be found on the Paley Center website.
Even if you’re not able to be in Beverly Hills in the next month, you can still honor Marilyn by visiting the famous subway grate at Lexington Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City.
The grate is unmarked, making it something of a secret attraction for only those tourists in the know. To find the exact spot, go to the southwest corner of the intersection, and then to the second grate from the corner. The actual grate has been replaced, but you can still stand where Monroe did for the studio's staged publicity stunt, which involved a fan below the grate to get the perfect, dress-lifting image. The crowd that came to see her along with street noise made that shot useless for the film, but the photographs from the scene were used for marketing “The Seven Year Itch.”