Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 last week on 1st June 2011. She died on 5th August 1962, age 36 nearly 49 years ago. There are many famous images of Marilyn, perhaps none more so than those of her in a white dress, standing on a subway grill in New York for the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch“. Long story short – the dress that she wore will soon be at auction on Saturday 18th June. I understand that Debbie Reynolds is the current owner of the dress having bought it for $1.1m back in 1999. It would seem that her plans to open a fashion museum have now changed and she will sell her collection of memorabilia.
It will be interesting to see how much the dress eventually sells for – and almost as a sign of the times and the power of the Internet a group of Marilyn fans have set up a website campaign (save the dress campaign) to raise money to bring the dress to a museum in New York. They are open to donations! It would seem that Marilyn’s celebrity power remains in fairly good health all these years later. Perhaps this is a sign of things to come with the advancement of social networking. Marilyn continues to be a source of inspiration for collectors and we shall see precisely how good an investment the dress was for Debbie Reynolds in a couple of weeks time.  Just in case you have not seen the film, here is the original 1955 trailer.

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