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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Marilyn's dress from River of No Return up for Auction

Coming up on Nov 24, 2014 by Bonhams

A Marilyn Monroe saloon gown from River of No Return
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. 19th century style saloon gown with a red cotton bodice adorned with large black sequins in a swirling pattern with black sequin trim along the neckline and each of the three shoulder straps, a black satin bustled skirt with matching red cotton trim with black sequins on either side of a high slit, and a yellow silk rose at the hip, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe"; and a matching pair of red cotton panties with red lace and green ribbon trim, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe" and a Fox cleaning tag. Monroe wears this dress near the beginning of the film, while singing "One Silver Dollar" on stage in the saloon tent. 

Estimate $400,000 - $600,000

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