Julien’s Auctions has announced an extraordinary and highly-anticipated three-day Marilyn Monroe auction event featuring the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, property from the estate of Lee Strasberg, property from the life and career of Marilyn Monroe, including property from the collection of Frieda Hull and one of the most famous dresses ever worn...the gown Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy. It will be the world’s largest collection of personal and career items from the legendary and tragic screen icon.
This is a rare and unprecedented exhibit of Hollywood and pop culture history. Highlights of the exhibit will include the gown Monroe wore in 1962 at Madison Square Garden during the celebration of John F. Kennedy’s birthday and hundreds of other items to be displayed. Personal items never-before-seen and offered by the estate of Lee Strasberg, the famous Method acting coach and confidante of Monroe, will be on display including personal jewelry, artwork, clothing, accessories and personal handwritten documents and letters.
“Marilyn was a complex and beguiling figure in her lifetime, leaving generations of adoring fans to speculate, infer and debate about her life. What has resulted is a prismatic kaleidoscope image built upon both fact and fantasy.” – Anna Strasberg
The collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts will feature such highlights as the “Some Like it Hot” black cocktail dress, the “No Business like Show Business” gown, the “Niagara” dress and more. Comprising film costumes, personal gowns, clothing, jewelry and property owned by Marilyn Monroe, the collection will also showcase original photographs and film posters.
Julien’s Auctions Los Angeles Gallery, 741 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90069