Marilyn Monroe’s love letters and personal items sold for sky high prices Saturday when Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills put pieces of celebrity history up for auction.
As part of its Icons & Idols series, the auction house offered an array of items ranging from James Bond memorabilia and a nude sculpture made by Farrah Fawcett to a slice of Prince William and Kate‘s wedding cake. Among the most spectacular were sales from the “Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe.”
A love letter from Joe DiMaggio to the screen siren after she said she was divorcing him went for $78,125, while a letter from Arthur Miller to the star pulled in $43,750.
Her black velvet opera coat went for $93,760, and one of her pendant necklaces drew in $34,375. But items that the publicdidn’t see were just as intriguing to fans. Monroe’s white lacy brassiere sold for $20,000, her small lip brush for $10,000 and a makeup compact for $46,875.