The amazing story of Debbie Reynolds and Marilyn Monroe's most famous dress

2016-12-29 16:01
 
Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds

Cape Town - Debbie Reynolds - who died on Thursday, just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher -  was not only a icon of the silver screen but a shrewd investor in movie memorabilia too. 

The Singin' in the Rain star had over 3500 pieces of old school Hollywood collectables. 

One of the most notable was a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film The Seven Year Itch. During a famous scene in the film Marilyn's character stands above a subway grate and her ivory dress blows up causing everyone to stop and stare. 

Watch this interview from The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Reynolds talks about the dress and her other collectables (fast forward to 37 minute mark) :

 

After this interview, in 2011, Reynolds sold the dress on auction for more than $5.6 million.

In this clip Debbie talks about the incredible sale:

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