Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185k

2014-04-14 20:00
Marilyn Monroe

Los Angeles — A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185 000.

Julien's Auctions said in a statement Sunday that the actress wore the jewelry when she attended the opening of The Rose Tattoo.

(A pair of rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere, The Rose Tattoo. AP)

Monroe did not appear in the film based on a Tennessee Williams play.

The price included a 20% commission for the auction house.

The buyer was a foreign collector. Julien's does not release the names of buyers.

The sale was part of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia Friday and Saturday at Julien's Beverly Hills gallery.

A lighter used by Humphrey Bogart sold for $19 200, and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff was purchased for $152 600. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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