Tuesday , July 27 2021

Golden Globe Marilyn Monroe sells for US $ 250,000 at auction

Final American actress Marilyn Monroe. (AFP photo)

CALIFORNIA: Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award was sold to break the record US $ 250,000 at the Julien Auction in Beverly Hills, California, said auction officials Saturday night.

The statue of the 1961 award for World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction.

Two-seat black Monroe, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which was auctioned for the first time, sold US $ 490,000 in Icons & Idols: Hollywood, which takes place Friday and Saturday.

Monroe, one of the most billed celebrities, was described as driving in a car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their marriage in June 1956.

The film star owned the vehicle for six years until shortly before his death in 1962.

Darren Julien, president of the Julien Auction, said the car was "not only part of automotive history but comes with a glamorous aura, romance and tragedy of true Hollywood legend."

Monroe awarded Thunderbird to the son of his acting coach, Lee Strasberg, in 1962.

The current owner, who wants to remain anonymous, tracks the vehicle down through registration and other documents. The car has recovered but retains many genuine parts.

A copy of Monroe Playboy's first edition with him on the cover, signed by publisher Hugh Hefner, sells for US $ 32,000 along with nearly a dozen other items owned by iconic actresses.

The auction also includes items from other celebrities including pop stars Tina Turner and Cher.

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