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Monroe and Hepburn movie icons sold at auction

Monroe and Hepburn movie icons sold at auction

Many souvenirs of Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) and Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) were sold at auction in Los Angeles. As part of the “Hollywood Legends” auction, Monroe’s evening dress from the musical “There No Business Like Show Business” has fetched more than $218,000 (about €216,000), Julian’s Auctions announced Saturday (local time).

The Givenchy wool suit Hepburn wore in the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s fetched over $156,000. A brooch that Taylor gave to her mother brought $25,000.

Two of the glamorous costumes worn by Monroe and partner Jane Russell from “Let’s Blondes” brought in a total of $102,000. Monroe’s ear clips from the trailer for “How to Make a Millionaire?” It brought in $81,000. The star’s handwritten notes from Lee Strasberg’s acting class went under the hammer for less than $19,000.

As part of the four-day “Legends of Hollywood” auction, more than 1,400 memorabilia from stars and movie classics will be auctioned through Monday.

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