Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Iconic dress sold for millions

A dress that created the iconic image of  Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway vent was just sold at auction to an unnamed buyer for 4.6 million dollars. The dress was sold with other pieces of old Hollywood memorabilia like Audrey Hepburn's costume from the Ascot race scene in "My Fair Lady" and a headdress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra."

The dress and other items were from the collection of Debbie Reynolds the 79-year-old "Singin' in the Rain" star.  She said she had given up her dream of seeing her collection in a museum of Hollywood costumes someday.

The final tally from the Saturday auction was calculated Monday. About 600 items from Reynolds' extensive collection were up for sale. Another auction is planned for December. Save your money Hollywood fans!

If I could buy any one thing at auction from a starlet of our past it would have to be an item belonging to Lucille Ball. Maybe a dress she wore in the show "I Love Lucy" that she secretly bought without telling Ricky.

Let's step back to yesteryear and watch the scene that made this dress worth 4.6 million dollars.