Marilyn Monroe's 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' At Profiles In History's June 10-12 Summer Auction Event
by Profiles In History Press Release
Review by Charles Mohapel
Profiles In History News ISBN/ITEM#: CM100601SUMMER
Date: 01 June 2010
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(Photo: Dean Cain's Superman costume from Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman. Provided by MJK Public Relations)
Calabasas, CA - Marilyn Monroe's iconic pink satin gown from the "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" sequence in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and an incredible collection from The Wizard of Oz will highlight Profiles in History's $3 Million Dollar Hollywood Auction 40, June 10-12, 2010. The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in one of cinema's most memorable song and dance sequences as she performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and is estimated to sell for between $150,000-$250,000.
Among The Wizard of Oz items is Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West hat which is estimated to sell between $100,000-150,000.
The Orville Goldner Production Art Archive and Biplane Filming miniature from King Kong, $120,000-150,000, the most important archive representing the genesis of King Kong will also be offered.
Also included is an extensive collection of Elvis Presley clothing, jewelry, and personal effects, including his stage used guitar he gave to Norman Taurog (who directed Elvis in numerous films) $60,000-80,000. Also being offered is an unprecedented collection of stop-motion puppets and props from Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas. In addition, from the collection of Academy Award-nominated Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz are Darth Vader's lightsaber $60,000-80,000, Princess Leia's blaster $20,000-30,000 and Yoda's hero cane $12,000-15,000 — all three from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Over 1,500 lots of memorabilia from film, television, and music will be offered.