The Golden Globe award of Marilyn Monroe that she received way back in 1961 has been sold for a record-breaking $250,000 (£195,000) at an auction that was held in California, USA.
The award of the actress for world film favourite female became the highest selling Golden Globe award ever recorded in history when it was able to fetch a quarter of a million dollars at Julien’s Auction that was held in Beverly Hills last Saturday.
The 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird of the late starlet was also sold for the first time in history for $490,000. Other iconic items that were connected to Monroe that went under the hammer during the auction this weekend included the black satin blouse that has a matching necktie that Monroe wore during a press conference at Los Angeles Airport on the 26th of February 1956. that was sold for $43,750; her copy of the first ever issue of Playboy Magazine that has Monroe on the cover that was signed by Hugh Hefner, its publisher, that was sold for $32,000; the iconic black-and-white checkered pants of Monroe that was sold for $31,250; and many others.
Also, a pair of her earrings went for $10,240 during the Icons & Idols Hollywood two-day auction. It also included some items from other celebrities, such as Cher and Tina Turner.
A collection from fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie hit the auction runway with a selection of the nine-time ensembles of Emmy-winning icons that were worn by Cher on The Sonny and Cher Show and Cher. The wedding dress of Sharon Tate— an ivory silk moire mini ($25,000-$50,000) that was worn to her marriage to Roman Polanski in London way back 1968— was also present.
Monroe was famously portrayed driving in the car with Arthur Miller, her playwright husband, shortly after their wedding way back in June 1956.
The president of Julien’s Auctions, Darren Julien, said that the car was “not only part of automotive history but comes with an aura of glamour, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend.”
The owner of the car tracked it down through registration and some other documents prior to restoring it ahead of the said auction.