Dress Marilyn Monroe in which she was wearing during the song “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to U.S. President John F. Kennedy, sold for $ 4.8 million at auction Julien’s Auctions in Beverly hills. About it reports Reuters, citing a statement from the auction house.
the Buyer of the dress has become a Museum of Ripley’s “believe it or not”.
Translucent narrow Nude dress designer Jean-Louis is embellished with rhinestones and deep dekolirovaniya and were tightly wrapped around Monroe’s body, said Reuters.
“Enforcement of the Monroe song “Happy Birthday Mr. President” can be considered one of the most famous riffs in the history of the United States,” — said the President of the auction house Julien’s Auctions Darren Julien told Reuters.
the First winner of the dress was Martin Zweig, who purchased it in 1999 for $ 1.26 million at Christie’s auction. As Julien said, knowing that the dress is a valuable investment, its previous owner kept it on a mannequin in the closet with climate control.
Dress Jean-Louis is one of the many lots in the Julien’s Auctions of Monroe’s life, which will be exhibited for three days. The auction is timed to the 90th anniversary from the birthday of the actress.
Monroe sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” may 19, 1962, at the gala concert in Madison square garden in new York in honor of the 45th birthday of Kennedy. This performance was one of the last. After almost three months, on August 5, 1962 Monroe died.
the portal for searching real estate on 15 June for sale new York penthouse Monroe, where she lived in the 1950-ies together with her third husband playwright Arthur Miller. The price of the penthouse was $ 6.75 million.