Monroe`s gown fetches 213K pounds at auction
London: Marilyn Monroe`s pink gown, considered to be the most important dress of Hollywood, has earned a whopping 213,000 pounds (about $312,000) at one of the biggest auctions in tinseltown.
The size-14 pink satin gown, which Monroe wore in the song "Diamonds are a girl’s best friend" in the 1953 movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", beat its expected price of 170,000 pounds (about $248,000) reports express.co.uk.
The auction turned out to be bear-size as bids for the carpetbag used by actress Julie Andrews in "Mary Poppins" reached 65,274 pounds. It had only been expected to fetch 8,000 pounds.
The wicked witch of the west hat worn by actor Margaret Hamilton in "The Wizard Of Oz" earned a spellbinding 137,420 pounds. Johnny Depp’s vicious-looking hands from "Edward Scissorhands" went for 18,885 pounds and his jacket from "Pirates Of The Caribbean" for 12,367 pounds.
The holy grail from `Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade` sold for 10,993 pounds.
There were an unprecedented 1,500 landmark items in the `Profiles In History` auction, in Los Angeles at the weekend.