Blink. Blink. This is crazy-awesome.
First of all, let me say that Debbie Reynolds (Carrie Fisher’s mom to some of you) is one smart cookie. She began collecting film memorabilia, costumes, posters and even automobiles over the span of many decades. Marilyn Monroe’s “subway grate dress” was the biggie…and was sold at auction today for $4.6 MILLION.
‘OH! Do you feel the breeze from the subway? Isn’t it delicious?’
“The outfit, seen billowing upwards thanks to a subway grate in a scene that turned the blonde bombshell into a silver screen icon, sold for a mind-boggling $4,520,000 million. The dress was expected to go for just $2 million.”
I do love collecting. I’m not a hoarder, I swear! But I do have an original signed, museum-mounted and framed photograph (not a lithograph and not poster) from Bert Stern’s Last Sitting with Marilyn. She died six months after this photo shoot at the Bel-Air Hotel in 1962.
This image is very similar to mine, but not the exact photo…By: Bert Stern
I will never sell it. EVER. I would imagine that it was rather difficult for Debbie Reynolds to part with her precious treasures, don’t you think?
Do you have any lovely and fashionable collectibles you’d like to share with us? What I wouldn’t give to be a part of Debbie’s next auction coming up in December of this year.