It’s the dress from the famous scene in which Marilyn stands over a grate in the sidewalk and lets the wind from the subway trains passing beneath blow up her skirt.
It was “only” expected to go for $2 million.
The previous record for a Monroe dress was $1.26 million . . . which somebody paid in 1999 for the dress she wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY in 1962.
Actress DEBBIE REYNOLDS owned the dress. She has a HUGE collection of Hollywood memorabilia, but she’s selling all of it off.
Marilyn’s showgirl outfit from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” sold for $1.47 million . . . and two of her other movie dresses went for a combined $1.2 million.
A dress and ruby slippers worn by JUDY GARLAND in screen tests for “The Wizard of Oz” went for $1.75 million. (–They weren’t the ones she actually wore in the film.)
And CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S bowler hat sold for $135,000. (–You can see pictures of many of the items here.)