Iconic Moment: 3 June 1955, The Seven Year Itch is released at cinemas into cinemas around the world
Did you fall in love with the stunning blond bombshell? Or are you a fan of her movies? Or maybe you were fascinated with her celebrity lifestyle. She had a star quality that had never before been seen and arguably hasn’t been seen since her untimely death in 1962.
One thing that we can be sure of is that today, almost 50 years after her death, interest in her is as intense as ever. An auction in June 2010 saw the dress in that scene of “The Seven Year Itch” sell for $4.6m.
Whether it’s signed photographs, album pages and cheques or more bizarre items like her personal clothing, chairs she has sat on or even X-rays of her chest, collectors are paying top prices for anything related to Marilyn Monroe.
The legend of Marilyn Monroe will never be extinguished. If you have an attachment to golden age of cinema, the glamour of the gorgeous girl who went on to become the most famous woman on the planet or her tragic and controversial death then you need to have a Monroe piece in your collection.