ICONIC MARILYN MONROE WHITE DRESS SALE AS PART OF THE DEBBIE REYNOLDS AUCTION

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The ivory-pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch has sold for $4.6m (£2.8m) at an auction in Los Angeles.

Marilyn Monroe and from the ivory-pleated Subway dress Monroe’s ivory-pleated ‘Subway dress’ sold for record amount

The dress was part of a collection of film memorabilia collected by actress Debbie Reynolds over four decades.

She began collecting props and costumes in 1970 and had amassed some 3,500 items.

Hollywood costume and prop collection in Beverly HillsDebbie Reynolds had collected 3,500 iconic film items

The 79-year-old had hoped to house them in a museum but the project never came to light.

Other auction lots included Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra headdress, a Charlie Chaplin bowler hat and the guitar played by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

The ivory-pleated 'Subway' dress worn by actress Marilyn MonroeThe white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe sold for £2.8m

Reynolds was in tears as the auction on the iconic Seven Year Itch dress closed, CNN reported.

Auction house Profiles in History had expected it reach around $2m.

It was bought by an unidentified buyer bidding by telephone.

guitar played by Julie Andrews in The Sound of MusicGuitar played by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music

A red sequined dress and feathered headdress worn by Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes reached $1.47m (£1m) and a saloon girl costume from River of No Return for $510,000 (£315,000).

Many of the items had been given to Reynolds by her close friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who died earlier this year.

Charlie Chaplin's signature bowler hatThe trademark bowler hat worn by Charlie Chaplin

The horse racing outfit worn by Taylor as a child in National Velvet sold for $73,800 (£46,000).

The trademark bowler hat worn by Charlie Chaplin in several films, including The Little Tramp, fetched $135,300 (£83,574).

Wizard of Oz Judy GarlandA pair of the Wizard of Oz red slippers sold for over £1m

A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the filming of The Wizard of Oz sold for $1.75m (£1m) despite not making the final cut.

Speaking before the auction, Reynolds said the cost of maintaining them had become too high.

She added: “By selling them I won’t have quite so much responsibility and I can rest a little more”.

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