The dress that actress sang Happy Birthday, Mister President, became the most expensive ever sold at auction
– The dress that actress Marilyn Monroe sang the famous Happy Birthday, Mister President, were sold for $ 4.8 million. This outfit became the most expensive ever sold at auction. A preliminary assessment of the dress was three million dollars.
Bodycon dress design by Jean Louis 2500 embellished with crystals, was purchased by the Museum of Ripley’s “believe it or not.” This dress, like many other dresses Monroe, sat on her like a second skin, says BBC News – the secret is that most of the dresses were sewed directly on the body of the actress right before filming or performances.
Monroe died just three months after the execution of the song “happy birthday, Mr. President”. Speech at the evening dedicated to the 45th anniversary of U.S. President John Kennedy in 1962, was one of her last public appearances. Kennedy was assassinated a year later.
These days in the auction house Julien’s in Beverly hills put up for auction the largest collection of apparel and accessories of stars of the silver screen. Another outfit Marilyn Monroe cocktail dress of Comedy “In a jazz only girls”, was sold for 450 thousand dollars. Most of the lots presented at auction, owned by a close friend Monroe, her mentor on acting by Lee Strasberg.