Marilyn's earrings auctioned for R1.9m

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iol news pic Monroe earings AP This image provided courtesy of Julien's Auctions shows a pair of rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere, The Rose Tattoo. The earrings have sold at auction for $185,000. Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions/AP

Los Angeles - A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185 000 (R1.9 million).

Julien's Auctions said in a statement Sunday that the actress wore the jewellry when she attended the opening of “The Rose Tattoo.”

Monroe did not appear in the film based on a Tennessee Williams play. The price included a 20 percent commission for the auction house.

The buyer was a foreign collector. The auction house does not release the names of buyers.

The sale was part of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia Friday and Saturday at Julien's Beverly Hills gallery.

A lighter used by Humphrey Bogart sold for $19 200, and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff was purchased for $152 600.

Sapa-AP


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