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.