24 June 2004
MARILYN MONROE WRAP
A black silk and ostrich feather wrap with two velvet arm straps and an interior label reading "Made to Order/Rex, Inc./Beverly Hills/California;" Rex being a brand MM frequently purchased. Interestingly, this piece may have also been used as a prop in MM's last and unfinished 1962 film, "Something's Got To Give;" a similar wrap can be seen in the handbag she carries as she watches her children in the swimming pool. Included are three images showing MM with this wrap.
This piece was originally sold in the October 27-28, 1999 Christie's (New York) auction titled "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe;" Sale 9216, Lot 211, Page 158 of that catalogue; final price realized was $7,475.
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