18 November 2003
MARILYN MONROE HAT
A black velvet hat adorned with a black ribbon and bow around the rim and an interior label reading Original Design By/Madcaps - New York/Made in Italy.
This piece is one of nine that was originally sold in the October 27-28, 1999 Christie's (New York) auction titled "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe;" Sale 9216, Lot 293, Page 201 of that catalogue; final price realized was $17,250; original "Marilyn" lot tag is still attached.
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