Marilyn Monroe's earrings sold for $185,000 in auction

PTI
Published Apr 14, 2014, 8:46 pm IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 10:07 pm IST
The jewelry was sold in a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia
Marilyn Monroe. Photo: AP
 Marilyn Monroe. Photo: AP
 
Los Angeles: A pair of earrings, which was worn by legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, was sold at USD 185,000 in a recent auction. According to a statement released by Julien's Auctions on April 13, Monroe wore the piece when she attended the premiere of Burt Lancaster's 'The Rose Tattoo' in 1955 with Marlon Brando and other public appearances, reported Ace Showbiz.
 
The jewelry was sold in a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia which took place on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 respectively in Beverly Hills. In addition to the earrings, a double-bit battle ax used by dwarf Gimli in two movies of 'The Lord of the Rings' was included in the auction.
 
"This was gifted by Peter Jackson to John Rhys-Davies, who was Gimli in 'Lord of the Rings'," Julien said. Another item offered at the auction was a pair of sneaker  which was worn by Bruce Lee in 'Game of Death'. A 'test dress' tried by Judy Garland for her role in 'The Wizard of Oz' was also available.
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