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'50's Greatest Actress Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Fetches Record $250,000 At Auction

News by Joey Jordan Published on 18 Nov,2018

Actress Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award Statue Paid $250k At Auction

  • Actress Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe Award statue was sold at a record price at an auction on Saturday, 17th November.
  • The statue was paid $250,000.
  • Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird was paid $490,000 while her other items also got equally higher amount at the auction.
  • Monroe received the Golden Globe award for best actress in 1961.
  • Monroe, the popular 1950's sex icon died due to an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles in 1962 August.

Actress Marilyn Monroe, famous sex symbols of the '50s won the Golden Globe award for the Best Actress in 1961 for her role in Some Like It Hot and 57 years after she received the award, it fetched a whopping $250k at auction on Saturday.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the late star's award statue received the highest price ever for the Golden Globe at auction.

Further, her raven-black 1956 Ford Thunderbird was paid $490,000 at the auction. Monroe had bought the car in 1955 straight from the factory.

Some other items of the late actress were also put on auction including her blouse and tie which she wore at a Los Angeles press conference, received $43,750; a pair of checkered pants which fetched $31,250, and a copy of her first appearance in Playboy, autographed by Hugh Hefner which received $32,000.

The auction, titled "Icons & Idols" was set through Julien's Auctions of LA. Before, the auction of Marilyn Monroe items was held in September this year in Britain where the typed receipt from Monroe's psychiatrist was sold.

Born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, Marilyn Monroe spent most of her childhood days in foster homes and an orphanage before she got married to James Dougherty at the age of 16. She started her career as a model and later she landed some lead roles in the films in the '50s including Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Misfits etc.

Monroe died on August 5, 1962, from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles.

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