Monroe dress for Kennedy birthday song sold _ $4.8 million

Authorities say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she broadly sang “Glad Birthday” to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for almost $5 million at a Los Angeles closeout.

Julien’s Auctions says that the notorious, perfectly sized outfit was sold for $4.8 million Thursday night to Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

The organization says in a news discharge that the performing artist wore the Hollywood fashioner Jean Louis creation — tissue hued and shimmering with more than 2,500 handstitched gems — on May 19, 1962, for a mid 45th birthday festivity for Kennedy at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Monroe’s hoarse version of the birthday melody has been communicate over and over since, adding to the legend encompassing the screen symbol.

It was only a couple of months after the fact on Aug. 5, that the 36-year-old Monroe was discovered dead from what the Los Angeles lead prosecutor’s office ruled was an overdose of barbiturates.

 

Source: The Tropixs

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