Graveyard Punch

Icon: Marilyn Monroe (above in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch) items were auctioned off at Julien’s Hollywood Legends Auction over the weekendBig money: Monroe's grave marker (above), expected to go for $2,000 - $4,000, sold for $212,500

Marilyn Monroe’s grave marker fetches $212,000 at auction after initial estimate of just $2,000

  • Marilyn Monroe items were auctioned off at Julien’s Hollywood Legends Auction over the weekend
  • Monroe’s grave marker, expected to go for $2,000 – $4,000, sold for $212,500
  • The last dress Monroe ever wore in a film, a flower patterned silk crepe look from Something’s Gotta Give, sold for $348,000 
  • The auction also featured the premiere issue of Playboy – which Monroe covered – signed by the magazine’s creator Hugh Hefner 
  • The owner of the marker is a morgue employee who has had it since the 70s when it was replaced on Monroe’s grave 

    A recent auction of Marilyn Monroe items saw the tragic star’s grave marker going for an astounding amount of money.

    An individual paid $212,500 to take home the simple plate, that is engraved with the star’s name and the years of her birth and death.

    And this was just one of the Monroe items being auctioned off at Julien’s Hollywood Legends Auction over the weekend.

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