On October 27 and 28, 1999, a striking auction will take place at the legendary Christie’s in New York. No fewer than 1,000 objects that belonged to Marilyn Monroe are going up for auction. From bras to slippers, the wedding ring she got from Joe DiMaggio and a temporary driver’s license… A lifetime in objects changes hands. “This is a real time capsule of a great Hollywood icon”, exults Nancy Valentino of the auction house. The interest is therefore enormous. Ultimately, the objects will fetch a whopping $13.4 million. But whether Marilyn Monroe herself would have been happy with that is doubtful.

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