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Marilyn Monroe’s Purse sold for $25,428

Andrea Divirgilio / September 26, 2012

Marilyn Monroe’s memorabilia never fails to appeal to her fans even after 50th anniversary of her death. Everything from Marilyn Monroe’s dresses to her signed photographs, and even the burial plot next to Marilyn Monroe crypt in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, was sold to an eBay bidder for $ 4.6 million. The legendary Hollywood actress memorabilia items has been one of the most expensive celebrity memorabilia items, including her chest X-rays which also makes it to the list of most expensive weird celebrity items, sold at a price of $45,000. The latest item that once belonged to Marilyn to be auctioned is a red silk & feather purse featuring her ”MM” monogram in silver on the interior pocket.

Marilyn Monroe Purse

The double strap handbag has rhinestone-encrusted shell, with silver metal clasp. The handbag offered at an online auction is from the estate of Monroe’s ”Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” costar Tommy Noonan, who played her wealthy boyfriend Gus Esmond. The auction started at a minimum bid of $1,000 and it ended on September 25th for a final price of $25,428. The other items in her memorabilia includes Marilyn Monroe’s topless photos from her last ever photoshoot, which had recently went up for auction.

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