Blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe's wedding ring from Joe DiMaggio will soon be adorning the finger of a very lucky woman as this ring is up for auction. The auction will take place in California auction house at a three-day event named as “Icons of Hollywood”. Other celebrity memorabilia will also be put on display at the sale that will take place from December 16th this year.
The wedding band is made of platinum and is adorned with 35 baguette-cut diamonds that Monroe wore at her wedding on January 14 1954. She eloped to get married to Joe DiMaggio but was later divorced in one year. The ring is expected to fetch more than $300,000. The actress’s iconic dress that she wore in the movie The Seven Year Itch broke all the records and fetched $5.5 million at Profiles In History auction earlier this year. Wanna Be Loved by You actress’s nude photograph from a modeling session in the late 1940s is also up for sale and is expected to fetch $90,000.
Apart from Marilyn Monroe’s items, the auction also highlights the ruby slippers worn onscreen by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz”. The pair is expected to fetch somewhere around $2.6-3.8 million, and the latter price is a bit more than the world’s most expensive shoes today. These shoes are surely going to be the highlight of the auction as the expected price of the shoes is higher than any other items listed for sale in the auction. This auction is expected to feature over 3,500 costumes, thousands of original film posters, 20,000 original photographs, unique costume sketches etc.
Below are other few items up for sale at the auction:
- Ben-Hur (MGM, 1959) Charlton Heston signature tunic, robe, and accessories for the grand procession into Rome.
- There’s No Business Like Show Business (20th Century-Fox, 1954) Marilyn Monroe black, white and pink, tropical-print “Heat wave” dress and hat by Travilla.
- Mary of Scotland (RKO, 1934) Katharine Hepburn key red velvet and gold trimmed gown designed by Walter Plunkett.
- Charlie Chaplin “Tramp character” signature bowler top hat.