At auction in Los Angeles (California) sold a dress of the famous Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe in which she congratulated U.S. President John F. Kennedy on the 45th anniversary by singing “Happy Birthday Mr. President”.
The outfit went under the hammer for 4.8 million dollars, reports the BBC. Auction on Thursday night held auction house Julien’s Auctions.
Embellished with sequins and rhinestone Nude dress, custom-made French designer Jean Louis was Monroe during her performance at the event to raise funds for the Democratic party of the United States may 19, 1962, 10 days before the birthday Kennedy.
Addressing an audience of 15 thousand people was one of the last appearances of the actress in public. She died at the age of 36 years three months – August 5, 1962 from an overdose of sleeping pills. President Kennedy was assassinated a year later.
The estimated cost of the dress was about $ 3 million. In the end, the lot set a new record value in 2011, the white dress was the actress in the movie “seven year Itch” sold for 4.6 million dollars.
At the auction, which will last three days, has the biggest collection of Marilyn Monroe ever presented at auction. Among the lots – dresses, jewellery, furniture, personal photos and signed actress postcard.