How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 A pair of faux diamond and pearl earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film

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Lot 153
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953
A pair of faux diamond and pearl earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film

Sold for £ 5,400 (US$ 6,990) inc. premium
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953
A pair of faux diamond and pearl earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film
Earrings having one pearl missing and one diamond missing. Made in the diamante style and worn to great effect in the film, evident in many scenes.

Footnotes

  • The tag line for this film was "The Most Glamorous Entertainment Of Your Lifetime in CinemaScope. You See It Without Glasses!" and starred arguably the most beautiful and accomplished trio of Hollywood actresses at the time; Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. The trio play three New York models tired of cheap men, lack of money and scraping a living they decide to use all their feminine craft to land three eligible millionaire bachelors, on their quest they find that it is not easy to tell the real thing apart from the less well off.

    Marilyn Monroe shone with such competition as Grable and Bacall, holding her own and adding her trade mark dizziness and glamour to Bacall's sophistication and Grable's brassy-ness. How to Marry a Millionaire is recognised as one of Monroe's better performances along with Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like it Hot.
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