Marilyn Monroe Dress Sells for $5.6 Million


Marilyn Monroe’s sexy subway dress, originally priced to auction at $2 million, has been sold to an anonymous bidder for $4.6 million (plus a $1 million commission), which means that your dream of wearing the original halter gown while standing above a subway grate to re-create Marilyn’s famous scene in The Seven Year Itch is basically dead. It also means that for some people, the recession is most definitely over. For those of us for whom that is not the case: You can purchase any number of similarly designed yet far less expensive dresses just by shopping about the Internet for a bit, and then wear one to whatever your favorite subway grate location happens to be. Though, really, you shouldn’t be standing over subway grates anyway. Not the cleanest air, there. [AnimalNY]