Marilyn Monroe,  The Seven Year Itch

Rex Features via AP Images

Die-hard Marilyn Monroe fans will spare no expense to get a little piece of the star.

The ivory dress that the screen legend wore in the famous subway scene in The Seven Year Itch was snapped up at auction for a whopping $4.6 million in Beverly Hills this weekend. Add another $1 million in fees and the dress cost a cool $5.6 million.

So who decided to sell off this piece of movie history? Turns out it was another Hollywood legend...

The William Travilla-designed pleated halter dress—which was estimated to go for $1 million to $2 million—was put up for sale by actress and movie memorabilia collector Debbie Reynolds.

According to Reuters, Reynolds had hoped to showcase her enormous collection of costumes in a new museum, but recent financial troubles forced the 79-year-old star to unload the items instead.

Other pieces sold at the auction include Monroe's red Gentlemen Prefer Blondes dress, which raked in $1.2 million; Audrey Hepburn's My Fair Lady Ascot dress, which fetched $3.7 million; and Judy Garland's blue Wizard of Oz dress used in test shots sold for $910,000.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share