Marilyn mink stole to be auctioned
Actor Marilyn Monroe’s mink stole which she wore in 1949 film Love Happy is set for an auction, with bidding starting at $20,000.
The fashion accessory worn by the late actor in the final Marx Brothers film will be auctioned by Nate D Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles on Tuesday, reported Female First.
The Hollywood icon passed away aged 36 in 1962 from a barbiturate overdose in Los Angeles.
Her walk-on role in the Love Happy came before her big breakthrough. In the film, Monroe was seen holding the mink stole as she walked past Groucho Marx with the intention of catching his attention. After having recently been dropped from her contract at Columbia Pictures, her agent Harry Lipton landed her an audition for the small role in the film. Monroe practised her walk, in front of a mirror for a week before her audition in order to prepare for the role. The mink stole was made by Western Costume Company, and is light brown in colour with a brown-grey satin lining and black trim. It is 76 inches in length, with its widest point being 15 inches, and 9 inches at its narrowest point.