Although she's been gone for over 40 years, the price Marilyn Monroe collectibles still attest to power of her legend. The pink satin gown she wore in the Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend sequence in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is up for sale as part of the Profiles in History's auction on June 10-12, 2010. The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in the scene which was later copied by Madonna for her "Material Girl" video. The dress by designer William Travilla is estimated at $150,000-$250,000 but could go higher. The famous beaded gown she wore to sing Happy Birthday for John F. Kennedy went for $1,267,500 at auction at Christie's in 1999.
Other pieces up for auction include the The Wicked Witch of the West's Hat from "The Wizard of Oz" estimated at $100,000-$150,000; Darth Vader's light saber from "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" estimated at $60,000-$80,000 and Michael Keaton's Batsuit from "Batman Returns" estimated at $30,000-$50,000. The third day of the auction is devoted to Star Trek collectibles.
[via Art Daily]