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Marilyn Monroe dresses, personal photos go on the auction

This combination photo shows actress Marilyn Monroe posing over the updraft of a New York subway grate during the filming of “The Seven Year Itch” in New York, left, and the dress that she wears on a mannequin. The dress, created by Bill Travilla, is one of the many items that will be auctioned off in October 2018.

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Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with a signed photo thanking the executive who started her Hollywood career will go on display before you visit the auction.

Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills from Aug. 18. An auction follows at the end of October.

They are equipped with a photo, which Monroe signed to 20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyon, france, reads: “Dear Ben, You found me, named me and believed in me when no one else did. My thanks and love forever. Marilyn”

This combination photo of images released by the Profiles in History shows the costumes worn by actress Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” left, and “The Seven Year Itch,” which, at the auction in October 2018.

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Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson, Monroe changed her name after coming to Hollywood. She used her mother’s maiden name Monroe, while Lyon, on the condition that the “Marilyn.”

The photo was taken during the filming of “The Seven Year Itch,” 1955 film of the history of the lasting image of Monroe standing on a subway grate and keep her white dress.

A version of the dress, made by the original designer Bill Travilla for Monroe for guided tours and exhibitions, is also one of the items in the sale, along with her hand-annotated script for the film.

In this Sept. 9, 1954 file photo, Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grate during the filming of “The Seven Year Itch”, New York. The dress, created by Bill Travilla, is one of the many items that will be auctioned off in October 2018.

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Also in the auction are Monroe’s personal childhood photos 15 costumes she wore in movies, including dresses from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

The exhibition in The Paley Center for Media will also feature large-format photographs of Monroe by fashion photographer Milton H. Greene, who was a friend of the actress.

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