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More than 600 items of Marilyn Monroe and the founder of Playboy magazine sold at auction< /p> Marilyn Monroe/The Hollywood Reporter

At Julien's Auctions in California, more than 600 collectibles of Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner were sold. Including the pink Pucci dress worn by the actress, as well as the Playboy founder's jacket and slippers.

The three-day auction sold a long-sleeved silk knit Pucci dress for a record $325,000. The Hollywood Reporter writes about it.

In addition, a place in the general crypt next to the Hollywood actress and founder of Playboy was sold at the auction for $195,000. The buyer was a tech investor from Los Angeles, Anthony Jabin. Along with the burial place, the man bought a bathing suit that once belonged to Marilyn at auction.

Hefner's items at auction included a $13,000 burgundy smoking jacket, slippers, pajamas and a tobacco pipe, as well as a $13,000 custom-made round bed in the mansion. The items were purchased by Anthony Jabin, a Beverly Hills tech investor who sells a crypt, bed and other items.

More than 600 items of Marilyn Monroe and the founder of Playboy magazine were sold at auction

Things by Hugh Hefner/The Hollywood Reporter

Also, for $127,000 was sold a dress in which Monroe starred in the movie “The Seven Year Itch”, designed by costume designer William Trevilla. An original cream-and-beige silk knit cocktail dress by Jean Louis that Monroe wore to a press conference for the cast of Les Miserables in the summer of 1960 fetched $65,000.

The three-piece swimsuit, made commissioned for Monroe's set in the 1954 musical “There's No Business Like Show Business” sold for $29,250.

In total, the auction raised more than $4 million for the organizers. According to them, although Hefner and Monroe never met, their “heritage became inextricably linked” when Monroe appeared in the first issue of Playboy in 1953. At that moment, they achieved world fame, becoming two important figures of American culture of the 20th century, and Playboy became an iconic global brand.

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