Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Leather Belt

From the 1999 Christie’s Auction, The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, a soft leather belt in brown, ornamented with gold tone fleur-de-lis and French coat of arms. Marilyn wore this belt in 1951 in the images shown below.

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Marilyn was 5’5” tall, and her weight naturally varied over the years. Her measurements varied also.

Weight
1945: 118 lbs
1960: 140 lbs
1962: 117 lbs

Measurements
1945: 36-24-34
1951: 36½-23-34
1955: 38-23-36

When fastened, this belt measures 27 inches.

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Provenance:

Christie’s New York: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, October 27-28, 1999.    Click here to buy your copy of the Christie’s auction catalog for the sale of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items.

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