The 20th Century-Fox Closet: Marilyn Monroe Costumes

This is truly an amazing photograph. Rarely seen, this image, presumably taken in a storage warehouse on the Fox lot in Hollywood many years ago, shows five costumes from different Marilyn Monroe films. There are other clothing items seen in this image, but it’s difficult to determine the actual pieces.

From left to right:

Something’s Got to Give: What appears to be the white coat Marilyn wore when she first returns home after being stranded on an island.

The Seven Year Itch: The tiger-striped costume.

Bus Stop: The one piece leotard Marilyn wore when singing “That Old Black Magic.”

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The red sequined Travilla costume Marilyn wore when singing “We’re Just Two Little Girls from Littlerock,” with Jane Russell.

There’s No Business Like Show Business: The Travilla costume Marilyn wore when singing “After You Get What You Want.”