Marilyn at the May Fair London Hotel


Four outfits that Marilyn Monroe wore in her films and press conferences will be on view in the celebrated London hotel The May Fair ahead of their sale by the acclaimed auction house Julien’s Auctions. The dresses on display are from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There’s No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return and Some Like It Hot and will be sold live on 1st November at Julien’s Auctions at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills at 1pm PT (8pm GMT) and online at

A unique cocktail menu at May Fair Bar and a series of indulgent dinner screenings of her most famous roles will run in conjunction with the exclusive viewing of the Hollywood legend’s costumes and clothing from 24th September to 21st October 2019.

The Marilyn Monroe Collection cocktail menu will consist of four original drinks created by May Fair Bar’s award-winning team, each inspired by one of the four outfits exclusively on display in the hotel. Enjoy the finer things with Lorelei Lee, a luxurious mix of Courvoisier VSOP, Moët & Chandon Brut, Cabernet Sauvignon & cherry reduction and Champagne foam inspired by 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or dive into the flavours of the old West with Kay Watson from River of No Return, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, saffron syrup, orange blossom honey, lemon & Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic. Those looking for a short, sharp tipple with a hint of sweetness can indulge in the Sugar Kane, a heady mix of Bulliet Rye whiskey, Umeshu, Barolo Chinato and activated charcoal inspired by Some Like It Hot, or opt for a taste of the exotic with There’s No Business Like Show Business’ Victoria Hoffman – Roku gin, Yuzu, St Germain, spiced honey syrup and egg white.

Each cocktail will be priced at £14, with the exception of Lorelei Lee at £18, and will be available in the stunning May Fair Bar throughout the viewing. Guests are also invited to experience the inspiration behind each drink first-hand with four exclusive screenings at the charming May Fair Theatre:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Friday 27th September, 7.30pm
There’s No Business Like Show Business – Friday 11th October, 7.30pm
River of No Return – Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm
Some Like It Hot – Friday 18th October, 7.30pm

Tickets for the screenings are available as part of three elite dinner and drinks packages. Join the team for a screening of your favourite film with popcorn at 7:30pm, followed by the chance to experience the cocktail inspired by that feature (£20) in May Fair Bar. Those wishing to extend the evenings enjoyments can enjoy three courses of delectable Spanish and Italian small plates at May Fair Kitchen before the film at 6pm (£35) or indulge in all three with dinner at May Fair Kitchen (6pm), film at May Fair Theatre (7:30pm) and post-screening cocktails at May Fair Bar (£49) for a night to remember.

Packages must be booked in advance by visiting, emailing or calling 020 7915 3892.

For more information and registration to bid in this auction email or call 310-836-1818.

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