Marilyn Monroe’s Personal White Fox Fur, Worn in The Misfits
Two pieces of white fox fur affixed to a white sweater and worn in the film The Misfits. This was Marilyn Monroe’s final completed film, released on February 1, 1961. She would die the following year while filming Something’s Got to Give.
This is an example of Marilyn wearing her own personal clothing in one of her films, which was also the case in Let’s Make Love, where Marilyn wore a black dress in the film’s final scenes, which was from her personal wardrobe.
Marilyn owned these fox fur pieces starting in the early 1950s when they were attached to the cuffs of a long white coat. In 1958, they were attached to the collar of a white jacket. See photos here.
Finally, they were attached to a white sweater Marilyn, which she wore in the rodeo scene in The Misfits.
Interestingly, Marilyn wore the same white sweater, minus the fur, when she exited Payne-Whitney Psychiatric Hospital in early 1961.
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.