In following up on my recent post “Is the Most Iconic Dress in Film History Coming to Auction?” Marilyn fans and collectors continue to buzz about the white halter dress Marilyn wore in the Seven Year Itch, and the idea that it may possibly be put up for auction.
The website for Reynolds’ Hollywood Motion Picture Museum is still active online. Visit www.hmpc.tv to view the site and to see many of the items in the collection which will most likely be auctioned by Christie’s in June of 2011.
The white halter dress Marilyn wore in the Seven Year Itch, now owned by Reynolds, is shown below. Click here for a clip of Marilyn wearing the dress in the film.
Reynolds also owns hundreds of famous film costumes, including a dress and a pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
Also included in her collection are costumes worn by Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn, including this gown worn by Audrey in Funny Face.
Interestingly, Julien’s Auctions sold the same costume in their 2010 Hollywood Legends auction, for $56,000.
Was there another yellow dress from Funny Face, or has Reynolds already started selling off her collection and this was actually her dress?