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Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Collection Piece Added: Marilyn Monroe's Personal Ivory Cotton Overcoat

I'm thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Marilyn Monroe Collection: Marilyn Monroe's personal ivory cotton overcoat, originating from the 1999 Christie's Sale, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe." This coat is from Marilyn's personal wardrobe, with labels reading "Styled by Lawrence of London," and "Bergdorf Goodman on the Plaza, New York."



On June 28, 1961, Marilyn Monroe checked in to Polyclinic Hospital in New York City to have her gallbladder removed. This was the fifth time she had been in the hospital in just ten months. Joe DiMaggio kept her company throughout.

Marilyn wore this overcoat as she exited Polyclinic Hospital on July 11, 1961, following gallbladder surgery.

When Marilyn was discharged she was practically mobbed by well-wishers and photographers as she left. She later said, "It was scary. I felt for a few minutes as if they were just going to take pikes out of me. Actually it made me feel a little sick. I mean I appreciated the concern and their affection and all that, but - I don't know -it was a little like a nightmare. I wasn't sure I was going to get into the car safely and get away!"



Click here for a YouTube video of Marilyn exiting the hospital.









3 comments:

Page said...

Congratulations on your purchase! Envious but thrilled for you.
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nellis1989 said...

congrats i wish i could just be in the same room with marilyn monroe items. but alas i am to poor and i will never own or be in a room with her great essance. i know if i were the emotions would take me and i would cry. i hate not being a somebody. but im a nobody. and nobodys dont get to follow there dreams : <

Baroque In Babylon said...

How fun! I'd love to just hug that coat. Lucky, lucky you!