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    Marilyn Monroe "Elsie" pearl encrusted ball gown from The Prince and the Showgirl. (Warner Bros., 1957) Vintage original eggshell chiffon over eggshell satin short-sleeve, floor-length mermaid ball gown with sweetheart neckline and form-hugging waist. Encrusted with seed pearls at bodice and skirt, bead embellishment to sleeves, and bead fringe at scalloped sleeve openings. Marilyn wears this brilliant white gown with dramatically swaying skirt throughout many scenes in the film, and images of her in the form-fitting garment featured heavily in the film's publicity. Retaining internal Western Costume bias label handwritten, "Marilyn Monroe #6". Exhibiting usual wear and deterioration, as to be expected in a vintage garment like this. Otherwise, in good condition. Provenance: Profiles in History Auction 8, December 16, 2000, Lot 285.

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