Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Marilyn Monroe gold gown worn while she met Queen Elizabeth II at a 1956 film premier in London. (October, 29th, 1956) Vintage original floor-length spaghetti strap gold lamé pull-on gown with ruched bodice, hidden partial zipper front closure with long self sash embellishment, weighted hemline, and crème silk under layer, also includes matching cloak. Worn by Marilyn Monroe on October 29, 1956 at the premier of The Battle of the River Plate in London's Leicester Square, an event that Queen Elizabeth II attended. Marilyn had just finished filming The Prince and the Showgirl in London, and she accompanied her then husband Arthur Miller who was involved with the film at the premier. Both Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were just 30 years old at the time and it would be their only meeting. Exhibiting age and fabric deterioration/staining, the crème silk under layer has areas of extreme separation, zipper is nonfunctional. Highly recommend sensitive restoration for this exceptional piece. In vintage fair to good condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 22
    Sold on Nov 12, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 7 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
    C., A., L., & H. G.,
    Northport, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search