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    Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Gown Sketch by Jean Louis with Fabric Swatch (1962). Vintage original costume sketch accomplished in graphite, gouache and watercolor on 15" x 20" artists board, accompanied by a double layer nude chiffon fabric swatch embellished with various sizes of sewn-on faceted round crystals, measuring approx. 8.5" x 11".

    According to the late designer and Hollywood historian/collector, Gene London, "When Marilyn was invited to sing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy in 1962, she tapped designer Jean Louis, who had designed a form-fitting gown with strategically placed beading for Marlene Dietrich. Marilyn wanted to achieve that effect and asked Louis to design a sheer, rhinestone-studded evening gown. When Monroe stepped on stage, the audience gasped! It appeared the sex symbol was clad only in spider webs, studded with shimmering dewdrops."

    The iconic dress originally cost $12,000 to create, and sold in 1999 for $1.3 million, and in 2016, sold once again for
    a whopping $4.8 million. Exhibiting only minor age and handling. In vintage very good to fine condition. Provenance: Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe: The Berniece and Mona Miracle Collection, February 8 - March 2, 2001. From the Gene London Cinema Collection.

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    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
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