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    Edie Adams' Screen-Worn Ceil Chapman Dress. Adams had long desired to own a dress designed by Ceil Chapman, a favorite of Marilyn Monroe, and here it is. This prized possession, worn on Kovacs' show and in a Muriel Cigar commercial (accompanied by the male quartet, The High Notes), was custom made for Adams in black crepe de chine with a meandering overall line of bugle beads and further embellished at the upper edge in rhinestones, pearls, and pendant drops of seed and facetted beads, giving this piece great movement. Lined in satin with internal stays and bearing the Ceil Chapman label, this dress is in Fine condition with minor bead loss at the back and is accompanied by a photograph of Edie in this dress with her husband Ernie Kovacs. Accompanied by a hardcover copy of Edie Adams' autobiography, Sing a Pretty Song. From the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams Estate Archive.

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    June, 2009
    5th-6th Friday-Saturday
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