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    Marilyn Monroe "The Girl" Travilla Polka Dot Meet-Cute Dress From Seven Year Itch (TCF, 1955). Vintage original silk polka-dot halter top dress with internal stays sewn into the silk knit lining, hook and eye and zipper back closure, and as with most Monroe wardrobe, this costume was created with a series of strategically placed weights sewn to aid the gown in molding around her famous curves, and was worn when the Girl (Monroe) first meets Richard (Tom Ewell) after he'd buzzed her into their building. A quintessential costume personifying the elegance and sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe.

    Common with most Fox Marilyn Monroe wardrobe, the costume has been modified for a subsequent production, dyed lavender. Original 20th Century-Fox label with bias label handwritten "1-27-2-8170 M. Monroe A-734-07" are present but loose from costume. The dress exhibits production wear and age, with edge wear to straps and minor spot staining. In vintage Very Good condition. Provenance: Acquired from Twentieth Century Fox. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Gene London Cinema Collection.


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