Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday’ gown up for auction in Nov
Marilyn Monroe’s skin-tight gown which she had worn for her sensational rendition of “Happy Birthday” to U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1962 gala event is finally set for sale at an auction on November. This was announced on Wednesday by Julien’s Auctions, the firm organizing the much-publicized event.
The event will be held on November 17 in Los Angeles, stated the auction house.
The auction house considers the gown can fetch a whooping $2 million to $3 million, given the present craze for the Hollywood sex bombs’ goodies by collectors.
The beautiful and seductive actress had worn the almost see-through dress at JFK’s 45th birthday celebration that was held at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962. Marilyn had launched her sexy version of “Happy Birthday” for the President and all 15,000 guests’ wide eyes were on her. She got on to the stage and removed her white ermine coat only to reveal a backless skin-toned dress that was made up of silk gauze, which was covered in thousands of rhinestone beads, rosette motif and sequins. Hollywood costume designer and Academy Award winner for Costume Design Jean Louis had designed the dress specially for the gorgeous Monroe that was so well-fitting that everyone said “Monroe had to be sewn into it.”
Sadly, she died less than three months later due to an overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36 years at that time. JFK also died the following year.
If you think that the trend started off with Britney Spears’s nude bodysuit in ”Toxic” video or Beyoncé ’s Givenchy dress at Met Galas or Kim Kardashian’s almost everything, then you must know that during 1962, Monroe’s gown was very scandalous, adding up to her tantalizing performances that seemed more suitable for a private meeting with the president.
Watch her wishing on stage in the video: