Monroe's 'Subway' Dress Sells For $4.6 Million
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And our last word in business news is Hollywood classics.
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Ms. MARILYN MONROE (Actress): (as The Girl) Do you feel the breeze from the subway? Isn't it delicious?
MONTAGNE: The billowy white subway dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" was sold this weekend for $4.6 million - more than double what was expected. It was part of an auction of classic film memorabilia.
The light blue dress Judy Garland wore in the "Wizard of Oz" fetched more than $900,000. Both dresses were part of the collection of another film legend, Debbie Reynolds. She auctioned them after an attempt to create a museum fell through.
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