Marilyn’s wedding ring, painting and photographs up for auction in December

29 Sep


The platinum eternity band given to Marilyn Monroe by Joe DiMaggio on their wedding day January 14, 1954, will be auctioned in December. Marilyn’s ring is expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000. Not bad for a ring missing one diamond!

Another highlight will be an original oil painting of Marilyn by the famous pinup artist Earl Moran. The painting is expected to fetch between $70,000 and $90,000.


The auction house Profiles in History will be announcing more items shortly, as well as the location of the sale, which is taking place December 15-17.


jasgurEarlier this week, it was announced that a collection of Joseph Jasgur photographs were also up for bidding.

A bankruptcy judge in Florida ruled that photos taken in 1946 of Norma Jeane Dougherty – who went on to become the iconic Monroe – will be sold at auction to settle the debts of the photographer.

jasgur3Joseph Jasgur’s photos, negatives and image copyrights will be sold in December by Julien’s Auctions. The collection also includes several model-release forms Miss Dougherty signed for Mr Jasgur in Hollywood.

They will be auctioned off as part of Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols event on December 2-4 in Beverly Hills, California.


(Wedding ring /Photo: Doug Kanter, AFP/Getty Images)

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