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Marilyn’s gown gets big money

entertainment Updated: Jun 16, 2010 12:21 IST

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Marilyn Monroe’s pink gown, considered to be the most important dress of Hollywood, has earned a whopping 213,000 pounds at one of the biggest auctions in tinseltown.

The size-14 pink satin gown, which Monroe wore in the song Diamonds are a girl’s best friend in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, beat its expected price of 170,000 pounds reports

Also, the carpetbag used by actress Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins reached 65,274 pounds at the auction. It had only been expected to fetch 8,000 pounds while the wicked witch of the west hat worn by actor Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard Of Oz earned a spellbinding 137,420 pounds.