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(11 May 2012) LEADIN Never-before-seen belongings of the Hollywood legend, Marilyn Monroe, are on display in Los Angeles. The show marks the 50th anniversary of the movie star's death at the age of 36. STORYLINE: One of the world's most iconic actresses, Marilyn Monroe, is the star of a million dollar exhibition of some of her most personal belongings. It's taking place here in Hollywood, 50 years after her premature death. Over 50,000 fans from all over the world are expected to arrive to commemorate the anniversary. This exhibit is housed inside an old bank vault, and the contents inside are valuable - maybe priceless because of their association with Monroe. The Marilyn Bank Vault Collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not is Hollywood's ultimate homage to Marilyn, remembering an era and commemorating the queen of the town. Among the many Marilyn items are a hand knitted cardigan, currently valued at USD $170,000. She wore this on her last photo shoot. These are all personal items belonging to the owner of the Ripley's company. Andrea Silverman, general manager of Ripley's Believe It Or Not says: "We have her famous sweater which was actually the last photograph that she did before her death. You're gong to see her makeup case. It took her over three hours to do her makeup. You guys have to come see all the cool stuff that we have. We have her shoes. We have her nightgown when she was married to Joe DiMaggio for her honeymoon" Personal items include a dresser top of Marilyn's cosmetics and makeup case. She was rumoured to take three hours to put on her makeup on every morning. An old Revlon nail polish bottle sits next to an Erno Laszlo face cream, lavender smelling salts, and an Elizabeth Arden eyeshadow. This black lingerie was worn by Marilyn for baseball legend Joe DiMaggio on their wedding night. Slippers with glass and white faux fur straps were valued 10 years ago at over USD $100,000. Also on display is a USD $12,000 lace nightcap as well as a bathing suit that was quite scandalous at the time for being a midriff baring two piece, in US size 16. A polka dot dress on show is known as the willpower dress because it took sheer willpower in the 50s to wear a strapless dress. Head scarves on display were worn to shield herself from the paparazzi. Jeanne Wolf, a veteran Hollywood journalist says: "We loved and adored her and still do. There's something about her very strong. You know she came form utter poverty. She should have had absolutely no exceptions in life and rose to be well arguably the most famous movie star in the world. There was something about her, that no one looked like her. No one reminded you of her. She invented herself. She created herself and in the midst of all of that, there was something so utterly exposed and fragile about her." Her dresses on display showcase her well documented size fluctuations. Going from 37-23-34 and a US size two when she began her career to 38-23-36 in 1962 - a US size 12. A larger than life poster shows her famous dress blowing scene from the movie "The Seven Year Itch." There are 40 pairs of shoes on display, including a pair of red Salvatore Ferragamo shoes which he made just for her. There is a copy of Marilyn's footprints in cement that were given personally to Sid Grauman, the owner of the famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They were made in 1953 on the night of the premiere of the classic film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'. A lock of her hair as a child sits in a drawer for tourists to get a glimpse of. It is reported she experimented with 10 different blonde shades before deciding on her legendary platinum colour. Wolf says people will like the feeling of being inside the vault to see her things. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0699fc36013349b87fccc7191afbb241 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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julijakeit (3 days ago)
The woman watching Marilyn Monroe blue dress at 3:10 must be thinking "Damn, they said Marilyn was size 16! I am size 12 and I won't fit into any of these clothing".
Janne Smedegaard (12 days ago)
It is a little strange that it took that long to put her make-up on, I dont think she needed that nuch painting to look the way she did, she was nice without it, because her skin was almost perfect, and the shape of brows and face was very nice to. She had so much in herself but of course she had to painted so much for pictures and movies, they created her, and she followed them. Her body did not need any surgery, not all of them can say that even then or today. There were lots of beauty's back then, but she simply had it somehow. Very sad that she died so young, but I often think, what would have happent to her, if she went on as a moviestar, would age then have killed her, as age does to beauty's in Hollywood.......
John wick (13 days ago)
Where's this place
Anna Solitaire Miles (13 days ago)
Who is the hideous cunt in the video saying that a person who is born with no money should have no expectations of achieving anything in life?
Jan Pretorius (2 months ago)
3 hours a day to do her make-up? And she didn't even nééd make-up...
Rick Fassel (2 months ago)
marylin Monroe her things
Lis Moraes (2 months ago)
She's say like Trump
Sprinkled Lyrics (4 months ago)
I went to that museum at Hollywood! That museum is finite fun cool things I’m a kid and I really really had fun 😺I think it was the “believe it or not museum” 😊👻
yuki2115 (5 months ago)
Their are hers, and some are fan stolen items
A.D. Mitchell (8 months ago)
Yeah but what size did Marilyn have to pay to be famous If Only The Dead could talk
dwilloughby13 (8 months ago)
Where can this be viewed. Would love to see this
Majestic Jeddy (8 months ago)
Is this lady on something?
Mouselps blogs (9 months ago)
Who did fergie the video send here
Lindo parabéns foram meus🌹
kat-c79 (10 months ago)
Uh no.......what a load of shite
Youmurta (10 months ago)
Her feet were so small
Sharing the Bounty (10 months ago)
"Plot" , to me, indicates a piece of land, and burial underground....And although he was laid to rest "next to Marilyn", it was in a crypt at Westwood Memorial Village....not in the ground in a grave.
Mr. Chip Whitley (10 months ago)
0:58 The fakest woman I have EVER seen in my life. Does she even hear herself when she talks? 100% cringe-worthy.
julijakeit (3 days ago)
+Anna Solitaire Miles indeed, among all people who live on this planet, _this one_ needs to be shot. *sarcasm*
Anna Solitaire Miles (13 days ago)
she needs to be shot
Peanut mac (2 months ago)
у меня был секс в космосе how is she trying to be Marilyn ....? Wtf and she is simply trying to sell something and act exciting about a truly exciting exhibit hello 🙄
Mr. Chip Whitley she is trying to be like Marilyn
M R (10 months ago)
I was interested tapping on this but now it gives me a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it was the girl about a minute in but it feels like a human zoo... the nightgown she wore on her honeymoon night... ooh. Not really
E M (10 months ago)
3 hrs to do her make-up? geez, no wonder she looked so incredible lol. She was a stunner without it!
K McD (11 months ago)
The younger woman speaking first is a little tacky and grasping 😞
Marisol Gonzales (11 months ago)
Johnny Nunya (11 months ago)
No jewelry? meh
Lila Rozetti (11 months ago)
Kathy Everhardt (1 year ago)
Jenna Grande (1 year ago)
didn't all her stuff get auctioned off?
Pov Yi (1 year ago)
My niece resemble Marilyn..
Luda Stout (8 months ago)
Pov Yi My own sister is even prettier. I wouldn't tell it to her.
?¿ (1 year ago)
A female wearing a tie is like a man wearing a thong
Daniella Shved (1 year ago)
Lets remember Marilyn was famous in the 50s, not 1763. If her things are well preserved thats because she died only 5o years ago.
blue heaven (11 months ago)
Dog_dog_DOG 1962 about 55 years ago but she was borned 1926 i bet some items are at least 70 years old
honey hush (1 year ago)
Great to know. For blonde bombshell I've always respected the girl. 💋
Ingrid Reyes (1 year ago)
I would go there and get a lot of those items and keep them
Chris Harrison (1 year ago)
I heard that Marilyn Monroe used Gerda Spillmann bio-fond foundation.
Luda Stout (8 months ago)
Chris Harrison What is it?
Sharon Newman (1 year ago)
Alison H (1 year ago)
I really really don't think she would've liked the idea of Hugh Hefner being buried on top of her like he is. In life,her entire life,she was surrounded by wolves. And now even in death some man is pushing up on her 😞 What a travesty
julijakeit (3 days ago)
On top of her or beside her crypt, as the sources state? Stop spreading lies.
Larry O (7 days ago)
Well what could she do, he had bought it and wish to be buried like that. Just glad the metoo movement happen, I’m sure she is glad that’s has finally happen.
dwilloughby13 (8 months ago)
Alison H I agree , so true, and as usual the victim she was of these men, she has no choice in the matter where does he get off thinking she’d be ok with that, effing creep
Nanny Needs Coffee (1 year ago)
Sorry but these are not unseen items. I saw all her stuff that was being auctioned off here in the UK at Christies Auctioneers in London before it all went to New York for auction. Her make up, her dresses, her shoes and yes that famous cardigan she wore on the beach.
daniela daniela (1 year ago)
I do know why no let  dead in peace a mareling, and have one man who clamed the him have one house the  mareling sleep whit the president  this is to much , i thing the  beuty seret the mareling is she bornd a man  , the women no have this small hips and  we have celulitys
Myup (1 year ago)
Can her childhood hair lock be so blonde when she was actually a brown haired girl from the very beginning? It may be hers, maybe a very light brown, but to me it looks more of her hair lock from her twenties, when she had her hair dyed blonde.
Katie Pie (1 year ago)
Myupo Saph yes your hair can be blond as a child and turn a lot darker when you grow up, me and my whole family are that way!!!
kri sta (1 year ago)
Woah that ladies makeup! Holy shit! And the wig makes her look extra crazy!
Christina Brown (1 year ago)
kri sta I was thinking the same thing! 😂🤡
Aymed Ahmed (1 year ago)
you were the best star ever rest in peace Marilyn
Neil Dickson (1 year ago)
Marilyn took a long time to dress for an occasion, including makeup. But, she wasn't working on herself that entire time. Let's just say she piddled, a lot. She didn't want to be rushed. She just wanted to be her best, no matter how long that took. If she was late, which often happened, well, so be it.
Octaviius Willingham (8 months ago)
Neil Dickson Actually many times she was just too afraid to come out of the dressing room because she felt what she had to give was not good enough. Wow...she was so unaware of her appeal which was enormous and infectious.
Lacey Noel (1 year ago)
Her hair!
Alyssa Cilliers (1 year ago)
would love to see these in person
I looked and finally found a Fibre Products case similar to the one that she owned and love it! they are from the 1940's and do stand the test of time! But I would love to her's up close! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Marilyn!
lisa martin (1 year ago)
I have a question??? does the lighting do any damage to any of these items???
Chrissi (1 year ago)
I so want to try on all of her stuff not least to see if I could even fit in given her tiny waist..
Alan Cofer (1 year ago)
Is this the Hollywood Museum on Highland?
Bruno56 (1 year ago)
Who said Christian fundies will never amount to anything? Marilyn Monroe was raised Pentecostal [ok, she left], yet she became the most famous actress of all time. I'll give her credit for that! And I am quite irreligious.
Jenni Niccum (10 months ago)
Bruno56 where did you get that information?
Bruno56 (1 year ago)
But as an irreligious guy I admit I was raised Catholic & Christian fundy as a kid. So I understand her!
Bianca blast (1 year ago)
not much
D Mars (1 year ago)
Had no expectations?? She had a lot of dreams, goals, and expectations.
Atrophy Queen (1 year ago)
I think its crazy cool Hugh Heffner owns the burial plot next to hers. He will forever be in the company beautiful ladies. I really don't think he knows any other way.
Rain Drifter (1 year ago)
Whitey Snyder was Marilyn's make up artist and it did NOT take him 3 hours to make up her face. Silly "facts" made up to grab attention.
jack cole (1 year ago)
Rain Drifter Overall making her up must have taken for hours from start to finish depending how she felt and what was she preparing for. She sometimes ruined the make up so it had to be reapplied because she felt so unsure and needed the delay.
isabella josephine (1 year ago)
pretty (:
Denita Arnold (1 year ago)
For some reason, she fascinates me. I wonder why Joe didn't get the vault next to her
julijakeit (3 days ago)
maybe his family wanted to bury him close to them. his soul is with MM now anyways.
Xcuze (2 years ago)
Kris jenner at 2:32
Antirutsch-Socke (1 month ago)
Xcuze 😂😂😂👍
Christina Brown (1 year ago)
itz han (1 year ago)
Xcuze most underrated comment lol XD
David Lunn (2 years ago)
i would like that cardigan though lol
David Lunn (2 years ago)
you dont have her soul or elvis either !
DetectiveDe lSofá (2 years ago)
sellin her even after dead :(
QueenlySweetpea (1 year ago)
It's not so much selling her, it's more about fans who adore her and want to see more of their idol's day to day life in the way of her personal posessions she owned and used during her lifetime ..
MILLA BAKULA (2 years ago)
like me
riseyrenée xo (2 years ago)
To the people saying some of the items weren't hers- a) did you personally know her well enough to know every single item the woman owned? b)just because something "looks too new" doesn't mean it wasn't hers! It could very well have been preserved properly and kept nicely stored somewhere over the years. There's no 100% way to know of every item she owned. Stop being smartasses.
Ebenezer Marley (2 years ago)
I get the feeling that many of these items were not Marilyn's.
kmsia17 16 (2 years ago)
That woman described her perfectly!
Phoenix Swanson (2 years ago)
Heather you really need to watch your step: Wes learnt from me. I've learnt nothing from him.. Just watch it.
Phoenix Swanson (2 years ago)
Jane F. don't huff - her spirit doesn't even recall you.
Flenif2247 (2 years ago)
Norma Jean perfected if not invented the dumb/smart blonde. Yes there were blonde comediennes before her buy she invented a whole new archetype
Page Lionheart (2 years ago)
LOL Crow Jewell Smelling salts Contains Amonia....
QueenlySweetpea (1 year ago)
+msjane .. Nope, it's Crown Lavender smelling salts shown at 1:34 ..
QueenlySweetpea (1 year ago)
That's why I stopped using Windex 'cause it contains amonia, I just mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean windows now ..
Teresa Torres (1 year ago)
I remember my mom having the same smelling salts pity she threw them out.
msjanegrey (2 years ago)
not laudanum?
msjanegrey (2 years ago)
not laudanum?
Jannah Cheekie (2 years ago)
i wish i could come here omg! i love Marilyn x
Chemb Sajin (1 year ago)
Sossa Montana are you an idiot bitchm
Sossa Montana (1 year ago)
Jannah Cheekie she is in hell now . Love Allah not this kafir 😌
I love Marilyn Monroe
william harper (2 years ago)
I wonder what she looks like now?,
SPF (1 month ago)
Nadia Maraschino he is saying that interesting how she would look like if she was alive
Neil Dickson (2 years ago)
No matter what's being said some dow dow bird has to chirp in something ugly. Makes you wonder what kind of life they lead.
Nadia Maraschino (2 years ago)
She died in 1962, you do know that, right?
Alicia R (2 years ago)
WOW ._.
Melinda Neal (2 years ago)
A good showing of her items!
Christina Monroe (2 years ago)
I'm crazy about Marilyn
Dario Witer (1 year ago)
Christina Monroe Who isn't crazy about Marilyn! 😀😀😀😀😀 ❤❤❤❤❤
MILLA BAKULA (2 years ago)
like my channel
Dewaldt Fourie (2 years ago)
Wow that's a beautiful woman
Lots of items where not of Marilyn.
Denita Arnold (10 months ago)
Probably not
Sandra Snel (2 years ago)
Yes, like the nightcap? I don't believe she wore that, and it looks brandnew.
moon light (3 years ago)
The George Barris photo of her with the sweater was NOT the last photograph taken.  The Barris photos were shot between June 29-31.  MM's hairdresser Agnes Flanagan's bill (affidavit) shows the dates for this and other things for getting the hair prepared.  MM's last professional photos were for a LIFE magazine shoot on July 6th.

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