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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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Text Comments (221)
Arlene Rounce (20 hours ago)
I think the woman commenting was Susan Strasberg
yuu Asami (6 days ago)
The way 2 women talk is a little queer.
Basil Malik (8 days ago)
Not given peace even in death 💔
Maria Maria (16 days ago)
I wish I could travel and see these
Abe Olivares (17 days ago)
@2:31 I thought it was a wax figure of Kris Jenner 🙈
Deise de Souza (19 days ago)
Que fascinante! ❤❤❤❤❤
VenusRising (22 days ago)
I have always wanted that sweater!
VenusRising (11 days ago)
@Excellent Violet ikr
Excellent Violet (11 days ago)
Same!! I wish QVC would do a collection of some of her wearable clothes. I'd buy up that sweater in a minute!!
George Vreeland Hill (24 days ago)
Love you, Marilyn. Wish you were here.
Sabrina Peterson (25 days ago)
Hollywood exploited her innocents and made her a sex kitten for men to drool over and women to want to be like her......I'm sure after a while she realized it wasn't worth it.and they still do it today.
Kunta Kinte (25 days ago)
Queen ants captured her and she lives underground laying up to 10,000 eggs each week in Arizona.. She is still alive.. 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜👑👑👑🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🚿
Louise Ricketts (26 days ago)
I've always loved the pictures of her in that chunky sweater. It makes her look so fragile.
princesshongdoe (29 days ago)
I love you Marilyn. I am sorry you passed away.
Dancing Queen (1 month ago)
La plus belle des femmes. Magnifique Norma Jean.
Shiloe Moritrebor (1 month ago)
Marilyn is my holy grail 😌
Alexis Eshem (1 month ago)
Three hours of makeup? I won't even give myself one hour to get dressed for work. 💋
Suzzanne Stofko (1 month ago)
Alexis Eshem Same
Gacha lilaliya TV (1 month ago)
Marilyn is my big fan of my god I want to go there
Alison Williams (1 month ago)
How do you take three hours to put on make-up? 😞
Ashley Marshall (1 month ago)
I love her sweater!
dachraoui amal (1 month ago)
Where is this
Todd Crews (1 month ago)
I have different last name
Todd Crews (1 month ago)
those are my feet in hers
Sabine grella (1 month ago)
Sweater photo wasn’t her last photo taken
Rev Laird (1 month ago)
I love her image too bad for Gemini tiger that made her mentally crazy to the point that she wasn't going to last long but at least she died in her reverse year the Year of the Tiger very jealous hearted and insecure and I really a daughter I think she was fine I think she was the bomb in terms of blondes I will always think of her Jean Harlow Jayne Mansfield and Lana Turner but I say above all things though she had the beauty she was never really happy had a lot of good men Richmond Joe DiMaggio Arthur and tons of others but she chose to violate God's law when it tells you not to participate in adultery and because she did that she lost her life I think if we all can take out wonderful Beauty and not just display it but stay away from adultery I think we all in a better place may God Rest her very soul💃💅💆🏼💆💗😎😍.
Griss Valladares (1 month ago)
Cornelius abdon (1 month ago)
she is eternal and beautiful forever... take tha thollywood!... no matter what, she won everything In the end!!!!!!!!! QUEEN!
Karlee Meier (1 month ago)
happy birthday marilyn❤️
Eva Kärlin (1 month ago)
Impressive, I wish I could have been there!
ThankTheLord (1 month ago)
Marilyn couldn't sing a lick. Very overrated.
Roman City (1 month ago)
Who would want to wear any of that garbage? MM was a whore. She slept with single men and married men. A home wrecker. Even President Kennedy was subjected to her whoredomes and she even had the nerve to call Jackie at the white house to rub it in. She was murdered because she threatened to tell the press that she was pregnant with Kennedy's baby- which i think she was, unless jfk divorced jackie to marry her. What a hoe and scandalous broad.
Neta Sezan (1 month ago)
Creepy as hell
Kati Mäkinen (1 month ago)
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mona Stratton (2 months ago)
Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16 in dresses. boy she was a big bitch. but very classy
Morticia (2 months ago)
0:36 Doesn’t look like Marilyn at all... reminds me of Carole Lombard. You could say Mamie van Doren too.
Colette Paré (1 month ago)
Lauren It’s a mannequin...
Do you know info that She is alive!marilyn lives in swethezerland check info from 2010 in internet!!
Tiny Dancer (2 months ago)
They're still exploiting her for money.
Andypandie Land (2 months ago)
Would she want this?
Cynthia Meirah Voormeij (2 months ago)
fricking imbeciles/ necromancers...
Maskara Bella (2 months ago)
More famous dead than alive 😔
weirdo (1 month ago)
Maskara Bella how do you know? Were you alive in the mid 1900s? nope.
A lock of her hair- I-
Kiki Good (3 months ago)
Ew I don't like that voice actor
Shameema Ali (3 months ago)
She is a lucky one at least if she has to come back to life her stuff are well kept 🦋
Salihaa Khan (3 months ago)
U have the woman panty to!?
Aleena G (3 months ago)
They keep playing the same song verse over and over again
Lorettamarie G (3 months ago)
she was a wounded child molested... and then exploited by Hollywood... my heart breaks for her. I hope she is resting in peace...
ANA HELENA (3 months ago)
E tudo muito top
Lana Del Ray (3 months ago)
whats up with that lady’s wig lol
frizbeee (3 months ago)
The woman @ 1 min mark, couldnt find a better spokesperson for the exhibit? Cringe.
MarieRami (3 months ago)
Kind of creepy hearing her voice singing
Heather Vetrano (3 months ago)
Where is this located? I'd love to go there!!!
Charlie Westfort (3 months ago)
should've added the background music when she was talking at 0:58 lol her enthusiasm presenting voice sounds so wrong without it
Deborah O. (3 months ago)
The lady in the BEATLES wig....?
maserati 3500 (2 months ago)
Curator? she looks like 60s British actress Fenela Fielding spot on about MM too
Cecilia Siegrist (3 months ago)
Da mucha tristeza ver la ropa y objetos de una estrella muerta
Baby Chris (3 months ago)
The queen of sexiness
Kat c (3 months ago)
True inner a beauty of a goddess beautiful inside and out true beauty
kittykat#1 (3 months ago)
1st woman speaking sounds evil and very fake!!!
kittykat#1 (29 days ago)
@Autumn Allurecrazy lady.why the horrible voice?
Autumn Allure (1 month ago)
kittykat#1 Right! That didn’t sound like her at all!
Rain dropz (3 months ago)
I think it's kind of messed up to have her sexy sleep wear on display . I dont know but it feels wrong to me .
Philly Neon (3 months ago)
@Angie Black it's her gown fromher honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio
Angie Black (3 months ago)
It’s not her real life sleep wear, it’s what she wore as costume in some like it hot
SammHughes (3 months ago)
I agree to describe it as “sexy” is weird. Almost as weird as having her hair on display which probably isn’t hers
Hic et nunc (3 months ago)
Not really she was living life of sex icon/blonde bombshell
wyy link34 (3 months ago)
Marilyn didn’t take 3 hours to do her makeup
StrawberryNinja Nibbles (3 months ago)
The opening lady telling us about the stuff is so annoying & cheesy
jordana moon (4 months ago)
How did they get the lock of her hair
Yvi Wagner (4 months ago)
Where r the clothes of her little white dog
plutoniusis (4 months ago)
Hugh Hefner pass away in 2017 is he actually buried next to Merlin as he purchased spot before his death ?
Black Manta (3 months ago)
plutoniusis No problem.
plutoniusis (3 months ago)
thank you @Black Manta:)
Black Manta (3 months ago)
plutoniusis Yes. He’s buried next to her.
JJ Grif (5 months ago)
A lot of these items look very beat up. I wonder how mishandled they’ve been through the years.
Missy Oothoudt (28 days ago)
Well it could be a few different reasons. The way it was stored originally. How old it is. And how she took care of it. Idk about you but my bathroom stuff or some makeup containers have seen better days. They probably look older than they are haha not that anyone would actually miss me that way if I died but.
Missy Oothoudt (28 days ago)
Well it could be a few different reasons. The way it was stored originally. How old it is. And how she took care of it. Idk about you but my bathroom stuff or some makeup containers have seen better days. They probably look older than they are haha not that anyone would actually miss me that way if I died but.
JJ Grif (2 months ago)
Missditabomb 💗
Missditabomb (2 months ago)
@JJ Grif Agree with you. Marilyn's mind was never calm or at ease. She should have had a better life, but alas, things were as they were. She did pretty well for a person who came from nothing. Sadly, being the biggest star in the WORLD did not fix, or help heal, her damaged psyche as she thought it would. So SAD!! You mentioned previously that you would have loved a Pucci dress. Good choice!! At the end of her life, Marilyn LOVED her Pucci dresses and blouses, and was even buried in her favourite green Pucci dress that had a scarf that hid the coroner's work. But she loved her Pucci purchases!! Marilyn's costume jewellery, and even her expensive jewellery, (her marriage band from Joe D, which was a LOVELY ring of baguette diamonds), were all banged up and the costume jewellery was all discoloured. They have all sold at auction though, so there you go. Marilyn would have been shocked by the greed/love/desire people have for her "things" today. She was such a simple woman. Not simple in the mind. Simple in longings for material things. She only ever purchased things that "spoke" to her. Best Wishes, Missditabomb.
JJ Grif (2 months ago)
Missditabomb I agree, so very sad, way too many burdens she carried. She deserved better. 😢
julijakeit (6 months 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".
nenabunena (2 months ago)
She was a size 2 now but her waist was a size 0. She had a 22" waist at the time of her death
BlueRidgeMtns100 (2 months ago)
@Mockavel Velli That sounds very close to right!
Gen Lane (2 months ago)
She was a size 4 mostly until pregnancy gains that happened a few times. Then she went up to 6. But never more. Sickos that coddle on weight. Smg.
Debz Ada (3 months ago)
People had different body shape when I was a size 6 I was curvy
Mockavel Velli (3 months ago)
julijakeit sizes were diff back then. "Today's standard clothing sizes are vastly different than they were 50 years ago. For instance, "a size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958," according to the Washington Post. "And a size 8 dress of 1958 doesn't even have a modern-day equivalent—the waist and bust measurements of a Mad Men-era 8 come in smaller than today's size 00." So MM was like a modern size 8.
Janne Smedegaard (6 months 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 (6 months ago)
Where's this place
Anna Solitaire Miles (6 months 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 (8 months ago)
3 hours a day to do her make-up? And she didn't even nééd make-up...
Rick Fassel (8 months ago)
marylin Monroe her things
Liz Besmor (8 months ago)
She's say like Trump
Sprinkled Lyrics (10 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 (11 months ago)
Their are hers, and some are fan stolen items
A.D. Mitchell (1 year ago)
Yeah but what size did Marilyn have to pay to be famous If Only The Dead could talk
dwilloughby13 (1 year ago)
Where can this be viewed. Would love to see this
Majestic Jeddy (1 year ago)
Is this lady on something?
*AestheticVibes* (1 year ago)
Who did fergie the video send here
Lindo parabéns foram meus🌹
kat-c79 (1 year ago)
Uh no.......what a load of shite
Youmurta (1 year ago)
Her feet were so small
ícҽís թհօҽղíx (2 months ago)
So was her brain.
Sharing the Bounty (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
0:58 The fakest woman I have EVER seen in my life. Does she even hear herself when she talks? 100% cringe-worthy.
Gin Weston (2 months ago)
Peanut mac selling and acting..yup, exactly.
julijakeit (6 months ago)
@Anna Solitaire Miles indeed, among all people who live on this planet, _this one_ needs to be shot. *sarcasm*
Anna Solitaire Miles (6 months ago)
she needs to be shot
Peanut mac (8 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
3 hrs to do her make-up? geez, no wonder she looked so incredible lol. She was a stunner without it!
K McD (1 year ago)
The younger woman speaking first is a little tacky and grasping 😞
Marisol Gonzales (1 year ago)
Johnny Nunya (1 year ago)
No jewelry? meh
Lila Rozetti (1 year 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 (1 year 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.
Kunta Kinte (25 days ago)
1763 was the year in which I was born and I set sail with Lieutenant William Bligh aboard H. M. S Bounty on December 23rd 1783 when I was 20 years old.. 👵👵👵👵🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🌙🌙👴👴👴👽👽👽👽👽🚀🚀🌕🌕🌙🌙🏃🏃🏃🏃🚇
Richard C (1 month ago)
Gen Lane I own a vintage store filled with items Victorian, through to the 1970’s. Everything is pristine. It always depends on the previous owner.
Gen Lane (2 months ago)
Right! I have things of my grandmas that are new like. Even a steam curler with foam rollers from the 50s!
blue heaven (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Chris Harrison What is it?
blah Newman (1 year ago)
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!
Joseph Dockemeyer (3 months ago)
Agree. Too much. 🤡💄😳
Christina Brown (1 year ago)
kri sta I was thinking the same thing! 😂🤡

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