Marilyn Monroe bodysuit goes under the hammer

A Marilyn Monroe green and black-sequined showgirl bodysuit, worn by the star’s character Cherie in movie Bus Stop, is to go under the hammer, this December 3.

Monroe donned the iconic piece, designed by William Travilla, to perform song ‘That Old Black Magic, thus winning the heart of the handsome and rather eager cowboy played by Don Murray.

This was to be the last of the great collaborations between Marilyn and Travila, who was reportedly her favourite costume designer.

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The bodysuit is one of 430 lots from of Profiles in History’s Debby Reynolds Collection Part II auction. It is estimated to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000.

The first auction of the Debbie Reynolds Collection set numerous Guinness World Records with sales in excess of $22 million.

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