Christie’s was propelled to its biggest auction ever by selling $745 million worth of art, fueled by Barnett Newman and Francis Bacon paintings and billionaires from around the world who competed for the masterpieces.
We should never again hear anyone declare that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12, a size 14 or any other stand-in for full-figured, zaftig or plump. Fifteen thousand people have now seen dramatic evidence to the contrary. Monroe was, in fact, teeny-tiny.
The ivory-colored dress worn by film star Marilyn Monroe which blew up as she stood over a subway grating to publicize the 1955 movie “The Seven-Year Itch” fetched $4.6 million when it was auctioned in Beverly Hills, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Born in 1926 and growing up in Chicago, Hugh Hefner was voted “Third Most Likely to Succeed” in high school. After a stint in the army, he went to the University of Illinois, where he met Mildred Williams. At 22, Hefner was still a virgin.