Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress up for auction

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Update (Nov. 18): The dress sold for $4.81 million.

Is it entertainment memorabilia? Yes. Is it political memorabilia? Maybe.

It’s Marilyn Monroe‘s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress, and it’s up for auction via Julien’s Auctions.

On May 19, 1962, she sang to John F. Kennedy and forever etched herself into pop culture even more just three months before her untimely death.

“Marilyn Monroe singing ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ is certainly one of the most-famous impromptu performances in American history,” said Darren Julien, President & CEO of Julien’s Auctions. “That rendition has lived on for decades as one of the most-remarkable events in her career and certainly one of the most-storied tales in popular culture history — a moment in time squarely at the center of the 1960s, Hollywood and Camelot. We are incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to offer this amazing dress to collectors, fans and contemporary art enthusiasts around the world.”

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Colts owner Jim Irsay pays big bucks for Ringo Starr’s Beatles drums

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Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions concluded its sale of Ringo Starr‘s memorabilia on Saturday night and the biggest sale of the three-day event has a tie to the sports world.

The buyer? Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The price?

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Ringo Starr will sign limited number of auction catalogs for charity

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It’s no secret that Ringo Starr isn’t a fan of signing autographs — even though he’s done so thousands of times up until a few years ago when he posted a video on his website saying “no more.”

But now The Beatles’ drummer is signing just 250 copies of “Property From The Collection of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach” which is the auction catalog box set for the upcoming sale of his memorabilia collection though Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions.

How much?

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