Biography

MARILYN MONROE: AUCTION OF A LIFETIME

In November 2016, the Los Angeles auction house Julien’s hosted an auction like no other: 500 lots of the rarest, most valuable and most sought-after of Marilyn Monroe’s possessions.

The auction attracted huge worldwide attention and broke records for a 20th century icon. With exclusive access to the auction, this film reveals the most dazzling and personal of the lots, including many of her personal letters, and the dresses she wore in her defining performances in Some Like It Hot and when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President.

Through these items we tell the true story of her life, and reveal the real Marilyn as we have never seen her before.

DURATION

1 x 60

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2017

PRODUCED BY

Oxford Film and TV

BROADCASTER

Channel 4

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Reviews

Intimate documentary, which tells her story through an exploration of these priceless items

Television Review, The Sun

There's such poignancy in seeing so many intimate items being auctioned off, but the programme puts them into context, with contributions from people who knew and worked with Monroe.”

Television Review, Radio Times

An interesting look at the items which have come to represent Marilyn Monroe – but it’s also an interesting re-telling of her tragically short life story

Television Review, Evening Standard

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