Andy Warhol portrait Marilyn Monroe sells for $195 million, smashing record for most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction
Sale of "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" smashed the record for the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction. The previous mark was $110 million, Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 painting "Untitled."cbsnews.com
Kim Kardashian Should Not Have Worn Marilyn Monroe Dress at Met Gala, Fashion Experts Say
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos by Cindy Ord / MG22 / GettyAt Monday night’s Gilded Glamour-themed Met Gala, Kim Kardashian (and paramour Pete Davidson) swooped onto the red carpet to deliver the most talked-about look of the night. Kardashian arrived in Marilyn Monroe’s original, infamous “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, the skintight and nearly transparent gown she wore to serenade John F. Kennedy, her rumored lover, in 1962. In an interview with Vogue, Kardashian explainenews.yahoo.com
In austere times, the Met Gala returns to its ‘Gilded’ roots
This year’s Met Gala felt quieter than most. Rihanna, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, who usually fight it out to be the last one to the carpet, in the most lavish gown, stayed home. Instead, the world's richest man, Elon Musk, showed up in a tuxedo and his mom by his side.washingtonpost.com
Met Gala moment | Kim Kardashian channels Marilyn Monroe
Kim Kardashian went for classic and iconic at the Met Gala, once again breaking the internet by donning one of Marilyn Monroe's most famous looks. In 2016, the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962 was sold at auction to Ripley’s Believe It or Not for nearly $5 million. The figure-hugging nude dress worn by Kardashian at Monday's Met Gala contains more than 2,500 handstitched crystals.news.yahoo.com
Sneak peek: The Mysterious Death of Kat West
A woman is found dead and the scene appeared to be staged with a bottle of absinthe. West, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, posted on OnlyFans, a website some use to share adult content – was a fan involved? Correspondent Maureen Maher reports in an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday, April 10 at 10/9c on CBS.cbsnews.com
Thomas Jefferson letter among collectibles set for auction online
The letter from Jefferson, enlisting the help of Gouverneur Morris in Paris, is expected to achieve an impressive $14,000-$16,000. “It is extremely rare to find any letters from Thomas Jefferson in reference to his love for food and French cuisine,” said David Gindy of One of a Kind Collectibles. A 1951 letter signed by Albert Einstein addresses how businessman Joseph Halle Schaffner would best donate his money. One of a Kind Collectibles Auction was founded in 1994. One of a Kind Collectibles Auction always is accepting quality consignments for future auctions.communitynewspapers.com
Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK – The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. And with more people shopping online, stores are doing double duty as shipping centers to try to get gifts to doorsteps as fast as possible. Meanwhile, Best Buy says that 340 of its stores are being specially designated to handle a higher volume of online orders, though all its stores ship e-commerce packages. Its goal: to have the 340 stores ship more than 70% of its ship-from-store units during the holiday quarter. Typically, 25% of holiday shopping is based on impulse, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry advisor at NPD Group, a market research firm.
Rudolph, Santa figures soar to sale of $368,000 at auction
A buyer shouted out with glee that they would pay $368,000 for the Rudolph and Santa Claus figures used in the perennially beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.”Bidding for the figures soared past the projected sale price of between $150,000 and $200,000 on Friday at the Icons & Legends of Hollywood Auction held in Los Angeles by Profiles in History. The 6-inch-tall Rudolph and 11-inch-tall Santa were made in Tokyo of wood, wire, cloth and leather, and are still malleable. Other highlights from the two-day auction include Marilyn Monroe's tiger-striped gown from “The Seven Year Itch,” which sold for a whopping $593,750. Another Monroe gown that she wore when she met Queen Elizabeth II at a London film premiere went for $294,400. A Scarlett O'Hara dress that Vivien Leigh wore in “Gone With the Wind” and Gene Kelly's rain suit from “Singin' in the Rain” sold for $150,000 apiece.
Sparkle, dance and postal service infuse Paris Fashion Week
PARIS – From escapism at the disco, to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued Friday. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. PARIS FASHION MUSEUM REOPENSAfter delays because of the COVID-19 crisis, Paris fashion museum the Palais Galliera has finally reopened following about two years of construction and renovation work to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. The designer’s life came at a consequential moment in Europe, as war nearly shuttered her fashion house. Perfume and accessories were for a period the only surviving lines sold at 31 rue Cambon in Paris.
LaMuse's "Art on a Plate" Menu: $5,000 Gold Lobster, Bourdain Risotto, and a Banksy Dessert
What's sure to get the most tongues wagging, however, is the $5,000 gold lobster dinner. Prut, who also owns the gallery where the caf is located, says the dinner comes with an emoji sculpture by Ukrainian artist Lina Condes. Prut describes the meal as a lobster for two encrusted in and surrounded by edible gold, served with risotto and 24-karat gold leaf. If $5,000 is too pricey, LaMuse offers other items on its "Art on a Plate" menu. The special "Art on a Plate" menu is available through the end of the year and is offered Thursday through Saturday evening.miaminewtimes.com
Items belonging to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Garth Brooks at auction
Personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks are up for auction. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Memorabilia from some of the most iconic stars and artists of all time are hitting the auction block later this month and we got a sneak peek. Kruse GWS Auctions previewed personal and career items from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Garland and Garth Brooks. We also got a look at some of the items aboard Garth Brooks' tour bus, which is also being auction off later this month. "It makes perfect sense to bring some of this incredible memorabilia to Music City USA aboard the Garth Brooks tour bus we will be auctioning," said Brigitte Kruse, Founder of Kruse GWS Auctions.
Holiday moviegoers flock to "The Hunger Games"
Holiday moviegoers flock to "The Hunger Games" "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" raked in nearly $57 million this holiday weekend. Also, rare personal items belonging to screen siren Marilyn Monroe are headed for the auction block.Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Celebrity photo collection by Milton Greene sells for $2 million
Celebrity photo collection by Milton Greene sells for $2 million Photos of Marilyn Monroe and other stars, taken by fashion photographer Milton Greene, were sold at an auction in Poland after sitting in a New York vault for 20 years. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com