Marilyn Monroe’s Love Letters Sell for Thousands

TIME

Some really do like it hot.

Marilyn Monroe’s love letters and personal items sold for sky high prices Saturday when Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills put pieces of celebrity history up for auction.

PHOTOS: What’s at Stake in the Marilyn Monroe Auction

As part of its Icons & Idols series, the auction house offered an array of items ranging from James Bond memorabilia and a nude sculpture made by Farrah Fawcett to a slice of Prince William and Kate‘s wedding cake. Among the most spectacular were sales from the “Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe.”

A love letter from Joe DiMaggio to the screen siren after she said she was divorcing him went for $78,125, while a letter from Arthur Miller to the star pulled in $43,750.

Her black velvet opera coat went for $93,760, and one of her pendant necklaces drew in $34,375. But items that the public didn’t

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