If you’ve ever wanted a lock of Marilyn Monroe hair, now is probably the only chance you’re going to get. The hair, along with a bunch of other Monroe-themed memorabilia from the estate of fan-turned-friend Frieda Hull, will be auctioned off in November.
“I really want a lock of Marilyn Monroe’s hair,” said no one ever — or so we thought. Apparently, that’s not the case. The hair is expected to go for between $6,000 and $8,ooo. This whole thing has us thinking that maybe we should pick up a shift sweeping floors at a celebrity salon. Apparently, gold does grow on trees (or the heads of well-coiffed celebs).
The hair, which Hull obtained from Monroe’s hairdresser, comes in an ultraviolet-protected case. As creepy as it sounds, Monroe gave the OK when Hull asked for the locks. As long as she’s okay with it, I guess.
In addition to the two locks of bleach-blonde hair, the auction will feature memorabilia from the estate of Lee Strasberg, Actors Studio artistic director, and David Gainsborough-Roberts, a collector who owns the largest private collection of Monroe’s costumes.
Currently, select items from the estate are set to be exhibited aboard the Queen Mary 2 during a week-long trip from New York to Southampton, England. The ship sets sail on August 9th, but you won’t be able to get your hands on these items until the auction happens in November.