On October 27 and 28, 1999, Christie’s held a noisy, highly publicized auction of Marilyn Monroe’s personal belongings, “a veritable time capsule of a great Hollywood icon,” according to Nancy Valentino, a senior vice president at the auction house.
Valentino estimated that the take from the Monroe auction would fall somewhere between the $5.7 million raised by the 1997 sale of dresses worn by Princess Diana and the $34.5 million earned the year before from the auction of Jackie Onassis’s things.
You may recall the Japanese study we told you about in June which found that vitamin D was more effective than a vaccine in preventing flu, including pandemic flu.
The report, published in the , found that school children taking vitamin D were 58 percent less likely to catch influenza A.
As it turned out, Marilyn’s stuff brought in $13.4 million.