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Marilyn Monroe's 'subway' dress sets new record at auction

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Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating while in character for the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" in Manhattan on Sept. 9, 1954. Sensual and seductive, but with an air of innocence, Monroe became one of the world's most adored sex symbols.

According to the AP:

An auction for Hollywood memorabilia from Debbie Reynolds' personal collection exceeded expectations Saturday.

Marilyn Monroe's "subway" dress by Travilla from "The Seven Year Itch" had an estimated value of $1 million to $2 million. It sold for more than $5.6 million, a new record.

Judy Garland's Dorothy test dress from "The Wizard of Oz" was estimated to sell between $60,000 and $80,000. After taxes, it was sold for $1,119,000.

Dorothy's test ruby red slippers, which were estimated to sell between $120,000 and $150,000, went for $627,000 including tax.

To read more about the auction of Reynolds' collection and what other pieces sold for, click here.