You Can Buy Marilyn Monroe's Hair on a Cruise Ship for a Reasonable $8,000

A handful of the actress's dresses and personal effects will also be up for auction

Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

Marilyn Monroe was a bonafide pop icon prior to her death, but she probably never could have imagined the cult of obsession she’s left in her wake that’s still going stronger than ever over fifty years later. Whether it’s dressing up as her for Halloween or entering the 21st century with her very own Snapchat filter, it’s clear the legend surrounding the actress is still an overwhelmingly powerful cultural force. But is it powerful enough to inspire auction goers to pick up a lock of the actress’s hair for a cool $8K? Thanks to Julien’s Auctions you’ll only have to wait until November to find out.

Two locks of Monroe’s hair from the estate of Frieda Hull, a super fan turned friend who obtained them from the star’s hairdresser, have been maintained in an ultraviolet-protected case for over half a century, and now they’re headed towards the auction block, expecting to fetch between $6,000 to $8,000. The hair, which comes with a certificate of authenticity, is part of a larger collection of the actress’s possessions that will be sold by Julien’s Auctions on November 19 and 20, and exhibited aboard the Queen Mary 2 during a week-long crossing from New York to England beginning August 9. In addition to the hair, a number of Monroe’s costumes from films like Some Like it Hot will also be up for bidding, as well as photos, letters, and personal effects.

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Thanks to Marilyn, we all know Gentleman Prefer Blondes, but thanks to Julien’s Auctions, now we’ll finally be able to find out what gentlemen think about brunettes who just so happen to own a lock of hair from the most famous towhead in history. As for blondes having more fun, if you’re the type of person who is buying a deceased celebrity’s hair for thousands of dollars aboard a cruise ship, it sounds like you’re having more than enough fun already.

Would you buy Marilyn Monroe’s hair for $8000? Sound off below!

–Emily Kirkpatrick

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