Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award has been sold for a record-breaking $250,000 in Beverly Hills, California this weekend. With this auction, the 1961 award statue from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made history as the highest selling Golden Globe.
Monroe’s raven black two-seater, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which was also auctioned for the first time, fetching $490,000 at the auction.
SOLD for $490,000! This 1956 Ford Thunderbird is the only car owned by America’s greatest female icon – @MarilynMonroe – to ever be located, documented, and brought to auction. Sold in our Icons & Idols: Hollywood event live in Beverly Hills and online at https://t.co/TiME89uOXn! pic.twitter.com/eP7kEeZf4N
— Juliens Auctions (@JuliensAuctions) November 17, 2018
Monroe was pictured driving in the car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their June 1956 wedding. She owned the vehicle for six years until shortly before her death in 1962.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, said the car was “not only part of automotive history but comes with an aura of glamour, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend.”
The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, tracked the vehicle down through registration and other documents. The car has undergone restoration but retains many original parts.