July 22, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - A gold-plated gun owned by Elvis Presley, an umbrella twirled by Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock's passport were among items that attracted bidders from all over the world Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The umbrella used by Monroe in a famous 1949 beachside photo shoot sold for $42,000 at the annual Juliens Summer Auction. The buyer, William Doyle, said he plans to display the umbrella at the Museum of Style Icons in County Kildare, Ireland.
Presley's gun commanded $28,800, while a microphone used by the rock icon on the Louisiana Hayride in the 1950s sold for $15,000.
A prescription pill bottle belonging to Presley sold for $2,640. C.E.O. Darren Julian said he'd planned to sell the bottle with the pills, but the LAPD told him it would be illegal.
The undated bottle was for the antihistamine and decongestant drug Naldecon.
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