On July 11th, 1961 Marilyn Monroe left the hospital, after having a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). It had been a difficult year for Marilyn, who had been in and out of the hospital over a period of 10 months, and divorced Arthur Miller in January.

500 people came to watch the event, which Marilyn Monroe later described as “scary” and “like a nightmare.”

The coat she is wearing here was part of the Christie’s Auction of Marilyn’s items in 1999, and here you can see the image of the coat from the auction catalog (a very important resource to have if you are working on Marilyn Monroe history!):

Marilyn’s coat from this day is on the right page, upper left.

The coat is now a part of the Marilyn Monroe Collection.

You can see video footage of the event here: https://youtu.be/3FbAh-Pj_Gs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s