There is something about the mystique of celebrity that encourages people to spend an irresponsible amount of money on trivial things. A $40 desk chair suddenly costs more than a college education because Ernest Hemingway sat in it to drink whiskey and hate women. A painting of Burt Reynolds becomes worth more than anyone should ever pay for a painting of Burt Reynolds because it was hanging up in Burt Reynolds' house.
And it doesn't take long for all the "good" stuff (cars, houses, furniture) to get sold at celebrity auctions, which means that anyone who wants to share in pillaging the legend of Marilyn Monroe is going to have to settle for paying thousands of dollars for her broken small appliances and moldy old underwear.
4 Marilyn Monroe's Bra
Proving once again that the only difference between a celebrity auction and grave-robbing is that we don't call it "grave-robbing," fans of the brief but attractive career of Marilyn Monroe were recently able to scoop up some of her personal belongings in exchange for entirely too much money. Up on the auctioning block were the usual items of memorabilia, including old letters, photographs, a "partially used" tube of eyelash glue, and her blender, which, considering Monroe died 50 years ago, probably doesn't work anymore.
"Pills broke the blades anyway."