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A rare photo of Marilyn Monroe hitting the auction block
Rare photos (like above) of a young Marilyn Monroe, taken
by Andre de Dienes, have an estimated value of $4,000-
$6,000. (Julien’s Auctions / Fox News)

(Fox News) – A rare handwritten note from Charles Stanley Gifford,
who was recently proven to be
Marilyn Monroe’s father, is going
up for auction.

More than 175 items associated with the Hollywood icon will be headlining the upcoming "Julien’s Auctions and TCM Present:
Icons & Idols Hollywood," which will be held both in person and
online next month.

"This card is the only known material artifact that establishes
any connection or communication between Gifford and his
famous daughter," read a release. According to the auction
house, it is believed the card was hand-delivered by Gifford to
Monroe while she was hospitalized.

Scott Fortner, who owns the world’s largest private collection of Monroe’s possessions, said he discovered the card "purely by
chance." The historian and co-host of the "All Things Marilyn"
podcast is considered to be an authority on Monroe and assists
major auction companies in authenticating and verifying

A greeting card Stanley Gifford delivered to his famous daughter Marilyn Monroe

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Babe Ruth glove

(Fox News) – A baseball glove that Babe Ruth used nearly a century
ago while playing for the New York Yankees sold for a record $1.5
million at an auction on Saturday.

Ruth gifted the glove, which has light wear and even a "spatter
from tobacco juice," to Jimmy Austin, who played for the St.
Louis Browns.

It remained in Austin’s family until it was sold at the Louisville
Slugger Museum & Factory
auction on Saturday.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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(December 8, 1879 – March 6, 1965)

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The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot in Matera, Italy.
The DB5 wears its on-screen scars from a chase scene shot
in Matera, Italy.

(FOX NEWS) – Bond is coming to the rescue again. At least his
car is.
An Aston Martin DB5
used during the making of the
latest 007
installment, "No Time to Die," has been auctioned
for over $3 million to raise money for charity.

The car is a replica that was built by Aston Martin to be identical
to the iconic 1964 car that Bond first drove in "Goldfinger."

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Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."
Sean Connery first drove the Aston Martin DB5 in the film "Goldfinger."

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(Fox News) – It is a piece of Hollywood memorabilia that has new meaning.

One of the famous cars from the film "Grease" is coming up for
auction at the Mecum Auctions event in Monterey, California, on
August 20.

The black custom 1949 Mercury known as "Hell’s Chariot" was
raced by the villain, Crater Face, against Danny Zuko’s "Greased Lightning" down the Los Angeles River culvert in one of the film’s
most iconic scenes (below).


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This Aston Martin DB5 replica was used during the making of "No Time to Die."

(FOXNEWS) – This is one busted-up old car you probably would
not want to get fixed. At least it looks like a busted-up old car.

An Aston Martin DB5 used during the filming of "No Time to Die"
is being auctioned by Christie’s in September to raise money for

It is one of 60 James Bond-related lots that will be on offer at the
Sixty Years of James Bond event in London, which celebrates
the film franchise.

The silver coupe is one of 10 exact replicas of the 1964 DB5 that
were built by Aston Martin for use as stunt cars in the film.


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The interior is equipped for stunt work, making the car illegal to drive on the street.

While it looks like the DB5s Bond has been driving for decades on
the outside, the interior is stripped out and equipped with stunt
seats, a roll cage and other equipment. It is not certified to drive
on public roads, but Christie’s estimates that it will nevertheless
sell for upwards of $2 million.

The DB5 has functional faux Gatling guns.

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