Marilyn Monroe's hair – and why this guy just bought a clump
Did you see that a lock of Marilyn Monroe's hair sold for $40,000 last month?
As someone who has dabbled in the hair memorabilia sector myself (albeit on a much smaller scale), I was intrigued to know who had bought this one. And now we know.
He's a 31-year-old who works in finance in Chicago, by the name of Remi Gangarossa. In an interview with CNBC this week, Gangarossa explained his reasons for splashing out.
First and foremost, he's a Monroe fan. He became "infatuated" with Monroe and Hollywood at an early age.
But why hair? Why not an autograph or a dress or something like that?
"To me, the hair is symbolic of the fact that Marilyn Monroe was flesh and blood like the rest of us. Even if she was only human, I must admit, there was still something absolutely magical about her. "
Gangarossa also saw the hair as a chance to put his name in the history books.
"Every so often there are things in this world that are impossible to come by. I saw an opportunity to be a part of Marilyn Monroe legacy."
And I was fascinated to learn that even though Gangarossa had received plenty of offers for the hair following his auction win, he wasn't looking to make money.
"It's an interesting thing to know my investment was worth it, but it's not for sale."
Original article here: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/02/marilyn-monroe-super-fan-buys-locks-of-hair-at-juliens-auction-for-almost-40000.html
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