Previews Marilyn Monroe: Auction Of A Lifetime (Channel 4 5 Apr 2017) Published 2 years ago on April 4, 2017 One off documentary Marilyn Monroe: Auction Of A Lifetime, Airing On Wednesday 5 April at 9.00pm on Channel 4, explores Marilyn Monroe’s short but brilliant life story, told through some of her most personal and glamorous possessions – including the most expensive dress in the world – with exclusive interviews from those who worked with her and knew her well. In November 2016 a show-stopping auction of Marilyn’s last possessions took place in Los Angeles. Each item that was sold provides new insight into the real Marilyn Monroe, from the dress she commissioned herself, to sing Happy Birthday Mr President in – a breathtaking gown made of ‘skin and beads’ that stole the front cover of every paper in America and sold for a record breaking $4.81 million – to private thoughts scrawled on a menu card, saying ‘think with your body’, which sold for $4000. In all, more than 1000 unique lots sold for over $11 million. Marilyn Monroe is remembered the greatest sex symbol of the 20th century, and the definitive Hollywood movie star. But beneath her sex bomb façade was a clever, imaginative self-made woman who came from nowhere and used everything she had to get ahead. Marilyn perfected her dumb blonde persona – and then used it to get to the top of an industry that treated most actresses as set dressing. She was a trailblazer who set up her own production company so that she could choose her own roles. And in an era of starchy morality she refused to be shamed. She survived sex scandals. She married the biggest sports star in America, and then left him for the country’s greatest playwright. As well as being beautiful, she had wit and vitality and ferocious ambition. She burned very brightly and – as this remarkable selection of the rarest, most valuable and most sought-after Marilyn Monroe possessions demonstrates – she still does. Executive Producers: Susan Jones, Nicolas Kent Production Company: Oxford Film And Television Ltd Channel 4Marilyn MonroeTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes9 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes9 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes9 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes9 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes1 day ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes1 day ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.