Souvenirs of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) were auctioned off at high prices in Los Angeles. A pink silk dress by Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci that the actress wore fetched $325,000 (around 300,000 euros) in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (local time). This was more than eight times the estimated price, said the auction house Julien’s Auctions.

A burgundy tuxedo with black silk pajamas and slippers from Hefner’s wardrobe fetched nearly $36,000, more than 17 times the estimate. A copy of Hefner’s first “Playboy” magazine from 1953, with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, went under the hammer for $6,500 (estimated at $2,000).

At the start of the three-day auction, in addition to clothing items, a painting by US artist LeRoy Neiman and pin-up drawings by Alberto Vargas were also auctioned. Hundreds of keepsakes can find a new owner until Saturday evening, including works of art, photos, jewelry and clothing.

Highlights include a gravesite at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Cemetery in Los Angeles, near the mausoleum crypts of Monroe and Hefner. After her death at the age of 36, the actress was buried there in 1962. Hefner purchased the crypt next to Monroe’s resting place in 1992. He died in September 2017 at the age of 91.