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120 years of Pop Culture Auction

A Christie's employee adjusts Elizabeth Taylor's first wedding dress, designed by the legendary costume designer Helen Rose, at the auction house Chriestie's in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The wedding dress is part of the auction 120 years of Pop Culture, which is showcasing important memorabilia dating from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the ubiquitous industries of film and music. The estimated price is 30,000 â 50,000 pound (46,000-78,000 dollars).

120 years of Pop Culture Auction

June 19, 2013


The gown Elizabeth Taylor wore at the first of her eight weddings is for sale. Taylor was 18 when she wore the gown to marry hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr. in May 1950 — an event, studio MGM boasted, attended by "more stars than there are in heaven."

The wedding dress is part of the auction 120 years of Pop Culture at Christie's London, which is showcasing important memorabilia dating from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the ubiquitous industries of film and music. The estimated price is 30,000 – 50,000 pound (46,000-78,000 dollars).