Marilyn Monroe's undergarments sell for $44K

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.

The bloomers were worn by the actress in the 1954 movie "River of No Return."

A bidder also paid $32,500 for Monroe's junior high school diploma, and a tube of Helena Rubinstein mascara owned by Monroe sold for $5,625. An Elizabeth Arden brown eyeliner pen, also owned by the actress, sold for $5,625.

The auction fetched a total of $400,000. The items came from the estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder, Monroe's personal makeup artist for 15 years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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