Black Pinup Swimsuit worn by Ms. Monroe in several Santa Monica photo shoots. The suit was custom made for Ms. Monroe, so it is impossible to know the size, but it is not large. Ms. Monroe had an extreme hourglass figure, with measurements @ 35-22-35, and would not easily fit into any of today’s sizes, but her clothes have been photographed on size 0-4 mannequins. The swimsuit is in good condition, with no rips or tears. It looks like it was well-used, but not mistreated. It can be worn with straps over the shoulder or tied behind the neck.
The swimsuit was acquired from The Sidney Rosenstein Estate. Mr. Rosenstein was an executive in the motion picture industry from the 1940s to the mid 1980s. He interfaced with many of the industry’s most famous actors, their business managers and assistants. He acquired this suit from Inez Melson, Ms. Monroe’s business manager.
Accompanying the swimsuit is a Letter of Authenticity from David Rosenstein, executor of his father’s estate. Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity from The Prop Master, including our 110% Authenticity Guarantee.