Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was gifted the musical menorah by Arthur Miller’s parents, following her marriage to the playwright and conversion to Judaism

JEWISH NEWS
Marilyn Monroe’s menorah expected to fetch £100K at auction
by Francine Wolfisz
October 31, 2019

Marilyn Monroe’s personal menorah, which features a wind-up mechanism playing Israel’s national anthem, is expected to fetch up to $150,000 (£115,000) when it goes under the hammer in New York, next week. The Hollywood icon was gifted the musical menorah by the parents of Arthur Miller, after she decided to embrace Judaism following her marriage to the famous playwright in 1956. Monroe who had just turned 30, never had a real family of her own and was eager to join the family of her new husband by becoming Jewish. READ MORE

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