NAMES IN THE NEWS : Marilyn and Joe's Bed for Sale

From Times Wire Services

If the red shoes that Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" can sell for $160,000 then how much is Marilyn Monroe's marital bed--the one she shared with baseball great Joe DiMaggio--worth?

This is the question that a Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., antiques dealer named June Regal is posing these days as she tries to sell the four-poster bed at an auction Dec. 16.

Her partial answer is that she wants a minimum of $25,000 for the English oak bed from the home Monroe and DiMaggio lived in during their March-to-October, 1954, marriage.

The bed and Beverly Hills house were rented to the couple by Hollywood decorator Barbara Barondess MacLean, who is selling off part of her possessions to fund a foundation for aspiring actors.

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