A selection of Marilyn Monroe’s costumes will be on display at The May Fair Bar in London ahead of their sale at Julien’s Auctions.
It seems that October has brought with it, Marilyn Monroe fever once again. That is if it ever truly died down. The landmark sale where Christie’s is offering two limited edition photographs of Marilyn Monroe, as well as the Hasselblad camera used for the iconic 1961 photoshoot by Douglas Kirkland, is not the only Monroe collectable sale this month.
The May Fair Hotel will be the temporary home of four of the most iconic Marilyn Monroe’s costumes before heading back to the states where they will go on sale.
The dresses on display are from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, There’s No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return and Some Like It Hot and will be sold live on 1st November at Julien’s Auctions at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills.
To celebrate the presence of these incredible gowns, The May Fair Bar has created The Marilyn Monroe Collection cocktail menu. Each of which are original drinks created by the May Fair Bar’s award-winning team and have been inspired by the costumes on display.
Enjoy the finer things with Lorelei Lee, a luxurious mix of Courvoisier VSOP, Moët & Chandon Brut, Cabernet Sauvignon & cherry reduction and Champagne foam inspired by 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, or dive into the flavours of the old West with Kay Weston from River of No Return, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, saffron syrup, orange blossom honey, lemon & Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic.
Those looking for a short, sharp tipple with a hint of sweetness can indulge in the Sugar Kane, a heady mix of Bulliet Rye whiskey, Umeshu, Barolo Chinato and activated charcoal inspired by Some Like It Hot, or opt for a taste of the exotic with There’s No Business Like Show Business’ Victoria Hoffman – Roku gin, Yuzu, St Germain, spiced honey syrup and egg white.
Each cocktail will be priced at £14, with the exception of Lorelei Lee at £18, and will be available in the stunning May Fair Bar throughout the viewing. Guests are also invited to experience the inspiration behind each drink first-hand with four exclusive screenings at the charming May Fair Theatre:
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Friday 27th September, 7.30 pm
There’s No Business Like Show Business – Friday 11th October, 7.30 pm
River of No Return – Tuesday 15th October, 7.30 pm
Some Like It Hot – Friday 18th October, 7.30 pm
Tickets for the screenings are available as part of three elite dinner and drinks packages. Join the team for a screening of your favourite film with popcorn at 7:30 pm, followed by the chance to experience the cocktail inspired by that feature (£20) in May Fair Bar. Those wishing to extend the evenings enjoyments can enjoy three courses of delectable Spanish and Italian small plates at May Fair Kitchen before the film at 6 pm (£35) or indulge in all three with dinner at May Fair Kitchen (6 pm), film at May Fair Theatre (7:30pm) and post-screening cocktails at May Fair Bar (£49) for a night to remember.