Marilyn Monroe’s tresses and dresses going up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Gentlemen prefer blondes. But will auctiongoers?

Two locks of Marilyn Monroe’s hair are going on the auction block in the fall and could sell for as much as $8,000. The hair is among a trove of Monroe memorabilia from the estate of a fan who became a close friend.

The locks of hair, contained in an UV-protected case, are in a single lot, with a pre-sale estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.

Julien’s Auctions is offering the items on Nov. 19-20 in Los Angeles. The auction also includes memorabilia from other collections including a sheer black beaded and sequined dress from “Some Like it Hot” and a large collection of photos of Monroe at the 1955 premiere of “East of Eden.”