Marilyn Monroe’s $4.8M dress coming to small-town Sask.

In this 1962 photo from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Marilyn Monroe is seen in the iconic gown she wore while singing Happy Birthday to President JFK at Madison Square Garden. (Cecil Stoughton/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library/Associated Press)

By Alex Soloducha, CBC News, June 28, 2017 

Monroe wore the iconic gown while singing Happy Birthday to President JFK

In 1962, Marilyn Monroe sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden while wearing a champagne coloured gown, encrusted with over 2,500 crystals and 6,000 hand-sewn rhinestones.

The $4.8-million dollar item was the most expensive dress ever sold when it was purchased by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in November 2016, according to its website.

The company is owned by business tycoon Jim Pattison, who hails from the small community of Luseland, Sask.

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