Famous Hair Draws Top Bids

Today, thousands of small-time collectors jostle along with Sotheby’s and Christie’s for snippets of Marilyn Monroe’s curls (rare), Katharine Hepburn’s tresses (rarer) and Elvis Presley’s locks (rarest). The demand has been insatiable, said Brian Marren, vice president for acquisitions at Mastro Auctions, whose company sells about $100,000 in hair a year. “It’s a celebrity-driven culture,” Marren said, “so almost anything attached to a celebrity is sellable.” For full story click here.