Screen legend Mae West archive for sale.

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BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
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The custom-made scarlet red satin gown worn by Mae West in her celebrated 1950 stage production of Diamond Lil.<br />
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A selection of trailblazing 1930s starlet Mae West's most recognisable film costumes have emerged for sale for £320,000. ($400,000)<br />
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The auction features the actress and screenwriter's gowns, headdresses and tiaras, as well as props from her films and her scripts.<br />
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West, a New York native, was the Marilyn Monroe of her era, earning a 'bad girl' reputation for starring in risque productions.<br />
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She famously coined the phrase: "When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."