Ripley’s Believe It or Not! acquires Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! announced it has acquired the screen-used box of chocolates movie prop from the 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump,’ signed by its star, Tom Hanks. Image courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! announced it has acquired the screen-used box of chocolates movie prop from the 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump,’ signed by its star, Tom Hanks. Image courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! announced it has acquired the screen-used box of chocolates movie prop from the 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump,’ signed by its star, Tom Hanks. Image courtesy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

ORLANDO, Fla. – Conversation hearts and boxes of chocolates are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, but no ordinary candy for Ripley’s sweethearts will do. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has revealed that it is now the owner of the iconic prop chocolates used by Tom Hanks in the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
The prop, signed by Hanks himself, was purchased at auction for $25,000.

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Ripley’s denies claim Kardashian damaged iconic Monroe dress

Marilyn Monroe shown wearing what would be dubbed the Happy Birthday, Mr. President dress in a photo taken by Cecil W. Stoughton on May 19, 1962 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Robert Kennedy is at the far left, and President John F. Kennedy has his back to the camera. The current owner of the dress, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, is facing criticism for allowing Kim Kardashian to briefly wear it at the 2022 Met Gala, which some say caused damage to the famous garment. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which advises that it is in the public domain.
Marilyn Monroe shown wearing what would be dubbed the Happy Birthday, Mr. President dress in a photo taken by Cecil W. Stoughton on May 19, 1962 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Robert Kennedy is at the far left, and President John F. Kennedy has his back to the camera. The current owner of the dress, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, is facing criticism for allowing Kim Kardashian to briefly wear it at the 2022 Met Gala, which some say caused damage to the famous garment. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which advises that it is in the public domain.
Marilyn Monroe shown wearing what would be dubbed the Happy Birthday, Mr. President dress in a photo taken by Cecil W. Stoughton on May 19, 1962 following festivities at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Robert Kennedy is at the far left, and President John F. Kennedy has his back to the camera. The current owner of the dress, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, is facing criticism for allowing Kim Kardashian to briefly wear it at the 2022 Met Gala, which some say caused damage to the famous garment. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, which advises that it is in the public domain.

NEW YORK (AP) – On June 16, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! denied claims that Kim Kardashian’s wearing of the iconic Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday, Mr. President dress left it with new damage.

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