‘Women driving cars’ top Google searches in Saudi Arabia

Granting women the right to drive is part of a wider blueprint for the future.
Updated 24 June 2018
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‘Women driving cars’ top Google searches in Saudi Arabia

“Women driving cars” appeared at the top of the Google searches in Saudi Arabia yesterday.
Saudi electronic newspaper Al-Mowaten said: “Only a few hours left until Saudi women take off to drive their cars in the streets of the Kingdom after years of the ban, and embark on a new journey in the life of a woman in the Kingdom.”
“Sparing hundreds of thousands of families, especially low-income ones, from having to rely on foreign drivers,” the newspaper said.
The paper highlighted emergency cases: “Women being allowed to drive is a necessity more than a luxury. Women will rely on themselves when facing emergencies and difficult circumstances in which they will need to drive and act quickly, especially if a husband or other family member is suddenly stricken with an illness.”

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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

Updated 18 November 2018
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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction

  • The award has made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction
  • Monroe picked up the Golden Globe for World Film Favorite Female

Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday.
The 1961 award statue for World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at auction.
Monroe’s raven black two-seater, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, which was auctioned for the first time, fetched $490,000 at Icons & Idols: Hollywood, which took place Friday and Saturday.
Monroe, one of the most collectible celebrities, was pictured driving in the car with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, shortly after their June 1956 wedding.
The movie star owned the vehicle for six years until shortly before her death in 1962.
Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, said the car was “not only part of automotive history but comes with an aura of glamor, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend.”
Monroe gifted the Thunderbird to the son of her acting coach, Lee Strasberg, in 1962.
The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, tracked the vehicle down through registration and other documents. The car has undergone restoration but retains many original parts.
Monroe’s copy of Playboy’s first issue with her on the cover, signed by publisher Hugh Hefner, sold for $32,000 along with almost a dozen other items owned by the iconic actress.
The auction also included items from other celebrities including pop stars Tina Turner and Cher.