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STORES EXHIBIT MONROE MEMORABILIA A Mikimoto pearl necklace given to film star Marilyn Monroe by her husband, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, to celebrate their 1954 marriage was the centerpiece of an exhibit of rare Monroe memorabilia recently displayed at several stores. The necklace is the inspiration for Mikimoto's newest limited-edition collection. The first pearl choker, limited to 100 pieces, is a graduated necklace of 10 mm x 8 mm cultured pearls. A smaller version, which features 9 mm x 7 mm pearls, is limited to 1,000 pieces. To celebrate the launch of the collection, Bailey Banks & Biddle in the Mall at Short Hills, Short Hills, N.J.; C.D. Peacock Jewelers, Oak Brook, Ill.; and Shreve & Co., San Francisco, hosted an exhibition of rare Marilyn Monroe memorabilia from the collection of fashion historian Gene London. C.D. Peacock, Chicago's oldest retailer, hosted tru

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