One of the earliest media and pop culture mega-stars, Marilyn Monroe left behind a wide range of vintage collectible memorabilia. Marilyn's personal estate was first auctioned off by Christie's on October 27th and 28th, 1999 in a sale called "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," which yielded over thirteen million dollars. It had been in storage since 1962 when she died and included clothing, scripts, awards, furniture, kitchenware, and glassware Marilyn had owned.

A follow up sale by Julien’s in 2005, known as "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," consisted of the remainder of the items that were not put up for auction in 1999. To avoid authentication problems and the numerous fakes on the market, some collectors stick solely to collecting personal items from these two auctions.

However, apart from items Marilyn herself might have owned or used, there's a wide range of collectible Marilyn Monroe items on the market, including photos, prints, magazines, dolls, wine bottles, calendars, plates, and postcards.


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'Marilyn Monroe flashed me': 10 funny Mike Nichols stories
Telegraph.co.uk, November 20th

Nichols was there in 1962 when Marilyn Monroe famously serenaded then-President Jack Kennedy on his 45th birthday. “I was standing right behind Marilyn, completely invisible, when she sang 'Happy birthday, Mr. President,'” Nichols told The New York ...Read more

Read Marilyn Monroe's Very Racy Love Letter from Arthur Miller
People Magazine, November 20th

This lustful letter – along with other lovestruck missives Miller, her third and final husband, sent to her – are part of the "Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe," a collection of 200 of her most personal correspondence, mementos and photos that she kept...Read more

Judge Sides with Auction House in Marilyn Monroe Letter Dispute
Post-Periodical, November 19th

A judge ruled Wednesday that a handwritten letter by Marilyn Monroe in which she talked about the difficulties of performing before the camera belongs to a buyer who purchased it at auction at $130,000 and not to the widow of the star's acting coach...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's bra, love letters to be auctioned
USA TODAY, November 16th

High bidders will soon be able to own a piece of the Marilyn Monroe mystique. The iconic bombshell's intimate letters and property, including a "heartbreaking" letter from her soon-to-be ex-husband, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, go to auction Dec. 5 and...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's love letters up for auction
CNNMoney, November 12th

marilyn monroe dimagro auction photo This publicity photo from "How to Marry a Millionaire" has a starting bid of $400 to $600. That's a film she shot with Clark Gable and Eli Wallach in 1961, the year before her death. In "The Misfits," the character...Read more

From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?
Huffington Post, November 4th

Actress, singer and writer Marilyn Monroe was always cast as the dumb blonde even before she made it big. Her cameo in All About Eve" is essentially a prequel to her blockbuster role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Monroe's characters spend ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe like you've never seen her
Chron.com, November 3rd

Pierre Vudrag wasn't deterred last year when a well-known dealer of vintage photography told him the negatives he'd acquired featuring Marilyn Monroe in the 1940s and '50s were awful and wouldn't sell. Vudrag was leaving his nine-to-five job as a...Read more

See an Exclusive Clip of Marilyn Monroe's Response to Nikita Khrushchev in 1959
TIME, October 28th

The guests at a fancy lunch thrown in his honor, who included Marilyn Monroe. Hundreds of journalists were on hand to follow Khrushchev everywhere he went, and they captured the movie star as well (giving, in this clip, pretty much the least...Read more