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' makes surprise appearance at solicitor's birthday celebrations
Slough Express, July 30th

They booked Marilyn Monroe lookalike Suzie Kennedy to surprise him at the office in Windsor Road, Slough on Friday. Stephen said: "I had a feeling that something was planned but had absolutely no idea of the scale of what was about to happen. "A huge ...Read more

Karen Gillan: 'I based my Guardians of the Galaxy character on Marilyn Monroe'
Metro, July 29th

Karen Gillan has revealed that Marilyn Monroe inspired her accent in Guardians of the Galaxy. Karen said that she played her character Nebula as Scottish at first, before director James Gunn suggested she tried a different approach. The actress told...Read more

London woman realizes Marilyn Monroe obsession unhealthy for her personal ...
New York Daily News, July 25th

A model has become so obsessed with Marilyn Monroe that she has banned herself from buying any more memorabilia related to the blond star. Paris McKenzie, 24, collected everything from bikinis to refrigerator magnets in tribute to the American icon...Read more

Marilyn Monroe has got to go! Model bans herself and her family from buying ...
Daily Mail, July 25th

A model who has become obsessed with Marilyn Monroe has banned herself from buying any more memorabilia related to the blonde star. Paris McKenzie, 24, from Hammersmith, London, shares her birthday with her beloved icon, on June 1, and hopes to ...Read more

Get a rare new look at Marilyn Monroe with these never-before-seen photographs
The Week Magazine, July 23rd

The online purveyor of rare prints has gathered a fascinating collection of 38 previously unpublished images of the starlet formerly known as Norma Jeane Mortenson. The photos in MARILYN MONROE: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star, come from ...Read more

Never-before-seen photos of Marilyn Monroe in new exhibit 'Marilyn: The Lost ...
New York Daily News, July 16th

Marilyn Monroe may have been the most photographed celebrity, but get ready to see the ultimate blond bombshell in a completely new way, thanks to dozens of never-published photos going on display Tuesday at the Sumo Gallery in Tribeca...Read more

Some Like It Hot! Margot Robbie channels Marilyn Monroe wearing figure ...
Daily Mail, July 14th

She's a Queensland-born beauty who got her start on Neighbours, but Margot Robbie's Hollywood transformation is near complete. The Wolf Of Wall Street actress gives a nod to iconic star Marilyn Monroe in an outtake from her recent photo shoot for...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Workout & Diet
Yahoo News, July 4th

Recently, I stumbled onto one of the coolest things I've ever found: Marilyn Monroe's complete health plan, circa 1952. Apparently, Ms. Monroe gave Pageant magazine a huge exclusive, complete with sauna tour, diet advice, workout tips, and plenty of...Read more