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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Mirror.co.uk, July 29th

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BRITISH actress and model Cara Delevigne experienced something of a Marilyn Monroe moment while in California this week. The 22-year-old Paper Towns star accidentally flashed part of her butt to onlookers as she peered into an SUV. The 22-year-old ...Read more

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We are sorry to report that someone has once again, stolen our Marilyn Monroe mural from the Downtown location. They took her head and left the rest of her in pieces. Thanks to a faithful customer of ours, we were able to get a little bit of info...Read more

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Parade, July 27th

I must admit I'm more a fan of Audrey Hepburn than Marilyn Monroe, but I was a little more than intrigued to learn the history of her iconic “red velvet” photographs that adorned the “Golden Dreams” calendars in the 50's. Back in 1949, an out-of-work...Read more

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Kyiv Post, July 27th

Cosmopolitan: 13 rarely seen photos of Marilyn Monroe. Print version. July 27, 2015, 1:38 p.m. | Lifestyle — by Cosmopolitan. Undated picture showing actress Marilyn Monroe with her second husband American baseball player Joe DiMaggio. © AFP ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's rare, nude photos to be in 'Red Velvet Collection' exhibit in ...
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, July 24th

“The Red Velvet Collection and exhibit provide a fascinating look into the history of Marilyn Monroe's controversial nude calendar as well as spectacular photos, many previously unseen, which bring life and humanity to the most iconic actress of our...Read more

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PBS NewsHour (blog), July 22nd

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