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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Shots of Marilyn Monroe Taken During Her Last Photoshoot Go Up for Auction
Closer Weekly, March 5th

The last ever professional photos taken of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe are hitting the auction block. Six poignant images of Marilyn — who passed away at age 36 in August 1962 — were taken by the star's close friend, celebrity photographer George...Read more

Lucy Beale actress Melissa Suffield swaps Albert Square for Marilyn Monroe ...
Evening Standard, March 5th

Lucy Beale actress Melissa Suffield swaps Albert Square for Marilyn Monroe stage role. Soap to stage: Melissa Suffield as Marilyn (Picture: Elms Photography). Louise Jury, Chief Arts Correspondent. Published: 05 March 2015. Updated: 10:23, 05 March ...Read more

Her final shoot: Rare Marilyn Monroe photographs to sell at auction for £50000
Express.co.uk, March 4th

"Bert Stern did a shoot with Marilyn Monroe for Vogue magazine in June 1962 which everyone refers to as 'The Last Sitting' - her last ever studio photos," explained Rachel Peart, director of photographs at Heritage New York. "The images he took became ...Read more

Is Margot Robbie the Next Marilyn Monroe? Not A Chance
Daily Beast, March 2nd

So, on the strength of these two performances, red carpet glamour, vicious tabloid rumors, and the fact that she's an attractive blond woman, she has been crowned “the new Marilyn Monroe.” It seems people are confused about what exactly that...Read more

A young Marilyn Monroe with her mother at the beach
Mashable, March 1st

Marilyn Monroe had a difficult childhood. Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1, 1926 to a mentally unstable mother and absent father, she spent her childhood in a series of foster homes and an orphanage. The identity of Norma's father is still unclear...Read more

What Marilyn Monroe Ate For Breakfast
Yahoo Health, February 12th

But, it appears Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe was a pioneer of weird celebrity diets long before the days of Goop. As Eater reports in this awesome roundup of MM-approved spots in L.A., Ms. Monroe was basically on the paleo diet before it was cool...Read more

Arthur Miller in his own words: from McCarthyism to Marilyn Monroe
Telegraph.co.uk, February 9th

Arthur Miller, who was born in 1915 and died on February 10, 2005 was one of the most important figures of the 20th century, whose writing has earned him a lifetime of honours, including the Pulitzer Prize, seven Tony Awards, two Drama Critics Circle ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's first professional shot as an aspiring model emerges for sale
Daily Mail, February 9th

The first professional photograph taken of Marilyn Monroe, hurriedly composed in an alleyway as a test shot before she began the career that was to make her a star, has emerged for sale. Renowned photographer Joseph Jasgur took test shots of Monroe ...Read more