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 Eyewear Launches
StyleBistro, April 17th

(Source: Marilyn Monroe Eyewear; Lorelei sunglasses, $168)These days, it seems like practically every trend-setting celeb has designed some sort of fashion collection. Though many of the most influential fashionistas came before the age of...Read more

Playboy re-releases iconic Marilyn Monroe first issue 60 years later
New York Daily News, April 16th

It's been 60 years since Playboy released its first issue and they're celebrating by re-releasing exact replica reprints of its inaugural December 1953 edition featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Take a look back at iconic Playboy covers through the...Read more

Giant Marilyn Monroe at temporary new home
Charleston Post Courier, April 15th

Mel Evans/apA work prepares to lift the torso of a 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue named "Forever Marilyn" in Hamilton, N.J.. HAMILTON, N.J. - A larger-than-life sculpture of Marilyn Monroe has arrived safely in New Jersey after a cross-country trip...Read more

Marilyn Monroe rhinestone earrings sell at auction for $185G
New York Daily News, April 14th

Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway grating while in character for the MATTY ZIMMERMAN/AP Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway while filming of 'The Seven Year Itch' in 1954. The former Norma Jean Baker ...Read more

President Obama Saves FLOTUS From A Marilyn Monroe Moment
Huffington Post, April 12th

Thankfully, Barack was by his wife every step of the way and was able to save FLOTUS from a Marilyn Monroe moment. They seemed to laugh at the embarrassing situation, however, we would've been distraught at the thought of photographers' cameras ...Read more

Lost Marilyn Monroe pictures reveal how sex symbol kept her famous figure in ...
Mirror.co.uk, April 3rd

New pictures have been revealed showing how screen icon Marilyn Monroe kept her world famous figure in shape. The shots were taken by LIFE Magazine photographer Phillipe Halsam as she lifted weights and exercised. Marilyn was known for her ...Read more

'Forever Marilyn' Monroe statue in Palm Springs to be dismantled
Los Angeles Times, March 31st

After a two-year stay, Marilyn Monroe is saying farewell to Palm Springs. "Forever Marilyn," the three-story-tall sculpture by artist Seward Johnson, will be dismantled this week so that the leggy tourist attraction can be shipped to its next location...Read more

Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn And Marilyn Monroe To Come Back To Life In ...
Forbes, March 18th

Located on winding Hollywood Road in the city's Central business district, the fittingly named “Madera Hollywood” will highlight the lives of film stars Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe in a Hollywood Regency design inspired by the...Read more