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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Pharrell Williams Releases 'Marilyn Monroe' Music Video
Huffington Post, April 23rd

Pharrell Williams released the music video for "Marilyn Monroe," the opening track to his new album "G I R L." With help from the video, it may help to get "Happy" out of your head for good. Luis Cervero directed the shoot, and while there are some...Read more

Pharrell shares 'Marilyn Monroe' video
USA TODAY, April 23rd

The hat is back and ready to boogie. For those of you still puzzled by Pharrell Williams' Smokey the Bear hat, keep on scratching your heads: The Happy singer proudly wears many different colors of his signature headgear in his new Marilyn Monroe video...Read more

Kelly Osbourne Makes Cameo In Pharrell Williams' 'Marilyn Monroe' Music ...
Entertainmentwise, April 23rd

Pharrell Williams may be a happily married man but that hasn't stopped him from being joined by a range of beautiful women in the music video for his latest single 'Marilyn Monroe' but he's also invited Kelly Osbourne along to make a surprise cameo...Read more

Pharrell “Marilyn Monroe” (NEW VIDEO)
Global Grind, April 23rd

Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 22, 2014. That is one beautiful black woman on the cover. Now today, the singer released the “Marilyn Monroe” video, which features not only the black woman you see above, but various different women of different shades...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's sexy scarlet pout is still the hottest look
Express.co.uk, April 22nd

Marilyn Monroe's sexy scarlet pout is still the hottest look. MARILYN Monroe's scarlet pout has been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time. By: Elisa Roche. Published: Wed, April 23, 2014. Marilyn Monroe's classic red lipstick look is the most...Read more

Jessica Chastain To Play Marilyn Monroe In Andrew Dominik's Blonde
Cinema Blend, April 22nd

It was just three years ago that Michelle Williams earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn, but already another big screen portrayal of the Hollywood legend is in the works. Today, the...Read more

Jessica Chastain to star as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
HitFix, April 22nd

I've been fascinated by Andrew Dominik's "Blonde," based on the Joyce Carol Oates book about Marilyn Monroe, for some time. A book like that, steeped in the division between myth and reality, wading into some dark corners, seems perfectly suited for...Read more

Jessica Chastain Is Marilyn Monroe In Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
Indie Wire (blog), April 22nd

The last we heard about Andrew Dominik's long brewing Marilyn Monroe biopic "Blonde," was that it was "good to go" with a shoot aiming for this August. But we had been down this road before when plans were afoot to shoot the movie in 2013, with Naomi ...Read more