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 photos sell for £25000 at Shropshire auction
shropshirestar.com, November 26th

One of the largest private collections of Marilyn Monroe photographs has baggedmore than £25,000 when it went under the hammer in Shropshire today. Marilyn Monroe. The collection was split into a total of 44 lots which were auctioned off in an ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe photos sold by Church Stretton auctioneers
BBC News, November 25th

The original prints were collected by Welsh professional snooker player Dominic Dale over a 25-year period. Auctioneers Mullock's, based in Church Stretton, said it was one of the largest private collections of Monroe photographs. Many of the lots...Read more

Morgan to play DiMaggio in Marilyn Monroe miniseries
New York Post, November 25th

“Magic City” star Jeffrey Dean Morgan (inset) has been cast as “Yankee Clipper” Joe DiMaggio opposite Kelli Garner's Marilyn Monroe in “Marilyn,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. The four-hour Lifetime miniseries about the doomed starlet will air...Read more

Iconic Marilyn Monroe outfit tipped to fetch up to €630000
Irish Independent, November 25th

Caitlin Graham, a specialist in pop culture at the auction house, said: "Held in a private collection since purchased at Christie's 1999 sale of the personal property of Marilyn Monroe, this harem costume worn by Marilyn as Theda Bara's Cleopatra is...Read more

Hutch neighborhood vandalized with Marilyn Monroe likeness
KAKE, November 24th

Folks in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Hutchinson were upset to find their neighborhood historical marker in a street roundabout defaced Saturday with images of Marilyn Monroe. Hutchinson Police Detective Curtis Black says, "For law enforcement that's ...Read more

Hutchinson vandalism is about Marilyn Monroe
KSAL, November 23rd

The Hutchinson News reports that the sultry star's likeness appears spray-painted on a column portion of a roundabout. The image of Monroe appears in a stencil on all four sides with her last name written above the image. Two appear in red. The others...Read more

From Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson: What's Changed?
Huffington Post, November 4th

Actress, singer and writer Marilyn Monroe was always cast as the dumb blonde even before she made it big. Her cameo in All About Eve" is essentially a prequel to her blockbuster role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Monroe's characters spend ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe like you've never seen her
Chron.com, November 3rd

Pierre Vudrag wasn't deterred last year when a well-known dealer of vintage photography told him the negatives he'd acquired featuring Marilyn Monroe in the 1940s and '50s were awful and wouldn't sell. Vudrag was leaving his nine-to-five job as a...Read more