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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Never seen Marilyn Monroe photos to go on display.
Hiru News, July 27th

She was one of the most photographed women in U.S. history, so it's hard to believe there are still powerful images of Marilyn Monroe which have never seen the light of day. Now some of the most arresting 'forgotten' shots will go on display in New...Read more

Pregnant Kelly Rowland shows off growing baby bump in Marilyn Monroe tee
Reveal, July 26th

Pregnant Kelly Rowland just can't stop smiling at the moment - and who can blame her?! The Destiny's Child star, 33, is expecting her first child with husband and manager Tim Witherspoon - and pregnancy clearly suits her. Kelly Rowland visits Cecconi's...Read more

London woman realizes Marilyn Monroe obsession unhealthy for her personal ...
New York Daily News, July 25th

A model has become so obsessed with Marilyn Monroe that she has banned herself from buying any more memorabilia related to the blond star. Paris McKenzie, 24, collected everything from bikinis to refrigerator magnets in tribute to the American icon...Read more

Marilyn Monroe inspired dress is a hit for Limerick's Rachelle
Limerick Leader, July 25th

AN OUTFIT inspired by “the dainty looks worn by Marilyn Monroe” saw Limerick lady Rachelle Guiry totter away with her second Best Dressed Lady prize at the races. The Knockaderry beauty artist took the top prize at the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh...Read more

Get a rare new look at Marilyn Monroe with these never-before-seen photographs
The Week Magazine, July 23rd

The online purveyor of rare prints has gathered a fascinating collection of 38 previously unpublished images of the starlet formerly known as Norma Jeane Mortenson. The photos in MARILYN MONROE: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star, come from ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's new Polish home.
Hiru News, July 15th

On the 25th of June 2014, more than 3,000 celebrity photographs – many of Marilyn Monroe and some of them never before seen – were auctioned off at the Warsaw auction house DESA Unicum. A selection of the collection will be put on display as early as ...Read more

Gentlemen prefer epoxy: Marilyn Monroe statue restored after a winter fall
New Bern Sun Journal, July 12th

The Marilyn Monroe statue, cast in her famous “Seven Year Itch” pose, was purchased by Ruthie's brother Steve Tyson, who owns the business, about seven years ago at an antique shop on his way to Myrtle Beach. The purchase was made to complement ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Workout & Diet
Yahoo News, July 4th

Recently, I stumbled onto one of the coolest things I've ever found: Marilyn Monroe's complete health plan, circa 1952. Apparently, Ms. Monroe gave Pageant magazine a huge exclusive, complete with sauna tour, diet advice, workout tips, and plenty of...Read more