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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Madhubala, Marilyn Monroe, Sharmila Tagore: The grace of old Bollywood and ...
Daily Bhaskar, September 29th

Bollywood has witnessed some of the greatest beauties of all times. From Madhubala and Sharmila Tagore to Simi Grewal and Nargis, our old world bollywood films have been replete with some of the most stunning beauties. If there were understated charms ...Read more

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Toronto Star, September 26th

Known for their curves, the Absolute highrises have been nicknamed the 'Marilyn Monroe' zoom. Mississauga. Location: 50 Absolute Ave., Upper penthouse #5001,. Hurontario St. and Burnhampthorpe Rd. E. Asking price: $843,500. Size: over 1,600 sq. ft...Read more

Being Marilyn Monroe: See John Malkovich transformed in these stunning re ...
Washington Post (blog), September 23rd

Months later — and “tens of thousands” of dollars spent on elaborate costumes, makeup and wigs — Malkovich was once again in that Chicago studio, moving skillfully from one set to another, becoming any and everyone, from Marilyn Monroe to Muhammad ...Read more

The tragic death of Marilyn Monroe: How the Daily Express reported it 52 years ...
Express.co.uk, September 21st

Less than three months before her death, he said: "Mr President, the late Marilyn Monroe." The death of Monroe was not the only story on the front page that day of course. An article running down the left hand side of the page illustrates just how long...Read more

'That silly little dress': the story behind Marilyn Monroe's iconic scene
The Guardian (blog), September 15th

Sixty years ago, on 15 September, 1954, Marilyn Monroe stood on a subway grate in New York City wearing a little white dress and fought an upward breeze. The scene from the Seven Year Itch, went on to become one of the most iconic moments in movie ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe Inspired Beauty at NYFW
Yahoo Philippines News, September 11th

The iconic Marilyn Monroe inspired Jenny Packham's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, whose “images have, with their technicolor intensity, created this season's color palette," per the brand. The show's lead makeup artist also channeled the icon when ...Read more

Brand To Re-Create Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Dress-Blowing Scene Then Urge ...
Marketing Land, September 11th

Did you know that Monday, September 15 will mark the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in film history? Yes, come Monday, it will be 60 years since Marilyn Monroe did her famous The Seven Year Itch scene during which her skirt blew up ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe 'had lesbian affair with drama teacher Natasha Lytess'
Daily Mail, September 7th

Marilyn Monroe had a secret lesbian affair with her domineering German acting teacher, newly unearthed documents reveal. They show that the actress lived as 'man and wife' with Columbia Pictures drama coach Natasha Lytess for two of the seven years ...Read more