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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C. David Heymann's Lies About JFK and Jackie, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth ...
Newsweek, August 27th

He had been dead for over two years, but he still had a magic touch with readers. When best-selling author C. David Heymann's latest (and last) book, Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love, came out in July, it received the kind of reviews most authors would...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's dress worn in River Of No Return for sale with price tag of ...
Daily Mail, August 26th

The Hollywood legend wore the red saloon gown when she performed a song as bar singer Kay Weston in the 1954 film River of No Return. She sang One Silver Dollar to drinkers in the bar in one of the opening scenes of the film, set in the Gold Rush era...Read more

Douglas Kirkland on Photographing a Seductive Series of Marilyn Monroe in 1961
Fstoppers, August 25th

Legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland has worked with some of the most influencial celebrities in the world since 1961. Starting his career at the age of twenty-four, he was hired that same year by Look Magazine to photograph Marilyn Monroe for their ...Read more

Judge Wants to Know Who Has Marilyn Monroe's 'Letter of Despair'
Post-Periodical, August 25th

A judge told an attorney for an auction house Monday that he wanted to know who was in possession of a letter written by Marilyn Monroe to her longtime mentor and acting coach, pending the outcome of a trial over its ownership. First page of a letter...Read more

Lifetime Prepping Marilyn Monroe Miniseries
Hollywood Reporter, August 8th

24 and The Kennedys' Stephen Kronish is on board to pen the mini, with Sherrybaby's Laurie Collyer attached to direct the Marilyn Monroe entry. The entry hails from Asylum Entertainment, the production company behind Lifetime's June Carter Cash biopic ...Read more

Fox 11 Archives: Marilyn Monroe's Death
FOX 11 Los Angeles, August 7th

I was just a kid when I heard the report of Marilyn Monroe's death on my dad's car radio. Even as a youngster, I knew who she was. Everyone knew who Marilyn Monroe was. The blonde actress was the Michael Jackson of celebrities in her day, and her death ...Read more

From the archive, 6 August 1962: Marilyn Monroe is dead
The Guardian, August 5th

Marilyn Monroe was found dead in bed this morning in her home in Hollywood, only a physical mile or two, but a social universe, away from the place where she was born 36 years ago as Norma Jean Baker. She died with a row of medicines and an empty ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe death conspiracy theories: Who or what killed Marilyn?
Metro, August 5th

Who or what really killed Marilyn Monroe? Medical attendants remove the body of Marilyn Monroe but had an ambulance already carried the star that night? (Picture: Keystone/Getty Images). But, in later interviews Murray said she discovered the body...Read more