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's first-time prints go up for auction in Malta
Times of Malta, October 23rd

We have all seen the iconic shot of sex symbol Marilyn Monroe trying to hold her skirt down as it was lifted up by a blast from a subway vent. However, there are many other photos of the glamorous actress which have never seen light of day. Ian Miller...Read more

World's Worst Public Art: From Paris 'Butt Plug' To The Marilyn Monroe Statue ...
International Business Times, October 21st

The giant Marilyn Monroe statue was unveiled in 2011 and while it was meant to celebrate the actress' iconic scene in "The Seven Year Itch," Seward Johnson's artwork has been met with much criticism. Longtime Chicago critic Richard Roeper eviscerated ...Read more

Susan Sarandon set to play Marilyn Monroe's mom
Hindustan Times, October 21st

Marilyn, an upcoming mini-series on an American TV network, will see actor Susan Sarandon play mother of late star, Marilyn Monroe. The 68-year-old Oscar-winning actor will portray Monroe's mentally-ill mother in the four-hour film, which is based on...Read more

Sarandon cast as Marilyn Monroe's mother for Lifetime miniseries
New York Post, October 18th

The four-hour miniseries “Marilyn” — which has not yet cast the lead role — is based on the 2010 biography “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, with a script written by Stephen Kronish (“24,” “The Kennedys”). It's set to...Read more

Vancouverite who won Marilyn Monroe photo at raffle cashes in 31 years later
Vancouver Sun, October 6th

The gelatin silver print is a famous image of movie star Marilyn Monroe, but it's not a glamour shot. Monroe looks tired, lost and vulnerable. “He captured that one moment where Marilyn Monroe wasn't acting as Marilyn Monroe,” said Kate Bellringer of ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe Estate Sued Over Threats to 'Virtual Marilyn' Character (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, October 1st

The only thing more legally troublesome than a celebrity's rights is a dead celebrity's rights. Just look at Marilyn Monroe, the blond bombshell who died in 1962, but continues to be the center of one legal fight after another. The latest is a lawsuit...Read more

See John Malkovich as Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Others
ABC News, September 25th

John Malkovich as Marilyn Monroe in a re-creation of Andy Warhol's 1962 painting. The image is a part of the series, "The Malkovich Sessions," by photographer Sandro Miller and on display at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Miller wanted to...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