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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At Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 'Goodbye Marilyn'
Boston Globe, August 30th

Boston Actors Theater staged a reading of the Michael Phillips play “Goodbye Marilyn” at Trident Booksellers & Cafe on Thursday night. Playing Marilyn Monroe was punk-burlesque personality Katrina Galore (center), who posed during the night with Craig ...Read more

Why Courtney Stodden Will Never Be Marilyn Monroe, In Her Own Words
Huffington Post, August 29th

"Thus, I can most positively say that I won't die like Marilyn Monroe or Anna Nicole Smith." Stodden rose to fame back in 2011, when as a 16-year-old she married the then 51-year-old "Lost" actor Doug Hutchison. The two separated in 2013, but confirmed ...Read more

Outrageous Lies About Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie O Exposed in ...
TheWrap, August 28th

C. David Heymann's posthumously released account Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's torrid marriage was favorably reviewed after its July release, but Newsweek's David Cay Johnston is now contesting the authenticity of the book and much of the ...Read more

'Marilyn Monroe is a make-believe siren and Mick Jagger sexless': Bitchy ...
Daily Mail, August 16th

But while he charmed his subjects – from the Queen to Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire and the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger – and strove to highlight their unique allure, his portraits, taken from the Twenties to the Seventies, concealed his own razor-sharp ...Read more

Never-before-seen images of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn filming their ...
Daily Mail, August 14th

Never-before-seen images of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn filming their most famous movies revealed in incredible new book. Contact sheets from Breakfast At Tiffany's and Some Like It Hot, among others, are compiled in a new book; Hollywood ...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

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