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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'Smash' Marilyn Monroe musical to have one Broadway show
Zee News, December 19th

Los Angeles: The Marilyn Monroe musical featured in NBC's Smash will be performed in a special one-off show next year. 'Bombshell' will be performed as part of a Broadway benefit for The Actors Fund in New York on June 15, 2015, reported The Wrap...Read more

Lady Gaga shows off ample cleavage in skintight LBD as she channels Marilyn ...
Daily Mail, December 19th

She is a big fan of dressing up and has previously paid homage to Liza Minnelli. And on Friday, Lady Gaga chose to channel another one of her Hollywood idols: Marilyn Monroe. The 28-year-old songbird wore a body-hugging little black dress and blonde ...Read more

Dress worn by Marilyn Monroe worth a small fortune
CCTV, December 17th

The photoshoot was a month after Marilyn Monroe completed filming for “Some Like It Hot.” In the photos, Monroe posed as various femme fatales from the world of cinema, including Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Russell, Jean Harlow, Clara Bow and Theda Bara...Read more

Kelli Garner saves pigeon from captivity as she films Marilyn Monroe Lifetime ...
Daily Mail, December 17th

Her new Lifetime TV mini series shows a more personal side of the icon and legend that is Marilyn Monroe. And on Wednesday Kelli Garner showcased Marilyn's soft spot for little creatures as she filmed a touching scene in Toronto, Canada. Kelli, 30, was ...Read more

Honoring Marilyn Monroe with Extensive Biography
EDGE Boston, December 17th

Author Vitacco-Robles has just released Volume 2 [1956-1962 & Beyond] of his extensive and astute biography on Marilyn Monroe. Many consider his two volumes on Monroe to be the definitive presentation of her life and career. Robles offers a thoroughly ...Read more

Orlando-based Marilyn Monroe Spas to begin franchising
Orlando Sentinel, December 16th

Al Weiss, a former top Disney World executive in Florida, and Niki Bryan, who used to run Disney resort spas, formed the company and were given a licensing agreement with the Marilyn Monroe estate in 2012 to use the Hollywood icon's name and image...Read more

A Bid for Love: Marilyn Monroe's Love Letters Are Up For Sale (PHOTOS)
Biography, November 30th

This week over 200 of Marilyn Monroe's most intimate letters, as well as apparel, photos, and other personal items, will be auctioned off. Read excerpts of her love letters from Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller and peruse our photo gallery which shows...Read more

Read Marilyn Monroe's Very Racy Love Letter from Arthur Miller
People Magazine, November 20th

This lustful letter – along with other lovestruck missives Miller, her third and final husband, sent to her – are part of the "Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe," a collection of 200 of her most personal correspondence, mementos and photos that she kept...Read more