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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Oops! Behati Prinsloo Suffers Marilyn Monroe Moment, Flashes Butt!
FilmiBeat, April 1st

However, her naughty red velvet dress flew up which made the VS Angel suffer a Marilyn Monroe moment. Behati Prinsloo ended up flashing her bare butt as she wasn't wearing underwear or opted for just a thong thus putting her entire butt on full display...Read more

Marilyn Monroe to join 'The Rat Pack' for April 26 show
Delco News Network, March 31st

Marilyn Monroe will join her pals Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at “Swinging with The Rat Pack,” the Sunday, April 26 Las Vegas-style night club act to be held at the Springfield Country Club in support of Honor Flight Philadelphia's...Read more

Sunny Leone does a Marilyn Monroe
Desimartini, March 31st

Actor Sunny Leone will be seen recreating the iconinc scene from the film Seven Year Itch (1955) where Hollywood actor Marilyn Monroe is seen standing on the New York City subway grate in a white dress. Sunny will be seen doing the same in Devang ...Read more

'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' Starring Kelli Garner & Susan Sarandon to ...
TVbytheNumbers, March 30th

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2015) – Kelli Garner (The Aviator, Pan Am) plays the legendary star Marilyn Monroe in Lifetime's four-hour event The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (#TheSecretLifeOfMarilynMonroe) premiering Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, ...Read more

No giant Marilyn Monroe this year
Chicago Tribune, March 30th

Seward Johnson's Forever Marilyn lies disassembled in Pioneer Court in Chicago on May 8, 2012. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune). By Kitty Conley Post-Tribune. Crown Point. Plans call for 10 life-sized statues to be erected on the square. Plans to...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's last photo shoot images up for auction
New York Daily News, March 6th

Marilyn Monroe's final photo shoot images, including this one taken by Vogue's Bert Stern, will be auctioned off in Texas. A rare set of Marilyn Monroe photos from what's being billed as the stunning starlet's final shoot will be auctioned off in Texas...Read more

Shots of Marilyn Monroe Taken During Her Last Photoshoot Go Up for Auction
Closer Weekly, March 5th

The last ever professional photos taken of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe are hitting the auction block. Six poignant images of Marilyn — who passed away at age 36 in August 1962 — were captured by the star's close friend, celebrity photographer...Read more

Is Margot Robbie the Next Marilyn Monroe? Not A Chance
Daily Beast, March 2nd

So, on the strength of these two performances, red carpet glamour, vicious tabloid rumors, and the fact that she's an attractive blond woman, she has been crowned “the new Marilyn Monroe.” It seems people are confused about what exactly that...Read more