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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Kate Middleton's Wardrobe Malfunction: See the Duchess' High-Flying Skirt in ...
Us Magazine, October 21st

But the black sheath Prince William's wife was wearing beneath the coat saved the day, keeping the Marilyn Monroe moment G-rated. Still, the slim-fit overcoat revealed one more thing to royal watchers: Middleton's teensy baby bump, just beginning to...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 to play Marilyn Monroe's mother on Lifetime
The New Age Online, October 20th

The actress will play Gladys Mortensen in the miniseries "Marilyn," due to air on Lifetime in 2015, The Hollywood Reporter indicates. Susan Sarandon will soon return to the small screen as Marilyn Monroe's biological mother, who due to mental illness...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Acting Career Just Got A Revival, But Will The New Material ...
The Inquisitr, October 19th

Coachella made headlines in 2012 when it featured a performance from one of the most iconic rappers of all time. But it wasn't Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, or Ice Cube. Rather, the festival presented the audience with a performance by Tupac — in full digitally ...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

Susan Sarandon to Play Marilyn Monroe's Mother on Lifetime's Biopic Miniseries
TheWrap, October 17th

“Marilyn,” based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” the film purports to reveal for the first time everything that the blonde bombshell was able to keep from the public. The film will portray her as both a...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

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