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 Estate Seeks Sanctions Over IP Suit Fees
Law360 (subscription), September 17th

Law360, New York (September 17, 2014, 2:50 PM ET) -- The Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC, which claims to own the rights the starlet's trademarked name and likeness, urged a New York magistrate judge to sanction movie artwork publisher AVELA Inc. for ...Read more

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress near Disney adding $1.5M Marilyn Monroe spa
Orlando Business Journal (blog), September 16th

Marilyn Monroe Spas — a beauty salon concept started by former Walt Disney World exec Al Weiss and spa entrepreneur Niki Bryan — is spending $1.5 billion to build out a 5,200-square-foot space at the resort near Walt Disney World. The full-service...Read more

A subway grate, a warm day and a Marilyn Monroe moment
Los Angeles Times, September 16th

Sexy Hair celebrates the 60th anniversary of the moment when Marilyn Monroe's dress is lifted by a gust of wind from the subway during the filming of "The Seven Year Itch" by re-creating the scene on the streets of New York on Sept. 15. (Jason DeCrow ...Read more

Required Reading: Marilyn Monroe's Dress and Edith Beale's Beauty
Film School Rejects, September 16th

There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “'That silly little dress: the story behind Marilyn Monroe's iconic scene” — Anne T. Donahue at The Guardian celebrates the 60th anniversary of hot air affecting a dress by sharing...Read more

Rare Marilyn Monroe picture up for auction
WSYR, September 12th

A rare, pre-fame photograph of Marilyn Monroe is expected to fetch $13,600 at an auction. The image, which was taken when the actress was just 20 years old, is thought to be from her first ever modeling shoot and was taken by agency photographer Joseph ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe 'had lesbian affair with drama teacher Natasha Lytess'
Daily Mail, September 7th

Marilyn Monroe had a secret lesbian affair with her domineering German acting teacher, newly unearthed documents reveal. They show that the actress lived as 'man and wife' with Columbia Pictures drama coach Natasha Lytess for two of the seven years ...Read more

The Best Response Ever to a Celebrity Nude Photo Scandal
TIME, September 2nd

In 1949, a young Marilyn Monroe — a model whose short film career at the time comprised such roles as “waitress” and “voice, uncredited” — was overdue on her rent. She solved the problem by posing nude for photographer Tom Kelley, a photo shoot that ...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