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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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, a two-night mini-series on Lifetime, tries to peer into the woman behind the legend, opening up the scars that most viewers couldn't see under the flash and sizzle of the big screen. However, the mini-series is too...Read more

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Daily Mail, May 26th

When you've got a song dedicated to your Booty, you know J.Lo was going to bring out all the big guns for the Met Gala. She didn't disappoint when she showed up in a asset showing Versace gown with extreme mesh panels. The red jeweled, one shoulder ...Read more

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Care2.com, May 25th

If you step back and view the photo from a distance, you're more likely to see Marilyn Monroe. That means you probably have good vision. The further away you can still see Einstein, the better your eyes likely are. If you wear glasses, take them off...Read more

Pictures from Marilyn Monroe's Final Photoshoot to Be Auctioned in London
People Magazine, May 25th

Rare photos of Marilyn Monroe taken just weeks before her untimely death are going to auction in London, according to multiple reports. The stunning snapshots were taken by her friend, photographer George Barris, on Santa Monica beach on July 13, 1962, ...Read more

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Daily Mail, April 25th

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