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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Kelly Brook wears a LIQUID dress in stunning Marilyn Monroe-inspired shoot
Mirror.co.uk, July 2nd

The gorgeous model, who is dating Frenchman Jeremy Parisi, donned the runny gold material to promote the new HTC One M9 handset. It's not the easiest number (is it even a number?) to pull off, but curvy Kel sure didn't make it look difficult as she...Read more

Marilyn Monroe had a whole range of talents
Western Daily Press, July 2nd

This year it is the 60th anniversary of Hollywood's hottest sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe's famous appearance in The Seven Year Itch. Blonde with a wiggle and a voice as soft as a whisper, this is the Marilyn Monroe the world knew and loved and the woman ...Read more

Vox Populi: 'I think Marilyn Monroe's picture would be perfect on the $20 bill.'
Savannah Morning News, July 1st

“There was a misprint. We need to get radar back on Old Montgomery Road, not Montgomery Crossroad.” “I think Marilyn Monroe's picture would be perfect on the $20 bill.” “To the 90-year-old grandma who harvested a turkey: I say go girl! I'm in my 80s...Read more

Channing Tatum Is Our Generation's Marilyn Monroe
Racked, July 1st

But untimely death, semi-to-decidedly unhappy marriages, and debatable dress size aside, the real Magic Mike is Marilyn Monroe for the modern era. They're both icons. Marilyn, obviously, but Channing is approaching that status now, thanks to what he's ...Read more

Auctioned: Marilyn Monroe's Grave Marker
NBC Southern California, June 30th

Marilyn Monroe's grave marker is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable of all markers found anywhere. The movie star's crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery regularly draws lifelong fans, the curious, and those who still ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's grave marker fetches $212000 at auction
Daily Mail, June 29th

A recent auction of Marilyn Monroe items saw the tragic star's grave marker going for an astounding amount of money. An individual paid $212,500 to take home the simple plate, that is engraved with the star's name and the years of her birth and death...Read more

Valley Village Home Where Marilyn Monroe Lived Bulldozed Amid Preservation ...
KTLA, June 17th

Fans of Marilyn Monroe and historic preservationists who fought to protect a small home in Valley Village where the star lived when she was still a young Norma Jean Dougherty are furious that the structure was bulldozed suddenly this week. The home at ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe had purple blotches on her face, her neck was swollen, her lips ...
Daily Mail, June 9th

From Marilyn Monroe's hairy legs, to Natalie Wood's bruises, two morticians to the stars share their last unique and final glimpse of some of the cream of Hollywood. Abbott & Hast became the funeral service of choice for Los Angeles' rich and famous...Read more