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 and The Camera

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Warner Bros. Title Card Gallery

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Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein: Who Do You See?
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

Private island overlooking NYC asks $11M
The Real Deal Magazine (blog), May 24th

Later, it was a party palace for the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Maureen O'Sullivan and Barbara Stresiand, according to the Daily Mail. The 6,100-square-foot home dates back to 1900 and is the main residence on the island. It features two offices, a gym...Read more

Sneak peek inside £7m private island mansion where Marilyn Monroe loved to ...
Mirror.co.uk, May 24th

This luxury six-bedroom mansion on a private island has gone on the market for a whopping £7m. The Tudor-style house sits on a 3.5-acre private island which was once famous for glitzy showbiz soirees. Marilyn Monroe, Maureen O'Sullivan and Barbara ...Read more

TV best bets with game shows, Marilyn Monroe, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog), May 24th

Two miniseries appear, one about Texas revolution against Mexico in the 1800s on History, and another about Marilyn Monroe on Lifetime. Among shows with Atlanta connections, OWN is airing a special “Dance Crash” about a local choreographer Saturday ...Read more

Kelli Garner's Marilyn Monroe Transformation
Access Hollywood, May 21st

Kelli Garner's Marilyn Monroe Transformation. May 21, 2015 02:09 PM EDT. Kelli Garner chats about embodying the iconic Marilyn Monroe for the mini-series, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” What will we learn about the late big screen icon? “The...Read more

Who do you see? Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?
WHNS Greenville, May 21st

If you're seeing Einstein your eyes are able to pick up the details on his face, like mustache and wrinkles. But, if your vision is a little worse, those details are blurred, leaving you with the image of Marilyn Monroe. It's no accurate diagnosis, but...Read more

Photographer Bert Stern's never before seen images of Marilyn Monroe
Daily Mail, April 25th

Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and Kate Moss are just a few of the female starlets whose never before seen portraits are on exhibition in New York this week. Iconic photographer Bert Stern's collection of images are on display at the Staley-Wise Gallery in ...Read more