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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Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde
IGN, April 22nd

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Mama) is said to be nearing a deal to star as Marilyn Monroe in the big screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' novel Blonde. Written and directed by Andrew Dominik, the quasi-biographical film is expected to begin ...Read more

Jessica Chastain Cast as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
RopeofSilicon.com, April 22nd

Jessica Chastain I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention to realize Naomi Watts was no longer attached to star as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' imaginary Marilyn Monroe memoir Blonde, but that's the case and ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's sexy scarlet pout is still the hottest look
Express.co.uk, April 22nd

Marilyn Monroe's sexy scarlet pout is still the hottest look. MARILYN Monroe's scarlet pout has been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time. By: Elisa Roche. Published: Wed, April 23, 2014. Marilyn Monroe's classic red lipstick look is the most...Read more

Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'
/FILM, April 22nd

Marilyn Monroe starred in plenty of films during her lifetime, but after her death she's appeared in even more movies as a character. Now the next actress to dot on that famous beauty mark will be Jessica Chastain. She's just replaced Naomi Watts as...Read more

Jessica Chastain is Set to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's "Blonde"
Complex.com, April 22nd

According to The Wrap, Jessica Chastain is close to finalizing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in director Andrew Dominik's upcoming film, Blonde. The movie will be based on the Joyce Carol Oates book of the same name, which pulled from historical...Read more

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Play Marilyn Monroe
Vulture, April 22nd

The Wrap reports that Jessica Chastain is close to a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's acclaimed fictionalized biography of the troubled star. Dominik has been trying to adapt the book for years...Read more

Blonde Sets Jessica Chastain as Marilyn Monroe
ComingSoon.net, April 22nd

Andrew Dominik's big screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' Blonde is moving forward with TheWrap today reporting that Jessica Chastain is in talks to play Norma Jeane Baker, aka Marilyn Monroe. The source material, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, was ...Read more

Jessica Chastain to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde' (Exclusive)
TheWrap, April 22nd

Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is nearing a deal to play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's passion project “Blonde,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Representatives for Chastain and Worldview Entertainment...Read more