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 Marilyn Monroe we didn't know: Bendigo exhibition has surprises in store
Sydney Morning Herald, February 12th

Her first name is all we need. We know who Marilyn is — or we think we do. Half a century after her untimely death, her image is as potent and ubiquitous as ever. So is there anything new to learn about Marilyn Monroe? Bendigo Art Gallery has a major ...Read more

Cosmopolitan's Loni Venti lives like Marilyn Monroe for an entire week
Daily Mail, February 11th

Loni explained that she has been a fan of the blonde icon since she was eight years old, and her every day look is a modern take on her '50s style and make-up. The natural brunette even dyed her hair a sunny blonde a few months ago. And like Marilyn...Read more

A Visual History Of Marilyn Monroe As A Pin-Up Icon
Huffington Post, February 11th

Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Twenty years later, she adopted the name Marilyn Monroe, and catapulted to an unparalleled level of superstardom. In her all too brief lifetime, Monroe seduced the world -- no ...Read more

Unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe to go on display in Australia
International Business Times UK, February 11th

An Australian museum is set to put on show some rare photographs of former iconic Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. The exhibit will aim at showcasing the lesser-known side of 1950s actress. The exhibition at Mama Murray Art Museum in Albury, New ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe as you've never seen her before: new photos of star on show for ...
Sydney Morning Herald, February 10th

The curator at the Murray Art Museum Albury, who is in the midst of installing the new regional gallery's first international exhibition, Marilyn: Celebrating An American Icon, was stunned by the offer from an Albury man of photographs of Marilyn...Read more

Photos of Marilyn Monroe go on show for the first time at Murray Art Museum Albury
The Age, February 9th

Preview of Marilyn Monroe exhibition at Murray Art Museum Albury. Photo: Elenor Tedenborg/Border Mail. Bianca Acimovic​ couldn't believe her luck when the email landed in her inbox on Friday. The curator at the Murray Art Museum Albury, who is in the ...Read more

Never-before-seen snapshots of Marilyn Monroe taken by James Collins up for ...
Daily Mail, February 8th

'I am now ready to let others have my original 1950s-era snapshots of the movie star I had the luck and pleasure to see many times up close and in the flesh - Miss Marilyn Monroe!' he added. 'And she did not disappoint - she was absolutely beautiful as...Read more

Snickers Super Bowl Commercial 2016: Willem Dafoe as Marilyn Monroe!
Just Jared, February 7th

The 60-year-old John Wick actor mustered up as much femininity he possibly can as he channels Marilyn Monroe in the famous dress blowing scene from the classic The Seven Year Itch. “I have to admit playing a Hollywood bombshell is a new challenge for ...Read more