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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Get a rare new look at Marilyn Monroe with these never-before-seen photographs
The Week Magazine, July 23rd

The online purveyor of rare prints has gathered a fascinating collection of 38 previously unpublished images of the starlet formerly known as Norma Jeane Mortenson. The photos in MARILYN MONROE: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star, come from ...Read more

Fashion Models Pay Tribute To The Ultimate Style Icon, Marilyn Monroe
Entertainment Tonight, July 23rd

When a main element of your job is to be drop dead beautiful, it only makes sense to want to pay tribute to one of the most legendary style goddesses in American culture, Marilyn Monroe. On Tuesday, the New York photo gallery Whitespace launched a new ...Read more

Marilyn's lost photos revealed: Modelling shots show iconic star by helicopter ...
Daily Mail, July 22nd

She was one of the most photographed women in U.S. history, so it's hard to believe there are still powerful images of Marilyn Monroe which have never seen the light of day. Now some of the most arresting 'forgotten' shots will go on display in New...Read more

Art that's hanging by a thread: Shimmering portraits of Audrey Hepburn, James ...
Daily Mail, July 21st

The monochrome installations form pixelated images of stars including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Sew amazing! Artist Augusto Esquivel has been fascinated with buttons since he was a child, and now ...Read more

Chitrangda Singh turns Marilyn Monroe on ramp
Economic Times, July 20th

"The whole idea was to give a feel of Marilyn Monroe. The diamond neck piece was the reason we decided to do it on stage. I was nervous because no one can do it the way Marilyn did but I had fun. I am glad people appreciated it," Chitrangda said...Read more

ICW 2014: Chitrangada Singh does a Marilyn Monroe on the ramp
IBNLive, July 20th

The diva took everyone by surprise, as she shimmied on the ramp a la Marilyn Monroe. Wearing a strapless Gauri and Nainika gown, Chitrangada looked stunning with the diamonds adding to her looks. Talking about it the actress said, "These guys wanted ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Workout & Diet
Yahoo News, July 4th

Recently, I stumbled onto one of the coolest things I've ever found: Marilyn Monroe's complete health plan, circa 1952. Apparently, Ms. Monroe gave Pageant magazine a huge exclusive, complete with sauna tour, diet advice, workout tips, and plenty of...Read more

Lawmakers Hope To Name Post Office In Van Nuys After Marilyn Monroe
CBS Local, June 26th

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Several members of California's congressional delegation are pushing to name a new post office after the late actress Marilyn Monroe. Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas says he introduced legislation that would name a post office ...Read more