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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Kate Upton News: Hails as 'Modern Marilyn Monroe of Today's Generation;' Going ...
Venture Capital Post, August 26th

Kate Upton received one of the greatest accolades after she was named as the "Marilyn Monroe of today's generation" by Carine Roitfield, a former editor of Vogue, who's releasing a "CR Men's Book" a sexy magazine in the UK. According to the editor, she ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe Writes From The Depths of Depression
Patheos (blog), August 26th

Imagine being mentally ill, with a major depressive disorder so bad you can barely function. Now imagine that while being Marilyn Monroe. It would be impossible. The stress of having to be on, to be the icon, would tear you apart. And that's what it...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Madcaps floppy black hat could make £22k in auction
Daily Mail, August 23rd

A black hat that belonged to Hollywood screen siren Marilyn Monroe has emerged for sale for £22,000. The floppy felt hat was made by top New York milliners Madcaps, and aside from a small tear in the inner lining it has survived the last 50 years in...Read more

Beautifully innocent pictures Marilyn Monroe might NOT have wanted you to see
Express.co.uk, August 19th

This rare images show Marilyn Monroe, just months after taking her new name as she was crowned California's first "Artichoke Queen". The opportunity arose when jeweller Stanley Seedman decided he wanted to promote his store in Salinas, California...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Life in Photos
TIME, August 5th

When Marilyn Monroe died from a barbiturate overdose on Aug. 5, 1962, devastated fans searched for a way to cope. LIFE Magazine, whose cover Monroe had graced six times, offered up a tribute in a manner befitting not only its mission, but also its ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe as you've never seen her before as unknown model Norma Jeane
Mirror.co.uk, August 1st

Poignant photos from the 1940s show a youthful Marilyn Monroe in early modelling shoots, long before she became a screen goddess. It is 70 years ago today since the shy 19-year-old who grew up in foster homes joined the Hollywood-based Blue Book ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's rise to fame, failed marriages and death revealed in new footage
Daily Mail, July 31st

Rare archive footage documenting much of Marilyn Monroe's life in the spotlight, from her rise to fame in the early 1950s to her untimely death in 1962, has be re-released, offering added perspective into the Hollywood legend's personal life and her...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Never-Before-Seen Nude Calendar Photos Surface After Six Decades
Huffington Post, July 29th

Today, the name and image of Marilyn Monroe is synonymous with Hollywood glamour, but in 1949 she was just another struggling young actress trying to make it in Tinseltown. Tight on cash with a car payment looming, the starlet, who was just days away ...Read more