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 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

60th anniversary: the day Marilyn Monroe visited small town Bement
Peoria Journal Star, July 29th

It's the movie that hasn't been made yet and Peorian Jack Mertes has the story for the screenplay. It was 60 years ago when Marilyn Monroe visited Bement, a small town located between Champaign and Decatur. It was a media moment--Marilyn, fresh from ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth's beauty tricks revealed
hellomagazine.com, July 29th

Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth are often hailed as timeless beauty icons, and while they each had unique looks, there were some vintage beauty hacks they all turned to. From using strawberries as a facial cleanser to using two shades of ...Read more

Rare Images Give Us a Peek Inside Marilyn Monroe's Mysterious World
moviepilot.com, July 28th

Despite being one of the most jaw-dropping beautiful and most widely spoken about actresses of all time, much mystery surrounds the beautiful Norma Jeane Mortenson a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe. This beautiful and legendary actress is famously known for her ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe mural stolen from outside Victoria diner
CTV Vancouver Island, July 27th

We are sorry to report that someone has once again, stolen our Marilyn Monroe mural from the Downtown location. They took her head and left the rest of her in pieces. Thanks to a faithful customer of ours, we were able to get a little bit of info...Read more

Exclusive! Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photos
Parade, July 27th

I must admit I'm more a fan of Audrey Hepburn than Marilyn Monroe, but I was a little more than intrigued to learn the history of her iconic “red velvet” photographs that adorned the “Golden Dreams” calendars in the 50's. Back in 1949, an out-of-work...Read more

Cosmopolitan: 13 rarely seen photos of Marilyn Monroe
Kyiv Post, July 27th

Cosmopolitan: 13 rarely seen photos of Marilyn Monroe. Print version. July 27, 2015, 1:38 p.m. | Lifestyle — by Cosmopolitan. Undated picture showing actress Marilyn Monroe with her second husband American baseball player Joe DiMaggio. © AFP ...Read more

From the Hindenburg to Marilyn Monroe, 10 moments from the new archival ...
PBS NewsHour (blog), July 22nd

This April 1, 1954, photo shows actress Marilyn Monroe with her husband, baseball legend Joe DiMaggio during their wedding ceremony at San Francisco City hall. Watch video from that event, below. Photo by AFP/AFP/Getty Images. The Associated Press ...Read more