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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Auctioned: Marilyn Monroe's Grave Marker
NBC Southern California, June 30th

Marilyn Monroe's grave marker is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable of all markers found anywhere. The movie star's crypt at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery regularly draws lifelong fans, the curious, and those who still ...Read more

Someone Paid How Much for Marilyn Monroe's Grave Marker!?!
Patch.com, June 29th

Fans of Marilyn Monroe have never been shy about their love of the screen icon, and a few reached deep into their bank accounts during a weekend sale to nab some memorabilia from a Beverly Hills auction house, which says the star's original Westwood ...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's grave marker sells for over $200K at auction
Daily Mail, June 29th

Marilyn Monroe's grave marker sells for over $200K at auction. In an auction by Julien's Auction House on Saturday, Marilyn Monroe¿s grave marker sold for $212,500 dollars. Scott Newnham on his career and wowing... Read More · 3:56min · Lleyton and ...Read more

On this day: Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller
Scotsman, June 28th

1956: Marilyn Monroe married Arthur Miller, the playwright. 1956: Charles Dumas became the first high jumper to clear 7ft during the Olympic trials in Los Angeles. 1958: Brazil defeated host nation Sweden 5-2 in the world Cup final. 1960: BBC...Read more

Marilyn Monroe had purple blotches on her face, her neck was swollen, her lips ...
Daily Mail, June 9th

From Marilyn Monroe's hairy legs, to Natalie Wood's bruises, two morticians to the stars share their last unique and final glimpse of some of the cream of Hollywood. Abbott & Hast became the funeral service of choice for Los Angeles' rich and famous...Read more

Hollywood moguls dismissed Marilyn Monroe as a blonde bimbo. Here's how ...
National Post, June 5th

The letter was from Frank H. Ferguson, assistant secretary of Twentieth Century Fox, and couched in the no-nonsense language of a legal document. “Dear Miss Monroe,” it began. “Under date of January 16, 1954, we instructed you to report to our studio...Read more

6 Beauty Tricks to Make You a Classic Knockout Like Marilyn Monroe
POPSUGAR, June 1st

6 Beauty Tricks to Make You a Classic Knockout Like Marilyn Monroe. Though she never made headlines in our lifetime, Marilyn Monroe has taught us a lot about what it means to be a beauty icon. In addition to learning that diamonds are a girl's best...Read more

Marilyn Monroe's Legacy Is Way More Than Curves And A Blonde Bob
Huffington Post, June 1st

Around the same time, Monroe started a production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, with friend and photographer Milton Greene in order to give herself the opportunity to play more interesting roles. The actress told Edward R. Murrow as much in an ...Read more