Marilyn Flies High With Heritage Auctions

Some rare items of Marilyn-related ephemera are featured in the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Showcase at Heritage Auctions, with bids closing tomorrow, December 5th. In April 1946, 19-year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty appeared on the back cover of trade mag Douglas Airview. In the same month another print ad for the Douglas DC-6 aircraft was published in TIME magazine.

SOLD for $179

Among several items from Marilyn’s nude photo shoot for Tom Kelley are this 1952 calendar with framed, uncut tin tray.

SOLD for $149

This unused 5-page paper doll book features cut-out styles inspired by Marilyn’s movie costumes.

SOLD for $625

And finally, these mixed lots of magazines and books are highly collectable.

SOLD for $256.25 and $209, respectively

UPDATE: The highest selling Marilyn-related items were a cibachrome print of her ‘Golden Dreams‘ nude calendar pose, signed by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner ($4,625); and a print of the ‘New Wrinkle‘ pose from the same ‘Red Velvet’ session, signed by photographer Tom Kelley ($1,062.50.)