Julien’s Auctions to Celebrate Marilyn’s 96th Birthday

Julien’s Auctions is hosting an online sale of photographs and memorabilia next week, celebrating what would be Marilyn’s 96th birthday.

Among the 184 lots are several photos taken by Andre de Dienes, including a print signed by his widow, Shirley; plus a ‘Marilyn Monroe Portfolio’ from a 1949 issue of Glamorous Models magazine.

Photos shown above SOLD for $448 each; signed print SOLD for $896; magazine SOLD for $384

Memorabilia from Marilyn’s nude calendar session with Tom Kelley, including these 1950s playing cards.

SOLD for $2,560

Numerous Marilyn-themed books, including the first ever published, An American Success by Danish author Kai Berg Madsen (at left.)

SOLD for $320

A rare 1954 photo of Marilyn in Korea, rehearsing her ‘Anything Goes’ performance for U.S. troops.

SOLD for $320

Perhaps the oddest – and creepiest – item on offer is this scrapbook made by Peter Leonardi, Marilyn’s New York hairdresser who later tried to sue her.

SOLD for $320

A liquor receipt from Luria’s Wine & Spirits on Madison Avenue to Marilyn Monroe Productions, billed to Sutton Place South, the apartment building where she was living prior to her marriage in 1956.

SOLD for $1,600

A colour transparency of Marilyn’s legendary ‘Happy Birthday Mr President‘ dress, photographed by Christie’s in 1999.

SOLD for $192

Various lots related to Marilyn’s 1962 photo shoot with Bert Stern, including psychedelic prints made for Avant Garde magazine in 1968.

Prints SOLD for $192 each

Numerous vintage magazines, including a 1969 pamphlet compiled by the University of Mexico; and a ‘Some Like It Hot’ zine published in 1988 by the Marilyn Forever Fan Club.

SOLD for $75

A program for the 1992 memorial service hosted by Marilyn Remembered at Westwood Memorial Park on the 30th anniversary of her death, with guest speakers including Mamie Van Doren, Tom Ewell, Maurice Zolotow, Bebe Goddard, and Evelyn Moriarty.

SOLD for $125

Two Marilyn-themed handbags formerly owned by model and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith, who passed away in 2007.

SOLD for $576

And finally, various books signed by authors to collector Steve Campbell, including Marilyn’s half-sister, Berniece Baker Miracle; photographers Joseph Jasgur, Douglas Kirkland and George Barris; feminist icon Gloria Steinem, and horror writer Clive Barker; and Monroe superfan James Haspiel.

SOLD for $448 (My Sister Marilyn); $75 (The Birth of Marilyn); $256 (An Evening With Marilyn); $256 (Her Life in Her Own Words); $120 (Marilyn: Norma Jeane); $75 (Son of Celluloid); and $125 (The Ultimate Look at the Legend.)

UPDATE: Read all about the best-selling items here.

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