Marilyn in the news

Friday, December 29, 2017

Seeking Marilyn collectors located in Ontario

 I'm looking to sell some items from my collection in the new year and I would prefer local pick up only.  If you are located in Ontario, Canada please join my facebook group if you are interested.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New Milton Greene book The Essential Marilyn Monroe

UPDATE:  Here is a video review.

WOW.  That is the only words I have so far for this book.  It arrived today and I am in awe of it's sheer size.  A better review will be coming but in the meantime I think it is safe to say that this is a MUST have book for the Marilyn fan.  Milton's photos are some of the best ever taken of Marilyn.

You can purchase this book from Amazon below.  It is a great price right now too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

55th Anniversary Memorial Week

I'm very excited to be attending the amazing events being organized by the Immortal Marilyn and Marilyn Remembered Fanclubs for the 55th anniversary of Marilyn's passing.

All of the details can be found here...

    Marilyn Memorial Week 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

New Milton Greene book on the way!

Finally what Marilyn fans have been dreaming of.....a large size book featuring the photos of Milton Greene.  Like many fans, Greene's photos are some of my absolute favourite and this book is to feature 400 photos and 50 sessions.  It will be a must-have for Marilyn collectors.  It is set to be released in September but you can pre-order right now through Amazon.  It retails for $65.

Pre-order now below and receive it as soon as it is released!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Birthday JFK dress sells for 4.18 million dollars

The historic dress Marilyn wore when she sang Happy Birthday to John F Kennedy on May 19, 1962 was put on the auction block last night at Juliens.

It sold for a staggering price of 4.18 million dollars.  However, the big news is not the price but by who bought it.  Ripleys was announced as the winner immediately.  They went on to tell the press that they purchased numerous items in the auction related to the dress and they will be opening an exhibit at their museum in LA.  Ripleys has locations all of the world and the exhibit could travel to all of them.

This is the best possible outcome for Marilyn fans.  Instead of having the dress hidden away by a private collector for another 17 years - it will be shown to the public!

The Marilyn auction continues today and runs through Nov 19.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Marilyn Monroe Auction Catalogues Available to View Online

Finally the day is here.  Juliens Auctions has released the online catalogue for their November Marilyn Monroe auction.  The set includes 4 volumes in a boxset and retails for $300!!  Viewing and saving the PDF is a less expensive option for fans.

You can access the catalogues on the Juliens website at the link below:

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The new sale of the century - Julien's Auctions Nov 2016

It was called the sale of the century.  Nothing has come close to the Christies auction of Marilyn's personal belongings back in October 1999.  Nothing that is until now....

Juliens Auctions is holding a Marilyn only auction starting November 17, 2016.  This has turned out to be the largest offering of Marilyn owned items since Christies.  I doubt we will ever see an auction like this again.  The auction catalogue itself will be a collectable in its own right.

The highlight of the auction is sure to be the Happy Birthday Mr. President dress Marilyn wore while singing to JFK.  This dress originally sold at Christies and has not been publicly seen since.  The dress will be on exhibit in New Jersey, Ireland and LA.

If anyone is thinking about bidding in the upcoming Julien's auction (and if you ever wanted to own something of Marilyn's then you should be bidding!!) I highly recommend that you do it over the phone and NOT online. I bid on a previous Juliens auction using the phone method. They call you a couple of lots before the one you want comes up. The important part of this is that if you bid online you are charged an additional 3% buyers premium!!! You will save money doing it over the phone.  Be aware you have to pay a 25% buyer premium no matter which method you choose but if online it becomes 28%.

Good luck everyone!

Juliens Marilyn Monroe Auction