Happy New Year from the Marilyn Monroe Collection!

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The Marilyn Monroe Collection wishes you and your family all the best in 2017.  Thank you for your support and friendship throughout 2016.

Last year was quite exciting for all things Marilyn related.  Marilyn would have turned 90 years old in 2016, and although she’s been gone since August of 1962 (that’s nearly 55 years) we’d never know it considering her image was seemingly everywhere we looked last year.  We saw her represented in exhibits around the world, including the US, Ireland, England, and Australia.  She appeared in a Super Bowl ad.  The “Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress” sold at auction for a record setting $4,810,000.00.  It was undoubtedly the most exciting year ever for the Marilyn Monroe Collection.  Be it traveling to Australia and London for Marilyn Monroe exhibitions, partnering with Julien’s Auctions on the largest ever Marilyn auction, adding new Marilyn Monroe items to the MM collection (including the first ever film worn piece and one of Marilyn’s famous filing cabinets), or seeing THE DRESS in person for the very first time, 2016 was a year of milestones and memories that will be hard to beat.  Scroll down the page to see Marilyn Monroe and MMC highlights from last year.



February 7: Marilyn Monroe at the Super Bowl

Snickers ran an ad at the 2016 Super Bowl featuring Marilyn Monroe and Willem Dafoe. The spot imagines if Marilyn...
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February 20: New Collection Pieces Added

With participation in the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia auction at Heritage Auctions, I was lucky enough to add an item...
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March 5: The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery

On March 5, the Marilyn Monroe Collection was highlighted at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Bendigo, Australia as part of...
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April 2: New Collection Piece Added (and Marilyn Monroe Photo Mystery Solved)

For quite some time, Marilyn fans had debated whether or not a certain black and white photo of Marilyn was...
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April 14: Julien’s Auctions Announces the David Gainsborough-Roberts Collection

Julien's Auctions announced it would be selling the iconic Marilyn Monroe collection and archives of David Gainsborough-Roberts. All totaled, costumes...
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April 24: The MMC Makeover

The Marilyn Monroe Collection website got a makeover with a new look and an updated logo thanks to Sergio Serrano....
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May 8: Julien’s Auctions Announces the Lee Strasberg Archives

Julien's Auctions announced that it would be auctioning the contents of Marilyn's filing cabinets, highlighted in the books MM Personal...
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May 21: New Collection Piece Added

Having been in the military myself (USMC), I've always had a special appreciation for Marilyn and the time she spent...
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May 25: The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at the Chelsea Design Center, London

The Marilyn Monroe exhibit for the Julien's Auctions November 2016 Marilyn Monroe auction opened on May 25 at the Chelsea...
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June 11: The Party for Marilyn’s 90th Birthday

While Marilyn's birthday is on June 1, due to some scheduling conflicts, we at the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club recognized...
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July 19: Julien’s Auctions Announces the Frieda Hull Collection

The Marilyn Monroe community was thrilled and elated to learn that the private collection of Monroe Six member Frieda Hull...
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August 5: The Marilyn Monroe Memorial Service

I'm always happy to help Greg Schreiner, founding member and president of the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club, with fundraising, organizing,...
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August 9: Marilyn Monroe Hits the High Seas on the Queen Mary II

It was great fun to join Julien's Auctions on the Queen Mary II for an exclusive Marilyn Monroe cruise.  Items...
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September 7: The Marilyn Monroe JFK Dress Returns to Auction

Julien's Auctions announced that the dress Marilyn Monroe wore as she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy would...
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September 22: The “Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress” is seen in public for the first time since 1999

The "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress was exhibited at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, before being auctioned by...
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October 2: The MMC Marilyn Monroe Auction Sweepstakes

Julien's Auctions donated five Marilyn Monroe auction catalogs, five auction tickets and ten exhibit tickets to the MMC, which were...
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November 1: The MMC Exclusive Interview with Anna Strasberg

Although she’d been approached for an interview many times, Anna Strasberg had never before answered questions about the estate of...
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November 3: The “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Dress on exhibit in Ireland

The “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress was exhibited at Newbridge Silverware MOSI Museum in Ireland being auctioned by Julien’s Auctions...
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November 15: The “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Dress on Exhibit in Los Angeles

I finally got a chance to see the JFK dress in person, for the first time ever. It truly is...
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November 16: The Marilyn Monroe Mannequin Challenge

Mannequin challenge videos were popular in 2016, and the Julien's Marilyn Monroe exhibit was the perfect location for us to...
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November 17: The Julien’s Auctions Marilyn Monroe Auction

Julien's Auctions started Session I of their three day sale at 6:00 PM on November 17. This session included the...
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November 20: New Collection Pieces Added

It was a banner year for new items added to the MMC, which included the addition of the very first...
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December 17: Marilyn Remembered Fan Club Holiday Party

Each year the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club hosts a party to celebrate the holidays. Marilyn Monroe fans and friends, old...
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