The Collector

Scott with items from his collection on exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia, 2016.


Scott  is a life-long Marilyn Monroe fan, enthusiast, and collector. Considered an authority on the star, he is often called upon by major news outlets, including, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Yahoo News and CNN, to comment on Marilyn topics. He made global headlines for exposing the damage to Marilyn’s famous “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress due to owners Ripley’s Believe It Or Not loaning the garment to Kim Kardashian for the 2022 Met Gala.

Through his research and experience, he also confirmed definitively that the Marilyn Monroe lock of hair gifted to Kardashian by Ripley’s was fake. He also discovered the only know written communication between Marilyn Monroe and her father, C. Stanley Gifford.

Considered an authority on Marilyn Monroe, he assists major auction companies in authenticating and verifying memorabilia, Marilyn Monroe owned items and Marilyn Monroe autographs.  He was hired by Julien’s Auctions to authenticate and appraise the David Gainsborough Roberts collection prior to being sold in November of 2016.  This historic Gainsborough-Roberts collection consists of Marilyn Monroe film costumes from “Some Like It Hot,” “Niagara,” and “Let’s Make Love,” among others, along with many personal items from the estate of Marilyn Monroe.


Scott and Selena Gomez at the opening of “Marilyn Remembered,” his 2012 Hollywood exhibit.

In 2011, he was a guest of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he presented to a packed audience at the Linwood Dunn Theater attending a viewing of never-before-seen behind the scenes footage of Marilyn Monroe on the set of Bus Stop, taken by her then business partner Milton Greene. The footage was presented as part of Hollywood Home Movies III: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive Collection.  In 2012, he was the featured speaker at “Tonner Air,” the annual spring convention held by the Tonner Doll Company, where the first ever Marilyn Monroe dolls, sculpted by master artist Robert Tonner, were unveiled.

While her public image is known to many, it is her private life that has always held our attention, and thus is the focus of the Marilyn Monroe Collection. Scott continues to seek items to add to the collection, a never ending quest to celebrate and remember the life of a truly amazing woman.

He is the co-host of the All Things Marilyn podcast.

For Scott’s blog, with observations, thoughts, information and news about all things Marilyn, click here.

Contact Scott directly for exhibition or consulting inquiries.


If you wish to buy, sell or trade Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, visit the Marilyn Monroe Collection’s “Buy, Sell, Trade” Facebook group here.