Marilyn Monroe’s birthday is definitely something to celebrate.
The Hollywood icon would have turned 96 on June 1st and to celebrate this milestone Julien’s Auction is selling her personal belongings and memorabilia.
Fans can bid on items such as their film costumes, jewelry, photographs, handwritten notes, files and other relics from their lives and careers.
In partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the auction, titled Hollywood Legends, will be held July 15-17 in Beverly Hills, California.
The collection includes memorabilia from famous Monroe films such as How To Marry A Millionaire, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, Let’s Make Love. and “The Outsiders”.
Items up for auction include her black satin sequined leotard she wore in the 1953 comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and her pale pink silk blouse she wore in 1960’s Let’s Make Love.
The blonde bombshell’s 19th-century style bodice from a 1956 Jack Cardiff photo session will also be sold to the highest bidder.
Handwritten notes Monroe wrote during her film sessions and acting classes will go for a pretty penny.
A pair of Napier gold-tone floral basket earrings with faceted crystal beads that Monroe donned during How To Marry A Millionaire is even up for auction.
Also included are notes from her time at the renowned Actors Studio, the exercises she undertook with acclaimed acting coach Lee Strasberg, and her 1958 AFTRA card.
Even several of Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller’s financial and tax documents will be displayed and auctioned off. The documents date from 1957 to 1960 and describe the couple’s investments and bookkeeping.
“Marilyn Monroe will forever live on as the quintessential Hollywood legend whose historical and cultural influence will continue to be celebrated into the next millennium and beyond,” said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions, in a statement.
“On this special occasion of Marilyn Monroe’s 96th birthday celebrations, Julien’s Auctions and TCM are honored to present this glamorous and personal collection of over 100 items, comprising a wide range of artifacts from her famous film roles and personal items, which paint an intimate portrait of their bright lives and passions,” he continued.
“Marilyn is one of the most recognized stars around the world, and we know fans love watching her movies on TCM,” said Pola Changnon, general manager of TCM. “By partnering with Julien’s Auctions, they now have the opportunity to own these unique items.”
The auction house now also accepts payments with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin and USD Coin.