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May 16, 2005

Marilyn Monroe's Estate Property in June Auction
Live and Online Auction June 4
posted by Rick Gagliano

(Los Angeles, California) � Over 200 personal and professional items from the estate of actress Marilyn Monroe that have been stored for 43 years will be offered for sale in a public auction, June 4th 2005. The items include, professional wardrobe pieces, original photographs, her Joe DiMaggio divorce papers and an original Monroe watercolorMarilyn Monroe painting inscribed to President John F. Kennedy for his birthday. Monroe's personal property for decades was stored away out of sight for safe keeping by the estate. This is the first time that most of these items will be seen in public, including a dizzying array of clothing from all of the designers she cherished: Jax, Pucci, Ronetti, Jaeger, and Geistex, explained President/CEO, Darren Julien, of Julien's Auctions of Los Angeles/New York (

Julien said one of the most intriguing objects is a painting by Monroe of a symbolic red rose for JFK. It is inscribed, "President Kennedy, Happy Birthday and again I say Happy Birthday. Always, Marilyn Monroe, June 1, 1962." Monroe died on the fifth of August 1962 at the age of 36 before giving the painting to President Kennedy.

Paper ephemera highlights in this sale include divorce papers from her famous husband and sports legend, Joe Di Maggio and her signed actor's contracts. Other items in the auction include a pearl gray silk halter dress; a sterling silver makeup mirror; a signed receipt for a wax and facial from a Beverly Hills salon; vintage 1960s jars of makeup and beauty products; in addition to many other personal and private wardrobe items, documents, and decorative objects.

Her personal telephone directory contains hundreds of names and numbers of top Hollywood celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Henry Fonda, Jane Russell and even former husbands, Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, said Julien.

The Marilyn Monroe auction items will be on public display at Barclay Butera in Los Angeles, CA from May 31st thru June 3rd. We are hosting the Marilyn Monroe Auction at our Los Angeles location because our showroom and lifestyle represents the era and the timeless elegance that symbolizes Marilyn Monroe, said President/CEO Barclay Butera, national furnishings and interiors designer who recently purchased Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms estate in Palm Springs and Desi Arnaz Jr.'s Beverly Hills home of 30 years. The auction will be conducted live Saturday, June 4th starting at 2:00 pm at Barclay Butera, 169 N. La Brea Ave., and online at

For additional information, contact Julien's Auctions, P.O. Box 691789, West Hollywood, California 90069. Phone: (310) 836-1818. Web:


New York:
Highlights From The Collection
Planet Hollywood, New York
May 16th Press Call - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Reception for V.I.P. Clients - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 17th - May 20th Exhibition In Display Case

Los Angeles:
May 31st - June 3rd
10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Auction: Saturday, June 4th 2:00 p.m.
Barclay Butera, Inc., 169 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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