|Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe.
Starting June 1, which would have been the pin-up actress's 90th birthday, a worldwide tour will commence for items once coveted by Monroe.|
The highest-valued item is a Blancpain cocktail watch is expected to fetch from $80,000 to $120,000. According to Julien’s Auctions, the timepiece has never been on the auction block. Many of the items on offer are preserved exactly as they were when Monroe died of a drug overdose in 1962 at age 36.
“The amazing thing about these items is they’ve never been seen before in public since Marilyn passed in 1962,” said Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The auction is scheduled for Nov. 19-20 in Hollywood.
Marilyn Monroe at the 1960 Golden Globe Awards, celebrating her win for Best Actress in 'Some Like It Hot' (1959).