Celebrity memorabilia is a fickle market. On June 14, a blank check from the account of Marilyn Monroe sold for $146 in a Bonhams
auction at which Estelle Getty's "Golden Girls" purse fetched more than nine grand. This weekend, Julien's Auctions,
which has handled sales for the Ozzy Osbourne family and Michael Jackson, will attempt to raise Monroe's status with a collection of personal possessions from the blond bombshell's home in Brentwood. Among the items going on the block in Las Vegas this weekend are tiles and furniture Monroe purchased on a trip to Mexico to decorate the Spanish home where she was found dead on Aug. 5, 1962. The folding benches, here, are part of a set of four estimated to sell (along with a photograph of them in the house) for between $5,000 and $7,000. For bidding information, click here.
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--David A. Keeps
Photo credits: Julien's Auctions