The New York Times reports that later this month, just before what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday (on June 1), a wide-ranging collection of her personal possessions will begin a worldwide tour before being auctioned later in the year. In addition to leather sandals the iconic actress wore while modeling and other luxury items, there are emotional letters and scribblings that hint at her private struggles.
“The amazing thing about these items is they’ve never been seen before in public since Marilyn passed in 1962,” said Martin Nolan, the executive director of Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, which is handling the collection and their auction, scheduled for November.
The items come from the estate of Lee Strasberg, the famous acting coach. He and his wife, Paula, were close with Ms. Monroe and she left her personal effects and clothing to him in her will, the auction house said in a news release.
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Auction details HERE.