Marilyn Monroe's belongings up for auction

The items are expected to fetch somewhere between $2 and $4 million

Tresure Trove of Marilyn Monroe's Belongings Up For Auction

A collection of personal items including handwritten notes and jewelry that belonged to film star Marilyn Monroe will go up for auction in November at Julien's Auctions.

Monroe, one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's Golden Age of cinema, left numerous items in her will to her acting mentor, Lee Strasberg.

More than 500 lots of Monroe's belongings will be at auction in Los Angeles on 19 and 20 November, and they are expected to fetch between $2 million and $4 million.

Many of the items are preserved exactly as they were when Monroe died of a drug overdose in 1962 at the age of just 36.

According to Reuters the auction will include everything from a diamond watch to a lipstick and cigarettes.

The auction house has previously sold other Marilyn Monroe memorabilia including a signed original vintage photograph that went for $5,120.

Another auction due to run at Julien's soon is the 'Music Icons' lot.

This included property from some of the most famous musicians of all time including Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Music fanatics could pick up one of Sinatra's old shirts, a dress worn by Fitzgerald or even a pair of cowboy boots from Sammy Davis Jr's personal collection.

Find out more about the lots at Julien's Auctions on their website here.

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