Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Elvis' last pill bottle & Marilyn's famous umbrella

Juliens will be auctioning of personal possessions of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, just to name a few. Some of the items up for auction are oh so personal, like Elvis' last prescription pill bottle, Marilyn's make up receipts and personal checks made out to her psychotherapist.
This Evans Sweson frame white umbrella is up for auction, it was used in Marilyn's 1949 photo shoot at Jones Beach, New York with photographer Andre De Dienes. This trip to New York was allegedly Marilyn's first visit to the big apple.Marilyn Monroe's personal script from the film 'Some Like It Hot.'
Marilyn's white terry cloth robe, which is also believed to be the last item she wore before her tragic death.
Deemed inappropriate by the censors this jewel encrusted chiffon costume is believed to be designed by William Travilla and was intended to be worn by Marilyn as she sung 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' in the movie 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.'
Along with these items, Juliens is also auctioning off Marilyn Monroes personal costumes, clothing, belts, hats, signed photographs, stoles, scarfs she wore, personal checks, telephone bills, calendars, luggage, posters, all sorts of her receipts, scrapbooks, movie posters, her personal stationary, her make up, hair pins and rollers, letters, bricks from her brentwood home, furniture, books, all from her own personal collection.
This bottle of Benadryl 50mg was prescribed to Elvis Presley on Aug. 15, 1977, one day before his death. Elvis Presley's diamond ring.
I did not get a chance to skim through all of Elvis' items up for grab, but judging by the Marilyn's amazing artifacts and memorabilia they are auctioning off I bet his items are just as breath taking. Juliens Auctions has an amazing online catalog which you can virtually flip through at


  1. THat is an awesome pic of Marilyn (and I am a heterosexual woman!)! The sequined costume is just beautiful too.

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  2. WOW.. your posts are always so fascinating. That's sort of eery about the prescriptions and pill bottles, but still...v. intriguing.

  3. Wow, it is so interesting how we can buy these bits of peoples personal history! The MM photo is amazing :)

  4. oh darling, i'm really sorry, but my english is not perfect enough..

  5. If only I were wealthy, sigh. I would go to town buying up all of Marilyn's clothing.

  6. Mervat of course you may follow me.

    Ladyfoxandhound thank you so much I really appreciate the kind words/

    Esme and the lane way I know your spot on.

    Aurielle its ok it looks perfect to me.

    Lapeitemort thats exactly what I was thinking, they have up for auction so many of her gorgeous dresses and pencil skirts I wish I could grab them all. They have a pair of her shoes starting at $15,000.

  7. wow that peach bustier is gorgeous!

    I love the theme of your blog...very original!!

  8. A prescription pill bottle? It's amazing what can be of value, isn't it?

  9. 15,000! Wowsers! sigh... I too wish that I had the buckaroos for these treasures! I wouldn't put them in a special glass cabinet either. I'd wear or use them! Wouldn't you? :)

  10. I love the first picture of Marylin - she's such a beautiful woman.

  11. Heavy Metal Fashion thank you so much I to think your blog is great and very original.

    Couture Allure Vintage Fashion I know your so right I cant wait to see how much it goes for.

    Marie Reed I know isnt that crazy, and I would do the same, I really wish I had a couple thousand extra dollars laying around. I would love to be able to go out wearing a skirt or dress of hers.

  12. I can't believe it's all being auctioned off. I <3 Marilyn so I just ate all of this info up! :0)


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