Collector's Call Web Extras: Marilyn Monroe items from the icon herself
See clothing, makeup, books, stemware, stationary and more belonging to the American icon.
Karen has been collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia for over thirty years and has amassed a collection of more than 2,000 items — all proudly displayed in her museum-like "Marilyn Room." Her most treasured pieces include one of Monroe's bodysuits; eyeliner and mascara once used by Monroe; a design sketch from the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; as well as a rare book inscribed to Monroe and her playwright husband Arthur Miller.
Let's take a closer look!
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1. Image gallery: Inside the collection
Take a closer look at the prized items in Karen's collection, including many items that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
2. Bonus video: Marilyn Monroe's Glassware
This collection of glasses — including a champagne saucer for her favorite drink, Dom Perignon — came from Marilyn's personal collection.
3. Bonus video: Marilyn Monroe's Stationery
These envelopes and letterheads came embossed with Marilyn Monroe's name — and came from the icon herself!
Does this "Karen" have a last name?