I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia
for over 15 years now. I remember the very first book I ever owned was a
paperback of Marilyn Monroe by Steinem/Barris that I got for 25
cents. I was immediately drawn to the photos of Marilyn and her life
story. When I was a teenager I started collecting Marilyn books and
I discovered Ebay when I started University in 1996. I remember being the most excited about the Marilyn Monroe dolls that were available. So I started collecting them starting with the DSI and Tristar dolls. I moved to Maryland from Canada in 1999 for one year. It was there that I got to see Franklin Mint Marilyn dolls in person for the first time and started to collect them as well. You can see my doll collection HERE
Over the years I have amassed a collection I am very proud of. Of course, my tastes have changed as I've matured. The past five years have really shown a change in my collecting habits. I'm now at the point where I would rather spend money on items that are truly rare and special instead of mass-produced commercial trinkets.
On the following pages you will find some other highlights of my collection. Click on the links below to see photos and descriptions.