MM Trunk at TK Maxx

Retails at £40 (there is also a smaller size), photographed by proud owner and ES Blog reader Michelle Morgan of Northamptonshire.

As some of you will know already, Michelle is the author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed (2007), one of the best biographies around.

And before you ask, that’s not the ghost of Maf-Honey on the carpet, but Michelle’s very own Betty the Bichon!

Keeping Time with Marilyn

This Girard Perregaux Stainless Steel Marilyn Monroe Timepiece, part of the Girard Perregaux 1945 collection, is available in a limited edition of just thirty.

On sale now for $8,500, only at Essential Watches

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(However, if cheap and cheerful is more your thing, try this watch instead – currently on offer at Ebay and various online stores. My husband bought this for me on my birthday – it’s cute as a button, keeps time, and cost around £2 including speedy delivery from China!)

Marilyn Block Print

Spotted by MM fan Colby George at a US branch of Target, this wall print features a lovely, candid shot from Marilyn’s 1954 visit to Korea, where she entertained American troops – later describing her trip as ‘the happiest time of my life’.

Information from Scott Fortner:

Would you like to know something amazing? On two occasions, I was lucky enough to go through the two “missing file cabinets” full of Marilyn Monroe documents and property. These were the cabinets from the Vanity Fair article. I saw an original of this shot in one of the cabinets. Marilyn Monroe herself owned this actual photo of her. It was likely given to her when she was there in Korea and she saved it, or perhaps it was sent to her by the GI that took the picture. On the back in Marilyn’s own handwriting a passage written, “This one is my favorite.”

Larger Than Life

LTL Prints, a US-based wall graphics company, has launched a unique and ever-so-slightly kitsch collection of Bernard of Hollywood wall graphics, featuring ‘Larger Than Life’ images from the archives of Hollywood photographer Bruno Bernard. The range includes many images of Marilyn Monroe from her early modelling days to the peak of her fame.

Here’s the blurb…

Bernard of Hollywood premium wall graphics from LTL PRINTS are available in a range of customer-selected sizes (from laptop-size up to seven feet tall), are self-adhesive and will stick to almost any surface (walls, windows, even ceilings), and can be removed and re-hung 100 times without leaving a mark or damaging your walls.

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