Monroe died in 1962 and, according to an Associated Press article, willed the items to Lee Strasberg, her mentor and acting coach. He gave the collection to a friend he trusted would take proper care. The family of that friend is putting the items up for auction.
|(Photo courtesy of the Julien's Auctions press release)|
Also present are handwritten letters Monroe never sent, including a response intended for Miller.
In the AP article, the auction house's owner estimates that the collection could bring as much as $1 million. For details about bidding, visit the website JuliensAuctions.com.