Marilyn Monroe Items from the Estate of Lee Strasberg to be auctioned

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cunard today announced that select pieces from the personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg will also travel on board Queen Mary 2 from August 9-16, 2016. As previously announced, Cunard and Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house, will showcase highlights from David Gainsborough Roberts’ renowned Marilyn Monroe film worn collection.

The personal items from the estate of Lee Strasberg include a wide variety of documents and personal items once owned by Marilyn Monroe, and it represents the largest collection of personal Marilyn Monroe artefacts ever offered at auction. Besides being an actor and director in his own right, Strasberg is considered the father of method acting in America. Marilyn developed a close personal relationship with Lee and his wife Paula, and she ultimately bequeathed all of her personal effects and clothing to Lee in her will.

Marilyn Monroe Items from the Estate of Lee Strasberg to be auctioned

Marilyn Monroe Items from the Estate of Lee Strasberg to be auctioned

“No one person ever really knew every facet of Marilyn Monroe, though countless books have attempted to piece together every first, second and third hand account of each encounter, often embellished through passage of time,” said Anna Strasberg. “Marilyn was a complex and beguiling figure in her lifetime, leaving generations of adoring fans to speculate, infer and debate about her life. What has resulted is a prismatic kaleidoscope image built upon both fact and fantasy.”

Marilyn Monroe Items from the Estate of Lee Strasberg to be auctioned

“This is one of the most important and historic auctions of Marilyn Monroe ever,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “This diverse collection gives us a most intimate glimpse of the screen legend. Never before has there been so many important artifacts from the life and career of the much loved global icon Marilyn Monroe as in our November 19th and 20th auction.”

The Marilyn Monroe Collection, which is touring the world before the auction in November, offers film worn costumes which cover an extensive portion of Marilyn’s acting career and personal pieces of fine jewelry, handbags and personal letters and poems.

On the seven-night, eastbound Transatlantic Crossing, departing out of New York, guests will enjoy:

  • A daily, rotating exhibition of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia
  • Exclusive opportunity to bid on choice items in advance of the general auction in November
  • Q&A with Julien’s Auctions executives Darren Julien, Founder and CEO, and Martin Nolan, Executive Director
  • Q&A with David Gainsborough-Roberts

Personal appearance and photo opportunity with famed Monroe impersonator Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn MonroeQueen Mary 2 will have just come out of her 25-day dry dock Remastering, introducing new designs and guest experiences including the redesign of the Princess and Queens Grills staterooms and restaurants, new dining venues and lounges, and expansion of the only kennels at sea.

For more information about Queen Mary 2, or to book a voyage, contact your Travel Consultant, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273 or visit

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