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Monroe & Presley Auction

Celebrity auctions have made big news so far in 2009, most notably Michael Jackson’s celebrity sell-off which was ultimately canceled. Julien’s Auctions , which has orchestrated numerous celebrity auctions—for names like Cher, U2, Bob Hope, Elton John and Ozzy Osbourne—is planning a particularly interesting event in this year’s annual summer sale.

The 2009 auction, which will be held June 26-27 at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, features over 700 celebrity items, including approximately 150 items from the life of Marilyn Monroe and unique lots from the life of Elvis Presley. The conservative estimate from the auction house estimates $800,000 - $1,000,000 to be generated in revenue, with a 100% sell-through rate, arising from low auction reserves.

To see some of the most interesting and expensive lots from Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley featured in this year’s auction, click ahead!

By Paul Toscano Posted 11 June 2009

Photo: Juliens Auctions