Here’s what the Press Release says:
Julien’s Auctions is proud to present property from the estate of Anna Nicole Smith featuring, fine and decorative art, furniture and memorabilia. Among the wide variety of offerings are decorative bronzes acquired during her marriage to wealthy oil magnate J. Howard Marshall, furniture seen by a large television audience on her E! Channel series, “The Anna Nicole Smith Show”, and costumes and memorabilia collected during her career as a Playboy model, actress and successful spokeswoman for Guess Jeans and Trimspa. Included are items related to her screen idol Marilyn Monroe, with an extensive collection of memorabilia, including handbags, photographs and other collectibles. This auction will showcase Smith’s flair for fashion, fun, fine art and collectibles.
“We are excited to work with Julien’s Auctions to offer Anna Nicole’s personal belongings to her many fans. The auction proceeds will benefit both charity and our daughter Dannielynn”, said Larry Birkhead.
Leading off this impressive collection of items related to the life and career of Anna Nicole Smith is her 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Anna Nicole was catapulted from very humble beginnings in south Texas to a life of fame and notoriety when in 1993, she was named Playmate of the Year and became the lead model for Guess Jeans. The following year she married Texas oil tycoon and billionaire J. Howard Marshall. During their relationship, he gifted her with this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster which at the time stickered for almost $85,000.
The auction takes place on the 26th of June 2010 in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. I flipped through the catalogue and picked out a few pieces I thought you might find of interest…
(all images taken from the catalogue from Julien’s auction online. To browse the complete catalogue click here) In all seriousness though, there is an amazing collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia available in the auction which you really should take a look at!