Marilyn Monroe Magazines

My hobby is collecting Marilyn Monroe Cover magazines. Here I offer to you an opportunity to purchase some of her vintage cover magazines to help me continue to pursue this rewarding hobby. I ONLY SHIP TO THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...if you live elsewhere, I'm sorry, but I only sell and ship to United States customers. Send me a message at fantasyfb@centurylink.net if you would like to see more pictures of any of the magazines on this site, just let me know which magazines and I will send the pictures you require to your e-mail. If you live in the Continental United States and want to make an offer on any of these magazines, e-mail your offer to fantasyfb@centurylink.net and I will respond, typically within an hour or two. To buy an item, I ONLY ACCEPT PAYPAL PAYMENTS from verified United States PayPal users with confirmed continental United States addresses, NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase, e-mail me WITH your purchase request detailed at fantasyfb@centurylink.net and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Upon receipt of your PayPal payment, I will ship the magazine to you with in its own protective sleeve with backing board and reinforced with stiff cardboard on both sides of the mag and marked DO NOT BEND. Again, you must have a confirmed continental United States address with PayPal to purchase from me. Any questions you have should be sent to me at fantasyfb@centurylink.net and I will respond promptly. All of my magazines are guaranteed to be AS DESCRIBED...returns are accepted within 3 days of your receipt as long as you notify me within that 3 day period and pay for the return shipment; and the magazine must be packaged as it was delivered to you so that I receive my magazine back in the same condition as it was sent to you. Upon receipt of your return, I will credit your PayPal the amount you paid for the magazine, not for any return shipping costs incurred.

I have many magazines currently for sale, see below; and I hope you find something you like. I will be adding more as I collect, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often.



For sale:

Item #1:
RARE December 13, 1947 PICTURE POST magazine
...$275 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE 1947 MAGAZINE (a large mag: 13" tall x 10-1/4" wide)! This December 13, 1947 PICTURE POST magazine is complete and is in GOOD condition with some minor defects for a newspaper-type magazine 64+ years old. It's most stunning feature is the very famous beautiful picture of Marilyn on the cover, taken by Andre de Dienes. This beautiful cover picture of young Norma Jeane (see closeup pics provided) is stunning. A very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have; with NO address label on the cover. Look at the pictures of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover with no pencil/pen marks! This ULTRA RARE gorgeous picture of the young Norma Jeane would look marvelous framed and displayed! Overall for being over 64 years old, I would say this magazine is in VERY GOOD Condition. Spine is in GOOD CONDITION with no tears other than the two rusted staples were removed by a previous owner...see closeups of those items. There is an insignificant rust to the pagesa s shown in the middle spread of the magazine (for pictures send a request to my e-mail shown at top of this page) and on the back cover. Thankfully, the front cover is spared any serious, major rust stains. There is a tear on the front cover (very small about 1/4") on the page-turning edge across from Marilyn's elbow of the outstretched waving arm (see pic provided). None of these defects deter from the beauty of this very significant and rare early cover of young Norma Jeane Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe). The interior pages are in EXCELLENT condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural aging and are somewhat fragile. Hulton's National Weekly PICTURE POST was a British newspaper/magazine that began in 1938. All pages are present; this RARE magazine comes with a backing-board and is in a protective magazine sleeve. It will be shipped to you properly so that you will receive the magazine in the same condition as I have it today; supported on both sides with stiff cardboard and marked DO NOT BEND, it will also be insured and shipped within 1 day of my receiving your PayPal payment.

Clark Kidder calls Marilyn the original cover-girl, this was only the 5th international cover for Marilyn Monroe. A very RARE early Marilyn cover indeed. She had appeared on numerous U.S. covers already, but her international fame and star had yet to shine and take off...that would happen after her movie career blossomed.

Kidder valued this magazine upwards of $275 in his book published in 2002. I don't believe it has become any less rare or less valuable in the last 10 years.


Andre de Dienes' association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for her first modeling job at age 19. A five week road trip photographing the young Norma Jean across California, Nevada, and New Mexico resulted in a love affair and numerous magazine covers around the world. Their working relationship continued until 1953. Today, de Dienes' images of Monroe are considered by most to be the best studies ever taken of her.


Item #2:
SUPER RARE, EARLY MARILYN MONROE September 1947 LAFF Magazine ! ! !...$225 or Best Offer
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If not the 1st, one of the first covers where she is credited as Marilyn Monroe

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Large 13-1/4" tall x 10-1/2" wide)

Magazine is Incomplete and in FAIR/ACCEPTABLE condition only...yet, it is still extremely RARE and VALUABLE!


MAGAZINE IS NOT COMPLETE! PAGES 11-16 WERE TORN OUT AND MISSING WHEN I PURCHASED (a section on the show-girl of the month is what is missing, these were NOT Marilyn pages)...I was not notified of this by the seller on e-Bay, who claimed he was not aware of this prior to selling to me.

Kidder's value on this magazine is $250 (low) to $375 (high, Near-Mint condition)...this magazine is definitely in the low category, and accordingly, I have it listed as Acceptable.

This is an extremely fragile and brittle newspaper-type magazine. I have taken a lot of pictures of the magazine to help inform you of it's condition and flaws. The only pictures of Marilyn are the cover and a small one shown on the credits/table of contents page (see pics provided). Please view and blow up all the pictures provided and do not hesitate to ask me any questions about this super, rare magazine. There are thin lines on Marilyn's body on the front cover that are visible in the pictures provided and it is dirty on the cover and throughout the magazine (the dirty areas on the front cover can be seen on her lower leg and elsewhere when you blow the pictures up). If you would like to see more pictures, please let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

A very early Marilyn Monroe LAFF magazine in her famous and favorite yellow bikini!!! Prior to this magazine, most of her credits for covers were shown with her birth-name Norma Jean or Norma Jeane. This might be the first instance of her being referred to/credited as Marilyn Monroe on a magazine; if not, surely one of the first.
In 1947, Marilyn had just begun to break into movies but not in any substantial way and was working as a model. Very minor/bit parts in 1947, most uncredited, were how her film career began. After finally getting some better supporting roles, Marilyn's notoriety and fame exploded when it was discovered she had posed nude and the nude picture had been used for calendars. Hugh Hefner purchased the rights to her famous Golden Dreams pose and used the nude picture in the first PLAYBOY magazine. She would go on to become the USA's greatest SEX-SYMBOL ever; and for too short a period, the nation's #1 box-office attraction!

Still, with it's flaws, this is a beautiful, classic cover picture of Marilyn in her famous yellow bikini. If you ever FRAME cover magazines of Marilyn Monroe, you should have this magazine. It's a rare LAFF magazine cover that would be awesome framed and displayed! Look at the pictures of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a stunning front cover, even with the flaws I've mentioned and photographed for you to see.


Magazine size:
13-1/4" tall x 10-1/2" wide.



Item #3:
RARE True Story magazine, November 1951
...$175 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE 1951 MAGAZINE! This November 1951 TRUE STORY magazine is complete and is in Excellent condition. It features a beautiful picture of young Marilyn on the cover. This beautiful cover picture of Marilyn (see pic provided) is stunning. A very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have; with NO address label on the cover. An amazing NearMint subscription card is still securely attached (see closeup pic of the card). Look at the pictures of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). Before she became a major star in Hollywood, this RARE cover of Marilyn's is very early in her career as a cover magazine superstar. It's a beautiful front cover with no missing pieces/chips and no pencil/pen marks! Overall for being 60 years old, I would say this magazine is in Excellent Condition. Spine is in EXCELLENT CONDITION. The interior pages are in Near-Mint condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural yellowing from age. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose pages in this high quality condition RARE magazine! Slight wear to corner of front cover and to bottom of the spine (see pictures provided).

Magazine size: 10-7/8" tall x 8-1/2" wide.

If you frame Marilyn Monroe cover magazines, this is the perfect magazine for you; it's gorgeous and Marilyn never looked better! If you are a Marilyn or pin-up model collector, purchase this rare magazine of beautiful Marilyn. This magazine would be the ideal gift for yourself, a friend or family member who is a Marilyn collector. Her appearance in Playboy's 1st edition helped make Marilyn a super-star and pin-up legend, this magazine would be a great addition to any Marilyn Playboy, calendar or magazine collector!



Item #4:
RARE GALA magazine, 1950
...$225 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE GALA MAGAZINE!

This May/June, 1950 magazine is in EXCELLENT condition.

It features a beautiful portrait of Marilyn on the cover by Andre di Dienes. Look at the picture of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover with no tears or pen/pencil marks! This RARE magazine would look fabulous framed and displayed! Overall for being almost 62 years old, I would say this magazine is in EXCELLENT Condition. The spine is intact and in EXCELLENT condition. The interior pages are in EXCELLENT condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural yellowing from age. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose or torn pages, this is a high quality condition RARE magazine that is over 60 years old! There is a terrific 2-page article on Marilyn that includes several gorgeous pictures of the greatest sex-symbol ever! The article is titled: "Monroe Doctrine."


Magazine size: 10-1/4" tall x 8" wide.
Clark Kidder had the value of this magazine listed in one of his books as $175 in 2002.


A very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have. Look at the pictures of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover. There are no pencil/pen marks on the cover or throughout the magazine! This beautiful cover of the sexy Marilyn would look marvelous framed and displayed! Overall for being almost 62 years old, I would say this magazine is in EXCELLENT Condition.

I always try to give detailed descriptions of my collectible magazines, so that you are not surprised when you receive your vintage magazine. This is a very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have. Needless to say, this magazine would look fantastic framed if you are a collector or fan who likes to frame beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazines!

If you would like to see more pictures of this or some of the other Marilyn Monroe magazines I have for sale, just send me a message...I would be happy to send you more pictures of interior pages or other views from these wonderful, RARE Marilyn cover magazines!

Fans of the beautiful stars of that era will love this magazine. It's a very entertaining and interesting magazine that would make a great gift for old movie buffs, Pin-Up and Hollywood starlets fans! If you are a Marilyn or pin-up model collector, purchase this rare magazine of beautiful Marilyn. Her appearance in Playboy's 1st edition helped make Marilyn a super-star and pin-up legend, this magazine would be a great addition to any Marilyn Playboy, calendar or magazine collector!




Item #5:
RARE PIC magazine, 1952
...$120 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE COVER MAGAZINE! WHO'S WHO IN HOLLYWOOD 1953! The magazine is complete and is in very good condition. It features a beautiful picture of Marilyn on the cover. Cover is beautiful, perfect for framing! There is a very small chip mid cover along spine edge, otherwise I would say it in EXCELLENT condition with no pen/pencil marks on cover or throughout magazine. On spine edge, there is about a 1/2" chip missing on bottom edge and a very small chip off spine at top of magazine. Otherwise the spine is in very good shape and the binding is tight throughout the book. There is a crease on the front cover at the top right page turning edge, see picture, it doesn't deter the beauty of this magazine. Look at the scan of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). Overall for being 58 years old, I would say this magazine is in Very Good Condition. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose pages.

Fans of the Hollywood stars of that era will love this magazine...it has the short bios on hundreds and hundreds of stars of the era by movie genre (ie Leading Ladies, Leading Men, Supporting Stars, Music Makers, Villains, etc.) along with hundreds of great pictures of them. It's a very entertaining and interesting magazine that would make a great gift for old movie buffs! It's a great Hollywood star reference with a complete index of all the stars in the magazine on the back pages...very complete and detailed...quite an interesting magazine!!! What a great gift this would be for a Marilyn fan or a fan of the greatest era of Hollywood stars!


Item #6:
RARE Cosmopolitan magazine, May 1953
...$130 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE COSMOPOLITAN 1953 MAGAZINE! This May, 1953 magazine is complete and is in EXCELLENT condition. It features a beautiful portrait of Marilyn on the cover. Look at the picture of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover with no pen/pencil marks or any other major flaws! This RARE magazine would look fabulous framed and displayed! Overall for being over 58 years old, I would say this magazine is in EXCELLENT Condition. The spine is completely intact and in EXCELLENT condition. The top of the spine must have been separating slightly, because a previous owner placed about 3/4" of clear tape on the top of the spine (see the picture of the spine...none of the spine is chipped or missing; just this very small, insignificant tape repair that does not deter from this magazine displaying beautifully). The tape repair is on the top left corner as you look at the front cover (you might be able to see it on the front cover pic provided, it starts at the top of the spine and ends at the top portion of the address label...I consider this a very minor repair, cosmetically it doesn't affect the magazine at all). The interior pages are in EXCELLENT condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural yellowing from age. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose or torn pages, this is a high quality RARE magazine that is 58+ years old!

There is a terrific article on Marilyn which includes several pages of my favorite SEX-SYMBOL; including one fabulous full-color, full-page, close-up picture of the gorgeous one smiling! This is a wonderful sexy and hot cover picture of Marilyn and the full-color pic of her within is ravishing!

Magazine size: 11-1/4" tall x 8-1/2" wide.


Item #7:
RARE Photoplay magazine, February 1953
...$100 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN PHOTOPLAY 1953 MAGAZINE! The February, 1953 magazine is complete and is in EXCELLENT condition. It features a beautiful picture of Marilyn on the cover. Look at the scan of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover with no tears and no pencil/pen marks! This magazine would look fabulous framed and displayed! Overall for being over 58 years old, I would say this magazine is in EXCELLENT Condition. The spine is completely intact and in EXCELLENT CONDITION. The interior pages are in Near-Mint condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural yellowing from age. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose or torn pages, this is a high quality condition RARE magazine that is over 58 years old! There is a terrific article (see cover) featuring the incomparable Marilyn entitled "Is Hollywood Carrying Sex Too Far?" The fantastic piece on the new sexual era that Marilyn helped bring about is detailed and there are sexy, hot full-color pictures of Marilyn, Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Hayward, Mitzi Gaynor and Elaine Stewart in that article. Many other terrific articles and movie reviews are within as well as the numerous ads of products that were popular during that time. There are three wonderful full-page movie ads for: "Come Back Little Sheba" (starring Burt Lancaster & Shirley Booth), "The Bad & The Beautiful" (starring Kirk Douglas & Lana Turner), and "The Jazz Singer" (starring Danny Thomas).

The magazine would be in Near-Mint condition if it were not for a few minor flaws of the front cover. I always try to give detailed descriptions of my collectible magazines, so that you are not surprised when you receive your vintage magazine.  There are very minor, small stains/spots on the cover which do not detract from this beautiful cover picture of Marilyn (they are small and are not visible on the picture provided or when looked at directly, they are only visible when the magazine is tilted and angled into bright light). There is a minor wear bend/crease along the spine/left edge of front cover. There is a tiny chip off at the base of Marilyn's neck (this very minor flaw is visible in the picture provided). There is a tiny stain just above the address label (not sure you will see it in the picture provided it is very tiny). This is a very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have; there is a small address label is on the cover. The staples show rust, but are hidden by the dark cover which they are not attached to (thankfully they did not put the staples through the front cover of these beautiful Photoplay magazines when they bound them). Needless to say, this magazine would look fantastic framed if you are a collector or fan who likes to frame beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazines!



Item #8:
RARE Photoplay magazine, December 1953
...$120 or Best Offer
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RARE VINTAGE MARILYN MONROE 1953 MAGAZINE! This December, 1953 Photoplay magazine is complete and is in as close to Near-Mint condition as any magazine I own. It features a beautiful picture of Marilyn on the cover. This beautiful cover picture of Marilyn (see closeup pic provided) is stunning. If you frame Marilyn Monroe cover magazines, this is the perfect cover to display, it's a gorgeous shot of the greatest sex-symbol Hollywood ever produced! A very RARE and beautiful Marilyn Monroe cover magazine that every collector would be happy to have; with NO address label on the cover and amazingly a Photoplay subscription card still firmly attached within. Look at the scan of the magazine (this is the magazine you will receive). It's a beautiful front cover with no missing pieces/chips and no pencil/pen marks! Overall for being almost 58 years old, I would say this magazine is in Near-Mint Condition. Spine is in EXCELLENT CONDITION (only a small 1/4" chip is missing from the bottom of the spine). The interior pages are in Near-Mint condition with no tears and no pen/pencil marks; while the pages show the natural yellowing from age. All pages are present and binding is tight; no loose pages in this high quality condition RARE magazine!

All pages are present; this RARE magazine comes with a backing-board and is in a protective magazine sleeve. It will be shipped to you properly so that you will receive the magazine in the same condition as I have it today; supported on both sides with stiff cardboard and marked DO NOT BEND, it will also be insured and shipped within 1 day of my receiving your PayPal payment.