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Elvis and Monroe items to be sold

Marilyn Monroe in 1949
The umbrella used in this 1949 Monroe photograph is up for $16,000 (10,000)

Possessions that belonged to Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe are to be auctioned in Las Vegas.

Personal effects including Monroe's receipts for alcohol and Presley's pill bottles are among the lots up for sale.

Monroe's bath robe - purported to be the last item of clothing that she wore - has a guide price of up to $6,000 (£3,745) at the auction.

The event, which includes a whole host of celebrity memorabilia, takes place on the 26 and 27 June.


A number of items from Monroe's final home in California, including two bricks from the house and furnishings are also among the lots.

Medical paraphernalia from Elvis Presley's doctor is also listed in the Julien's Auctions catalogue, including a nasal douche and his leather bag.

A chunky lapis stone ring that belonged to the musical star is expected to fetch $20,000 (£12,500).

A number of photographic images of actress Monroe are in the sale, along with a fur stole - a garment which became closely associated with the screen star.

The minutiae of her life, including signed cheques and a newspaper bill, will also be made available to bidders.

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