Elvis, Marilyn Monroe bits up for auction this summer. Coffee table, anyone? Pill bottle?

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A glass nasal douche used before each concert to irrigate Elvis Presley's sinuses with a mixture of warm salt water.

Thumbnail image for Monroe Presley Auction-1.jpgMarilyn Monroe's coffee table and Elvis Presley's prescription bottles are going up for auction.

You could be the proud owner of a Benadryl prescription bottle (right) that helped keep The King's sniffles at bay - or would have had he not died the next day.

Julien's Auctions will also sell clothing, autographed photos and other Monroe memorabilia, including items from her Brentwood, Calif., home, and jewelry, books and other items that Presley gave to his longtime personal physician, Dr. Nick.

According to the auction site, it's a summer sale filled with the mundane bits of iconic stars' lives.

Julien's 2009 Summer Sale includes over 700 unique items from legendary Hollywood celebrities and productions - including approximately 150 items from the personal and professional life of Marilyn Monroe and items from the collection of Elvis' personal physician Dr. George Nichopoulos. Also offered for sale are a collection of never before auctioned wardrobe books and test photographs from early MGM productions and items from the estate of Ann Miller.

The items - more photos here - will be on view at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas before the auction begins June 26. Bids will be accepted in person, by phone and online at juliensauctions.com.

So if you're in the market for any of the banality that proves celebrities are people just like us, get your credit card ready, make up a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich and settle in for a couple of days in June that are the stuff memories are made of. If memories are made of 50-year-old underwear and nasal douches.

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