What do Orphan Trains and Marilyn Monroe have in common?
Writer Clark Kidder.
On the one hand, Kidder gives standing room only Power Point talks on the Orphan Trains and reads from his book, Emily's Story: The Brave Story of an Orphan Train Rider. Emily is his maternal grandmother.
On the other hand, Kidder appraises Marilyn Monroe collectibles and has written Marilyn Monroe: Cover to Cover and Marilyn Memorabilia.
An extensive collector of Monroe items, Kidder attended Monroe's 1999 estate sale at Christie's in New York, a two-day sale that brought in $13.4 million. "They literally had everything," Kinder says, "from pots and pans to her brassieres."