Voici une petite figurine sympa de Marilyn Monroe, faisant référence à une séance d'avec Sam Shaw, celle où Marilyn est à la plage, en maillot de bain blanc.
Figurine Wacky Wobbler, Bobble Head (c'est à dire que la tête est mobile, sur ressort).
lot n°219: Marilyn Monroe “Rose Loomis” light aqua suit
designed by Dorothy Jeakins from Niagara
(TCF, 1953) Light aqua two-piece raw silk suit with Monroe Lloyd of California label. A rather conservative look for Marilyn, which was deliberately chosen by her character as Joseph Cotten’s unfaithful wife, off to an illicit rendezvous with her lover under Niagara Falls in Henry Hathaway’s Niagara. The indelible image of Marilyn’s hips swinging as she walks away in this form-fitted outfit is considered one of the great “sex in cinema” sequences released during the height of the censorship Production Code. This 2-piece suit was modified under Dorothy Jeakins’ direction from an off-the-rack couture ensemble. Shoulders exhibit light soiling, and skirt has 2 in. tear at split, otherwise Fine as screen-worn.
Estimate: $80 000 - Sold $ 210 000
lot n°221: Marilyn Monroe aubergine gray evening dress
and Bolero jacket by Travilla for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
(TCF, 1953) Elegant, two-piece evening gown designed by Travilla of an aubergine steel gray couched in meandering-pattern braid and accented by two aubergine satin trains flowing from the waist. Handwritten studio tag inside dress reads “1-27-3-7914 M. MONROE A-698-53,” and jacket has handwritten label “1-41-2-0570 Marilyn Monroe A-698-16.” Worn quite memorably by Miss Monroe for several scenes, from her clever efforts to remove Elliot Reid’s clothes in order to search them, to being stuck halfway through a porthole, requiring rescue by her youngest suitor Mr. Henry Spofford III (age 9, going on 21). Material on waist is detached two inches, else Fine as screen-worn.
Estimate: $150 000 - Sold $ 260 000
lot n°266: Marilyn Monroe “Cherie” iconic green
and black-sequined leotard designed by Travilla for Bus Stop
(TCF, 1956) This is the signature costume for Marilyn’s character “Cherie”, the naïve yet determined saloon singer heading for Hollywood in Joshua Logan’s romantic Western from the play by William Inge, Bus Stop. It is also one of the most iconic and indelible looks from her entire career, being a top choice for publicity images of Marilyn even to this very day. In it, she performs (intentionally naively) “That Old Black Magic”, winning the heart of the handsome and rather eager cowboy played by Don Murray. This was to be the last of the great collaborations between Marilyn and her favorite costume designer, William Travilla. TCF handwritten label “Marilyn Monroe A-769-03”. Exhibits sequin loss along neckline and minimal sequin loss on bodice, and straps have been replaced.
Estimate: $200 000 - Sold $ 230 000
lot n°282: Marilyn Monroe strapless pale green silk Empire gown
with rhinestone trim from Let’s Make Love
(TCF, 1960) Pale green silk pleated strapless dress adorned with rhinestones (a few of which are missing). TCF label handwritten “F-13 M. Monroe”. Designed to be unbearably sexy without also being un-releasable due to censorship, a condition several earlier costumes designed for Marilyn suffered from. Worn for the title number, in which Marilyn offers herself upon a mid-century-modern stage of cross-rotating apartment flats, first to Frankie Vaughan, then Yves Montand (in his fantasy sublimation). This timeless creation by Dorothy Jeakins remains one of the most attractive costumes ever created for this legendary actress.
Estimate: $200 000 - Sold $ 240 000
lot n°220: Niagara original 14" x 36" insert poster for Marilyn Monroe film
(TCF, 1953) Linen-backed Fine to Very Fine U.S. insert-sized poster depicting Marilyn Monroe four times. Appears to have had normal light folds prior to backing, and shows only modest background retouching.
lot n°222: How to Marry a Millionaire original U.S. six-sheet poster
(TCF, 1953) Approx. 81” x 81” U.S. six-sheet poster on linen depicting Marilyn Monroe with her co-stars Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. Appears to have had some chipping and losses at folds prior to backing, and shows modest background and fold retouching, generally Fine.
Estimate: $1 000
lot n°223: Marilyn Monroe original Golden Dreams
1953 nude calendar with embossed-box set of nude playing cards
From the infamous nude photos of Marilyn Monroe taken by Tom Kelly in the late 1940’s (though not publicly exploited until 1952) came a range of calendars (the most popular one represented here) and other artifacts, most notably a double-deck set of playing cards of Marilyn in the nude, both in the seated “Golden Dreams” pose like the calendar, and the reclining “A New Wrinkle” pose. Not only are both decks totally complete including two jokers each, they are housed in the original black velvet, gold-embossed “New Wrinkle” box and sleeve, which we have never before seen in over 35 years experience. Box and cards are Fine, showing only slight age and handling; sleeve and calendar show staining, chipping, creases, etc., and are in Fair only condition.
lot n°283: Let’s Make Love original U.S. one-sheet poster
(TCF, 1960) U.S. 27” x 41” linen-backed one sheet poster for Marilyn Monroe’s penultimate (completed) film, and though slightly overweight, still one of her sweetest performances. Fine with minor to moderate retouching.
lot n°401: Clash by Night original U.S. 1-sheet poster
(RKO, 1952) U.S. 27” x 41”. RKO was responsible for some of the most attractive and artistic poster designs of the 1940’s and 50’s, with this early Marilyn Monroe appearance being no exception. This also has the distinction of being one of Marilyn’s finest dramatic performances. Fine, with moderate retouching.
lot n°402: River of No Return original U.S. one-sheet poster
(TCF, 1954) 27” x 41” U.S. one-sheet poster on linen for this Western-themed Marilyn Monroe vehicle. Artwork depicts her twice, in sexy camisole top, and singing in the showgirl outfit. Very Fine with minimal retouching.