05 septembre 2015

Hollywood Auction 74 - 09-10/2015 - Photos


 Photographies de Joe Jasgur


(Day 2) Lots 1104, 1105, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110Marilyn Monroe early color photographs by Joseph Jasgur. (1946)
Young Norma Jeane Dougherty a few years before her metamorphosis into Marilyn Monroe.
Estimate: $200 - $600

Lot 1104:
lot1104-H3257-L78858197  lot1104-H3257-L78858199  lot1104-H3257-L78858204 
lot1104-H3257-L78858201 lot1104-H3257-L78858211 
lot1104-H3257-L78858206   lot1104-H3257-L78858217  lot1104-H3257-L78858224 

Lot 1105:
lot1105-H3257-L78858231  lot1105-H3257-L78858232 
lot1105-H3257-L78858234  lot1105-H3257-L78858236 

Lot 1106:
lot1106-H3257-L78858171  lot1106-H3257-L78858174  lot1106-H3257-L78858177 
lot1106-H3257-L78858179 

Lot 1107:
lot1107-H3257-L78858181  lot1107-H3257-L78858183  lot1107-H3257-L78858187 
lot1107-H3257-L78858188  lot1107-H3257-L78858194  
lot1107-H3257-L78858189  lot1107-H3257-L78858192 

Lot 1108:
lot1108-H3257-L78858272  lot1108-H3257-L78858276  lot1108-H3257-L78858279
lot1108-H3257-L78858278  lot1108-H3257-L78858289 
 lot1108-H3257-L78858282  lot1108-H3257-L78858284  lot1108-H3257-L78858287

Lot 1109:
lot1109-H3257-L78858293  lot1109-H3257-L78858295  lot1109-H3257-L78858296  

Lot 1110:
lot1110-H3257-L78860342  lot1110-H3257-L78860345 
lot1110-H3257-L78860349  lot1110-H3257-L78860354  


Photographies de Marilyn en Corée


(Day 2) Lot 1162. Marilyn Monroe Korean tour (7) vintage original candid photographs. (1954) Vintage gelatin silver glossy 5 x 8 in. prints (7) of Marilyn Monroe posing and performing on her 1954 Korean War tour for the American troops. Fine to very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1162-H3257-L78859971  lot1162-H3257-L78859973  
lot1162-H3257-L78859977  lot1162-H3257-L78859982 
lot1162-H3257-L78859988  lot1162-H3257-L78859998  lot1162-H3257-L78860010 


(Day 2) Lot 1163. Marilyn Monroe Korean tour (5) vintage original candid photographs. (1954) Vintage gelatin silver double-weight matte 5 x 7 in. prints (5) of Marilyn Monroe posing, dining, and performing on her 1954 Korean War tour for the American troops. Fine to very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1163-H3257-L78860024  lot1163-H3257-L78860031  lot1163-H3257-L78860037 
lot1163-H3257-L78860043  lot1163-H3257-L78860047 


(Day 2) Lot 1164. Marilyn Monroe Korean tour (7) vintage original candid photographs. (1954) Vintage gelatin silver glossy approx. 5 x 7 in. prints (6) of Marilyn Monroe posing and performing, and (1) of Joe DiMaggio in audience (trying to avoid camera) on her 1954 Korean War tour for the American troops. (1) includes military-press text and photographer’s credit on verso. Occasional creasing and minor handling; very good to fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1164-H3257-L78859842  lot1164-H3257-L78859848  lot1164-H3257-L78859851 
lot1164-H3257-L78859857  lot1164-H3257-L78859870 
lot1164-H3257-L78859863  lot1164-H3257-L78859866  


(Day 2) Lot 1165. Marilyn Monroe mixed lot of (14) vintage original photographs from Korean tour. (1954) Vintage gelatin silver glossy (3), semi-gloss (10) and double-weight matte (1) prints, ranging from 5 x 7 to 5 x 8 in., of Marilyn Monroe posing and performing (6), soldiers reactions (7), and travel partner Jean O’Doul (1) on Marilyn’s 1954 Korean War tour for the American troops. (1) includes “Pan Asia News” credit on verso. Occasional creasing and minor handling; very good to fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1165-H3257-L78859876  lot1165-H3257-L78859880 
lot1165-H3257-L78859887  lot1165-H3257-L78859892 


 Photographies de "There's no business..."


(Day 2) Lot 1166. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs with Donald O’Connor for There’s No Business Like Show Business. (TCF, 1954) Vintage (4) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe with Donald O’Connor. Each is from a special portrait series highlighting these two in their most glamorous costumes from this film. (3) bear keybook punch-holes and are in vintage fine condition, and the 4th bears studio text and publication stamps on verso, with marginal wear, therefore good only.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1166-H3257-L78859900  lot1166-H3257-L78859902 
lot1166-H3257-L78859907  lot1166-H3257-L78859911 


(Day 2) Lot 1167. Marilyn Monroe vintage original photograph with hair stylist for There’s No Business Like Show Business. (TCF, 1954) Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph of Marilyn Monroe. Behind the scenes candid of Marilyn in her most glamorous costume from this film having her hair perfected before filming. With “Photofest” agency sticker on verso. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1167-H3257-L78859914 


 Photographies de "The Seven Year Itch"


(Day 2) Lot 1169. Marilyn Monroe vintage original oversize photograph from The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1954)
Vintage gelatin silver oversize double-weight glossy 11 x 14 in. production photographic portrait of Marilyn Monroe posed seductively on a staircase on the set. Clean pinhole in the upper blank boarder and minor corner bumping. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1169-H3257-L78860130  


(Day 2) Lot 1171. Marilyn Monroe (3) vintage original photographs from The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage (3) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe alone and with Tom Ewell. Includes an exceptional rarely-seen portrait of Marilyn in bathrobe waving out her apartment window. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot1171-H3257-L78855667  lot1171-H3257-L78855669 
lot1171-H3257-L78855672 


(Day 2) Lot 1172. Marilyn Monroe (6) vintage original keybook glamour photographs for fantasy number in The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage (6) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe in a special fantasy-number glamour series. We have never before encountered these exceptionally sexy photos of her from this special “D” and “E” coded series. All have keybook punch-holes in margin, and some have minor toning and handling; in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot1172-H3257-L78855652  lot1172-H3257-L78855655  lot1172-H3257-L78855657 
lot1172-H3257-L78855659  lot1172-H3257-L78855662  lot1172-H3257-L78855665 


(Day 2) Lot 1173. Marilyn Monroe (13) vintage original candid photographs for The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955/circa 1972)
Vintage (13) gelatin silver 8 x 8 in. glossy photographs (shot 1955, printed circa 1972) of Marilyn Monroe behind the scenes with director Billy Wilder, producer Charles K. Feldman and co-stars Tom Ewell and Robert Strauss. We are not aware of any of these remarkable candid shots surfacing before in the marketplace, and each bears the credit stamp of [Helene] Roger-Viollet in Paris. Overall in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1173-H3257-L78855624  lot1173-H3257-L78855626  lot1173-H3257-L78855629 
lot1173-H3257-L78855631  lot1173-H3257-L78855632  lot1173-H3257-L78855633 
lot1173-H3257-L78855635  lot1173-H3257-L78855637 
lot1173-H3257-L78855640  lot1173-H3257-L78855641  lot1173-H3257-L78855644 
lot1173-H3257-L78855648  lot1173-H3257-L78855650  


(Day 2) Lot 1174. Marilyn Monroe (10) vintage original photographs for The Seven Year Itch including original news photo of the subway scene. (TCF, 1955) Vintage (10) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe alone and with Tom Ewell. Includes a rarely-seen news photo of the movie camera filming Marilyn in bathrobe waving out her apartment window, a lovely publicity portrait in nightgown with toothbrush (to spend the night) and a rare news photo with snipe and stamps of the legendary subway scene. Subway photo is creased, handled, and dampstained at corner; remainder are in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800  
lot1174-H3257-L78855602  lot1174-H3257-L78855605 
lot1174-H3257-L78855607  lot1174-H3257-L78855609 
lot1174-H3257-L78855611  lot1174-H3257-L78855613  lot1174-H3257-L78855615 
lot1174-H3257-L78855617  lot1174-H3257-L78855619  lot1174-H3257-L78855621 


 Photographies de "The Misfits"


(Day 2) Lot 1195. Henri Cartier-Bresson vintage original print of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller for The Misfits. (UA, 1961)
Vintage gelatin silver 6.3 x 9.4 in. double-weight semi-gloss photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on location. With Cartier-Bresson’s “Magnum” agency credit-stamps (which also forbids trimming for publication). Just a trace of marginal handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot1195-H3257-L78855558  


(Day 2) Lot 1196. Henri Cartier-Bresson vintage original print of Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits. (UA, 1961)Vintage gelatin silver 6.2 x 9.25 in. double-weight semi-gloss photograph of Marilyn Monroe on location set. With Cartier-Bresson’s “Magnum” agency credit-stamps (which also forbids trimming for publication). Just a trace of marginal handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot1196-H3257-L78855581 


 (Day 2) Lot 1197. Henri Cartier-Bresson vintage original print of Marilyn Monroe and Kevin McCarthy in The Misfits. (UA, 1961)
Vintage gelatin silver 6.25 x 9.3 in. double-weight semi-gloss photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Kevin McCarthy. With Cartier-Bresson’s “Magnum” agency credit-stamps (which also forbids trimming for publication). In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot1197-H3257-L78855576 


(Day 2) Lot 1198. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original photographs with Clark Gable at Kay Spreckels’ birthday party. (UA, 1961)
Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable attending Kay Spreckels’ (Gable’s wife) birthday party. One also includes director John Huston seated aside Marilyn. Her look toward Gable in both photos is one of a young woman totally enamored with this rugged handsome older man. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot1198-H3257-L78858702  lot1198-H3257-L78858705 


 Photographies Diverses


(Day 1) Lot 248. Female bombshells of the 1950s (250+) vintage photographs including Marilyn Monroe and others. (ca. 1950s) Large collection of (250+) gelatin silver single-weight and double-weight glossy and matte approx. 8 x 10 in. portrait and production photographs of female bombshells including Raquel Welch, Kim Novak, Sophia Loren, Natalie Wood, Ann-Margret, and others. Includes a number of Marilyn Monroe images. In generally good to fine condition. Interested bidders are encouraged to view this lot in person by appointment at our offices.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot248-H3257-L78854113  lot248-H3257-L78854114 
lot248-H3257-L78854115  lot248-H3257-L78854116 
lot248-H3257-L78854121  lot248-H3257-L78854122 
lot248-H3257-L78854123  lot248-H3257-L78854124 


(Day 1) Lot 334. Studio (17) vintage negatives of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Carroll Baker and Janet Leigh. (ca. 1950s) Collection of (17) vintage original approx. 8 x 10 in. camera negatives including glamour portraits and production images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Carroll Baker, and Janet Leigh. With some exhibiting photographer retouching including handwritten India ink captions and codes. All with minor handling. Generally in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot334-H3257-L78852788  lot334-H3257-L78852789 


(Day 2) Lot 1111. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs including an early Joseph Jasgur swimsuit pose. (1946-1955; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (7) plus color (1) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe on beach in striped bikini, though not stamped, is by Joseph Jasgur and is one of the earliest images created for teenage Norma Jeane. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1111-H3257-L78860322  lot1111-H3257-L78860326  lot1111-H3257-L78860328 
lot1111-H3257-L78860320  lot1111-H3257-L78860331  
lot1111-H3257-L78860334  lot1111-H3257-L78860338  lot1111-H3257-L78886244 


(Day 2) Lot 1113. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs, including (1) with Cecil Beaton and (1) with Bob Beerman credits. (1948-1956; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe, at home on Doheny Drive, 1953 is stamped on verso with Bob Beerman credit, and melancholy portrait against wallpaper is later-sniped with Cecil Beaton credit and Camera Press Ltd. Stamp. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1113-H3257-L78860357  lot1113-H3257-L78860360  lot1113-H3257-L78860363 
lot1113-H3257-L78860365  lot1113-H3257-L78860369  lot1113-H3257-L78860372 
lot1113-H3257-L78860375  lot1113-H3257-L78860379 


(Day 2) Lot 1114. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs including uncommon early cheesecake images. (1946-1957; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. (3) images are later prints of remarkable and uncommon early cheesecake poses. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1114-H3257-L78860390    lot1114-H3257-L78860397  lot1114-H3257-L78860399 
lot1114-H3257-L78860393   lot1114-H3257-L78860412 
lot1114-H3257-L78860403  lot1114-H3257-L78860406  lot1114-H3257-L78860408 


(Day 2) Lot 1116. Marilyn Monroe extraordinary early signed and inscribed oversized photograph, also signed by Laszlo Willinger. (ca, 1949) Vintage gelatin silver 9.4 x 13.8 in. double-weight photograph of Marilyn Monroe in white one-piece swimsuit and heels posed perfectly against black background, shot by Laszlo Willinger. Neatly and floridly inscribed by Marilyn to her agent in white ink against the black background, “To Ferdinand, Many thanks for your encouragement and friendship. Sincerely, Marilyn Monroe”. Also signed by Willinger in black ink in lower right margin. Accompanied by 1974 sales receipt from Hollywood Book Service on Hollywood Blvd. Easily the most spectacular signed Marilyn Monroe photograph we have ever encountered. Very minor creasing and handling at corners and occasionally through background, in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
lot1116-H3257-L78860441 


(Day 2) Lot 1117. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white photographs including (1) with Eve Arnold/ Magnum Photos credit. (1948-1960; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (8) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe topless from back for The Misfits bears Eve Arnold/ Magnum Photos credit. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1117-H3257-L78860414  lot1117-H3257-L78860416  lot1117-H3257-L78860420 
lot1117-H3257-L78860422  lot1117-H3257-L78860426  lot1117-H3257-L78860429 
lot1117-H3257-L78860433  lot1117-H3257-L78860437 


(Day 2) Lot 1118. Marilyn Monroe (7) vintage original photographs by Bruno Bernard. (circa 1949) Vintage (7) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Bruno Bernard, each with either his credit stamp, studio sticker, or both. A nice mix of early swimsuit and sweater-girl poses, plus a charming shot of young Marilyn towering over pint-sized powerhouse agent Johnny Hyde dancing at a party. Most, if not all, are likely printed later by Bernard in the 1960s from his own negatives. Only occasional signs of handling or loss, overall in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1118-H3257-L78860478 lot1118-H3257-L78860482  lot1118-H3257-L78860485 
lot1118-H3257-L78860487  lot1118-H3257-L78860491  lot1118-H3257-L78860494 
lot1118-H3257-L78860499 


(Day 2) Lot 1119. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs including (1) with Cecil Beaton and (1) with Charles Varon credits. (1949-1961; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe at microphone with Arthur Miller is crayon marked with Charles Varon credit, and girlish portrait with bird is later-sniped with Cecil Beaton credit and Camera Press Ltd. Stamp. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1119-H3257-L78860446  lot1119-H3257-L78860450  lot1119-H3257-L78860455 
lot1119-H3257-L78860459  lot1119-H3257-L78860462  lot1119-H3257-L78860466 
lot1119-H3257-L78860470  lot1119-H3257-L78860474  


(Day 2) Lot 1120. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs including (1) with Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos credit. (1949-1962; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (7) plus color (1) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe at a banquet for Nikita Krushchev is sniped on verso with Burt Glinn/ 1962 Magnum Photos credit, and image from River of No Return is later-sniped with John Swope credit. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1120-H3257-L78854938  lot1120-H3257-L78854940 
lot1120-H3257-L78854941  lot1120-H3257-L78854948  lot1120-H3257-L78854945 
lot1120-H3257-L78854942  lot1120-H3257-L78854944  lot1120-H3257-L78854947 


(Day 2) Lot 1121. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs including a remarkable Bert Stern portrait. (1949-1962; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Soft-focus portrait appears to be vintage, and is attributed to Bert Stern. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1121-H3257-L78854949  lot1121-H3257-L78854951  lot1121-H3257-L78854952 
lot1121-H3257-L78854954  lot1121-H3257-L78854955  lot1121-H3257-L78854956 
lot1121-H3257-L78854958  lot1121-H3257-L78854959 


(Day 2) Lot 1125. Marilyn Monroe and Anne Baxter vintage original photograph behind the scenes on All About Eve by Frank Powolny. (TCF, 1950) Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Anne Baxter behind the scenes by Frank Powolny, with his credit stamp on verso. The two ladies are smiling in conversation as Baxter has her hair touched-up. Exceedingly rare early candid moment for Marilyn. In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1125-H3257-L78854966  


(Day 2) Lot 1126. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs for All About Eve, one by Andre de Dienes. (TCF, 1950) Vintage (4) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe as general publicity, one of which is credit-stamped by Andre de Dienes (later prints have stamp with zip code on recto, which these do not), arguably her most influential early photographer. Two bear original CBS NEWS credit stamps that have been obscured by “Photofest” agency stickers. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1126-H3257-L78856705  lot1126-H3257-L78856708 
lot1126-H3257-L78856712  lot1126-H3257-L78856715 


(Day 2) Lot 1128. Marilyn Monroe vintage original photograph seductive pose in the grass. (TCF, 1951) Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photograph of Marilyn Monroe posing seductively in the grass. Verso stamp indicates publishing in “Film Comment” magazine #102. Also bears “Photofest” agency sticker. One light corner crease, otherwise in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1128-H3257-L78856405  


(Day 2) Lot 1129. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs for River of No Return and Hometown Story. (TCF, 1951/1954) Vintage (4) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe, (1) Home Town Story seductive sweater-pose with “Photofest” agency sticker, and (3) River of No Return showgirl and candid poses, one of which bears Frank Powolny’s credit-stamp. Minor to moderate handling including a corner crease, overall in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot1129-H3257-L78856462  lot1129-H3257-L78856464 
lot1129-H3257-L78856466  lot1129-H3257-L78856469 


(Day 2) Lot 1131. Marilyn Monroe (6) vintage original publicity photos with Chicago White Sox players. (TCF, 1952) Vintage gelatin silver glossy 4 x 5 in. studio “fan” prints (5) of Marilyn Monroe in short-shorts and tight sweater, posing with team members of the Chicago White Sox, plus (1) in one-piece bathing suit and acrylic high-heels. Scarce images, most of which we have previously never seen. Fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1131-H3257-L78856247  lot1131-H3257-L78856249  lot1131-H3257-L78856252 
lot1131-H3257-L78856256  lot1131-H3257-L78856258  lot1131-H3257-L78856261 


(Day 2) Lot 1132. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs in revealing and seductive poses. (TCF, 1952) Vintage (4) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe, (1) Love Nest seductive close-up, (1) lingerie pose for Don’t Bother to Knock with “Photofest” agency sticker, and (2) general publicity seductive portraits. Trace of handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1132-H3257-L78856238  lot1132-H3257-L78856240 
lot1132-H3257-L78856243  lot1132-H3257-L78856245 


(Day 2) Lot 1133. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs perfecting her makeup. (Columbia, 1952) Vintage (4) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from a make-up session originally from Ladies of the Chorus and recycled here for its 1952 reissue. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1133-H3257-L78856230  lot1133-H3257-L78856232 
lot1133-H3257-L78856234  lot1133-H3257-L78856236 


(Day 2) Lot 1134. Marilyn Monroe (8) small vintage original keybook photographs for Monkey Business. (TCF, 1952) Vintage (8) gelatin silver 4 x 5 in. keybook photographs each depicting Marilyn Monroe with one or more of her co-stars in Monkey Business. (2) of them nicely depict Marilyn with the 1952 MG TD which this company sold in part I of the historic Debbie Reynolds prop and costume collection. With keybook punch-holes in left margins, otherwise in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1134-H3257-L78883753  lot1134-H3257-L78883754  lot1134-H3257-L78883755 
lot1134-H3257-L78883756  lot1134-H3257-L78883757  lot1134-H3257-L78883758 
lot1134-H3257-L78883759  lot1134-H3257-L78883760 


(Day 2) Lot 1135. Marilyn Monroe (5) vintage original photographs including Monkey Business and Some Like it Hot. (Various, 1950-1959) Vintage (5) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from A Ticket to Tomahawk, Monkey Business, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and Some Like it Hot. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot1135-H3257-L78856278  lot1135-H3257-L78856281  lot1135-H3257-L78856283 
lot1135-H3257-L78856287  lot1135-H3257-L78856290 


(Day 2) Lot 1138. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs, including (1) with Eve Arnold/ Magnum Photos credit. (1952-1961; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe in white cherry dress with dog for The Misfits bears Eve Arnold/ Magnum Photos credit. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1138-H3257-L78856212  lot1138-H3257-L78856214  lot1138-H3257-L78856217 
lot1138-H3257-L78856218  lot1138-H3257-L78856221  lot1138-H3257-L78856224 
lot1138-H3257-L78856225  lot1138-H3257-L78856228  


(Day 2) Lot 1139. Marilyn Monroe (8) black & white and color photographs, including (1) with Phil Stern and (1) with Frank Edwards credits. (1952-1962; majority printed later) Gelatin silver and RC (6) plus color (2) approx. 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Image of Monroe with Jack Benny is stamped on verso with Phil Stern/ Globe Photos credit, and sleepy-eyed close portrait is later-stamped with Frank Edwards/ Fotos International credit. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1139-H3257-L78856201  
lot1139-H3257-L78856199  loT1139-H3257-L78856204  lot1139-H3257-L78856206 
lot1139-H3257-L78856207  lot1139-H3257-L78856208  lot1139-H3257-L78856211 
lot1139-H3257-L78884378 


(Day 2) Lot 1140. Marilyn Monroe (6) vintage original proof prints majority stamped by Milton Greene. (1953) Vintage gelatin silver double-weight semi-gloss 5 x 7 and 5 x 8 in. proof prints (5) of Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, with his credit stamp on each verso. All are from the 9/2/53 “Balalaika” sitting, one of the earliest between Monroe and Greene. Plus vintage 3.5 x 4.5 in. double-weight matte print by Greene (not stamped) of Marilyn playing “dress-up” with Marlon Brando for Actors’ Studio benefit event. Occasional handling including minor creases, overall fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1140-H3257-L78857139  lot1140-H3257-L78857141 
lot1140-H3257-L78857145  lot1140-H3257-L78857147  lot1140-H3257-L78857150 
lot1140-H3257-L78857153 


(Day 2) Lot 1141. Marilyn Monroe (5) vintage original photographs with white fur boa. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (5) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from her general publicity series (though appear to be circa Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), wearing a white fur boa. (3) bear Frank Powolny’s TCF credit stamp on verso, and (1) bears a “Photofest” agency sticker. Occasional toning and minor handling, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1141-H3257-L78857155  lot1141-H3257-L78857158  lot1141-H3257-L78857161 
lot1141-H3257-L78857164  lot1141-H3257-L78857167  


(Day 2) Lot 1142. Marilyn Monroe (3) vintage original photographs in bathing suit for July 4th publicity. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (3) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from her general publicity series (circa How to Marry a Millionaire) in one-piece swimsuit and acrylic platform shoes, as a 4th of July promotion. Minor toning, otherwise in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1142-H3257-L78857116  lot1142-H3257-L78857118  lot1142-H3257-L78857120 


(Day 2): Lot 1143. Marilyn Monroe (6) vintage original photographs in low-cut gowns. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (6) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from her general publicity series, each with her wearing various low-cut gowns. (3) bear “CBS NEWS” verso stamps, of which two have been obscured by “Photofest” agency stickers. (1) with marginal dampstain, remainder in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1143-H3257-L78857123  lot1143-H3257-L78857126  lot1143-H3257-L78857128 
lot1143-H3257-L78857131  lot1143-H3257-L78857134  lot1143-H3257-L78857136 


(Day 2) Lot 1144. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs in bathing suit poses. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (4) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from her general publicity series (one is production-coded for River of No Return), each with her wearing various bathing suits. (2) bear “Photofest” agency or other stickers which obscure older credit stamps. (1) with background dampstain and lower margin trim, (1) with 2 in. corner crease, overall in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1144-H3257-L78854661  lot1144-H3257-L78854662 
lot1144-H3257-L78854664  lot1144-H3257-L78854666 


(Day 2): Lot 1145. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original transparencies for Niagara. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (2) studio-produced 8 x 10 in. double-image transparencies of Marilyn Monroe posed against Niagara Falls. Created with double image to facilitate faster print-reproduction for general publicity. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1145-H3257-L78854668  lot1145-H3257-L78854670 

 


(Day 2): Lot 1146. Marilyn Monroe (9) vintage original unpublished candid negatives attending formal events. (circa 1953) Vintage candid unpublished (9) camera negatives of Marilyn Monroe attending formal events, of which (5) are 620 format 2.25 x 3.75 in. and (4) are 120 format 2.25 x 2.25 in.; (1) is somewhat unfocused, remainder very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1146-H3257-L78857170  lot1146-H3257-L78857172  lot1146-H3257-L78857181  
lot1146-H3257-L78857175  lot1146-H3257-L78857177  lot1146-H3257-L78857179 
lot1146-H3257-L78857184  lot1146-H3257-L78857186  lot1146-H3257-L78857189 


(Day 2) Lot 1151. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs in showgirl costume for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953) Vintage (4) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Each is from a special portrait series highlighting one of Marilyn’s most attractive costumes from this film. (2) bear keybook punch-holes in top margin, otherwise in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1151-H3257-L78856935  lot1151-H3257-L78856937 
lot1151-H3257-L78856940  lot1151-H3257-L78856942 


(Day 2) Lot 1152. Marilyn Monroe vintage original transparency for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953) Vintage studio-produced 8 x 10 in. double-image transparency of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in their short showgirl outfits. Created with double image to facilitate faster print-reproduction for general publicity. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1152-H3257-L78858700 


(Day 2) Lot 1158. Marilyn Monroe (14) vintage original photographs by Phil Stern. (1953/ printed later) Vintage gelatin silver custom-fiber 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Phil Stern (printed and credit-stamped by him later from circa 1953 shots) including a number of the most iconic portraits ever taken of Marilyn. All but one bear photographer’s and “Globe Photos” agency stamps. In very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1158-H3257-L78858497  lot1158-H3257-L78858499  lot1158-H3257-L78858501 
lot1158-H3257-L78858508  lot1158-H3257-L78858510 
lot1158-H3257-L78858511  lot1158-H3257-L78858514 
lot1158-H3257-L78858516  lot1158-H3257-L78858505 
lot1158-H3257-L78858519 lot1158-H3257-L78858528  
lot1158-H3257-L78858521  lot1158-H3257-L78858523  lot1158-H3257-L78858526 


(Day 2) Lot 1159. Marilyn Monroe (18) vintage original photographs by Darlene Hammond. (TCF, 1953/printed later) RC paper 8 x 10 in. photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Darlene Hammond (printed and credit-stamped by her later from circa 1953 shots) including many remarkable and seldom-seen candid shots of Marilyn with Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Danny Thomas, Ken Murray, and most notably with Jane Russell for the Chinese Theater ceremony (one of these is a double). All but one bear photographer’s credit-sticker, and several are also signed on verso by photographer as well. In very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1159-H3257-L78859391  lot1159-H3257-L78859394  lot1159-H3257-L78859396 
  lot1159-H3257-L78859400  lot1159-H3257-L78859403 
lot1159-H3257-L78859406  lot1159-H3257-L78859408 
lot1159-H3257-L78859410  lot1159-H3257-L78859412  lot1159-H3257-L78859399 
lot1159-H3257-L78859415  lot1159-H3257-L78859417  lot1159-H3257-L78859419 
lot1159-H3257-L78859421  lot1159-H3257-L78859425 
lot1159-H3257-L78859428  lot1159-H3257-L78859431  lot1159-H3257-L78859433 


(Day 2) Lot 1160. Marilyn Monroe (9) 2.25 inch vintage original candid transparencies on location for River of No Return. (TCF, 1954) Vintage 2.25 x 2.25 transparencies (9) loose in original cardboard mounts of Marilyn Monroe on location in Banff, Canada for River of No Return. All are candids either alone or with cast and crew members, and (5) depict Monroe in camisole lingerie worn in numerous scenes throughout the film. Also depicted is her ankle injury incurred during filming. All have shifted toward pink due to ephemeral nature of the film stock, though this is easily corrected for printing. Aside from color shift, all appear fine and remarkably well-preserved.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1160-H3257-L78859919  lot1160-H3257-L78859923  lot1160-H3257-L78859928 
lot1160-H3257-L78859932  lot1160-H3257-L78859936  lot1160-H3257-L78859942 
lot1160-H3257-L78859947  lot1160-H3257-L78859953  lot1160-H3257-L78859958 


(Day 2) Lot 1161. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original candid photographs for River of No Return premiere by Bruno Bernard. (TCF, 1954) Vintage (2) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the premiere of River of No Return by Bruno Bernard. The portrait of Marilyn with Robert Mitchum bears Bernard’s credit stamp on verso. Minor handling, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1161-H3257-L78859963  lot1161-H3257-L78859967 


(Day 2) Lot 1178. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original unpublished candid negatives wearing stylish sunglasses. (circa 1955)
Vintage candid unpublished (4) camera negatives of Marilyn Monroe out in public wearing remarkable stylish sunglasses, signing autographs. All are 620 format 2.25 x 3.75 in.; (1) is slightly unfocused, remainder very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1178-H3257-L78855684  
lot1178-H3257-L78855683  lot1178-H3257-L78855689  lot1178-H3257-L78855692 


(Day 2) Lot 1179. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original photographs with gossip columnist Sidney Skolsky. (circa1955)
Vintage (2) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe in her apartment with gossip-columnist Sidney Skolsky at the time of The Seven Year Itch. The two are discussing favorite books and Marilyn’s childhood photos. Minor dampstain on one, otherwise in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
lot1179-H3257-L78855676  lot1179-H3257-L78855680 


(Day 2) Lot 1180. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original photograph and contact sheet by Carl Perutz. (1958/ circa 1972)
Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight semi-gloss photograph of Marilyn Monroe, plus gelatin silver 8.5 x 11 in. glossy contact print with (7) 2 ¼ frames from same session (though not including this exact frame) by Magnum photographer Carl Perutz, believed to be for a “Cosmopolitan” magazine spread. Printed circa 1972 for the “Photoreporters Inc.” image agency, with their credit stamps, one of which is obscured by “Photofest” agency sticker. Contact sheet displays some marginal handling, otherwise in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1180-H3257-L78859641  lot1180-H3257-L78859643  


(Day 2) Lot 1182. Marilyn Monroe vintage original candid photograph for Bus Stop. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage gelatin silver 7.5 x 9.3 in. double-weight semi-gloss candid photograph of Marilyn Monroe by William Read Woodfield. With Woodfield’s credit-stamp, plus “Globe Photos” agency stamp and snipe on verso. Very minor handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1182-H3257-L78857607 


(Day 2) Lot 1183. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original candid portrait photographs on location for Bus Stop. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage (2) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy candid photographs of Marilyn Monroe on location. Includes a wonderful smiling Marilyn in sunglasses, deplaning for the Idaho location shoot with co-star Don Murray, and a rare behind the scenes café or nightclub set with studio light looming over Marilyn’s shoulder, credited to Al Brack of Sun Valley. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1183-H3257-L78857610  lot1183-H3257-L78857614  


(Day 2) Lot 1185. Marilyn Monroe (2) vintage original classic glamour wire-photos. (1953, 1962)
Vintage original (2) gelatin silver approx. 8 x 10 in. glossy wire-service news photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Earlier shot is from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes of Marilyn with her current stand-in, and later shot is of a totally ethereal and effervescent sequined Marilyn out and about with her Mexican lover Jose Bolanos, about whom she declared her “best lover ever”. Both bear wire-service agency stamps on verso; in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1185-H3257-L78859623  lot1185-H3257-L78859626 


(Day 2) Lot 1187. Marilyn Monroe (5) vintage original photographs for The Prince and the Showgirl. (Warner Bros., 1957)
Vintage (5) gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe. (1) bears studio snipe with text referring to The Sleeping Prince, the film’s working title. Occasional handling, in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1187-H3257-L78859607  lot1187-H3257-L78859610  lot1187-H3257-L78859612 
lot1187-H3257-L78859615  lot1187-H3257-L78859618  


(Day 2) Lots 1188-1189-1190. Richard Avedon’s “Marilyn Monroe as Lillian Russell / Clara Bow / Jean Harlow” poster. Signed by Avedon. (Life Magazine, 1958/1972)
Vintage 20 x 28 in. first-edition poster print (released for 10th anniversary of Marilyn’s death) of Marilyn Monroe as Lillian Russell, Clara Bow and Jean Harlow, originally for a “Life” magazine spread by Richard Avedon. Signed above title by Avedon. Unfolded, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate each: $300 - $500
lot1188-H3257-L78857536  lot1189-H3257-L78857543  lot1190-H3257-L78855738 

 


(Day 2) Lot 1191. Marilyn Monroe candid vintage original photograph with Arthur Miller at Hotel del Coronado for Some Like it Hot. (UA, 1959)
Vintage gelatin silver glossy 7.75 x 10 in. candid photograph of Marilyn Monroe on location walking on the beach with husband Arthur Miller, Hotel del Coronado in the background. Pencil note on verso mentions Mary Pickford’s close friend at United Artists Tess Michaels as the original source of this photo to the publication that has stamped its credit. Just a trace of handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
lot1191-H3257-L78855727 


(Day 2) Lot 1200. Marilyn Monroe vintage original photograph singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to John F. Kennedy. (1962)
Vintage (2) gelatin silver 7.25 x 9 in. glossy press photograph of Marilyn Monroe viewed from behind, singing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy in May, 1962. A fair amount of general handling, with multiple “Photofest” and other agency stickers and notations on verso. In vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1200-H3257-L78858083 


(Day 2) Lot 1201. Marilyn Monroe (3) vintage original contact-sheets attending 1962 Golden Globes Awards by Sylvia Norris. (Hollywood Foreign Press, 1962)
Vintage (3) gelatin silver 8.5 x 11 in. glossy contact-sheets with (110) [visible] 35mm frames shot by Sylvia Norris at the 1962 Hollywood Foreign Press “Golden Globes” ceremony, majority of which feature Marilyn Monroe. She is featured principally with her Mexican filmmaker lover Jose Bolanos, as well as talking with Rock Hudson, who presented her with “World’s Film Favorite” award. Other stars pictured include Judy Garland (a nominee), Maximilian Schell (winner), Glenn Ford (winner), George Chakiris (winner), Janet Leigh, Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck and others. Just one portrait frame of Marilyn has been grease-pencil marked for presumed publication, and all three sheets bear photographer’s credit stamp on verso. Vast majority of these remarkable Marilyn images have not likely appeared anywhere else in publication. Very minor handling, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1201-H3257-L78860115  lot1201-H3257-L78860120  lot1201-H3257-L78860124 


(Day 2) Lot 1203. Marilyn Monroe (4) vintage original photographs for Something’s Got to Give. (TCF, 1962)
Vintage gelatin silver (3) 8 x 10 in. and (1) 7 x 9 in. glossy photographs of Marilyn Monroe for her uncompleted final film. In each of them Marilyn is proudly showing off her newly slimmed-down figure, a far cry from her zaftig look in Let’s Make Love and Some Like it Hot. Each bears “Photofest” agency stickers and various notations on verso. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1203-H3257-L78860133  lot1203-H3257-L78860136 
lot1203-H3257-L78860141  lot1203-H3257-L78860143 


(Day 2) Lot 1204. Marilyn Monroe (5) vintage original photographs signed by George Barris. (1962/ circa 1972)
Vintage (shot 1962, printed circa 1972) gelatin silver 7.8 x 9.8 in. double-weight matte custom-print photographs of Marilyn Monroe at home and in her car by George Barris, each signed in lower image area by Barris. All but one retain display-mount tagboard or remnant thereof, and all are rarely-seen candid moments of Marilyn looking absolutely fabulous just weeks before her death. Apart from display-mountings, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
lot1204-H3257-L78860081  Lot1204-H3257-L78860085 
lot1204-H3257-L78860088  lot1204-H3257-L78860091  lot1204-H3257-L78860094 


 

(Day 2) ot 1205. Marilyn Monroe (8) vintage original photographs at the Beverly Hills Hotel by Eric Skipsey. (1962/1978)
RC-paper 8 x 10 in. photographs (shot 1962, printed 1978) of Marilyn Monroe at the Beverly Hills Hotel by Eric Skipsey, whose credit-sticker displays on each verso. All depict an apparently happy Marilyn, some with her beloved dog “Maf” (named for Frank Sinatra and his purported mafia connections). Just a trace of handling, in very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot1205-H3257-L78860051  lot1205-H3257-L78860054  lot1205-H3257-L78860057 
lot1205-H3257-L78860061  lot1205-H3257-L78860064  lot1205-H3257-L78860068 
lot1205-H3257-L78860073   lot1205-H3257-L78860076 


 

(Day 3) Lot 1265: George Christy’s (13,000+) personal career archive of celebrity photographs.
Comprising many thousands (13,000+) of primarily gelatin-silver and RC 8 x 10 in. glossy photographs, almost without exception genuine studio or press agency-generated publicity portraits and scenes depicting Hollywood, music, literary and arts celebrities, plus high-society socialites and European aristocrats. Includes photos stamped and signed by Helmut Newton, and many more major photographers. Personalities include Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Bisset, Roy Lichtenstein, Bob Dylan, Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, Monica Lewinsky, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Barbra Streisand, Grace Kelly, Woody Allen, Farrah Fawcett and countless more; films Mildred Pierce, The Shop Around the Corner, Gone With the Wind (roadshow 1st-run keybook portrait), The Postman Always Rings Twice, Grand Hotel, The Third Man, Baby Doll, Citizen Kane, The Wages of Fear, Dumbo, La Dolce Vita, Pather Panchali, Los Olvidados, Rome Open City, etc. Vast majority in very fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot1265-H3257-L78858318 lot1265-H3257-L78858320 lot1265-H3257-L78858322 
lot1265-H3257-L78858326  lot1265-H3257-L78858328 

Hollywood Auction 74 - 09-10/2015 - Various


 Documents papiers


(Day 2) Lot 1147. Marilyn signs an early contract for the Charlie McCarthy show with a morality clause after nude photo debacle threatened to derail her fledgling career.
Document Signed, “Marilyn Monroe” and additionally, “MM” (ten times), four pages, 8.5 x 11 in. (with two 8.5 x 2 in. slips attached to pages three and four), Los Angeles, October 7, 1952, countersigned “Edgar Bergen,” who also adds his initials, “EB” ten times (each below Monroe’s). The contract concerns Monroe’s radio appearance on The Charlie McCarthy Show, recorded on October 18, 1952. A morality rider, attached to page four, addresses Monroe’s legendary sex appeal, in which she agreed Bergen could cancel the appearance, “… if I conducted or do conduct myself without due regard to public conventions and morals or have done or do anything which will tend to disgrace me in society or bring me into pubic disrepute, contempt, scorn or ridicule, or that will tend to schock [sic], insult or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice agency or sponsor or the entertainment industry in general …” This rider was especially important in light of the recent controversy over her nude photographs that had surfaced earlier in the year and threatened to derail her fledgling career. The same rider also evokes the “red scare” sentiment of the time. Not only did Monroe agree not to offend any moral sensibility during the program, she also agreed that her appearance could be terminated in the event she was “… held in contempt by any Congressional committee or other governmental body and any refusal to testify before any such committee or governmental body, whether for legally justifiable reasons or otherwise.” The language refers to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which had become infamous after it began investigating Hollywood in 1947. Monroe’s appearance with Charlie McCarthy was an enormous hit. During the program, the pair announced their engagement, much to the consternation of Edgar Bergen who “admitted that losing Charlie would be like having his pocket picked.” McCarthy, for his part, assured listeners that he would allow Ms. Monroe to continue her screen career. “Certainly I’m gonna let her work. I love the girl. I don’t want to interfere with her career—or her income.” Exhibiting file holes at top, stapled at left, very light soiling. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
lot1147-H3257-L78857191 lot1147-H3257-L78857197 lot1147-H3257-L78857202 
lot1147-H3257-L78857207  lot1147-H3257-L78857212 


(Day 2) Lot 1148. Marilyn Monroe’s personally hand-annotated original shooting script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Marilyn Monroe’s personally-used and annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. An incomplete script, being a block of revisions delivered by the production to Marilyn Monroe comprising 69 pages total (numbered 48 through 117, missing page 93) plus a pink title cover-sheet printed “26 November 1952, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (Revised Final Script…13 Nov. 1952),” plus “TO ALL SECRETARIES: Please place these ADDITIONAL PAGES at the back of your script of the above date. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Majority of the prompts for Marilyn’s character “Lorelei Lee” are circled variously in graphite and non-repro blue pencil, with approximately 22 pages annotated in various inks and pencil in Monroe’s hand with amendments and additions to the script and notes on how she proposes to deliver lines and portray Lorelei’s character, with several other pages showing line deletions and other demarcations. Highlights of notes include: pg. 56, when Lord Beekman finds Lorelei stuck in Malone’s porthole, next to Lorelei’s line “Oh yes--Tea with Lady Beekman. Why, she must of forgot. She didn’t show up,” with Monroe adding an alternative line, “Well, I just wanted to see the view. It’s better from here”; pg. 58, Monroe changes the line “Piggie, will you run down to my cabin and get my purse?” to “Maybe I should have that Sherry - will you get me some”; pg. 79, Monroe has written a note to herself in the margin “Feeling that feeds the words, know the lines, go over it inteligently [sic]”; pg. 92, also to herself, “sense the feeling with the body” plus several dialogue changes; pg. 94, again to herself, “grit my teeth and forget it must have my,” “all of feeling in my words,” and “build pull back, don’t stop mutual conflict between partners.” Also, the following page (95) although bearing no notations, features the scene for Monroe’s classic musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” In generally very good condition, with expected handling wear, soiling, and creasing, and some small edge tears and damp-staining to cover page and a few internal margins throughout. Marilyn’s unique, revealing personal notations in this script reveal her private thought processes and fleeting self confidence. On set, she was haunted by her controlling acting coach Natasha Lytess, constantly striving for her approval and insisting on retakes even when director Howard Hawks had already approved. Co-star Jane Russell looked after Marilyn on set and was often one of the only people able to coax her out of her trailer during her bouts of self doubt. Despite her anxieties, it was the role of Lorelei Lee that first fabricated her ‘dumb blonde’ persona—a genius mixture of comedy and sexiness which Marilyn personified on screen, all the while taking her acting very seriously, as evidenced by her occasional heartfelt self-motivational notes in the margins. Monroe biographer Donald Spoto once said: “She put a twist on sexiness. It was not something wicked and shameful...it was something which was terribly funny. And Marilyn enjoyed it.” A remarkable and deeply personal artifact both from Marilyn’s aura imbued within it, and of Hollywood history in general. Provenance: Christies, New York, June 22, 2006, Lot 160.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
lot1148-H3257-L78856684 lot1148-H3257-L78856687 lot1148-H3257-L78856691 
lot1148-H3257-L78856693 lot1148-H3257-L78856696 lot1148-H3257-L78856697 
lot1148-H3257-L78856700  lot1148-H3257-L78856702 


(Day 2) Lot 1150. Marilyn Monroe historic signed RCA recording contract from the year of the release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (1953)
Vintage 4-page 8.25 x 11 in. contract signed in blue ink, “Marilyn Monroe on onion skin paper leaf, between Monroe and RCA with mention of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, dated October 8, 1953. Among Hollywood historians, it’s generally agreed that 1953 marked Marilyn Monroe’s ascent to legend. Though she’d inked a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox previously, she didn’t achieve super stardom until the 1953 release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That mid-summer release, with its box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing recording contract with RCA. There’s no mention in the agreement about Monroe’s compensation except her cut of resultant royalties. Monroe was obliged to record not fewer that “16 sides,” or single tunes on two sides of a record album. Text of the contract makes frequent reference to Twentieth Century-Fox. At the conclusion on page 4, the signatures of the principals appear, “Emanuel Sacks” for RCA, “Joseph Schenck”, Executive Director of Twentieth Century-Fox, and of course, “Marilyn Monroe”. Monroe is assumed to have faithfully fulfilled this contract – to include tunes from her two ensuing films, River of No Return and There’s No Business Like Show Business. Retaining 2-hole punch at upper boarder, white tape at the upper margins, and staple holes in the lower left and in the upper left corners. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
lot1150-H3257-L78855384  lot1150-H3257-L78855390  
lot1150-H3257-L78855395  loT1150-H3257-L78855398 


(Day 2) Lot 1192. Pat Newcomb handwritten letter giving support to Marilyn Monroe during her pending divorce from Arthur Miller. 1-page, Quarto, on “In Flight – American Airlines” letterhead stationery, dated December 31, 1960, written “Personal” at the lower left corner. As Marilyn’s personal friend and publicist, she writes to support Marilyn as her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller was coming to an end. Newcomb pens, in part: “Dear Marilyn,…I hope you will take good care of yourself. I know and understand what you are going through – but you will make it! Just take it ‘nice ‘n easy’. It will all work out – because you want it to and you have the capacity to make it work! Start with the nurse this week and please call me anytime during the night or day that you feel like talking…This week will be a rough one – but it’s worth it and very important for you. Thank you so very very much again for the wonderful ‘lifetime gift.’ I adore it!!! I can only give you one ‘lifetime gift’ – and that’s my friendship – which you know you already have! Love, Pat. See you on the 19th.” At the time this letter was written, Marilyn was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She had separated from Arthur Miller in October, and their divorce was announced to the press on November 11th. Newcomb’s closing phrase in this letter, “See you on the 19th”, is a direct reference to the divorce proceedings that had already been scheduled. The divorce was finalized on January 24, 1961. Accompanied with original transmittal envelope. In fine condition. Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1193. Arthur Miller passionate love letter in which he bears his soul to his new love and future wife, Marilyn Monroe. Miller, Arthur [to Marilyn Monroe]. Incredible Five Page Typed Letter Signed, “Art”, Quarto, five pages, dated May 17, 1956, and written to “Dear Heart; My Own Wife; My Very Own Gramercy 5; Sweetheart:” Miller writes (in part):
I am enclosing a letter I got today from the first woman I ever knew in my life. My mother. Now maybe you will understand where I learned to write and to feel.
I know I am liable to get very sentimental and maudlin about this, but today is one of the most revelatory days of my life. I could write many pages even a volume, about what this letter brings to my mind. I think that had I died without ever receiving it, I should never have known some unbelievably simple but important things.
You see, Poo, I often try to tell you that you mean things to me beyond your body, beyond your spirit, beyond anything you can know about yourself, and it is hard for another person to understand what she –or he—really signifies to one who lovers her. I will try to tell you a few of the things you mean to me, and which became absolutely clear to me when I got this letter today. (I got it today, Thursday, by the way, because I was in Reno for my passport business, and picked up my mail at the post office.)
First let me say what I feared. They are very conventional people. That doesn’t mean they’re stiff—far from it. But they believe in family virtues, in wives being wives and husbands being husbands. They are not especially scandalized by infidelity, but neither do they forget that the big happiness is family happiness. Above all, they know how to love their children, and truly, if I ever needed anything they would die to get it for me. At the same time, my father could take advantage of me and my brother, if we let him, but he would do that as a father’s privilege; which sounds strange, but when he was a young man it wasn’t until he was twenty five or so that his father let him keep his own paycheck. Everything went into the family pot. It was the European way. So I rebelled in many ways against both of them and for many of the usual reasons, but the time came when I began to write successfully, when once again we were friends. I had established my independence from them; they understood it, and we created the necessary adult distance between ourselves, my parents and I, and yet a friendship of grown people, more or less…
Now I receive this letter. (All the above thoughts came as a result of receiving it.) I sat in the public square outside the post office in Reno reading it and my whole life suddenly seemed so marvelously magical. I had saved it! Darling, I had done the right, the necessary, the gloriously living thing at last! For suddenly I saw many questions answered, and many weights lifting off my heart.
It is not that I would hesitate to marry you if they disapproved. Truly, sweetheart, that was not it. It was that somewhere inside me I wanted their love to flow toward both of us because it would give me strength, and you too. It is not that they are my judges, but the first sources of my identity and my love. I know now that I could enjoy seeing my mother. She becomes a pest after too long with her, but that’s another thing. And it is not her, so much—not her corporeal, real being, but what she represents that I can now hold up instead of trampling on it. It is my own sexuality, do you see? I come to her with you, and to my father, and in effect I say—I am a lover. Look, I say, look at my sweet, beautiful, sexy wife. I can see my father’s pleasure at the sight of you—if only because he loves clothes, having been in that business all his life, and he will go mad seeing how you wear them! And if it will only be possible—I can see us with Bob and Jane and all of us joined with one another in joy. I see blue, clear air for the first time in my life when I think of myself and my wife and my children in the house of my parents…
Every time I had trouble with Mary, the worst threat she thought she could make was to go to my parents and tell them I had been unfaithful…She simply cannot conceive that my mother will accept you and my marriage, with you because you are a sexual being, and therefore I am, and parents are by their nature, in her mind, the punishers of sexuality not its helpers and allies…
Wife, Dear, Dear Woman—I have been thinking crazy thoughts. For instance, a wedding with maybe fifty people. Maybe in Roxbury, maybe somewhere else in a big house. And Bob and Jane there. And just a little bit of ceremony. Not fancy, but maybe my old friend Reverend Melish, a courageous and wonderful fighter for fine causes; or a Rabbi of similar background—I know one. Or maybe just somebody who can marry people. I want to dress up, and I want you dressed up; I want all my past looking on, even back to Moses. I want the kids to see us married, and to feel the seriousness and honorableness of our marriage, so that nothing Mary can say to them will ever make them believe we have sneaked away to do this, or that I have hidden myself and what I wanted to do. And I want this for their sakes as much as for my own pride and my joy; so that they will see their Grandma and Grandpa full of happiness—and crying too, of course. (Isn’t it strange?—I didn’t have my parents to my first marriage, which was in Cleveland. It could have been arranged, but I felt better not to have them there. That time I felt untrue, you see? This time I feel true, and if the world wanted to come I would embrace them all.)
Do you see why I say I am proud of you? You have given me back my soul, Darling. And thank god I knew it always; always and always since the hour we met, I knew there was something in you that I must have or die. And the revolution it implied for me was so much more than uprooting my household, my life; facing my own damning curse for depriving the children of my—as I thought of it then, and so on. The revolution was of another sort. It meant that I must face myself and who and what I am. It meant that I must put down those fearfully protective arms of reticence and blushing and all that stupidity, and put my arms around the one I loved and face the startling, incredible, simply glorious fact, that I am a tender man and not the fierce idiot I have tried—and failed—to become. How could you have known that, Darling? How I bless you that you knew it! I am near tears this minute at the miracle you are to me. How happy I will make you! What beautiful children I will give you! Oh, I will watch over you, and pest you, and worry about you.
I feel something today that marks it, like an anniversary, or more truly, my real day of birth. I have reached a kind of manhood I never really knew before. I tell you dear, I am afraid of nothing in this world. The soul of my talent is coming up in me as it has been these past six months, but now I feel it like bread in my hands, like a taste in my mouth. Because I am touching its source and not turning away from it anymore. Believe in me, Darling—I am certain enough of myself to tell you that. And worry nothing about yourself. You are beyond all danger with me because I love you like life itself. Truly, you are my life now.
Your husband, Art
[in Miller’s hand]
Some more ----------------
PS…If we got married before you had to leave, I could then come and live openly with you and we could maybe tour around on your free time and have some fun. The problem is the lack of time before you have to leave. I’ll be back from Michigan on the 17th. The kids, by our agreement, have to be back with Mary by the 22nd, in order to have a week’s time—(a little less)—to prepare for camp, shopping, etc. Assuming I have a divorce by June 1 or a few days after—as in now planned—we would either have to do it between June 1 and June 15th; or between June 17th and July 7th…The whole problem is to juggle the time I have with them, and the time you’ll be around to attend the ceremony. Don’t worry about it, though. I’m just warning you, however,--you’ll be the most kissed bride in history when my family is there. I’ll have to fight the bastards off. I’m going to put up a sign, “ONE KISS TO A RELATIVE!” (Don’t worry, there won’t be that many.)
How I love you. My heart aches when I think of you being so tired. But you’ll perk up here right off, dear wife. OH, AM I GOING TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU, BEGINNING WITH THE SOLES OF THE FEET AND GOING DUE NORTH, UNTIL SLU-U-U-SH!—RIGHT INTO GRAMERCY PARK!
The World’s Luckiest Man Since Adam Art
Arthur Miller was introduced to Marilyn Monroe by Elia Kazan in 1951. After the introduction, they had a brief affair to which Miller admitted to his wife, college sweetheart, Mary Slattery. Miller and Monroe were married on June 29, 1956, only days after he divorced Slattery. In this fascinating and revealing letter, Miller chronicles his deteriorating marriage and divulges deeply personal family issues. In this incredible letter, Miller lays bear issues which mirror some of the central themes his characters wrestled with in his dramas: personal and social responsibility, moral conviction, betrayal and the issues of guilt and hope.
Moderate toning, otherwise vintage very good to fine condition. Provenance: From the estate of Marilyn Monroe’s NYC attendant Mrs. Fanny Harris. With original transmittal envelope of this letter addressed to Mrs. Harris with TLS on Marilyn Monroe Productions letterhead signed by Mrs. Fanny Harris releasing Monroe of any salary claims or demands.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1194: The Misfits autograph book with cast signatures including Marilyn Monroe and others. (United Artists, 1961)
Vintage board and paper bound 40+ page 5.5 x 4 in. young girl’s autograph book. The commercially made book contains the clipped and affixed autographs of cast members of The Misfits. Including Marilyn Monroe, (2) Montgomery Clift, Arthur Miller, Eli Wallach, stuntman Chuck Roberson, (2) John Huston, and 1-unidentified. Interspersed throughout the book are charming youthful entries from schoolmates and teachers. The irregularly clipped signatures by celebrities are in pen, with one of the 2 Montgomery Clift signatures on a page torn from another autograph book and folded in quarters. Exhibiting signs of age and handling. Overall in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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(Day 2) Lot 1202: Marilyn Monroe Something’s Got To Give final-draft script for her uncompleted last film. (TCF, 1962)
Vintage 143-page March 29, 1962 final-draft incomplete (as issued) “planning” script for the uncompleted project from which Marilyn was fired, partly owing to her “dereliction of duty” by leaving production to fly to New York for JFK’s birthday celebration. Bound in studio labeled cover and period brads, printed entirely on green revision paper, and marked with [illegible] cast or crew member’s name. Preface page boldly states “THIS SCRIPT SHOULD BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL AND REMAIN IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PERSON TO WHOM IT HAS BEEN ISSUED.” Minor handling to cover extremities; interior remains in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
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 Objets Divers


(Day 2) Lot 990. Lucille Ball as “Marilyn Monroe” mink cuffs from I Love Lucy. (DesiLu Prod., 1951-1957)
Vintage original pink mink fur sleeve cuffs worn by Lucille Ball when she dresses up as “Marilyn Monroe” in Season 4: Episode 5, “Ricky’s Movie Offer” of I Love Lucy. The slip-on cuffs are lined with cotton mesh netting and crème-colored cloth. The fur remains full and supple. Highly visible in the glamorous ensemble seen in the episode. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1112. Marilyn Monroe lobby card for her first film appearance Dangerous Years. (TCF, 1948)
Vintage 11 x 14 in. portrait lobby card with the earliest appearance of Marilyn Monroe on any known movie paper. Glowing image of a fresh-faced young Marilyn as a diner waitress. Tiny trace of handling, in vintage fine to very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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(Day 2) Lot 1122. Marilyn Monroe vintage original “Golden Dreams” nude calendar earliest sample variant. (circa 1952)
Vintage 12 x 16.5 in. color chromo-litho calendar-salesman’s sample “Golden Dreams” of Marilyn Monroe, being the earliest known variation of the infamous Tom Kelly nude photo sessions. All known subsequent variations of the Tom Kelly/Marilyn nudes list her name with the alternating titles (“Golden Dreams” or “A New Wrinkle”), and only a handful of examples prior to her name addition are known to survive. Virtually unhandled, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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(Day 2) Lot 1123. Marilyn Monroe vintage original censored calendar artwork variant. (circa 1952)
Vintage 9.75 x 16.5 in. calendar-salesman’s sample artwork interpretation of Tom Kelly’s “Golden Dreams” Marilyn Monroe pose, with screened-over bra and lace panties for conservative communities. Artwork is in the style of Earl Moran or Zoe Mozert, but is uncredited here. Just a trace of handling and corner creasing, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1124. Marilyn Monroe in revealing halter-top oversize vintage original salesman’s sample pin-up calendar. (circa 1952)
Vintage 12 x 16.5 in. color chromo-litho calendar-salesman’s sample of Marilyn Monroe, being an exceptionally rare variation in revealing halter-bra and open-sided skirt, with printing that illuminates Marilyn’s blonde hair, blue eyes, and crimson lips. Virtually unhandled, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1127. Marilyn Monroe lobby card #5 for The Fireball with exceptional early image in revealing sweater. (TCF, 1950)
Vintage 11 x 14 in. lobby card of Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Rooney in their Roller Derby epic. Young fresh Marilyn was asked to provide her own personal wardrobe on some of her earliest films, and this lovely form-fitting sweater makes a few appearances on her exceptional frame at this point in history. Tiny marginal tear, otherwise in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1130. Marilyn Monroe calendar. (1952)
Vintage original 16 x 34 in. color chromo-litho calendar with complete date-pad depicting an interpretation of Tom Kelly’s “Golden Dreams” Marilyn Monroe pose, with screened-over bra and lace panties for conservative communities. Entitled here “The Lure of Lace, Posed by Marilyn Monroe In The Nude, With Lace Overprint”. Just a trace of marginal wear and slight internal creasing, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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(Day 2) Lot 1137. Some Like It Hot Italian one-panel poster. (United Artists, 1959/ ca. 1970)
Italian 39 x 55 in. one-panel poster for the Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe comedy. Featuring Monroe and co-stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Folded as issued. Overall vivid color in vintage, very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1149. Travilla historic vintage original costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin dress for the “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage 15 x 20 in. pencil, gouache and India ink sketch on double artist’s board of one of the most memorable and timeless gowns in film history, the pink satin strapless evening gown with matching opera gloves and poof derriere bow worn by Marilyn Monroe as “Lorelei” for the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. William Travilla’s sketch also includes copious jewelry to highlight the “Diamonds” element of the title. Signed by Travilla just below the figure, with his notation at upper right “Marilyn Monroe ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ #17”. A long clean diagonal surface-slice which bisected horizontally just below her knees has been archivally filled and retouched making it virtually undetectable, and the restorer also cleaned and enhanced the notations including light airbrushing to blank background, while leaving the sketch itself virtually untouched. One of the most spectacular original artifacts not only from the legacy of Marilyn Monroe, but from the entire artistic span of the silver screen. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1153. Marilyn Monroe screen-used water pitcher from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage “R.Wallace” silver-plate 3-pint water pitcher 8 x 8.5 x 4.5 in., screen-used by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Prominently handled by the lovely ladies when they entrap Elliott Reid in their cabin and pour water from this pitcher all over his pants in order to get them off him expeditiously. Engraved on side as an original artifact “U.S.N.” with Navy anchor and rope symbol, plus engraved on bottom by Fox properties dept. “32-2-21422 20th-C-Fox”. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1154. Marilyn Monroe 1-sheet poster for How To Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage U.S. 27 x 41 in. poster for one of the very first wide-format Cinemascope films. An overt attempt to liven up the film-going experience against the onslaught of TV. Pleasing artwork of the three “golddiggers” Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. A curious footnote here is that TCF had been grooming Marilyn specifically to replace Grable, who had been their #1 stable star over the prior decade. Japan-paper backed without retouching to folds, consequently in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1156. Marilyn Monroe screen-used table from How to Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage metal and acrylic table 29 x 18 in. screen-used by Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. Most prominently viewed (with its matching twin, not offered here) as all three girls meet to compare “millionaire date” notes in the powder room of the swanky restaurant where they have their first official dates. A period copy/translation of famous designer Andre Arbus’s late art-deco tables “Paire de Gueridons”. Painted silver over its original gold/bronze color for re-purposing in Young Frankenstein (TCF, 1974) in which it is quite prominently viewed (once again with its now-absent twin) at end of film in Madeline Kahn’s bedroom. Beneath the silver paint is barely visible the property dept.’s “20th-C-Fox-32-1-22278”. In vintage screen-used very good condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1157. Marilyn Monroe screen-used (3) table lamp bases from How to Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage (3) glass with metal fixture 10 x 4.25 in. table-lamp bases, screen-used by Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. Most prominently viewed at each table of the swanky restaurant as all three girls have their first official dates, Marilyn with Alex D’Arcy, Betty with Fred Clark, and Lauren with William Powell. Etched in base by the Fox property dept. “20th-C-Fox-32-1-25416” followed variously by “V”, “F,” and “N”. Each retains what appears to be its original wiring and lamp-socket, though circuitry not tested. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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(Day 2) Lot 1170. The Seven Year Itch 3-sheet poster. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage 41 x 78.5 in. U.S. 3-sheet poster. Arguably the best poster for Marilyn Monroe’s most popular film, as it comes closest to a life-size depiction of the iconic subway skirt-blowing scene, one of the most famous in all Hollywood history. Linen-backed with older simple retouching to folds and creases; would benefit greatly from a fresh restoration, though is certainly presentable as is. In vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1175. Marilyn Monroe screen-used Lamp from Richard Sherman’s apartment in The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage carved wood with metal fixture 31 x 7.25 in. table-lamp base, screen-used by Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. Carved as a classical Roman male bust, it is most prominently viewed (with its female counterpart, not offered here) in Tom Ewell “Richard Sherman’s” apartment, which is where nearly the entire course of action between Marilyn and Ewell takes place. Etched in rear of base by the Fox property dept. “20th-C-Fox-8-36588” then later on bottom of base for the 1971 Sotheby’s sale, “TCF 1200”. Retains what appears to be its original wiring and lamp-socket, though circuitry not tested. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 
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(Day 2) Lot 1176. The Seven Year Itch German A1 poster. (TCF, 1955/ R-1966)
Vintage original 23 x 32 in. German A-1 one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe comedy. Featuring the central image of Monroe done in colorful pop-art style after Andy Warhol. Folded as issued. Exhibiting minor corner bumping and wrinkling from storage. In overall, very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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(Day 2) Lot 1177. Marilyn Monroe uncommonly scarce vintage original “Topless Cowgirl” pin-up calendar. (1948/1955)
Vintage 8.25 x 12.25 in. 4-page chromo-litho spiral-bound cheesecake pinup calendar of Marilyn Monroe in (3) highly suggestive topless cowgirl poses, plus the familiar Tom Kelly “Golden Dreams” nude pose with lace overlay. The cowgirl poses are variously titled “Southern Exposure” (a rear-view), “Caught Short” (arms wrapped round her chest) and “Coming Out On Top”. An extraordinarily scarce artifact from Marilyn’s naughty history, especially being intact with all four pages (each of which displays three months of 1955). Two spiral loops broken with a trace of wear at perforations, otherwise in vintage fine to very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
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(Day 2) Lot 1181. Marilyn Monroe Bus Stop 1-sheet poster. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage original U.S. 27 x 41 in. 1-sheet poster. Linen-backed, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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(Day 2) Lot 1184. Bus Stop French grande 1-sheet poster. (TCF, 1956/R-1980s)
French 47 x 63 in. grande-format poster for the circa 1980s reissue poster for the Marilyn Monroe classic drama. Folded as issued. Minor, nearly undetectable age. Vivid colors. In overall very fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1186. The Prince and the Showgirl vintage original painting of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier by Francis R. Flint. (Warner Bros., 1957)
Vintage 20 x 30 in. oil or acrylic on canvas painting of Marilyn Monroe joining Laurence Olivier. Executed at the time of the film’s production by Francis Russell Flint, the son of famed illustrator Russell Flint, who is a respected and collected artist in his own right. Acquired from the artist’s estate, and retains his pencil-inscribed title on stretcher-bar verso “Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier in ‘The Sleeping Prince’” (the film’s early working title, hence evidence documenting this painting’s early status). Also shows artist’s London address notations on stretcher bar verso, with framing notes. In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
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(Day 2) Lot 1199: Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits approx. 48 minutes of unseen 8mm footage sold with copyright. (UA, 1961)
Original unpublished approx. 48 minutes of color 8mm documentary film footage captured throughout the entire location shoot for Marilyn Monroe’s final [completed] film, The Misfits. Shot by uncredited extra Stanley Killar (with help from an assistant, as Killar appears occasionally on camera interacting with the cast and crew). Killar and his camera were clearly accepted with full access, judging from the intimacy of the hand-held camera with Marilyn, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, John Huston, and others. Filming begins in Reno on the casino strip filled with flashing neon signs, and around the “Mapes Hotel and Casino” which was official headquarters for the production while on location. Includes Marilyn first in the legendary cherry dress, truly radiant, then throughout the footage in a few different outfits preparing for and rehearsing scenes like the courthouse (consulting with her coach Paula Strasberg), the rodeo and the tavern; Gable riding horses, practicing roping with a lasso, getting in and out of his beautiful personal Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, rehearsing the drunken tavern scene with Marilyn, and much more, and nearly always with cigarette in holder; real stunt cowboys rehearsing the bull-riding and bulldogging scenes (at obvious great peril) as doubles for Montgomery Clift, who we then see practicing falls as inserts into the filmed stunt action (his nose injury seen in the film was genuine from earlier rodeo rehearsing); and numerous shots of director John Huston and his camera crew at work, and near the end, at play in the Virginia City, Nevada camel races. Also includes occasional shots of Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, producer Frank Taylor, Arthur Miller, and other cast and crew. The Misfits is widely considered Marilyn’s finest dramatic acting role, as well as being one of the best for both Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Reasonably professional (at least to a certain degree) in nature and shot from start to finish as a sequential “film in production” documentation, with apparent working title On Sets: The Misfits. To the best of our knowledge, this footage has not been previously published or broadcast (apart from its acquisition at auction from Killar’s heirs in 2008), and is offered here with full rights and assignment of copyright to its entire content. The original 8mm film stock has been properly transferred to (2) 7 in. reels in the process of recording its entire contents onto (2) different types of DVDs, while the original metal reels and cardboard Bell & Howell boxes are retained for posterity. Film stock itself is not inspected off the reels for condition, but no problems are apparent from viewing the DVD transfer. An extraordinary and absolutely unique previously missing puzzle piece in the brief, convoluted history of Marilyn Monroe on and off screen. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1206: (2) books from the personal property of Marilyn Monroe. (1947, 1957)
Vintage (2) 8vo cloth-bound self-help/ psychology books from the personal library of Marilyn Monroe, with Christie’s “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” auction special bookplates. Entitled Hypnotism Today by L. M. Le Cron and J. Bordeaux, and The Tower and the Abyss by Erich Kahler, both retain original dust-wrappers, and one of which exhibits a pencil notation presumed in Marilyn’s hand, “The conditioning has in some cases created a new, independent quantity—The person, who proceeds to condition himself.” Dust-wrappers chipped and stained, otherwise books themselves are in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1207: (2) books from the personal property of Marilyn Monroe including Joseph Campbell’s The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology. (1948, 1959)
Vintage (2) 8vo cloth-bound self-help/ mythology books from the personal library of Marilyn Monroe, with Christie’s “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” auction special bookplates. Entitled The Open Self by Charles Morris and The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology by Joseph Campbell, the latter retaining original dust-wrapper and exhibiting a pencil notation presumed in Marilyn’s hand, “x: After all, what are you [I] here for but pleasure. But is it pleasure. When the actress is kissed and feels the warm breath of her lover on her neck—can you feel it? No. It is not pleasure you’ll find here but it’s as if it were. We are [pretending?] it is our pleasure. The real pleasure you can only take at home, when tonight [illegible] in your bed.” Dust-wrapper shows only a trace of marginal handling, otherwise books themselves are in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 
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(Day 2): Lot 1208: Marilyn Monroe extensive vintage original (40+) press file including obituaries. (1961-1965)
Vintage (40+) news clippings and full sections encompassing the last year of Marilyn Monroe’s troubled life, her obituaries, plus revelations and theories to follow. A treasure trove of information contemporaneous to the time of her questionable death, including a magazine article blaming (without naming) JFK. In vintage aged, archived condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1209: Marilyn Monroe (8) half-sheet posters including Dangerous Years, Bus Stop, River of No Return and others. (Various, 1948-1960)
Vintage (8) U.S. 22 x 28 in. half-sheet posters for films featuring Marilyn Monroe throughout the entire span of her career, including Dangerous Years, Home Town Story, Let’s Make it Legal, Monkey Business, Clash by Night, River of No Return, Bus Stop, and Let’s Make Love. Each is card-stock paper-backed to correct folds, marginal losses, or other wear, though none shows extensive repair much beyond marginal and fold retouching. Overall in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1210: Marilyn Japanese “B2” poster. (TCF, 1963)
Japanese 20 x 28 in. “B2” poster for the post-mortem documentary by Fox to capitalize on the Marilyn cult sweeping the world after her untimely death. Highlighted by the climactic moment in the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number. Unfolded, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1211: Andy Warhol signed “Marilyn” Castelli Gallery invitation. (1981)
Vintage original invitation to the Castelli Gallery’s Andy Warhol print retrospective (1963-1981). The 12 x 12 in. colorful invitation with Warhol’s iconic original “Marilyn” silkscreen print (1967). On the occasion of her death in 1962, Warhol chose the Gene Korman publicity photo of Monroe as “Rose Loomis” from the film Niagara as the basis for his instantly recognizable Pop Art treatment of the Hollywood sex symbol. Featuring printed red text on hot pink background in the lower left and right corner reading, “Andy Warhol” and “Castelli Graphics”. The legendary artist has signed boldly, in black pen, “Andy Warhol” vertically, to the left of the image. Show information, gallery address, November 21 through December 22, 1981 date and original print info: “Illustrated: Marilyn, 1967, silkscreen, 36 x 36 inches, edition of 250, published by Factory Additions” on the verso. With very minor signs of age. In vintage, very fine condition.
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1212: 20th Century Fox “Marilyn Monroe” CineSimplex Model D Camera #6.
The CineSimplex Model D was truly built as a better choice than the heavily-blimped Mitchell cameras at other studios. It was extremely light. Indeed, the camera was so revolutionary that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded it a Class One Technical Academy Award. The camera cost $140,000 to build in 1940, a time when a Mitchell could be purchased for $15,000! Of the 17 CineSimplex Model D cameras designed and built for 20th Century Fox, only six still exist today. This #6 camera is the only example with its complete set of Bausch & Lomb Baltar lenses (25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 75 and 100mm) built specifically for this camera, matched to be optically perfect. Of particular importance, this #6 camera photographed more Marilyn Monroe films than any other, including, How To Marry A Millionaire, Let’s Make Love, Bus Stop, River of No Return, Monkey Business, and her last film Something’s Got To Give. 20th Century Fox assigned cameras to specific Directors of Photography. This #6 camera was assigned to Charles G. Clarke, ASC by the studio. Mr. Clarke’s camera was the very first used to photograph in CinemaScope. All tests for the new process were done with #6 and it worked with Leon Shamroy’s camera on The Robe. Comes with Mitchell head and wooden tripod with spreader, 20th Century Fox wooden lens box, (1) Bausch & Lomb CinemaScope lens and wooden case full of camera accessories with “Hugh Crawford Camera” (Clarke’s assistant’s) name painted on the lid. Comes with a letter of provenance from Roy H. Wagner, ASC. From the collection of Debbie Reynolds.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1220All About Eve screen-used prop “Sarah Siddons” award.
 (TCF, 1950) Vintage original gold-lacquered cast acrylic 5.5 x 5.5 in. sculpture of 18th Century actress Sarah Siddons (based upon Sir Joshua Reynolds 1784 portrait of her as “The Tragic Muse”) which is a key integral plot element in the Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and Marilyn Monroe classic film of backstage imbroglios. On 3.5 x 5.75 in. black-painted wooden base. Bette Davis as “Margo Channing” portrays the consummate stage actress and object of idolatry and envy in newcomer Anne Baxter as “Eve Harrington”, who manipulates Channing in order to usurp her crown as queen of the theatre, with the “Sarah Siddons” award being the badge of that distinction. This is one of the most recognized and revered “award” props ever featured in any film, not only from its importance in the story, but even more so from the continually growing fame and respect this extraordinary film garners. One of only three Sarah Siddons Award props visible during the ceremony, the statues are not only the object of specific attention through the opening sequence but one is then visible prominently throughout the film displayed on Margo Channing’s mantle. Years of storage have left the figure bereft only of its hands, with just a few tiny paint chips and bumps to figure and base, which is also missing the name placard. A truly fantastic, indelible icon from the golden-age of Hollywood. In vintage very good condition.
Estimate price: $4,000 - $6,000
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