Vente aux enchères 'December 2016 Auction' par Nate D. Sanders Auctions du 15 décembre 2016 aux Etats-Unis
La vente aux enchères contient 3 lots consacrés à Marilyn Monroe:
Lot #12: Marilyn Monroe's Grave Marker
Marker for the grave of Marilyn Monroe, from the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe's grave is visited by thousands of fans each year who often touch the marker, causing oxidation of the bronze. As a result, the marker is changed periodically, with this marker dating to the early 1990s. All of the markers originate from the Gasser-Olds Company, a bronze foundry, as this one does. Upon the marker's back reads, ''Make Two Patterns for Marge''; Marge is the supervisor who set the lettering on the marker. Bronze marker reads ''Marilyn Monroe / 1926 - 1962'', bordered by the original scroll design. Measures 15.25'' x 4.75''. Some rubbing and oxidation to bronze, overall in very good condition. In 2015, another marker from Marilyn Monroe's site sold for over $200,000 at Julien's Auctions.
Estimation: $35,000 - No Sold
Lot #13: Marilyn Monroe Heavily Hand-Annotated Script for Her Last Role, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Makes Copious Notes to Herself About Her Character, ''easy/very intimate/very real''
A fascinating peek inside Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe's creative process. Heavily annotated in her own hand, this 149-page screenplay from Monroe's last and unfinished film, 1962's ''Something's Got To Give'', reveals Monroe as an actor who took deep care in finding the meaning behind each line of dialogue and her character's motivations throughout the script. Monroe's handwritten pencil notes begin with her character's (Ellen Wagstaff Arden) introduction in the script on page 12 and carry through to the end on page 149, even including notes on the verso of the last page and back cover, such as a note reading, ''Joke writers Mel Brooks / Herb Gardner / Need spice / raisins / Need some funny lines''. There are notes in Monroe's hand on approximately 42 pages in the script, ranging from simple dialogue corrections and changes to in-depth sense memory notes when doing a scene that required a deeper emotional connection and understanding. Regarding her character's introduction, as she interacts with naval personnel who saved her after being marooned on an island for five years, Monroe writes, ''1 - Gayity [sic] 2 - Excitement 3 - Then Dazed''. In one scene, Monroe references Arthur Miller's children to better help her relate to her character's children, ''Bobby M. / and early Janie / except their [sic] mine.'' Throughout the script, Monroe writes succinct dialogue and character notes: ''Stunned / Dazed - sky high with adventure'', ''dead pan/I really don't know'', ''anticipating the joys'', ''Trying to think or remember'', ''start to wonder what's from now on'', ''I don't know he knows'', ''easy/very intimate/very real'', ''[L]et me get into something more comfortable / leading him on -''. Included is a small card with call times and scenes to be shot, and a small scrap of paper with a note in Monroe's hand wondering why they are shooting out of sequence, as well as notes about using Miss vs. Mrs. Script measures 9.5'' x 11.5''. Worn from use by Monroe, but with pages present and intact. Overall very good condition.
Estimation: $20,000 - Sold: $25,000
Lot #14: Marilyn Monroe's Very Own Hand-Annotated Script From Her Last Movie, ''Something's Got to Give'' -- Marilyn Writes Notes to Herself, ''...almost a whisper / I just want to tell you...''
An enthralling glimpse into screen legend Marilyn Monroe's creative process from her personal 149-page screenplay for her last and unfinished film, 1962's ''Something's Got To Give''. The script contains notes in Monroe's own hand in pencil and green ink on approximately 18 pages, serving as intimate snapshots about how she viewed the film and her character. Some of the highlights include notes Monroe made for Scene 168, in which she interacts with her children in the movie, who don't recognize her as they were too young when she became stranded on an island for five years and presumed dead. These hand-annotated typewritten pages were inserted into the script for this particular scene - one of the few that Monroe completed before her untimely death. Within these pages, Monroe writes a series of notes regarding her preparation: ''Real thought'', ''Mental Relaxation'', ''Look for the light'', ''Place the pain/feeling where it is not in the brow'', as well as specific sense memories to help find the emotional truth with her character's feelings toward her on-screen children, ''Substitute children - B & J if necessary'', perhaps referring to Arthur Miller's children Bobby and Jane. There are also some notes from Monroe regarding her work with a Swedish dialect coach. Peppered throughout the script are further dialogue notes, changes and line strikes. Interestingly, the script also includes notes in an unknown hand giving blunt, critical assessments and insights of the script's scene descriptions, direction and dialogue. These notes start on the script's first page, ''Note for Marilyn/He has to woo her not the way it is / new blue pages'' and continue in blue pen, ''Dull'', ''Naggy'', ''Make it funny!'' and ''Smugly''. Interestingly, Monroe reacts to some of these notes, either changing dialogue and scene direction or, in some cases, striking the note itself if she doesn't agree with it. The script also contains two paper-clipped inserts, memos from the production addressed ''To All Secretaries'', the first dated 23 April 1962 and the second 27 April 1962, each accompanying blue revised pages 91 and 92 for the script. Script measures 9.5'' x 11.5''. In worn condition by Monroe, but with pages present and intact. Script cover, marked ''FINAL / CONFIDENTIAL'', is torn slightly on spine. Overall in very good condition, a rare keepsake from Hollywood's most beloved movie star.
Estimation: $20,000 - No Sold