29 novembre 2011

Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Something's Got to Give

lot n°695: Collection of (4) oversize photos of Marilyn Monroe
nude swimming pool session, printed ca. 1970

On 5/28/1962, photographers Lawrence Schiller and William Woodfield were allowed onto the closed set of Something’s Got to Give to shoot Marilyn Monroe’s nude swimming scene for her never-completed final film role. Some of those shots appear in “Playboy” magazine shorthly after her death. Lot comprised of (4) gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 11” x 14” prints from that session, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. Tiny corner pinholes and minor bumping and handling, else generally Fine.
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Milton H Greene

 lot n°699: Collection of (4) 16 x 20 photos of Marilyn Monroe
by Milton Greene from the black lingerie series
Fashion and celebrity photographer Milton Greene so impressed Marilyn Monroe during a Look Magazine shoot, she ended up moving in with his family, and making him her manager for several years. In 1956 Greene shot the seminal black lingerie series of her in New York, with only an occasional cigarette or shot glass as props. Gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 16” x 20” prints (4) of Marilyn Monroe, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. Condition varies, with minor to moderate handling, creasing, and edge chipping from storage to each.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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 lot n°700: Collection of (4) 16 x 20 photos of Marilyn Monroe
by Milton Greene from the black lingerie series

Gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 16” x 20” prints (3) of Marilyn Monroe from Milton Greene’s black lingerie series; one (1) at the beach in sweater, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. Condition varies, with minor to moderate handling, creasing, and edge chipping from storage to each.
Estimate: $200 - $300

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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Richard C Miller

 lot n°702: Marilyn Monroe original 4 x 5 in. color camera transparency,
swimsuit pose with towel

Color 4 x 5 in. camera transparency of Marilyn Monroe posing in a swimsuit with towel. Fine; with smudging.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°704: Marilyn Monroe original color transparency, swimsuit pose
Color 4 x 5 in. camera transparency of Marilyn Monroe posing in a swimsuit bikini poolside. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°705: Marilyn Monroe original 4 x 5 in. color camera transparency
Color 4 x 5 in. transparency of an early closeup publicity photo of Marilyn Monroe posing on a bike with a puppy in the basket. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - There's no Business...

lot n°708: Marilyn Monroe camera negatives
from There’s No Business Like Show Business

(TCF, 1954) Nine (9) original 4 x 5 in. camera negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe from There’s No Business Like Show Business from the “Heat Wave” number.
Estimate: $200 - $300

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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Don't Bother to Knock

lot n°710: Marilyn Monroe candid photographs from Don’t Bother to Knock
(TCF, 1952) Six (6) gelatin silver glossy 4 in. x 5 in. candid on-set photographs of Marilyn Monroe with various co-stars including Richard Widmark and Jim Backus. Five show ink cropping studio markings. Fine; with handling.
Estimate: $200 - $300

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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Some Like it Hot

lot n°712: Marilyn Monroe original camera negatives from Some Like It Hot
(UA, 1959) Two (2) original 8 x 10 in. and (9) 2 ¼ in. camera negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon from Some Like It Hot. 2 ¼ in. negatives feature some candid shots taken on set. Very good to Fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - The Misfits

lot n°133: The Misfits 6 original negatives:
Marilyn Monroe production shots, plus 7 small-format negatives
(UA, 1961) Six (6) original 8 x 10 in., (6) 2 ¼ in. and (1) 4 x 5 in. negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monore, Arthur Miller and Clark Gable on set of The Misfits. Fine; one with cropping tape at the borders.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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lot n°713: Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable original
camera negatives from The Misfits
(UA, 1961) Eight (8) original 8 x 10 in. negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable in publicity portraits and on set candids from The Misfits. Two with cropping tape at the borders. Fine.
Estimate: $400 - $600

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lot n°715: Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Clark Gable
original camera negatives from The Misfits
(UA, 1961) Seven (7) original 8 x 10 in. negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Clark Gable and other cast members in publicity portraits and on set candids with Arthur Miller from The Misfits. Fine.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - The Seven Year Itch

lot n°720: Marilyn Monroe extensive archive of production
and publicity material from The Seven Year Itch
(TCF, 1955) Extensive archive of production and publicity materials representing all facets of the film, The Seven Year Itch. The archive contains significant correspondence and consultations, with 1,000+ individual pieces including Billy Wilder’s 5 pg. contract signed three (3) times and dated June 1st, 1954, author George Axelrod’s 10 pg. contract signed, Billy Wilder’s signed payment agreement, copy of producer Charles Feldman’s letter sent to “Mr. and Mrs. Joe DiMaggio” framing the reasons he, the director and the studio want Marilyn in the film, confidential correspondence between Wilder and Zanuck with heated exchanges at times, a pair of scripts bearing numerous annotations in Darryl Zanuck’s hand, together with extensive collections of copies of legal documents, inter-office memos, and telegrams, intimate exchanges between Zaunck and Charles K. Feldman, as well as other correspondence to and from Harry Sokolov, Irving Cohen, Irving “Swifty” Lazar, Spyros Skouras, and many other studio heads.

Charles K. Feldman (1904-1968) was one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood and had notable creative input as executive-producer on several important films, Pittsburgh, Red River, A Streetcar Named Desire, and notably, The Seven Year Itch. The archive begins with early correspondence regarding George Axelrod’s screenplay being purchased by Feldman and negotiating with Billy Wilder to direct. Lew Wasserman was acting as agent for Wilder and numerous exchanges are present with drafts of agreements including a fascinating dialogue on Wilder having no interest in Tom Ewell or Walter Mathau as the lead, but instead he wanted Jamest Stewart, Gary Cooper or William Holden. Wilder’s 5 pg. contract is present, dated June 1st, 1954, signed three (3) times and initialed five (5) times, as well as his signed payment agreement dated November 23, 1954.

An official secretarial copy of a fantastic 5 pg. letter, dated May 17, 1954, from Feldman to “Mr. and Mrs. Joe DiMaggio” frames the reasons that he, director Billy Wilder and Twentieth Century-Fox want Marilyn Monroe in the film, “When all of us met, you, Marilyn, expressed a repeated and definite desire to appear in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. I bought the play for over $250,000 and as I would not sell it today for a million dollars, it is conceivable…this film could show profits in the millions – for everyone believes it will be a tremendous hit!” Numerous secretarial copies of typed letters sent to Wilder from Zanuck about the lead male role include a number of insights, “If I had read the script at the time we were casting…I would never have recommended Holden or anybody else except Ewell. No one I can think can play this particular script. I didn’t quite understand at the time but in re-reading I believe that Holden would have been as big an error as Gary Cooper. That is a great play…but I tell you that in spite of the enormous success of this play on the stage it would not be, in my opinion, fifty percent of the picture it will be with Marilyn Monroe. She is an absolute must for this story…nothing would make up for her personality in this subject.” Another telegram from Zanuck states, “Monroe was particularly outstanding. Keep up the tempo of the dialogue…I’m really impressed by everything I saw.”

A pair of Zanuck’s personally hand-annotated scripts are present, one a Temporary Incomplete with 11 pages of annotations with an interesting note during the scene Richard is scrutinizing the cover design for Little Women, where he Zanuck pens, “? The Scarlet Letter – play off the Adultress later.” Another Final script bears 24 pages of handwritten notations with suggestions for cutting the reading scene way down. Another Zanuck TLS to Charles Feldman, dated Sept. 20, 1954, advises against the “voice over” scenes and sends along his 10-page breakdown of differences between the play and the script and 12 pages of annotated dialogue with Zanuck’s suggestions stapled to the margins on small strips of blue paper.

When principal filming began and just after Marilyn and DiMaggio’s divorce, some exchanges become heated between Feldman and Zanuck, including a 2 pg. office memo from Oct. 22, 1954, “There have been tough days – rough days - immediately after the divorce proceedings, the 18-takes have only happened on rare occasions with the girl…For the last two weeks this girl has worked as hard as anyone I have known in my life. Incidentally I don’t know how Kazan worked with you but I can tell you that on STREETCAR, it was a daily occurrence for us to have 25 to 30 takes with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. This has not been happening on ITCH. In my opinion, and I think you agree with me, Billy is probably one of the most cooperative of all the directors in the business, and he has never been accused, to my knowledge, of taking unnecessary time – certainly not on ITCH.” Five days later Feldman writes to Zanuck reiterating Billy and Marilyn’s hard work, the tightness of the script and requesting some retakes, including the dress blowing scene. There is criticism though, with some correspondence that relates to Wilder taking too long to film scenes and difficulties with Marilyn taking company time to rehearse.

There is a strong concentration of material on the risqué nature of the publicity done for the film, specifically relating to large promotional billboards that featured the iconic billowing white dress scene, “They’re replacing a big cardboard cutout of Marilyn outside Loew’s Theatre in Times Square. It was showing Marilyn with her skirts blowing above her waist. Not good taste…Some papers refuse to accept wind blowing ad because of Kefauver investigation and pressure groups…this is a very delicate situation…sensational business so far at opening.” Much difficulty arose with censors upon the film’s release, including a complete rejection by the Irish Censor & Appeal Board stating, “this film is incapable of cutting without destroying its continuity. It is indecent and unfit for general exhibition.” Even a telegram from Wilder to the president of the Catholic Legion of Decency states, “I do not have the reputation of having ever been connected with pictures of a lascivious character. Obviously, the picture deals humorously with a man’s temptations but they are very human and utterly harmless. As one reviewer put it quote the play has been laundered snow white unquote. Am afraid that additional bleaching will make the picture disintegrate into an incomprehensible nothing.”

All in all, a rich trove and fascinating glimpse into the project’s inception, it’s transformation from stage to screen, all the various legal wrangling between agents, producers, directors and other studio heads during filming, and finally the fallout over the overt sexuality that faced cinema goers after the film’s release. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to view this material in person.

Estimate: $30 000 - $50 000 

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lot n°726: The Seven-Year Itch German R’65 A-0 oversize
poster by Fischer-Nosbisch
(TCF, 1955/R1965) Executed in the very early style of Andy Warhol’s fashion illustrations (the smaller size German poster for this release is in his full pop-art style) by the husband and wife design team of Fischer and Nosbisch. Distinctive enough to have graced the pages of “In Style” magazine some years ago as a recommended décor suggestion. Near-Mint, unused folded condition, 33” x 47”.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Photographies Diverses

lot n°268: Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, & Mamie van Doren
9 1-sheet posters & 4 stills
(Various, 1952-56) Gelatin-silver prints (4) from Kiss Them for Me; together with 27” x 41” one-sheet posters (9) for: We’re Not Married; O’Henry’s Full House; Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?; Girls Town; The sheriff of Fractured Jaw; Private Lives of Adam and Eve; Platinum High School; The Misfits; and Kiss Me, Stupid. Some have minor losses or stains, overall Very Good to Very Fine.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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lot n°696: Collection of (6) photos of Marilyn Monroe:
singing, posing, and with husbands, printed ca. 1970
Lot comprised of (6) gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 11” x 14” prints of Marilyn Monroe, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. Includes: recording “Let’s Make Love” soundtrack (2); at beach in bathing suits (2); and one each with husbands Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller. Tiny corner losses and minor bumping and handling, else Very Good to Fine.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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lot n°697: Collection of (5) oversize photos of Marilyn Monroe at home,
printed ca. 1970
Lot comprised of (5) gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 11” x 14” prints of Marilyn Monroe, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. All shot at various times in one or more of Marilyn’s own homes. Tiny corner losses and minor bumping and handling, else Very Good to Fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°698: Marilyn Monroe oversize print by Andre de Dienes, café window pose
(1949/’92) 11”x14” fiber print, Estate signed and stamped. Very fine.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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lot n°701: Collection of (4) 16 x 20 photos of Marilyn Monroe intimate portraits,
printed ca. 1970
Gelatin-silver double-weight semi-gloss 16” x 20” prints (4) of Marilyn Monroe, all being intimate portraits from various locations and times, printed ca. 1970 from the original negatives. Condition varies, with minor to moderate handling, creasing, and edge chipping from storage to each.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°703: Marilyn Monroe original 4 x 5 in. color camera transparency
Marilyn Monroe original color camera transparency, swimsuit pose with platform shoes
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°706: Marilyn Monroe original 4 x 5 in. color camera transparency
Color 4 x 5 in. transparency of Marilyn Monroe posing seated in a kitchen wearing a bathing suit. Very fine
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°707: Marilyn Monroe original 3 x 4 in. color camera transparency
Color 3 x 4 in. transparency of Marilyn Monroe glamour shot wearing fur. Pinhole at lower left corner tip. Very fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°709: Marilyn Monroe original camera negatives
from How to Marry a Millionaire and Something’s Got To Give

Five (4) 8 x 10 in. ((1) 4 x 5 in.) original camera negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe, one from How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), one from The Misfits (1961), and two from Something’s Got To Give (1962). A print accompanies the 4 x 5 in. negative and is crossed out in orange marker, presumably done by Marilyn herself, since she had editorial rights to all of her publicity images and typically used this color pen. One with pencil retouching. Fine.
Estimate: $400 - $600

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lot n°711: Marilyn Monroe original camera negatives, glamour poses
Five (5) 4 x 5 in. original camera negatives on safety film of Marilyn Monroe in glamour poses, one risqué topless portrait attributed to Earl Moran. Very fine.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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lot n°714: Pair of Marilyn Monroe 8 x 10 color transparencies from How to Marry a Millionaire
Pair of color 8 x 10 in. color transparencies, one of Marilyn Monroe with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall from How to Marry a Millionaire and one with Yves Montand from Let’s Make Love. Very good and Fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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lot n°725: Marilyn Monroe collection of (10) portrait and scene stills, 1950-1963
Gelatin-silver glossy prints (9) and (1) color still, of Marilyn Monroe from the following films: Asphalt Jungle (1950, 1); Home Town Story (1951, 1); We’re not Married (1952, 1); Don’t Bother to Knock (1952, 1); The Seven Year Itch (1955, 1); The Prince and the Showgirl (1957, 3 including special cheesecake publicity pose); Something’s Got to Give (1962/uncompleted, 1); and Marilyn (1963, 1). Two trimmed slightly for publication, generally Very Good to Fine.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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 lot n°727: All About Eve British Quad poster
(TCF, 1950) British Quad, 30 x 40 in., folded and unrestored. Very fine. Remarkable, unused condition.
Estimate: $500 - $700
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 lot n°728: All About Eve British Quad poster
(TCF, 1953) British Quad, 20 x 40 in., folded and unrestored. Faint ½ in. creased tear at upper center margin; otherwise, Very fine. Remarkable, unused condition.
Estimate: $500 - $700
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 lot n°729: “Marilyn” signature title art for the 1963 documentary Marilyn
(TCF, 1963) Title camera art for the Twentieth Century-Fox compilation of archival footage documenting Monroe’s early studio beginnings as a bit player in A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) to her final screen moments in the unfinished Something’s Got to Give (1962). Enamel on glass, the entire piece measures 24 in. x 34 in, the logo art measures approx. 6 in. x 20 in. The portrait of Marilyn is a reproduction to complete the display. Housed in an archival frame and perfect for display. An original piece created for the production by Pacific Title.
Estimate: $6 000 - $8 000
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lot n°730: Life magazine newsstand poster of Marilyn Monroe’s first Life cover, 1952
Newsstand poster featuring the April 7, 1952 issue of LIFE magazine with cover photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, being her first of many LIFE covers to follow in the next decade. One of the most iconic and indelible images from her early career. Measures 26 ½ in. x 34 ½ in. on linen measuring 28 ½ in. x 36 ½ in. Very fine.
Estimate: $800 - $1 200
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lot n°731: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio wire photo from their wedding day
Gelatin-silver print, 7 in. x 9 in. UPI wire photo (not trimmed, this is correct size for this medium) dated 1/14/[1954] announcing the marriage by civil ceremony of Marilyn Monroe to Joe DiMaggio. Friends close to both reported later that Marilyn informed her studio press agent ahead of time, unbeknownst to Joe who wanted a quiet and very private event. This kind of discord likely contributed heavily to the marriage lasting a mere nine months. Wire photos tend to be much more ephemeral than studio publicity material, as they were the “fax” of the time for news organizations to spread images quickly, and tended to be discarded immediately. This example remains in exceptional condition for a print of its type.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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28 novembre 2011

A la TV - Mister Lonely

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Mardi 29 novembre 2011 - sur Arte - à 14:45
Film - Mister Lonely

 Durée : 108  minutes
Année et origine : 2006, Royaume-Uni, France.
Réalisateur: Harmony Korine
Image: Marcel Zyskind
Musique: Jason Spaceman, The Sun City Girls
Montage: Paul Zucker, Valdís Oskarsdóttir


Acteur: Denis Lavant, Diego Luna, Esme Creed-Miles, James Fox, Samantha Morton.

L'histoire: Les pérégrinations d'un groupe de sosies de stars vivant en communauté au fin fond de l'Écosse. Un ovni drôle et mélancolique signé Harmony Korine.
Le speech: À Paris, le sosie de Michael Jackson rencontre celui de Marilyn Monroe. Cette dernière vit dans un château en Écosse, entourée de clones de stars : Charlie Chaplin, son mari, leur fille Shirley Temple, mais aussi le pape, James Dean, la reine d'Angleterre, Abraham Lincoln et d'autres encore. Tombé sous le charme de la belle Marilyn, Michael accepte de la suivre dans les Highlands...

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Critique du site arte: Soif d'absolu
Le réalisateur porte un regard plein de tendresse sur ces sosies faussement joyeux qui préfèrent se réfugier dans un monde où personne ne vieillit et où tous sont célèbres plutôt que de se cogner à la vie. Dans une ambiance surréaliste, Michael, Marilyn et leurs acolytes tentent ainsi de monter un spectacle afin de conquérir le public local. Parallèlement, dans la jungle, un groupe de nonnes fait l'expérience du miracle en s'initiant à la chute libre. Mêlant humour farfelu et poésie d'une infinie tristesse, ce film déconcertant offre une réflexion sur la solitude, et sur la soif d'absolu, qui trouve rarement satisfaction.

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