12 novembre 2016

1961 Instantanés de Maf

Instantanés de Maf, le (dernier) chien de Marilyn, pris dans son appartement de New York, en 1961. Photographies probablement prises par Marilyn Monroe.
Snapshots of Maf, the (last) Marilyn's dog, taken in her New York's apartment, in 1961. Photographs probably taken by Marilyn Monroe.

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01 novembre 2016

Marilyn Monroe Auction - 11/2016 - docs papiers 1


Documents papiers - Vie Privée
Papers documents - Private Life


Lot 1: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD
 A Beverly Hills Hotel postcard in Marilyn Monroe's handwriting, sent to Ralph Roberts in May 1961. Monroe wrote, "Dear Raffe, See I did write! I have a surprise for you and I'm not pregnant either. XOXO Love, M." Accompanied by a copy of a letter from Roberts.
3½ by 5½ inches
PROVENANCE: Partial Lot 334, “Film and Television Memorabilia,” Christie's East, New York, Sale number 7821, December 18, 1995
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 17: MARILYN MONROE ARTHUR MILLER SIGNED MOCK-UP TITLE PAGE
 A mock-up title page from Arthur Miller's collected plays, The Viking Press, New York, 1957, with printed dedication reading "For Marilyn" and signed by Arthur Miller.
8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE: Lot 358, “Film and Entertainment,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale number 6343, December 17, 1993
 Estimate: $250 - $350 

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Lot 33: MARILYN MONROE LEE STRASBERG EULOGY, FUNERAL GUEST LIST, AND REMBERENCE CARD
 Five typescript pages bound by a staple relating to the funeral service of Marilyn Monroe. The first page is titled "Service for Marilyn Monroe Wednesday, August 8, 1962, 1PM." The second and third pages detail Lee Strasberg's eulogy for Monroe. The fourth page is a list titled “Those invited to Attend.” The last page has a paragraph with a statement to Monroe's uninvited friends explaining the desire to keep the service private, credited to Berniece Miracle, Inez Melson and Joe DiMaggio. Together with an In Memory of Marilyn Monroe remembrance card from her funeral service at Westwood Memorial Park, dated "August 8th, 1962," and containing the 23rd Psalm and service details.
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 69, “Popular Culture: Film and Entertainment,” Christie's, London, South Kensington, Sale Number 5579, November 25, 2010
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 78: MARILYN MONROE LETTER TO BOBBY MILLER MENTIONING ROBERT KENNEDY
 A typed, unsigned file copy of a four-page letter on two leaves, letter dated "Noon February 2" (1961), addressed to Arthur Miller's son, "Dear Bobbybones." She writes in response to Bobby's letter, "That pool table you told me about in that Danish hotel sounds great. Did I ever tell you that I can really play pool. I learned when I was about sixteen and it is something that you never forget." She also comments, "I am going to get that book you recommended; is it "Lord of the Flies" or "The Fleas"? I would love to read something really terrifying."
Most poignantly, Monroe tells Bobby about her new home, "Bobby, I have the best news: I have just completely bought my new house. ...It is an authentic little Mexican house, but it's got a gigantic swimming pool, and it looks just like Mexico. You would just love it. I have two guest rooms plus a large playroom, plus lots of patios, and a big Mexican wall goes all around the place with big high Mexican gates (that's to keep intruders out, in case anybody gets intrusive.) ...Anyway, I would love - for whichever vacation it can be arranged - if you and Janie wanted to - at least for part of vacation, even if it is just for a few days, or a week - you are welcome to stay as long as you wanted to. I will take care of your plane tickets and meet you at the airport. ..."
Monroe is also excited to share other news, "Oh, Bobby, guess what: I had dinner last night with the Attorney-General of the United States, Robert Kennedy, and I asked him what his department was going to do about Civil Rights and some other issues. He's very intelligent, and besides all that, he's got a terrific sense of humor. I think you would like him. Anyway, I had to go to this dinner last night as he was the guest of honor and when they asked him who he wanted to meet, he wanted to meet me. So, I went to the dinner and I sat next to him, and he isn't a bad dancer either." She continues telling Bobby about her conversation and pressing Kennedy to find out what he planned to do about civil rights and that he answered her questions and told her he would send her a letter with all of his plans. He asked her if she had been attending "some kind of meetings" she writes to Bobby, "I laughed and said 'no, but these are the kind of questions that the youth of America want answers to and want things done about.' Not that I'm so youthful, but I feel youthful. But he's an old 36 himself which astounded me because I'm 35. It was a pleasant evening, all in all."
She begins to close, "I haven't heard from her [Janie] since Christmas. I guess we are all a little sloppy about writing. However, I think we all know what we mean to each other, don't we. At least I know I love you kids and I want to be your friend and stay in touch. ...I love you and miss you, and, give my love to Janie."
8 1/2 by 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lee Strasberg
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

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Lot 79: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM JEAN KENNEDY SMITH
 A single sheet of stationery listing an address in Palm Beach, Florida, with autograph notation in blue ink on recto and version reading in full, "Dear Marilyn - Mother asked me to write and thank you for your sweet note to Daddy - He really enjoyed it and you were very cute to send it. / Understand that you and Bobby are the new item! We all think you should come with him when he comes back east! Again thanks for the note. / Love, Jean Smith." Jean Smith is one of nine children to Rose and Joseph Kennedy and sister to John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four other siblings.
7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lee Strasberg
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 90: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM ANA LOWER
 A single-page letter written by Ana Lower to Monroe on recto and verso, dated October 10, 1944. Lower, "Aunt Ana," as Monroe called her, was actually Grace Goddard's aunt but was a mother figure for Monroe and by all accounts one of the most important figures in her life until Lower's death in 1948. This early letter reads in part, "My precious Girl, You are outward bound on a happy journey. May each moment of its joyous expectations be filled to the brim./ New places, faces and experiences await you. You will meet them all with your usual sweetness and loving courtesy./ When you see your sister you will truly both receive a blessing." The letter was written by Lower as a send-off to Monroe as she left Los Angeles, headed to Detroit to meet her half-sister, Berniece Miracle, for the first time face-to-face in 1944.
7 1/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 91: MARILYN MONROE STAMP COLLECTION BOOK
 A three-hole stamp collection book with vinyl covers from Grimes-Stassforth Stationery Company in Los Angeles, consisting of 30 pages, 10 of which have stamps glued to them. Interestingly, many of the stamps in the book are used, accompanied by new and unused identical stamps. Stamps in the book range in years from 1935 to 1936, suggesting that Marilyn Monroe collected the stamps when she was between 9 and 10 years old. The final stamp entry in the booklet contains a handwritten annotation, “#1319 AP8,” presumably in Monroe’s hand.
11 1/4 by 9 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 93: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM ANA LOWER
 A four-page letter on two leaves, written by Ana Lower to Monroe, dated "Monday 6:45 pm Oct 23, 1944." This early letter was written to Monroe while she was on her trip to Detroit to meet her half-sister for the first time in person. The letter reads in part, "How nice for you to have found such a lovely sister and family. I hope they will be out here too later on./ Love arranged this trip for you dear, and Love will bring Jimmie home at the right time. Now stop this nonesense [sic] about car sickness. God does not cease to be because you board a train, nor do you cease to be his perfect child because you take a car ride or a ship ride. You just forget to put your armour [sic] on."
6 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 97: MARILYN MONROE GRACE GODDARD NOTES ON BEHAVIOR OF MARILYN MONROE'S MOTHER
 An undated single page of stationery from B & H Waterproofing Mfg. Co. letterhead containing notes in pencil, in Grace Goddard's hand. A parenthetical note at the bottom of the first page reads "(I wrote these things down as Gladys said them while she was staying with me) Grace Goddard." The notes were then presumably sent to Monroe as they were among her belongings at the time of her death. The list, numbered from 1 to 15, is essentially a portrait of someone suffering mental illness, including paranoid delusions: "2. She thinks she was sent to State Hospital because years ago she voted on a Socialist ballot at Hawthorne and was being punished for doing so."; "6. She is being punished because years ago she took a drink of liquor (during prohibition) and should have been sent to jail."; "7. Sleeps with her head at the foot of bed so as not to look at Marilyn's picture - they disturb her."; "10. After listening to a political speech, said she was needed in Russia to help them."; "11. Wishes she never had had a sexual experience so she could be more Christ like."; "15. Misplaces or losing her glasses, watch, gloves, or other possessions and either accuses someone of stealing them, or are to blame for her losing them." She also expresses sudden aversion to meat and fish, fear of Catholics, belief that she was a nurse working for the government while at "Agnew" mental hospital, and belief that nobody should listen to the radio because the people are drunk when they go on the air, among many other observances. This is a fascinating firsthand account of Monroe's mother directly from someone witnessing and documenting her behavior.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 98: MARILYN MONROE CARD FROM HER MOTHER
 A small greeting card featuring a charming representation of a lady wearing a feather hat and veil, constructed using a button. The autograph note in pencil reads in full, "Dear One; I am very grateful for all the kindness you've shown me and as a Loving Christian Scientist (my pencil broke) I hope our God will let me return some goodness to you with out doing myself any harm. For I know good is reflected in goodness, the same as Love is reflected in Love./ As a Christian Scientist I remain very truly your Mother." The undated note is in an unpostmarked envelope addressed to "Miss Norma Jeane Dougherty 6707 Odessa Ave., Van Nuy's Cal." with return address for her mother listed as "From - G. P. Eley 2713 Honolulu Ave. Verdugo City, Cal."
5 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 103: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER ABOUT SECRETLY CARING FOR HER MOTHER
 A four-page autograph letter with postscript continuing onto the verso of first page, in pencil, in the hand of Grace Goddard, Monroe's one-time legal guardian. The letter dated August 25, 1953, reads in part, "I have been having a wild time over that bill for G - I phoned the secretary as you said ... I could tell by her answers that you had not confided in her about G - She said she didn’t have $600 left to pay that amount and wouldn’t anyway without specific instructions from you. I had to let the whole matter drop as I didn’t want to say anything. I just hoped and prayed you would get home. Sunday morning Miss O’Brien phoned and I was too sick to talk to her … I phoned her today ... and she said if they didn’t receive $600 within the next week they would be forced to turn G - over to the county, which would mean I would have to appear again and this time we couldn’t keep it from becoming public. Another $300 is due by or before the 11th of Sept. I’m so sorry you didn’t send me a check before you left and Doc could have handled it as we did before. The only reason I asked you to have some one else handle that account was because I expected to be in Texas for several months and Doc might be out of town. Now that I don’t need that operation and expect to be here I think it is best not to confide in any more people than you have to. I wish you would send me a check for $600 quick like and I’ll tend to it immediately. Such a burden for a delicate little girl like you to hear. If we had anywhere near that amount in the bank Doc would have sent the check anyway..."
The letter is accompanied by the original transmittal envelope and a pink carbon receipt for a $600 money transfer through the Canadian Pacific Railway Company addressed to Mrs. E.S. Goddard anddated August 27, 1953, with facsimile signature of Marilyn Monroe and a note in her hand saying "sorry difficulty hope you feel better." The form states Monroe's "Place" as the Banff Springs Hotel, where she and Joe DiMaggio stayed while she was filming River of No Return (20th Century Fox 1953) in Canada. The letter clearly shows that even Monroe's secretary was not told about Monroe's mother Gladys being re-admitted to a psychiatric care facility at this time and demonstrates that Monroe was able to keep it a secret with the help of close contacts like the Goddards. Grace Goddard passed away on September 28, 1953, just over a month after this letter was written.
8 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 105: MARILYN MONROE ROCKHAVEN SANITARIUM RECEIPTS FOR THE CARE OF MARILYN MONROE'S MOTHER
A grouping of 42 receipts, ranging in date from October 1962 through April 1966, addressed to Inez C. Melson, for the care of Monroe’s mother, Gladys P. Eley, while she was staying at Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California. Included with the Rockhaven Sanitarium receipts are other invoices for products and services provided to Eley, including prescription medications, toothbrushes and toothpaste, repairs to her dentures, cash advances, and package deliveries sent to Gainsborough, Florida, for Eley's other daughter, Berniece Miracle. The April 27, 1966, invoice indicates that Eley’s account at Rockhaven was $7,355.90 in arrears.
 Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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Lot 159: MARILYN MONROE TYPED 1943 NOTES
 Six pages of typed thoughts and feelings from a very young Norma Jeane Dougherty expressing her thoughts on her marriage to James Dougherty as she confronts her fear that her husband has been unfaithful with his former girlfriend, Doris Ingram. She writes the letter after a night apart from Dougherty and examines her feelings with great depth of understanding and maturity, "[I]n the beginning I would/ never have stayed with him but for his love of classical/ music his intellect which made a pretense at being more/ then [sic] it was." She continues, "I was greatly/ attracted to him as one of the few young men I had no sexual repulsion for." She comments that despite steady modeling, "... to an outsider it might/ not be conceivable that I had taken my small insecurities/ and built them up into a nervous tension which although it/ had outlets was always present." After discovering that Dougherty "had spent the evening & most of the morning hours with the other woman ..." she says she "... now would/ like a chance at a third act - the unsuspecting male and/ the vengful [sic] female, but now I'm only fooling my-/ self if I do get my last act I will portray the heroine/ who bravely suffers tucking it all away to use as barage [sic]/ some now unknown man." Pages have been stored folded together and are brittle with some separation along crease lines of first page.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 5-11. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
10 1/4 by 7 1/4
 Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

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Lot 160: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of unlined paper with handwritten poem in pencil reading "Life -/ I am both of your directions/ Somehow remaining hanging downward/ the most/ but strong as a cobweb in the/ wind-I exist more with the cold glistening frost./ But my beaded rays have the colors I've/ seen in a painting-ah life they/ have cheated you."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 16-17. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 161: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
 A single page of lined paper from a Steno notebook with writing, in pencil, and with a fatalistic tone, reading in full, "Oh damn I wish that I were/ dead-absolutely nonexistent-/ gone away from here-from/ everywhere but how would I/ There is always bridges-the Brooklyn/ bridge/ But I love that bridge (everything is beautiful from there/ and the air is so clean) walking it seems/ peaceful even with all those/ cars going crazy underneath. So/ it would have to be some other bridge/ an ugly one and with no view-except/ I like in particular all bridges-there's some-/ thing about them and besides I've / never seen an ugly bridge."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 18-19. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 162: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of lined paper, folded at center. The page contains a verse in pencil reading "Stones on the walk/ every color there is/ I stare down at you/ like a horizon-/ the space-air is between us beckoning/ and I am many stories up/ my feet frightened/ as I grasp towards you."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 20-21. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
12 3/8 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 163: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of lined paper with unevenly torn top edge and minor paper loss along bottom edge. The recto of page contains a poem written in pencil reading "Only parts of us will ever/ touch parts of others-/ one's own truth is just/ that really-one's own truth./ We can only share the/ part that is within another's knowing acceptable/ so one/ is for most part alone./ As it is meant to be in/ evidently in nature-at best perhaps it could make/ our understanding seek/ another's loneliness out."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 22-23. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 164: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
 A single piece of lined notebook paper with notation in pencil showing Monroe's frustration with what must have been a relentless demand for her time and attention, reading in full, "I can't really stand Human/ Beings sometimes-I know/ they all have their problems/ as I have mine-but I'm really/ too tired for it. Trying to understand,/ making allowances, seeing certain things/ that just weary me."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 24-25. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
12 3/8 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 165: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 An envelope with rhyming poem written by Monroe in pencil on back making light of the fact that hospital gowns do not cover her "derriere." The envelope also contains a list of composers and musicians: "Beethoven/ Last 6-quartets/ Ravel-the Waltz/ Bartok-quartets of his."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 26-27. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
4 1/8 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 166: MARILYN MONROE NOTE ON BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL STATIONERY
 A single page of hotel stationery note paper, folded down the center of the page. There are multiple marginal notes, but the main body of text reads like a poem and appears to be a mantra-like acting relaxation exercise reading in part, "Keep the balloon, and/ Dare not to worry/ Dare to/ let go - so loose/ They you pick up/ Stretch into your tone" and "Let go of my/ eyes -/ so relaxed/ only let/ my thought/ come through/ them without/ doing any/ thing to/ them."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 28-29. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
5 1/2 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Lot 169: MARILYN MONROE EARLY CAREER PERSONAL JOURNAL
 A black "Record" book with 150 numbered and lined pages, dating to the late 1940s to early 1950s, with approximately 12 pages containing entries in Monroe's hand, including notes about Monroe’s 1948 trip to Salinas and Castroville in northern California and also a line referencing her 1951 film Love Nest. Monroe wrote on the first pages of the book, “Alone!!!!! I am alone – I am always alone no matter what.” The writings include class notes as well as deeply personal writings of her deepest insecurities, reading in part, "Fear of giving me the lines new, maybe won't be able to learn them, maybe I'll make mistakes, people will either think I'm no good, or laugh or belittle me or think I can't act."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 32-47. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 3/4 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Lot 170: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL JOURNAL
 A black "Record" book with 150 numbered and lined pages, the first page dated "Feb 18, 1953" with approximately 14 pages containing entries in Monroe's hand. The notes are very personal with Monroe ruminating about her life and experiences in her past that continue to affect her life, including these notes about the childhood influence of Ida Bolender that lingers into her adult life, reading in part, "Ida - I have still been obeying her - it's not only harmful for me to do so but unrealality [sic] because in my work - I don't want to obey her any longer."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 50-65. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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Lot 171: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN PROSE
 A single sheet of hotel stationery from the Waldorf Astoria, New York, where Monroe stayed between April and September 1955, with multiple verses in pencil and ink on front and back of page. The primary verse on recto was written as Monroe observed Manhattan from her suite at the hotel, reading in part, "Sooooo many lights in the darkness/ making skeletons of buildings/ and life in the streets." A poem about trees that appears to begin in the upper left margin of recto and continues onto the lower right of verso reads in full, "Sad, sweet trees-/ I wish for you-rest/ but you must be wakeful/ You must suffer-/ to loose [sic] your dark golden/ when your covering of/ even dead leaves leave you/ strong and naked/ you must be-/ alive-when looking dead/ straight though bend/ with wind/ And bear the pain & the joy/ of newness on your limbs."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 70-73. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 172: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN DREAM NARRATIVE
 Two sheets of hotel stationery from the Waldorf Astoria, New York, where Monroe stayed between April and September 1955. The pages contain notes in pencil recounting a dream in which Lee Strasberg acts as surgeon and her analyst, Dr. Hohenberg, administers anesthesia, but they are disappointed when they "cut her open" to find nothing there. She concludes, "Strasberg's dreams & hopes for theater are fallen./ Dr. H's dreams and hopes for a permant phicatrcic [sic] cure/ is given up-Arthur is disappointed-let down +." Another note in the margin mentions a dream about a "horrible repulsive man" in an elevator that she wants to discuss with Dr. Hohenberg.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 74-77. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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Lot 175: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO NORMAN ROSTEN
 A single sheet of hotel stationery from the Waldorf Astoria, New York, where Monroe stayed between April and September 1955. The page contains a letter written in multiple passes, first in pencil with added thoughts in ink, addressed to the Rostens' Brooklyn address. The cryptic letter contains a multitude of inside references and is quite difficult to follow but also sends her regards to Norman Rosten's wife Hedda, their daughter Patty and their pets Bam-Moo and Candy. Monroe also muses about the "Mr. Johnson Club," a reference to Rosten's play Mister Johnson.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 84-85. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 177: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl in London in 1956. The page contains a poem in pencil on front of sheet, likely written about Miller while staying at Parkside, reading in part, "my love sleeps beside me-/ in the faint light-I see his manly jaw/ give way-and the mouth of his/ boyhood returns." The back of the sheet contains two mournful verses reading, "the pain of his longing when he looks/ at another=/ like an unfulfillment of the day/ he was born" as well as the line "And I in merciless pain/ and with his pain of Longing-/ when he looks at and loves another/ like an unfulfillment of the day/ he was born-/ we must endure/ I more sadly because I can feel no joy."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 106-109. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 178: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl in London in 1956. The page contains a poem in pencil on front of sheet with multiple strikethroughs and edits, reading in part, "oh silence/ you stillness hurt my head -and / piece ears/ jars my head with the stillness/ of sounds unbearable -durable/ on the screen of pitch blackness."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 110-111. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 179: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl in London in 1956. The page contains a poem in red and blue ink on front of sheet reading "To have your heart is/ the only completely happy proud thing (that ever belonged/ to me) I've ever possessed so" with alternate language suggestion in blue ink reading "thing that ever completely happen to me."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 112-113. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 180: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and The Showgirl in London in 1956. The note reads “I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.” Monroe had just entered her third marriage and was on location with her new husband, Arthur Miller.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 114-115. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Lot 181: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl in London in 1956. The page contains a poem in pencil on front of sheet with multiple strikethroughs and edits, reading in part, "It is not to be for granted/ the old woman hides-/ from her glass-the one she polishes so it won't be dusty-/ daring sometimes/ to see her toothless gasp and if she perhaps very gently smiles/ she remembers-/ her pain."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 116-117. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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Lot 182: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN POEM
 A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl in London in 1956. The page contains a mournful poem in pencil on front of sheet with multiple strikethroughs and edits, reading in full, "where his eyes rest with pleasure-I/ want to still be-but time has changed/ the hold of that glance./ Alas how will I cope when I am/ even less youthful-/ I seek joy but it is clothed/ with pain-/ take heart as in my youth/ sleep and rest my heavy head/ on his breast for still my love/ sleeps beside me."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 118-119. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000

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Lot 184: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN "ROXBURY NOTES"
 Three sheets of lined notebook paper torn from a spiral-bound book, each containing thoughts in pencil on recto. The notes portray a tired Monroe who has endured more than she could bear. Monroe was living in Roxbury, Connecticut, with husband Arthur Miller and was clearly disenchanted with domestic life in the country. She writes, "I've tried to imagine spring all winter-it's/ here and I still feel hopeless. I think I hate it here because there is no love here/ anymore. I regret the effort I desperately made here." She poetically writes of the mature trees on the property and then turns to self-deprecation, examining her appearance: "I see myself in the mirror now, brow furrowed-/ If I lean close I'll see-what I don't want to know-tension, sadness, disappointment, my eyes dulled, cheeks flushed with capillaries that look/ like rivers on a map -hair lying like snakes. The mouth makes me the saddes [sic]."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 125-131. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
12 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 185: MARILYN MONROE 1958 NOTEBOOK
 A red Livewire wide-ruled spiral-bound notebook, most likely dating to 1958. The notebook contains five meaningful pages of writing in both pen and pencil, all of which were published in the book Fragments . One additional page not shown in the book contains pencil notations of calorie counts for foods like "Wheat germ 1/2 c" and 1 cup of orange juice, eggs and skim milk. Two of the pages written in ink reference lines from Some Like It Hot while other pages reveal deeply personal thoughts and poems, including this page that reads in part, "Help Help/ Help/ I feel life coming closer/ when all I want/ is to die."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 134-145. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
11 1/8 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000

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Lot 186: MARILYN MONROE NOTES OF FRUSTRATION
 Two pages of lined note paper torn from a notebook containing agonizing notes written by Monroe on the set of a film, likely in the privacy of her dressing room, dated simply "Aug 27." The two small pages reveal the tortured nature of Monroe's process and the enormous amount of pressure she felt, reading in part, "I almost threw up my whole lunch. I'm tired. I'm searching for a way to play this part I am depressed with my whole life since I first remember - How can I be such a gay young hopeful girl ... my concentration wavers most of the time ... I must try to work and work on my concentration."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 150-151. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 by 4 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 187: MARILYN MONROE 1955 GUCCI ADDRESS BOOK
 A personalized brown leather, six-ring Gucci address book with custom stamped "M.M." on the front cover, belonging to Monroe circa 1955, with handwritten entries, many in Monroe’s hand. Contacts include Marlon Brando, "Mother Miller," Lee Strasberg, Maurine Stapleton, and Harold Clurman, among others. The book includes various handwritten entries and notes throughout. Of particular note is Monroe's handwritten list of very personal things she must make an effort to do, including "as often as possible to observe Strassberg's [sic.] other private classes"; "never miss my actors studio sessions"; "must make strong effort to work on current problems and phobias that out of my past has arisen," among other entries.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 152-153. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 1/2 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

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Lot 190: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
An undated note on a single sheet of unlined paper, entirely in Monroe’s hand, reading “For life/ It is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed./ For work/ The truth can only be recalled, never invented."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 158-159. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Lot 191: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTES
 Two sheets of lined notebook paper with drafts of a birthday message, likely the same message referenced by Norman Rosten in his book Marilyn Among Friends . In the book, Rosten explains that Monroe often gave herself nicknames, and "One day, she signed a note with Noodle, Sam, Max, Clump, Sugar Finny, Pussy, and so on." Both pages contain a nearly verbatim list of names reading "Happy birthday and love (we all love you)/ Noodle/ Sam/ Max/ Clump/ Sugar Finny/ Pussy/ and all the rest of us-" The draft note also reads in part "[F]orgive me for being sentimental/ I'm so glad you were born/ and that I'm living at the/ same time as you."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 160-163. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 202: MARILYN MONROE DEEPLY PERSONAL LETTER TO PAULA STRASBERG
 A single page of lined yellow notebook paper, folded multiple times and addressed on the exterior of the folded page "To Paula/ Personal MM." The letter reads "Paula Dear,/ You asked me yesterday why-/ I felt somehow (I'm only conceiving of it this morning) that if I didn't have the control or the will to make myself do anything simple & do it right I would never be able to act or do anything - I know it sounds crazy - maybe it was even superstitious - I don't know - I don't know anything./ Something has happened I think to make me lose my confidence. I don't know what it is. All I know is I want to work./ Oh Paula I wish I knew why I am so anguished. I think maybe I'm crazy like all the other members of my family were, when I was sick I was sure I was. I'm so glad you are with me here!"
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Photocopy of this original letter on Page 190-191. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
12 1/4 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 261: MARILYN MONROE NOTES IN STENO BOOK
 A spiral-bound stenographer notebook by Chase Press Stationers & Printers, who supplied Monroe with her custom stationery, containing four pages with notes in Monroe's hand. The first page reads "Tonight/ be there at 7:15 - Strassbergs [sic]" then "Later - Norman & Hedda - drums?" and "Tomorrow be ready at 12:30 (for lunch) John Houston [sic]/ 4:00 Norman's play reading." The second page has a list of phone calls to make. The other two pages contain single words: "Ruby" and "My."
9 1/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 266: ARTHUR MILLER HANDWRITTEN NOTE TO MARILYN MONROE
 A single piece of lined paper torn from a spiral-bound notebook, heavily stained, containing a note in Miller's hand for Monroe. The note reads "I am sitting here, Dearheart, and my heart is bursting with love. I try to figure when is the best date for a wedding, who should be there, where it should be. I want us to marry on my 41st birthday - October 17, 1956." The note was written early in their relationship before Monroe knew she would be in London for the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl, and before Miller knew he would be in London for the premiere of A View from the Bridge in October 1956. Despite Miller's wish to be married on his birthday, he would marry Monroe June 29, 1956, very soon after his Reno divorce from his first wife was finalized. Miller announced his intentions to marry Monroe during his testimony before The House Un-American Activities Committee, June 21, 1956, and they perhaps moved the date forward in an effort to help Miller obtain his passport to accompany his new wife to London.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 314: MARILYN MONROE LETTER TO ROBERT MILLER AS HUGO THE DOG WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
 An unsigned file copy of a letter written by Monroe to "Bobby" Miller dated August 22, 1957. Monroe writes the letter entirely in the voice of Hugo, their pet Basset Hound. The letter opens, "It sure is lonesome around here! But first of all I will tell you I made a mistake and I am sorry, but I chewed up one of your baseballs. I didn't mean to. I thought it was a tennis ball and that it wouldn't make any difference but Daddy and Marilyn said that they would get you another one." It continues "Oh, I did something else that I should tell you about. I jumped up very high and knocked down the badminton set. Then I proceeded to chew up the net but I didn't wreck the rackets or the birds. I am sorry I did this Bob, but what is a dog going to do?" The letter is accompanied by three small black and white snapshots of Bobby with Hugo the dog.
Photos, 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 316: MARILYN MONROE LETTER TO JANE MILLER AS HUGO THE DOG WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
 An unsigned file copy of a letter written by Monroe to "Janie" Miller dated August 22, 1957. Monroe writes the letter entirely in the voice of Hugo, their pet Basset Hound. The letter opens, "How is my Mommie? Boy, was I glad to get your letter written only to me! Of course Daddy and Marilyn have been telling me things from your other letters and Bob's too, about what you have been doing at Camp and how much you are enjoying it and I don't want you to feel badly, but I have to tell you that I have missed you something awful." The letter continues with a confession: "I have been sleeping on your bed. It's because it is your bed. So far I don't think Daddy or Marilyn knows about it but every night after they close their door and they go to sleep I wait a little while and then I tiptoe upstairs and I sleep right on your bed. I think they are getting suspicious though because I heard Berniece (that's the new maid and you will like her) say, ‘I found the strangest footprints up on this bedspread.’ Of course, between you and me, they were mine." This charming letter is accompanied by two small black and white snapshots of Jane and Robert Miller with Hugo the dog.
Photos, 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 318: MARILYN MONROE LETTER TO HER STEPCHILDREN FROM THE CAT
 An unsigned file copy of a letter composed by Monroe in the voice of the family cat Sugar Finney, clumsily typed with misspellings reading in part, "I'm having fun driving old Rocky and that old grumpy maid of yours nuts. …Thers never a dull moment in this shack. ... Love, Sugar Feeny."
7 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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 Lot 319: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH OF HUGO WITH INVOICES
 A group of four invoices from the Southdown Kennel in Roxbury, Connecticut addressed to Mr. Arthur Miller at 444 East 57th Street for boarding and care of Hugo the Basset Hound. Together with a small black and white snapshot of the dog.
Photo, 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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 Lot 320: MARILYN MONROE LETTERS TO BOBBY MILLER AT SUMMER CAMP
 Two single-page typed, unsigned file copies of letters dated July 16, 1958, and August 9, 1957, relating a number of amusing stories. The 1958 letter is typed on the back of a piece of stationery from the Hotel Bel-Air. In the first letter, Monroe tells Bobby Miller about Hugo the dog's escapades, taking things from the neighbors, and asks him to help her figure out what his sister Janie would like for her birthday. The 1958 letter tells him, "I haven't seen Jack Lemmon yet because he is still working on another picture. He has a very funny part in this picture. Also, he plays a friend of mine. I started to take ukulele lessons because I'm supposed to know how in the picture. I've got an idea: Maybe we can learn something together--you on the guitar and me on the ukulele--you know, charge people admission to hear us."
Monroe also tells him about her brief ownership of a Cocker Spaniel: "About two days ago someone gave me a Cocker Spaniel puppy 10 months old, completely house-broken. So I was going to call your Dad and ask him if it was okay to keep him--then I found out quite by accident that he bites--he didn't bite me but he bit a woman on the throat the day before, so I said 'thanks a lot but no thanks.' His name was 'Walter' and he was a golden-haired spaniel and just beautiful but he seemed just too 'schizo' --short for schizophrenic --you remember you explained what that meant."
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 Lot 321: MARILYN MONROE LETTERS TO JANE MILLER
 Two single-page typed, unsigned file copies of letters dated July 16, 1958, and August 9, 1957, relating a number of amusing stories. The 1958 letter is typed on the back of a piece of stationery from the Hotel Bel-Air and is addressed, "Dear Janie-bean." The letter, written as Monroe is preparing for Some Like It Hot , reads in part, "... [T]hanks for helping me into my white skirt. I almost didn't make it --but now that I'm busier I'll start losing weight -- you know where./ Along with ukulele lessons I have to take I'm learning three songs from the 1920 period. ... I don't know how my costumes in the picture will be yet. I'll let you know."
The second letter is written to Janie at summer camp and recounts a number of amusing stories about Hugo the Bassett Hound reading in part, "He got kicked by that donkey. Remember him? His nose swelled up with a big lump on top and it really wrecked his profile. I put an ice pack on it and it took several days for it to go down but the last time I saw him it was pretty well healed. Bernice is taking care of him and the house while I am at the hospital./ We are going home tomorrow and then I will write you by hand./ Listen, I had better stop now because I want to get off a note to Bobby today. Don't worry about me in the hospital. I am feeling much better now and I have the funniest Scotch nurse."
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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 Lot 322: MARILYN MONROE FORD THUNDERBIRD DOCUMENTS
 A Declaration of Ownership of Motor Vehicle card listing Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc., address 444 East 57th Street, New York City, as the owner of a 1956 black Ford Thunderbird, engine #P6FH151382. The vehicle was purchased from Westport Motor Co. Inc. of Westport, Connecticut, on December 20, 1955. Together with a blank "Seller's Report of Sale of Unregistered Motor Vehicle" card and a letter dated January 7, 1960, regarding renewal of insurance for the vehicle with secretarial note regarding deadlines and the amount of payment.
Cards, 3 1/2 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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 Lot 323: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER RELATED TO HER 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD
A letter from the City of New York Department of Finance, dated October 1, 1959, to Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc., indicating the following: "[I]t appears that the 3% New York City Sales or Compensating Use Tax was due and payable on 6/20/57. If the tax due on this transaction has been paid by you, please submit evidence thereof. If it has not been paid, kindly remit the tax plus interest of 14%, with the enclosed form on or before 10/8/59.” Monroe, husband Arthur Miller, and business partner and friend Milton Greene were photographed riding in this Thunderbird on July 2, 1956, driving from New York City to Roxbury, Connecticut.
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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 Lot 324: MARILYN MONROE DRIVER'S MANUAL
 An official Driver's Manual booklet from the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles with interior date of August 1955, although it may have been issued anytime after this date until an updated manual was released. Together with a blank postcard addressed to the department meant to be filled out by applicant to request an appointment for a Connecticut driver test.
Booklet, 6 by 4 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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 Lot 325: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED DRIVER'S LICENSE
 A State of Connecticut Motor Vehicles Operator's License dated October 24, 1957, and expiring June 30, 1958, listing "MM Miller of Tophet Road, Roxbury Connecticut, operator number 181034533. The license also lists Monroe's height as five feet and five inches with a date of birth of June 1, 1926, and is signed in blue pen "Marilyn Monroe Miller."
3 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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 Lot 326: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED DRIVER'S LICENSE
 A State of Connecticut Motor Vehicles Operator's License dated July 8, 1958, and expiring June 30, 1960, listing "MM Miller of Tophet Road, Roxbury Connecticut, operator number 181034533. The license also lists Monroe's height as five feet and five inches with a date of birth of June 1, 1926, and is signed in blue pen "Marilyn Monroe Miller."
3 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
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Lot 373: MARILYN MONROE TO-DO LIST
 A small piece of lined notebook paper with notes in Monroe's hand, reading in part, "Call - Lee on Monday/ about private class" and "Monday - Luchon [sic.] interview 12:00 / Sleeping prince/ Elsa Maxwell" as well as a phone number for Dr. Kris. Lee is clearly a reference to acting coach Lee Strasberg.
3 1/2 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 380: MARILYN MONROE GLADSTONE HOTEL STATEMENT
 A statement in the name of Mr. and Mrs. A Miller, dated January 13, 1958, from Gladstone Hotel on East 52nd Street at Park Avenue with charges for a room January 13-17, 1958, as well as restaurant charges. Notations on the bill read "[F]or meeting held at suite with De Laurentis and MCA officials from time to time."
9 by 6 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 411: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL JOURNAL
 A black "Record" book with 150 numbered and lined pages, the first page dated "Feb 18, 1953" with approximately 14 pages containing entries in Monroe's hand. The notes are very personal with Monroe ruminating about her life and experiences in her past that continue to affect her life, including these notes about the childhood influence of Ida Bolender that lingers into her adult life, reading in part, "Ida - I have still been obeying her - it's not only harmful for me to do so but unrealality [sic] because in my work - I don't want to obey her any longer."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments : Poems , Intimate Notes , Letters . Pages 50-65. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000 
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Lot 431: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED RECORD FROM TRUMAN CAPOTE
 A copy of the LP Truman Capote Reading his A Christmas Memory from Breakfast at Tiffany's. "The United Artists album (1959), is inscribed in black ink on the cover in fine print "for Marilyn, with love from Truman, 1959."
12 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 433: LEE STRASBERG ADDRESS BOOK
 A cream leather six-ring binder of alphabetically indexed lined notebook pages containing hundreds of names, addresses and telephone numbers written in multiple hands. The book contains strikethroughs and check marks throughout, as the information was likely being transferred and updated into a new book by a secretary. The book dates to circa 1960 and contains the names of celebrities such as Shelley Winters, Marlon Brando, Eli Wallach, and Maureen Stapleton, among others. Of note is a page listing multiple numbers for “MM” as well as Marilyn Monroe’s New York City address. The book also has more administrative contacts.
9 1/8 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 478: MARILYN MONROE NOTEBOOKS
 A small six-ring binder containing blank lined notebook pages in black covers by Vernon. Together with an Italian daily planner with a quantity of blank pages intact. Both books were used by Monroe, and some of the pages included in the book Fragments were removed from these notebooks.
Largest, 7 by 4 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 484: DON FELD DRAWING FOR MARILYN MONROE
 A piece of heavy brown card stock with ink and acrylic picture of a girl holding flowers with greeting reading "The World's Happiest Birthday to you from Don Feld." Together with a small note that reads "M-/ I hope this finds you well and happy - My thoughts are with you now - love, Feld."
Largest, 8 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 497: MARILYN MONROE AKC FORMS FOR MAF
 A single-page typed letter on Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. letterhead from Pearl Moskowitz to Monroe with original postmarked transmittal envelope addressed to Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The letter accompanied forms for Monroe's dog Maf to be registered under Monroe's name with the American Kennel Club signed on verso with a secretarial signature. Together with a postcard to have the dog licensed with the ASPCA in New York City. The AKC forms list Maf's breeder as Maria S. Gurdin of Van Nuys, California a whelping date of Jan. 16, 1961; and the Sire and Dam of the dog.
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 499: MARILYN MONROE INVOICE FOR BOARDING MAF
 A single-page invoice from the Southdown Kennel in Roxbury, Connecticut, dated December 18, 1961, for "Miss M. Munroe" [sic] for boarding and housebreaking of Maf, Monroe's poodle. The charges include boarding between August 3 and December 14, 1961, at a rate of $75 per month for a total of $330, as well as brushings, shampoos, wormings, and transportation to airport for a total of $43 in additional charges.
7 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 
Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 507: MARILYN MONROE HOTEL NOTEPADS
 Three notepads, one with a note in Monroe's hand from the Continental Hilton in Mexico with a phone number for Wally Cox and the Bel Air Sands. Together with a blank notepad from The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Largest, 5 1/2 by 4 inches
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 534: MARILYN MONROE CORRESPONDENCE WITH GERMAN DIPLOMAT
 A single-page typed, unsigned file copy of a letter dated February 12, 1962, addressed to Mr. Volkmar von Fuehlsdorff in response to a gift card that accompanied Champagne. The note card reads "Dear Miss Monroe: It was such a pleasure to have you at the party the other day - since you liked the German Champagne, May I send you this with my kind personal regards/ Sincerely V. von F." Monroe's response reads "Dear Mr. von Fuehlsdorff: Thank you for your champagne. It arrived, I drank it, and I was gayer./ Thanks again./ My best,/ Marilyn Monroe."
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 535: MARILYN MONROE LETTER FROM MAY REIS
 An autograph two-page letter on stationery from the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, dated April 22, 1961. The letter is accompanied by the original transmittal envelope postmarked April 22, 1961. The letter, written in red ink by Monroe's one- time secretary and assistant, May Reis, is a light travel note updating Monroe on her travels and stop in Dublin before heading to Paris.
8 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 538: EXTRAORDINARILY AMUSING LETTER FROM ERNIE KOVACS TO MARILYN MONROE
 A single sheet of paper with blind embossed address at bottom of page containing typed, signed letter from Ernie Kovacs, undated in original transmittal envelope postmarked May 29, 1961. The envelope is addressed to Monroe at her Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. The letter, addressed to "Marilyneleh," invites Monroe to a get together at his home on June 15, giving the dress code as "... slacks or if you want to be chic, just spray yourself with aluminum paint or something." He continues, "I'll try to find someone more mature than Carl Sandburg for you. ... if Frank is in town, will be asking him. ... don't be a miserable shit and say you can't come. ... Look as ugly as possible cause the neighbors talk if attractive women come into my study." He signs the letter in black pen "Ernie" and adds a note at the bottom: "If you don't have any aluminum paint, you could back into a mud pack and come as an adobe hut. ... we'll make it a costume party. … Kovacs." The letter is a perfect portrait of the iconic, quick-thinking, zany comedian who died tragically in an auto accident in January 1962.
8 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 573: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL NOTES
 Three pieces of paper torn from a telephone message pad with deeply personal musing in Monroe's hand in pencil reading in part, "In a way I feel better when I feel terrible because at leaast I'm feeling something" and "[D]epression - it starts to depress me when I feel that I have exposed my truest feelings to people - I am afraid that they see through me - my faults and the fact that I am really a phoney who needs and wants admiration and love (I do not want to be like this - to depend on this need - its almost" the thought continues onto another page "a form of being an ego maniack [sic] - I don't really like my self [sic]. ..." One of the pages has "Oct. 15" written, but no year is indicated.
5 1/4 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 574: MARILYN MONROE 1962 ADDRESS BOOK
 A red cardboard covered six-ring address book, front and back covers detached but present, belonging to Monroe circa 1962, with typed entries, including photographer Richard Avedon, Actors Studio, Henry Weinstein-the producer of Monroe’s final film Something’s Got To Give), Rupert Allan (Monroe’s publicist), Montgomery Clift, Henry Fonda, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. The book includes numerous entries and notes in Monroe’s hand throughout.
6 1/2 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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Lot 600: MARILYN MONROE TYPED LETTER TO LEE AND PAULA STRASBERG
 A typed file copy letter dated June 1, 1962, beneath "5th Helena" addressed "Dear Lee and Paula:" and reading in part, "The most important thing in my life is my work, my work with you. The Actors Studio is my home. … I wonder if you realize what the work has meant to me. ... The studio is for the theatre and for life. Marlon and I are having talks and we hope to persuade you to come to California for awhile to do work with us. Thank you Lee for being my friend and my teacher. Thank you Paula, for being with me and really truly directing the good and right moments on film. ... When I think of home it is New York and the Actors Studio. That is where I can exist in the human race. Love, Marilyn."
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 602: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL
 A formal written appraisal of the contents of Monroe's home at 12305 Fifth Helena in Brentwood, California, prepared for Monroe's executor by John J. Donahue & Associates of Los Angeles. The 14-page typed report includes 12 pages of itemized listings in a room-by-room format assigning value to Monroe's personal property in the home totaling $3,176. The report gives a listing of the contents of the Living Room, Hall, Front Bedroom, Middle Bedroom, Study, Dining Room, Sun Room, Kitchen, Playroom, Exterior and Garage, and Clothing in addition to miscellaneous items.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 603: MARILYN MONROE DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE 1963 PURCHASE OF HER BRENTWOOD HOME
 A group of documents related to the 1963 purchase of Monroe’s Brentwood, California, home, located at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive. Included are the original “Bid for Purchase of Real and Personal Property as a Unit” signed by Gilbert M. Nunez and Betty J. Nunez, dated March 14, 1963, specifying a sale price of $87,500.00 and a deposit of $8,750.00, the original deposit receipt, and a typed memo to Mrs. Inez Melson, Monroe’s business manager, from Lavon Fitzgerald, who represented the Nunez family in the transaction, with a business card for Fitzgerald stapled to the memo.
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 604: MARILYN MONROE 1963 NOTICE OF PROPERTY SALE FOR BRENTWOOD HOME
A group of documents related to the 1963 sale of Monroe’s Brentwood, California, home, located at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, including a letter to Inez Melson, Monroe’s business manager, stating that the petition for confirmation of the sale of Monroe’s home was set for 9:15 a.m. on May 7, 1963, together with the actual court documents and the actual notice of sale of real and personal property as a unit at private sale, likely used to publicize the sale in newspapers. The legal documents specified that Monroe’s Hotpoint freezer-refrigerator, built-in dinette set, and all tacked-down carpeting and drapes presently on premises would be included in the transaction.
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 789: MARILYN MONROE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
 A diploma issued to Norma Jean Baker from Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High in Los Angeles, California, on June 27, 1941. The future Marilyn Monroe turned 15 in June 1941. The following June, Monroe married her first husband, Jim Dougherty.
6 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 324, "Books Auction," Sotheby Parke Bernet, Sale number 94, October 21, 1973
 Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
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Documents papiers - Mode & Beauté
Papers documents - Mode & Beauty


Lot 149 : MARILYN MONROE HAT RECEIPTS
Two invoices from Rex Inc. of Beverly Hills, the first dated January 5, 1960, lists a Black Velour Cloche and a White Velour Cloche each priced at $55. The second invoice is dated January 20, 1960, and lists a White Feather Toque priced at $85. Both invoices indicate that Miss Dorothy Blass purchased the hats in person and charged them to "Mrs. A. Miller" of The Beverly Hills Hotel.
7 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $150 - $250
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Lot 154: MARILYN MONROE DIET PLAN
 A two-page, typed plan titled "Calorie Restricted Diet/ 1000 Calories/ 100 Grams Protein" prepared for Monroe by Dr. Leon Krohn. The pages are undated, but some of the approved foods and meal plans are in line with the notations found in Monroe's hand in the back of Lot 185, one of Monroe's notebooks from 1958. The diet put forth presents sound health advice even by today's standards, recommending the restriction of sugar, fats and carbohydrates to whole wheat and "one small white potato boiled baked or riced" as a substitution for one slice of bread.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 219: MARILYN MONROE FUR STORAGE AND SERVICE RECEIPT AND AGREEMENT
A storage and service receipt and agreement from Maximilian Fur Company, Inc., addressed to Mrs. A. Miller, 444 East 57th Street, New York City, Apt. 13E, dated July 3, 1958, listing a ranch mink coat, a white ermine coat, and a black fox stole trimmed with silk, together with a typed note to Mrs. A. Miller on Maximilian letterhead recommending a clean and glaze for the ranch mink coat and a glaze for the black fox stole. Original business reply envelope from Maximilian Fur Company included. The ranch mink coat referenced is very likely the coat Joe DiMaggio gave to Monroe.
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 220: MARILYN MONROE FUR APPRAISAL
 An appraisal document dated February 4, 1954, signed by Al Teitelbaum of Teitelbaum Furs for "Marilyn Monroe DiMaggio" listing a black mist mink coat valued at $10,000. This is the well-known mink coat gifted to Monroe by DiMaggio.
7 1/4 by 7 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 225: MARILYN MONROE FUR STORAGE RECEIPTS
 Four pages of storage receipts from Maximilian Furs of New York City dated July 19, 1960, itemizing 17 items in storage, together with two corresponding "Temporary fur storage record" tickets and a letter detailing work to be done to repair two of the furs on the storage receipts.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 226: MARILYN MONROE TEITELBAUM FUR DOCUMENTS
 A carbon copy of an invoice from Teitelbaum Furs for an oyster white beaver coat of Canadian origin, dated November 22, 1958, sold for $1,375 with facsimile customer signature of Arthur Miller. Together with an invitation to fashion show and letter from Al Teitelbaum to Mrs. Arthur Miller dated January 5, 1959.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 271: MARILYN MONROE ARTHUR MILLER SAKS FIFTH AVENUE RECEIPTS
A group of five receipts from Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, addressed to Arthur Miller, together with a corresponding Saks Fifth Avenue invoice. All receipts are dated March 23, 1960, and specify Miller purchased trousers and an overcoat among other items. The invoice is dated April 17, 1960.
 Estimate: $150 - $250
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Lot 297: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK
 A blank counter check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in black ink, dated August 14, 1954, paid to Jax in the amount of $800. Monroe has listed her address as "508 N. Palm Dr." and her phone number as "CR62211."
3 3/8 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 298: MARILYN MONROE JAX STORE RECEIPT
 A four-page itemized carbon copy receipt for $1,858.30 worth of clothing from Jax boutique with facsimile signature of Monroe. The receipt is dated simply "8-5" with no year given. Monroe's address is listed as "444 E. 57th St. NYC," but there are instructions on the last page to mail the items to "Mrs. Arthur Miller" at her Roxbury, Connecticut, residence.
6 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 305: MARILYN MONROE EVENING GLOVE ORDER
 A group of documents dated February 19, 1958, regarding the purchase of evening gloves from the John E. Fuchs Corporation in New York City. The documents include a typed signed letter from Kay Fuchs addressed to Mrs. Miller reading in part, "Kenneth Lane of Delman's asked us to send you the enclosed gloves. ... Enclosed find also a sample pair with our compliments of white satin glove." Together with a packing slip for the order listing a pair of 20-button white kid gloves for $165 and a pair of 10-button white kid gloves for $105, an invoice for the gloves, and a statement of account.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 328: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK WITH CORRESPONDING INVOICE
 A check signed by Monroe in blue ink, dated February 14, 1958, Valentine's Day, paid to the Profile Symmetry Salon in New York City in the amount of $58.50. The check is drawn on Monroe's Colonial Trust Company account. Together with the original invoice from the salon sent to Monroe at her 444 East 57th Street residence in New York City dated February 3rd for "9 Treatments (Jan. 7th - Jan. 30th, inc.)" in the amount of $58.50.
Invoice, 7 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
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Lot 332: MARILYN MONROE STATEMENT AND INVOICES FROM ERNO LASZLO
 A statement, dated July 8, 1958, addressed to Monroe's secretary "Miss Mary [sic] Reis" presenting the total amount due for goods and services provided between June 1and July, 1958, $1,211.22. Together with 18 corresponding invoices detailing the products and services provided between these dates. The statement has a secretarial notation indicating that these charges were paid with check number 206 on July 31, 1958.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 334: MARILYN MONROE SKINCARE REGIME
 Five sets of instructions, eight pages, from the Erno Laszlo Institute written out for Marilyn Monroe Miller, dated June 5, 6, 11, and 12, 1958, and July 3, 1958, outlining her constantly changing skincare regime in great detail. The instructions not only divide skincare into "Morning," "Evening 'if' dressing," and "Evening before retiring," but also there are instructions on what not to eat: "Not one piece of any kind of nuts, olives, chocolate, clams and oysters." There are also separate instructions for California and "Instructions for Makeup While Making Films."
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 337: MARILYN MONROE CHANEL No. 5 PERFUME RECEIPT
 A receipt from I. Magnin & Co. of Beverly Hills for a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume totaling $73.15 including tax and delivery through "Red Arrow Spec. Delivery" service. The perfume was billed to Marilyn Monroe Miller and signed for by "(D. Blass)" to be sent to Agnes Flannigan [sic], likely a Christmas present as the receipt is dated December 24, 1959. Flanagan was one of Monroe's hairdressers for many years, including for Bus Stop in 1956 and The Misfits in 1961, among many other occasions.
6 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 338: MARILYN MONROE BEVERLY HILTON SALON RECEIPT
 A single piece of stationery from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with handwritten receipt for five hair treatments signed by "Miss Porter - Beauty Salon/ Beverly Hilton Salon."
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 339: MARILYN MONROE INVOICE FOR SPECIAL EVENT MAKEUP
 A single page of stationery from Marie Irvine of Long Island dated September 29, 1959, addressed to Marilyn Monroe at 444 East 57th Street for "Special make-up for photography" on September 22 and 27, 1958, for a total of $100. Monroe attended the premiere of An Evening with Ives Montand at the Henry Miller's Theatre in New York with Montgomery Clift on September 22, and she attended an American Friends of the Hebrew University award ceremony with her husband on September 27.
7 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 340: MARILYN MONROE ELIZABETH ARDEN RECEIPT
 A receipt dated July 1958 from the Arden Salon for eight pairs of black false lashes signed for by "Irvine," likely makeup artist Marie Irvine, for a total of $20.60.
8 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 374: DESIGN SKETCH FOR MARILYN MONROE GOWN
 An unsigned pencil on paper sketch of a form-fitting mermaid gown. The sketch perfectly matches the silhouette and seam construction of the gown worn by Marilyn Monroe to the June 13, 1957, premier of The Prince and the Showgirl at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The gown was made for Monroe by John Moore, who presented Monroe with options for the color of the dress including burgundy and Kelly Green, but Monroe chose beige silk satin.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 375: DESIGN SKETCH FOR MARILYN MONROE GOWN
 An unsigned pencil on paper sketch of a form-fitting mermaid gown. The sketch perfectly matches the silhouette of the gown worn by Monroe to the June 13, 1957, premier of The Prince and the Showgirl at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This sketch, most likely by designer John Moore, however introduces a much more elaborate set of swirled seam lines around the body. This is likely a variation presented to Monroe, who opted for the more simple and streamlined design that she wore to the premiere.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 379: MARILYN MONROE ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE GLOVE DOCUMENTS
 A typed letter, dated July 14, 1957, signed by Kenneth C. Rouse of London and reading in part, "I am enclosing herewith a statement … for your information, regarding the making of a pair of gloves in gold lame for Miss Marilyn Monroe, to match her dress for the Royal Command show late last year." The letter elucidates the color and fabric of this dress captured almost exclusively on black and white film. Together with three account statements and four additional administrative letters regarding settlement of the account.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 383: MARILYN MONROE BERGDORF GOODMAN RECEIPT
A receipt from Bergdorf Goodman dated June 28, 1960, addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller, 444 E. 57th Street, New York. Items purchased were signed for by May Reis, Monroe’s secretary.
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 384: MARILYN MONROE FASHION INVOICE
 Two invoice pages from Polly's at 480 Park Avenue in New York City listing a "Black wool dinner dress" for $290 and a "Natural baby lama [sic] wool coat" for $350. The salesperson has written extensive notes for "Mrs. Arthur Miller" reading in part, "This Christian Dior coat ought to be very good for you both here and in California" and "the shirred bottom can be cut off at a later period and you can have a regular hem put in and have a charming free flowing dress."
6 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 385: MARILYN MONROE COMMUNICATIONS FROM CHRISTIAN DIOR
 A series of messages from Simone Noir of Christian Dior in Paris to "Mrs. Miller," the first a letter dated March 7, 1958, reading in part, "I am very pleased to know that you will come to Paris in a few days. I certainly hope that we will have the pleasure of your visit at Christian Dior's, in spite of the heavy schedule. ... Naturally, we can show you models at your hotel. ..." The second is a telegram dated March 8, 1958, from Simone Noir saying that they are sending sketches and wish Monroe a pleasant stay in Paris. The third is a price list of the latest Dior designs, and the last is a telegram dated April 2, 1959, stating that they are happy Monroe is coming to Festival Cannes and they could make dresses for her arrival.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 386: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK
 A check written entirely in Marilyn Monroe's hand, in black ink, dated July 14, 1952, and paid to Saks & Company, in the amount of $257.51. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account. Monroe lists her address as "Bel Air Hotel."
3 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 387: CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING LOST MARILYN MONROE GARMENTS
 A letter from fashion designer John Moore to May Reis dated February 3, 1960, saying he will find out what happened to two "beige and black broadcloth shirtwaist sheaths" that were according to Moore "made by two of my best girls here in my workroom. … " Moore promised to trace the shipment to find the outcome of where they went. Subsequent documents, including claim to insurance company, reveal that the garments were in fact destroyed when TWA flight 595, a cargo flight, crashed after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport on November 24, 1959, killing three people on board and eight people on the ground. The documents valued the lost garments at $750.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 389: MARILYN MONROE FERRAGAMO RECEIPT
 A handwritten receipt from the Ferragamo Shoe Salon at 424 Park Avenue in New York City dated July 3, 1958. The receipt lists Marilyn Monroe Miller at 444 East 57th Street with note that the shoes were sold "c/o Miss Reis," Monroe's secretary. Additional note at top of the page reads "Address where to send red shoes." The receipt lists six pairs of shoes, including the Felitia in white, black, beige, and red calf leather, as well as shoe trees, polish, and a pair of hose.
6 by 4 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 392: MARILYN MONROE FERRAGAMO STATEMENT
 A handwritten balance statement on a page torn from a Beverly Hills Ferragamo Shoe Salon invoice pad dated April 1, 1960. The statement is in the name of Mrs. Arthur Miller at The Beverly Hills Hotel and has secretarial notation that the balance was paid on April 29, 1960.
6 by 4 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300

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Lot 394: MARILYN MONROE FERRAGAMO CLIPPING AND LETTER
 A clipping from a 1959 issue of the New York Herald Tribune featuring an article titled, "Shoes by Ferragamo Designed for Comfort." Monroe, already a fan of the shoes, is not mentioned specifically in the article, although it does note that Ferragamo makes shoes for "innumerable top movie stars." Together with a letter from J. Hoffner of the Park Avenue Ferragamo Shoe Salon in New York City addressed "Dear Miss Monroe," dated September 3, 1958. The letter reads in part, "Since I know you like our spike heel opera pump very much; and since we have a great many more pair here than in our Beverly Hills store, I am writing to tell you the colors and materials I have in your size at the present time."
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500

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 Lot 401: MARILYN MONROE ALIATA STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT
 A typed statement dated December 1, 1959, listing outstanding charges for purchases made on October 24 and November 25, 1959, including a pair of purple suede shoes, silver kid shoes, and a pair of beige calf shoes totaling $151.74. The statement has a secretarial notation indicating that the charges were paid with check number 209 on December 8, 1959.
5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300

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 Lot 402: MARILYN MONROE ALIATA SHOE RECEIPT
 A typed receipt, undated, listing a pair of "Multicolor Shoes" sold to Miss Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel for a total of $51.50. Secretarial notation on the invoice indicates that the charges were paid with check number 306 on September 5, 1958.
5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300

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 Lot 403: MARILYN MONROE ALIATA SHOE RECEIPT 
A handwritten receipt from Aliata Inc. imported shoes in 43 East 57th Street New York dated January 22, 1959, sold to Mrs. Marilyn Monroe of 444 East 57th Street in New York. The receipt lists 10 pairs of designer shoes by the Italian maker, including beige calf shoes, red suede, black suede, ivory - multicolor among others for a total of $392.43 including tax. Additional note at bottom of receipt lists "Bag - Helena Arpels" for an additional $64.59.
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
  Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 409: MARILYN MONROE DELMAN DOCUMENTS
 A typed letter, signed and dated June 23, 1959, from Rube Adler of Delman Inc. an exclusive New York boutique that carried Christian Dior shoes. The letter apologizes for charging Monroe for a pair of black calf pumps that were sent at the request of Kenneth Lane. Together with corresponding credit memo to correct the error, a credit invoice dated June 18, 1958, for a pair of shoes listed as "Debonair" for $18.75, and a statement dated March 25, 1958, for outstanding balance of $106.
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 443: MARILYN MONROE DANCE SHOES RECEIPT
 A receipt dated November 16, 1959, from Capezio shoes in Los Angeles listing four pairs of "#32 Black Medium" at a cost of $5 per pair, sold to "20 Century Fox" with additional notations and secretarial Marilyn Monroe signature. The receipt is for the shoes worn by Monroe as she began dance rehearsals for her film Let's Make Love that began filming in January 1960.
5 1/2 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 455: MARILYN MONROE HANDBAG RECEIPT
 A store receipt from I. Magnin & Co. of Beverly Hills. The receipt is dated June 24, 1956, and is in the name of Mrs. Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe of 444 East 57th Street and signed by assistant Hazel Washington. The receipt lists two items bags on sale for $30 and $46.
6 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 464: MARILYN MONROE JEWELRY INVOICE
 An invoice dated February 19, 1958, from Talmack, New York sold to Mrs. Arthur Miller. The invoice lists one pair of rhinestone earrings, $14.00.
8 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 472: MARILYN MONROE JEWELRY INVOICE
 An invoice dated June 15, 1960, from Porflex Co. of Beverly Hills listing Monroe's housekeeper, Hazel Washington. The invoice is for a pair of 14k white gold earrings with diamonds, 14k bracelet, and 14k charm totaling $406.98.
6 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 481: MARILYN MONROE I. MAGNIN & CO. STATEMENTS
 One complete and one partial original statement from I. Magnin & Company addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller, 444 E. 57th Street, New York City. The partial statement indicates a payment of $28.97 was paid on May 2, 1960. The complete statement documents receipt of the May 2 payment, and indicates a total balance still due of $10.40.
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 482: MARILYN MONROE CEIL CHAPMAN INVOICE
 A two-page invoice, in triplicate, listing 11 items purchased from Ceil Chapman February 10, 1958, totaling $817.75 plus $3.00 for messenger charges.
8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 485: MARILYN MONROE CUSTOM BRA RELATED DOCUMENTS
 A handwritten note dated September 23, 1960, from Augusta Bouvier of Hollywood, California, addressed "Dear Miss Monroe:" and reading "I completed these bras on my own time, it took me four days to alter them, so I am giving you a special price of seventy five dollars." Together with an unsigned file copy of a letter dated October 31, 1957, to Fifth Avenue Fashions, reading in part, "Will you kindly send me three bras the same make as I got from you before - I believe it was Carnival - size 38-C."
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 495: MARILYN MONROE FERRAGAMO RECEIPTS
 A handwritten note and invoice on the back of a page and partial page torn from a Ferragamo Shoe Salon invoice pad, undated. The note reads "Dear Miss Reis, I have all 5 pairs and am sending them to you Air Mail. Enclosed is your bill. Thank you./ Sincerely yours, J. Hoffner/ P.S. We have shoe trees priced at $2.00 a pair such as I sold Miss Monroe previously. Would she like to have some?" The note is accompanied by an informally written invoice listing five pairs of Felitia shoes in beige and black calf, size 7 1/2 B, for a total of $199.75, and a more formal invoice for the same shoes dated February 3, 1960, with additional postage and packaging charges added for a new total of $203.50 billed to Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Largest, 6 by 4 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 556: MARILYN MONROE PERFUME RECEIPT
 An invoice from Floris of Jermyn Street in London dated December 14, 1959, listing Marilyn Monroe Miller of The Beverly Hills Hotel as the purchaser of six bottles of rose geranium toilet water for a total of $28.25.
8 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 960: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED RECEIPT
 A Marilyn Monroe signed Elizabeth Arden receipt. Monroe has signed the receipt in blue ballpoint ink over the salon’s handwritten itemization of services.
8 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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 Lot 964: MARILYN MONROE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE RECEIPT
 A handwritten Saks Fifth Avenue receipt for Marilyn Monroe for six articles of clothing totaling $215.23. The receipt is dated "3-20."
6 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 989: MARILYN MONROE SAKS FIFTH AVENUE RECEIPTS
 Two handwritten Saks Fifth Avenue receipts charged to Marilyn Monroe: the first is for two lashes totaling $8.32, signed by makeup artist and hairstylist George Masters; the second is for four pieces of clothing totaling $159.12 with a carbon copy of the receipt. Together with a payment stub from February 15, 1962, showing a balance due of $1,140.88.
Largest, 7 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Marilyn Monroe Auction - 11/2016 - docs papiers 3


Documents papiers - Santé
Papers documents - Health


Lot 134: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in blue ink, dated January 18, 1951, and paid to Dr. A. Gottesman, in the amount of $100. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account. Monroe lists her address as the Beverly Carlton Hotel.
3 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 176: MARILYN MONROE FREE ASSOCIATION NOTES
 Four pages torn from an Italian agenda, dating between 1955 and 1956. It is believed that the pages correspond to Monroe's work with Dr. Hohenberg in which she began practicing self-analysis and working on her repressed memories. The notations in pencil jump from one topic to the next, wandering around the physical pages themselves and even passing from one page to the next and then back again. It is difficult to follow, but the topics include examining her childhood need to lie to her teacher, her physical insecurities, self-conscious thoughts of what others think of her drinking, speculation that "Peter" is capable of violence and possibly gay as well as a touching passage about Arthur Miller: "I am so concerned/ about protecting Arthur/ I love him-and he is the/ only person-human being I have/ ever known that I could love not only/ as a man to which I am attracted to practically/ out of my senses about-but he is the only/ person-as another human being that I trust as/ much as myself-because when I do trust my-/ self (about certain things) I do fully, and I/ do about him also." Another revealing passage reads in part, "… fear to touch my own body/ after Buddy (I started to write Bad instead of Buddy-/ slip in writing?)/ because A.I. punished me/ with fear and whipped me-/ ‘The bad part of my body’ she said-/ must never touch myself/ there or let anyone." It is believed that "A.I." refers to Aunt Ida Martin, a foster mother who punished Monroe as a child, possibly after a sexual abuse incident, with the "Buddy" mentioned here.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 89-101. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
6 1/2 by 4 1/8 inches
 Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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Lot 189: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
 A handwritten note on unlined paper, annotated “for Kris,” dated September 9, most likely used as a reminder for Monroe to discuss the noted issue with her psychoanalyst, Dr. Marianne Kris. The note reads "Remember, somehow, how Mother always tried to get me to 'go out' as though she felt I were too unadventurous. She wanted me even to show a cruelty toward woman [sic]. This in my teens. In return, I showed her that I was faithful to her. Also written on the note is the passage “Jane’s 10th Birthday on 7th same year,” obviously regarding Jane Miller, Arthur Miller’s daughter, who was born on September 7."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 156-157. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 by 5 inches
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Lot 204: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO DR. HOHENBERG
 A single sheet of lined paper from a six-ring agenda, with a draft of a letter written, on two sides, to Monroe's psychoanalyst, Dr. Hohenberg, 1956. The letter skips through many topics and references Monroe's difficulties in breaking ties with her former acting coach, Natasha Lytess, and her optimism in beginning to work with Paula Strasberg. She is also buoyant in her mention of Arthur Miller, stating, "Arthur writes me every day-at/ least it gives me air to/ breathe-I can't get used to the fact/ that he loves me and I keep waiting/ for him to stop loving me-though I/ hope he never will-but I keep telling/ myself-who knows?"
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 202-203. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
6 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Lot 205: MARILYN MONROE TYPED LETTER TO DR. RALPH GREENSON
 A vintage file copy of a six-page typed letter from Monroe to Dr. Ralph Greenson, the California-based psychiatrist who treated Monroe in the period leading up to her death. This deeply emotional letter, dated March 2, 1961, was written while Monroe was staying at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for three weeks of recuperation following her stay at New York’s Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. The letter is done as a stream of conscious recollection of Payne Whitney.
Passages in the letter include:
There was no empathy at Payne-Whitney — it had a very bad effect — they asked me after putting me in a 'cell' (I mean cement blocks and all) for very disturbed depressed patients (except I felt I was in some kind of prison for a crime I hadn’t committed. The inhumanity there I found archaic. They asked me why I wasn’t happy there (everything was under lock and key; things like electric lights, dresser drawers, bathrooms, closets, bars concealed on the windows — the doors have windows so patients can be visible all the time, also, the violence and markings still remain on the walls from former patients). I answered: 'Well, I’d have to be nuts if I like it here.'"
I sat on the bed trying to figure if I was given this situation in an acting improvisation what would I do. So I figured, it’s a squeaky wheel that gets the grease. I admit it was a loud squeak but I got the idea from a movie I made once called Don’t Bother to Knock. I picked up a light-weight chair and slammed it, and it was hard to do because I had never broken anything in my life — against the glass intentionally. It took a lot of banging to get even a small piece of glass – so I went over with the glass concealed in my hand and sat quietly on the bed waiting for them to come in. They did, and I said to them 'If you are going to treat me like a nut I’ll act like a nut.' I admit the next thing is corny but I really did it in the movie except it was with a razor blade. I indicated if they didn’t let me out I would harm myself — the furthest thing from my mind at that moment since you know Dr. Greenson I’m an actress and would never intentionally mark or mar myself. I’m just that vain.”
The letter also takes several sentimental turns with Monroe fondly referencing Joe DiMaggio and Yves Montand. Monroe closed the letter with “I think I had better stop because you have other things to do but thanks for listening for a while. Marilyn M.”
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 207-213. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 206: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN INTERVIEW NOTES
Three unlined oversize pages containing answers to a reporter's interview questions in preparation for a press interview. She writes her numbered responses in blue ink and pencil. Answer number 11 explains her stay at the Payne Whitney clinic, writing, "Payne Whitney gives me a pain/ It was obviously an error of judgment to place me in Payne Whit. and the doctor/ who recommended realized it and tried to rectify it. What my condition warranted/ was the rest and care I got [at] Presbyterian Hospital." Number 19 states, "[M]y sleep depends on my state of satisfaction and that varies with my life-my dreams/ are too intimate to be revealed in public/ My nightmare is the H Bomb."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments : Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 217-223. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
15 3/4 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Lot 346: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED SCHWAB'S CHEECK
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in blue ink, dated April 10, 1952, and paid to Schwab's Pharmacy, in the amount of $10. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account. Monroe lists her address as the Beverly Carlton Hotel.
2 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 347: MARILYN MONROE HEALTH CARD
 A Blue Cross insurance card for Monroe provided through the S.A.G. Welfare Plan. The effective date of the plan is January 1, 1961, for Monroe.
3 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 350: MARILYN MONROE PHARMACY STATEMENT AND INVOICE
 A handwritten itemized listing of goods sold to "Mrs. Arthur Miller" by Pollock-Bailey Pharmacists in New York City between October 1-30, 1959, totaling $220.58. Together with a follow-up statement in the same amount dated December 1, 1959. The items purchased include Revlon lotion, ACE bandage, vitamin B1 tablets, styptic pencils, bedpan, Revlon eyeliner, Revlon eye shadow, nasal jelly, and shadow stick, among other items.
11 by 5 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 916: MARILYN MONROE PRESCRIPTION RECEIPT
 A pink carbon receipt for Mrs. Arthur Miller from the Fairfax Drug Company, dated “10/15/1958” in the amount of $17.68. The receipt lists Marilyn Monroe's address as the Bel Air Hotel.
4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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 Lot 988: MARILYN MONROE PHARMACY RECEIPT
 A receipt from Vicente Pharmacy to Marilyn Monroe for RX 19329 totaling $7.75, dated "6-8-62." Receipt number 12542.
7 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 992: MARILYN MONROE RECEIPT AND LETTERS
 A Marilyn Monroe receipt from Vicente Pharmacy dated June 18, 1962, in the amount of $9.40 for two prescriptions. Accompanied by a letter addressed to Milton Greene dated October 10, 1955, in an unknown hand, regarding expenses for a Marilyn Monroe dress; and a letter typed on hotel stationery by May Reis regarding a check for Paula Strasberg dated September 23, 1960.
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 993: MARILYN MONROE PHARMACY RECEIPT
 A receipt from Vicente Pharmacy for "M. Monroe" from April 16, 1962, for two medications including a sleep aid. The amount totals $4.01.
7 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Documents papiers - Finances, Dépenses diverses
Papers documents - Finances, Various Spendings


Lot 71: MARILYN MONROE FINAL CHECKBOOK 1962
 Dated February 2, 1962, this vinyl covered; wire bound checkbook was for Marilyn Monroe’s personal account at Irving Trust Company in New York City, labeled “MM Personal” on the cover. The checkbook covers Monroe’s New York expenses from February 2 through August 31, 1962, check numbers 2102 through 2251, and offers a fascinating look at her expenses during the final year of her life.
Recipients of payments from Monroe’s personal account during her final six months include Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, the Mexican Government Tourist Bureau, Flatiron Window Cleaning Company, Hedda Rosten, New York Telephone Company, J. Ricky - for “face treatments,” Lena Pepitone, Hattie Stephenson, Empire State Drycleaners and Hand Launderers, Century Furniture Repairs, Exec-U-Car Service, Globe-Star Travel Service, Pollock-Bailey Pharmacists, Marie Irvine - make-up for special appearance at Madison Square Garden, Sutton Wines & Liquors, Madison Avenue Florist, New York State Income Tax Bureau, Department of Labor, and State Unemployment Insurance Fund, among others.
The final check from this checkbook written while Monroe was alive was to Hattie Stephenson, Monroe’s East Coast housekeeper, on August 3, 1962. Checkbook activity resumed on August 10, through August 31, 1962, with payments made to Stephenson and Hedda Rosten.
Several Marilyn Monroe signed checks are included, some actually written in Monroe’s own hand, with her signature having been ripped from the check so it could not be cashed. However, in some cases the remnants of Monroe’s signature are still present, as the complete signature was not torn away from the check.
7 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lee Strasberg
 Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 72: MARILYN MONROE COMPLETE 1962 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 An extraordinarily detailed record of Monroe's financial transactions via prepared report statements reflecting the activities in Monroe's bank accounts at City National Bank and Irving Trust Company from January 1, 1962, to August 3, 1962, 99 pages total. The monthly statement reports include all "withholds," receipts, and disbursements broken down by type of expense for each account. Of particular interest is the state of Monroe's accounts at the time of her death, including a balance of $1,337.53 in her City National Bank account on August 1, 1962, with an overdraft of $4,208.34 in the same account on August 3, 1962. The Irving Trust Account shows a balance of $1,472.41 on August 1, 1962, and a balance of $111.71 on August 3, 1962.
The January 1962 statement includes a charge for "Household-Miscellaneous/ Jan. 30 Southdown Kennel - N.Y./ "Maf" board - 8/3 to 12/17 $330.00" and income from Some Like It Hot reported as $100,000.00 and from The Misfits as $150,000.00 against which Monroe paid a total of $45,000.00 in federal taxes. The March 1962 statement lists a total of $2,459.43 in beauty expenses, including hairdressing, cosmeticians, skin treatments, hair coloring, manicures and supplies. The May 1962 statement has a separate expense category titled "New York Birthday Salute to the President" with expenses listed as "May 18 New York's Birthday Salute to the President $5,000.00/ May 16 Hazel Washington - come to NY for above - business maid, plane fare, expenses, salary $1,000.00." The same statement lists a $300 deposit with Western Costume Company and the June 1962 statement lists a payment of $1,140.33 to Western Costume Company as "balance on gown." Payments made to Dr. Ralph Greenson during the period of these statements total $8,450. The statements also show a great number of meals coded as "Entertainment" at Chip's Steak House and La Scala.
The statements are accompanied by a file copy of a typed, unsigned letter, dated September 6, 1962, from Monroe's secretary, Cherie Redmond, who prepared the statements, to secretary Inez Melson, who requested the statements. Together with five additional pages prepared by Redmond listing all outstanding checks drawn on both accounts as well as those not honored by the bank as of August 15, 1962. The lot includes another file copy of a typed, unsigned letter from Melson to attorney Aaron R. Frosch dated September 11, 1962, that accompanied the same monthly statements sent by Melson for purposes of preparing Monroe's final tax filings and for probate purposes. This two-page letter discusses measures taken to maintain the security of Monroe's Brentwood, California, property on Helena Drive and is accompanied by a seven-page report prepared by Melson giving greater detail regarding all of the outstanding checks and bills due with explanations of each payment, including what it was for and to whom it was made.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lee Strasberg
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 99: MARILYN MONROE 1952 SIGNED CHECK TO HER MOTHER
 An oversized counter check dated July 25, 1952, completed fully in Monroe’s own hand, written to Mrs. Gladys P. Eley in the amount of $150.00. The check has been endorsed by Monroe’s mother and is signed “Mrs. Gladys P. Eley.” Monroe has given her address at the time this check was written as “Hotel Bel Air, L.A. Calif.” This is an exceptionally rare document containing both Monroe’s signature as well as her mother's. The check also documents the fact that Monroe began to help her mother financially at the earliest stages of her career.
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 104: MARILYN MONROE 1952 SIGNED CHECK TO GRACE GODDARD
An oversized counter check dated April 26, 1952, completed fully in Monroe’s hand, written to Grace Goddard in the amount of $50.00 and signed by Goddard on the reverse with a handwritten address of 6707 Odessa Avenue, Van Nuys, Calif. Goddard was significant in Monroe’s early life and formative years and even became her legal guardian. Monroe lived with the Goddard family off and on over the years, and it was Goddard who arranged her marriage to James Dougherty in 1942 when she was just 16 years old.
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 133: MARILYN MONROE AUTOMOBILE INVOICE
 A customer copy of an invoice from Beverly Motor Co. of Beverly Hills dated July 1, 1950. The invoice is for a new 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe sedan coupe sold to "Miss Marilyn Monroe," address "1301 N. Harper Ave. Los Angeles, 46, Calif." The car had some optional equipment and accessories and totaled $2,729.69 including delivery and tax charges. This is most likely Monroe's first new car.
8 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 157: MARILYN MONROE FINANCIAL LEDGER 1953-1955
 A comprehensive financial ledger documenting presumably every Marilyn Monroe financial transaction from January 1953 through March 1955. The hardbound ledger contains handwritten entries, all of which are presumed to have been made by Monroe’s business manager, Inez Melson, covering in great detail Monroe’s cash received and disbursed, assets and liabilities, capital, income, expenses, and general financial transactions for the years in which Monroe completed Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, and There’s No Business Like Show Business. This is an incredible look at Monroe’s finances during the years she was propelled to stardom as she completed some of her most famous films.
7 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 158: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK TO ANN KARGER
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in blue pen, dated May 12, 1952, and paid to Anne Karger, in the amount of $16. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account, with normal cancellation stamps and also endorsed on verso by Karger. Karger was the mother of Fred Karger, one of Monroe's early vocal coaches and also one of her first loves. Monroe remained quite close to Anne Karger and, according to reports, valued her as a mother figure.
2 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches
  Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 167: MARILYN MONROE BILL FOR THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
 A two-page itemized invoice for Monroe's stay during her 35th birthday, May 30 through June 5, 1961, at Bungalow B1 A/B at The Beverly Hills Hotel, together with envelope addressed to "Miss Monroe." The balance owed as of June 5, 1961, totals $3,734.93 and includes charges for not only the room but television rental, tips, limo drivers and other fees. The invoice does list a charge noted as "limo driver" in the amount of $55 on her birthday.
6 3/4 by 6 1/8 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 168: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
 A Marilyn Monroe Productions canceled bank check dated May 6, 1960, in the amount of $1,423.20, written to The Beverly Hills Hotel, signed by Marilyn Monroe. The check is additionally annotated "Bungalow 16, (Room 204 W.E. 5/1/60)."
3 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
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Lot 213: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK IN GREEN INK
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in green ink, dated July 2, 1952, and paid to Vic Massy [sic], in the amount of $50. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account. Vic Masi was a friend of Joe DiMaggio's. Monroe and DiMaggio were friendly with the Masis during their relationship.
2 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 217: MARILYN MONROE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENT DOCUMENTS
A typed statement of receipts and disbursements for Monroe for the period January 1, 1955, through March 17, 1955. Monroe’s starting bank balance was $1,800.55, and her ending balance was $3,530.55. The document clarifies deposits, disbursements, and accounts payable. Payees of note include Schwab’s Pharmacy, the IRS, Screen Actors Guild, Saks Fifth Avenue, Rockhaven Sanitarium, Twentieth Century Fox “Old Cafe,” and Rosalee Conover for “Partial payment on settlement of damage at 508 N. Palm Drive, Beverly Hills,” which was the address of the home Marilyn shared with Joe DiMaggio following their January 1954 marriage.
 Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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Lot 311: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER 1959 FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN
 A 1959 federal income tax return for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, including Form 1040, Schedule C, and Form 1116, together with five typed pages documenting income for Monroe and Miller, along with business expenses and deductions, contributions, taxes paid, medical expenses, and other items. These documents show that the combined income for Monroe and Miller for 1959 was $323,453.00, of which $103,362.50 was income from royalties for Miller’s plays, including Death Of A Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge, among others. The Millers were required to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service for $30,338.55, the balance due for taxes on their income. Monroe’s marriage to Miller ended in 1961.
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 327: MARILYN MONROE UNUSED CHECKBOOK
 An unused vinyl covered spiral-bound checkbook for Monroe’s personal East Coast account at Irving Trust Company in New York City.
7 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 351: MARILYN MONROE LIQUOR RECEIPTS
 Two carbon copy receipts, the first from the Jurgensen's grocery liquor department for a bottle of Cutty Sark dated January 27, 1960, sold to Marilyn Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel, the second from Mac's Liquors in Beverly Hills listing caviar as well as three bottles of hard alcohol signed by Monroe's housekeeper, Hazel Washington, dated February 5, 1960. Together with a handwritten invoice for the month of June 1958 from Sutton Wines and Liquors in New York City.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 353: MARILYN MONROE CHAMPAGNE RECEIPT
 A carbon copy receipt from the Jurgensen's grocery liquor department, Beverly Hills, listing an order for 12 splits of Piper Heidsieck Champagne, for a total of $26.21. The receipt, dated December 2, 1959, lists a delivery date of "Thurs AM" to Marilyn Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Bungalow 21.
8 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 358: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED LIQUOR LOCKER CHECK
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in blue pen, dated September 29, 1955, and paid to the "Liquor Locker" in the amount of $14.20. The check is drawn on Monroe's Bank of America account, Sunset & Laurel branch, and has normal cancellation stamps. A small notation in the lower left of the check reads simply "Gift," and Monroe has written her address as "508 N. Palm Drive."
2 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 429: MARILYN MONROE COFFEE RECEIPT
 A simple restaurant receipt with secretarial writing recording the items as coffee, tea and milk for a total of $2.03 and Monroe's name recorded at the bottom for accounting purposes. The undated receipt is a small record of one moment in Monroe's life.
3 by 2 1/4 inches
  Estimate: $80 - $120
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Lot 438: MARILYN MONROE UNUSED CHECKBOOK
 A hardcover wire bound checkbook for Monroe’s account at City National Bank in Beverly Hills, California. While there are no handwritten annotations in the checkbook, several checks are missing. One hundred and ninety-seven personalized checks remain in the book, with “Marilyn Monroe” printed twice on each check.
9 1/2 by 14 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 473: MARILYN MONROE CHECKBOOK AUGUST 8,1960 – JANUARY 27, 1961
 A cardboard covered wire bound checkbook for Monroe’s account at Irving Trust Company in New York City. The cover is incorrectly labeled as being from the “Colonial Trust Company,” 4/30/58 – 7/31/59. The checkbook covers Monroe’s expenses from August 8, 1960, to January 27, 1961, with check numbers 1253 through 1483, offering a fascinating look at Monroe’s expenses in 1960 and 1961.
Recipients of payments from Monroe’s personal account during this period include The Mapes Hotel in the Nevada hotel (where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed while filming The Misfits ), Erno Laszlo Institute, Paula Strasberg, Ralph Roberts, I. Magnin + Co., Dorr Optical Co., Beverly Pets, Arthur P. Jacobs Co., Beverly Hills Hotel, West Side Hospital, Ferragamo, Jurgensen’s Grocery, Hollywood Reporter, AvisRent-A-Car System, Bergdorf Goodman, Carey Cadillac Rending Co., Yankee Traders, Variety, Riverside Flower Shop, Marilyn Monroe Productions, Hattie Stephenson, Ralph Greenson, M.D., Modern Auto Rental, T. Anthony - luggage, La Scala Restaurant, Schwab’s Pharmacy, New York Telephone Company, J. Ricky, Screen Actors Guild, Lee Siegel, M.D., Leonard H. Schuyler, M.D., Bloomingdale’s, Flatiron Window Cleaning Co., Jax Beverly Hills, Inc., Martindale’s Bookstore, Plaza Hotel, Louis Finger, M.D., Rexford Kennamer, M.D., Berkley Square Cleaners, Sutton Wines and Liquors, Beverly Hills Music Co., MCA Artists Ltd., Marianne Kris, M.D., Actors Studio Inc. - contribution, Agnes M. Flanagan, Mrs. Michael Chekhov, Rudolph J. Kautsky, Evelyn Moriarty, Allan Snyder, Hazel Washington, Gucci, Patricia Newcomb, Maximilian Fur Company, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Norman Norell Inc., and Western Costume Co., among others.
9 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 475: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED TAX FORM
 A Form 1096 tax form from the U.S. Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service dated 1960 and addressed to Marilyn Monroe Productions in New York, signed in black ink "Marilyn Monroe."
3 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 513: MARILYN MONROE CHECKBOOK SEPTEMBER 9, 1960 – FEBRUARY 20, 1961
 A cardboard covered black plastic comb bound checkbook for an unspecified Marilyn Monroe account, presumably Irving Trust Company in New York City based on similar payees named in other checkbooks.
Recipients of payments from this Monroe checking account include May Reis, Hedda Rosten, The Mapes Hotel in Nevada (where Marilyn and then husband Arthur Miller stayed while filming The Misfits), New York Telephone Company, La Scala Restaurant, Holiday Hotel, New York State Income Tax Bureau and Department of Labor, California Department of Employment, Beverly Hills Hotel, Ralph Roberts, MCA Artists Ltd., Internal Revenue Service, and Marilyn Monroe Productions. Christmas bonuses for Rosten and Reis are also annotated in this checkbook.
9 1/2 14 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Lot 532: MARILYN MONROE RECORD RECEIPT
 A receipt from Raf's Record Bar on South Beverly Drive, dated February 25, 1960. The receipt is in the name of Miss Marilyn Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel and is signed by Monroe's assistant, Hazel Washington. The records purchased are noted as Frank Sinatra's "Come Back to Sorrento," "Swing Lovers" and "Swing Affair."
8 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 533: MARILYN MONROE RECORD ALBUM MEMO
 A pink credit memo from Sam Goody music store at 250 W. 49th St. in New York City. The memo is dated April 9, 1962, and has an accompanying note addressed to Cherie Redmond, one of Monroe's secretaries, stating that Monroe was charged twice when she bought only one copy of the record. The item that she was double charged for is listed as SWBO 1569, which is the Capitol Records catalog number for the double LP set Judy At Carnegie Hall - Judy in Person. This Judy Garland performance took place April 23, 1961, and the album spent 13 weeks at the top of the Billboard charts and won four GRAMMY Awards.
8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 601: MARILYN MONROE CHECKBOOK SEPTEMBER 25, 1961 – FEBRUARY 23, 1962
 A vinyl covered wire bound checkbook for Monroe’s personal account at Irving Trust Company in New York City, annotated “MM Personal” on the cover. The checkbook covers Monroe’s New York expenses from September 25, 1961 through February 23, 1962, with check numbers 1802 through 1951, offering a fascinating look at Monroe’s expenses as she entered the final year of her life.
Recipients of payments from her personal account during this period include Taft Garage - RR car storage, Bloomingdale’s, Hammacher Schlemmer, Hattie Stephenson, Arthur P. Jacobs, Lena Pepitone, RCA Services - for 1 year contract, Ralph Roberts, Elizabeth Arden Beverly Hills, Mrs. Jane Zigler - rent-Calif. Apt, Schwab’s Pharmacy, Maximilian Fur Company - fur storage, Anna’s Housewares, I. Magnin + Co., Beverly Hills Call Board - answering serv., A. Fitz + Sons, Berkley Sq. Cleaners, Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills, Ralph Greenson, Harold Tribune Fresh Air Fund, Internal Revenue Service, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Jax - Manhattan, Jurgensen’s Grocery, New York Telephone Company, Malone Studio Service, Erno Laszlo Institute, Beverly Hills Flowers, Abercrombie + Fitch, Bedford Prescription Pharmacy, Hyman Engelberg, M.D., Pioneer Hardware, Screen Actors Guild, Philip R. Reuben, M.D., and Edward J. Simons, M.D. among others.
Interestingly, a typed reconciliation of Monroe’s account, stapled to the inside of the checkbook, indicates that she was overdrawn by $991.41 on December 31, 1961. Several Marilyn Monroe signed checks are included with her signature having been ripped from the check so it couldn’t be cashed. However, in one case, the remnants of Monroe’s signature are still present.
7 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
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Lot 824: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
 A Marilyn Monroe handwritten and signed check. The check is written from an account with Bank of America, Laurel/Sunset branch, in the amount of $15.00, dated October 29, 1951, and paid to J.J. Haggarty Stores, Inc. The information is handwritten aside from the establishment's name, which is stamped. The check is endorsed by the store on verso with an additional note that reads “Reg Patron.”
3 1/4 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 841: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED 1953 CHECK
 A Marilyn Monroe handwritten and signed check from a Bank of America Los Angeles account, dated March 21, 1953, in the amount of $50.00 paid to Mr. John R. Tilley. The check is housed in a frame with an image of Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton, said to be her favorite photograph of herself.
14 3/4 by 22 inches, framed
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 900: MARILYN MONROE PRODUCTIONS BANK STATEMENT
 A Colonial Trust Company bank statement for Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. for December 1959 showing the balances throughout the month. The account had $56,503.35 on December 1st and $65,838.55 on December 31.
10 by 6 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 904: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER CHECK
 An unwritten check from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller's joint account at The First National City Bank of New York. The check is numbered 44 on the top right and still has the attached ledger on the left.
2 3/4 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 142, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe and Other Collections," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 2005
 Estimate: $150 - $300
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Lot 907: MARILYN MONROE RECEIPT FOR STATIONERY
 A receipt from A. Webster & Company in London, England, addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller and dated August 8, 1956. The receipt is for note paper and envelopes totaling £6.76. Together with a receipt for the check dated September 12, 1956, to Mrs. Arthur Miller. Marilyn Monroe was in London at the time shooting Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
6 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 987: MARILYN MONROE FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS
 A group of four documents relating to Marilyn Monroe's finances: a memo from Monroe's attorney Mickey Rudin typed on Gang, Tyre, Rudin & Brown memo stationery dated July 9, 1962, regarding a deposit slip from City National Bank in the amount of $4,000, accompanied by a carbon duplicate of the deposit slip dated July 6, 1962; a carbon copy of a letter written by Monroe's secretary to City National Bank; and a carbon of a deposit slip from City National Bank for a mail deposit made on May 8, 1962, in the amount of $23.47. Also present is a blank City National Bank change of address card.
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 977, "Icons & Idols: Hollywood," Julien's, Beverly Hills, December 5, 2014
Ex-Collection Lois Banner
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 990: MARILYN MONROE DELIVERY RECEIPT
 A delivery receipt from Abbey Rents for a lamp delivered to "Miss M. Monroe" on May 17, 1962. The total amount including tax is $71.92.
8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 991: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTE
 A Marilyn Monroe handwritten note to her secretary. A typed message from her secretary reads “Is this to be held or check issued?” Monroe responded in green ballpoint ink, “I have to check something about it.” The note is signed either “M” or a quick partial “Marilyn.” Housed in a frame with a color image of Monroe.
23 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches, framed
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Documents papiers - Maison
Papers documents - Home


Lot 109: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER RECEIPT
An original Hammacher Schlemmer receipt, addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller, 444 E. 57 St., NYC, dated July 9, 1959, for the purchase of “Herbs and Spices” and “The Gold Cook Book,” hand signed “Mrs. A Miller.” During this period, Marilyn’s husband, Arthur Miller, was finalizing his screenplay for The Misfits.
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 282: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED RECEIPT
 A receipt from Bloomingdales for a black leather and Rosewood lounge chair and matching ottoman on March 31 (no year listed) to be delivered to Marilyn Monroe at 444 East 57th Street with notation reading "Please Rush." Receipt is signed in blue ink "Marilyn Miller."
7 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 283: MARILYN MONROE JAPANESE SCREEN PAPERWORK
 An invoice from Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, for lot 409 from sale number 1861, December 4-5, 1958, for a "6 fold screen" in the amount of $1081.50. The invoice is addressed to Monroe's secretary "Miss Mary [sic] Reis for Mrs. Arthur Miller" at 444 East 57th Street." Together with a letter addressed to May Reis concerning the sale of the screen in October 1959 to Marsden J. Perry for $750. Perry was the son of a prominent Rhode Island collector.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 284: MARILYN MONROE INTERIOR DESIGN DRAWING
 A pencil on paper rendering of an elaborately carved headboard, together with accompanying letter from Daniel Lavezzo of Lavezzo Inc. Antiques of New York City dated March 4, 1958. The letter is addressed to Mrs. A. Miller of 444 East 57th Street and describes the proposed custom piece as "... carved wood frame. Finished with sterling silver antiqued, upholstered back." The quote for the job is $1,200.
10 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 285: MARILYN MONROE FABRIC SAMPLES AND PAPERWORK
 A large group of documents, including four customs and import forms, one in duplicate, from Eagle Star and American Express Company regarding the import and customs clearance of 70 meters of Italian silk satin. Together with four letters from Filippo Haas & Figli of Italy regarding the purchase of the material, two small fabric samples attached to cards of the fabric purchased, and four file copies of messages from Monroe's secretary regarding payment and purchase of the fabric.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600 
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Lot 286: MARILYN MONROE INTERIOR DESIGN DOCUMENTS
 A proposal sent to Normal Norell from Thomas DeAngelis Inc. for Mrs. A. Miller's bedroom. The proposal gives estimates to custom upholster a settee, headboard, bedspread, pillows and box spring drop using the fabric ordered by Norell from Italy, samples of which are included in the previous lot. The estimate is accompanied by six invoices from De Angelis, an invoice from Scalamandré Silks, and an invoice with Scalamandré silk fabric sample.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 287: MARILYN MONROE INTERIOR DESIGN DRAWING
 A letter from Amelia Wilcox of Earnshaw Inc. that accompanied photographs and sketches of potential pieces of furniture for Monroe's review. The letter, dated September 12, 1961, is addressed to Mr. John Moore, the fashion designer who at one time worked with Norman Norell and Mattie Talmack. Other documents show that Norell was also assisting Monroe with the interior decoration of her New York apartment. The letter is accompanied by an original pencil and gouache on card painting of a coffee table with attached information sheet.
Painting, 5 by 7 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 288: MARILYN MONROE NEW YORK APARTMENT DECORATING DOCUMENTS
 A group of three invoices dating from February and March 1958 from Oskar Barshak Interiors, New York, for a variety of improvements made to Monroe's 444 East 57th Street apartment. Together with four account statements listing a total of $7,262.07 in charges for the work.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 289: MARILYN MONROE CARPET CARE DOCUMENTS
 A group of five invoices dating from June 6, 1958, to November 14, 1958, from Renofab, Colonial Carpet Corporation and Chambers-Eaton Co. of New York for various carpet cleanings and treatments, including reburling of cigarette burn, steel combing, shearing of stained areas, and application of Karpet Kare with moth proofing. Together with Karpet Kare proposal form for dining room, living room, bedrooms and hallway of the apartment Monroe shared with Arthur Miller at 444 East 57th Street.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300

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Lot 290: MARILYN MONROE NEW YORK APARTMENT PAINTING DOCUMENTS
 An unsigned file copy of a letter from Monroe dated November 1961 to the management company of 444 East 57th Street regarding the painting of her apartment, with a response from the management company. Together with three detailed invoices from Roth Painting Co. and Don Adame painting, each with a detailed accounting of painting work performed in the apartment in March 1958 together with two handwritten documents listing additional painting work.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300

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Lot 291: MARILYN MONROE INTERIOR DESIGN DRAWING AND PHOTOGRAPHS
 An original pencil on paper sketch of a steel finish table prepared by Earnshaw Incorporated of Madison Avenue. The drawing is accompanied by four additional photographs of potential coffee table options with attached information cards also sent by Earnshaw.
Largest, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500 

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Lot 292: MARILYN MONROE CUSTOM FRENCH FURNITURE PAPERWORK
 A series of documents including eight pages of customs and import forms from foreign freight company Inter-Maritime Forwarding Co. Inc. and customs agent A. & G. Valcke & Co. regarding the import of a custom set of three lacquered nesting tables from French designer Leleu. The forms are accompanied by three letters from Leleu addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller at 444 East 57th Street regarding the order and expressing his pleasure at knowing one of his pieces will be in her home and offering further design services. The group also includes two invoices for the tables from Leleu, one in triplicate, in the amount of $300, two file copies of communications sent to Leleu regarding the order, and a brochure from Leleu showcasing his work.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 293: MARILYN MONROE INTERIOR DESIGN INVOICES
 A large group of documents detailing custom beveled mirror wall panels installed in Monroe’s 444 E. 57th Street apartment in New York City. The documents include two diagrams of wall installations with accompanying job quote dated March 28, 1958; a file copy of a letter dated April 1, 1958, from Monroe's secretary giving approval to begin work on the job quoted at $669.50; an invoice in this amount dated "4/10/58"; an additional invoice in triplicate for a 22 by 72 1/2-inch mirror dated March 18, 1958 in the amount of $49.44; a handwritten invoice in the same amount; and a letter from a competing contractor who quoted $826 for the same mirrored wall panel job.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 515: MARILYN MONROE INVOICE FOR OIL PAINTINGS
 An original invoice dated February 24, 1962, from the Galeria Bryna in Mexico listing three paintings purchased by Monroe for her home on Fifth Helena Drive. The paintings are listed as a Nude oil on Masonite by Rogelio Hermosilla Rembrud, "Window" oil on canvas by Olga Mendez, and "Thistles" oil on canvas by Nova Taylor for a total of $850. The invoice is accompanied by an original shipping form from the gallery. All three of these paintings were hanging in Monroe's home at the time of her death.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 516: MARILYN MONROE ART COLLECTION PAPERWORK
 A group of documents regarding works of fine art purchased by Monroe. The papers include the original certificate issued by the Musee Rodin in Paris, November 17, 1960, for a bronze work titled "L' Emprise," inventory number 236 A. The certificate is issued to the Edgardo Acosta Gallery in Beverly Hills, California, which staged an exhibition of Rodin's work in March 1962, when Monroe purchased the sculpture. Together with a letter from Edgardo Acosta, a gallery receipt listing the sculpture as well as an oil painting by Poucette titled "Le Taureau," and a handwritten payment receipt dated May 5, 1962, in the amount of $962 for both works.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 518: MARILYN MONROE POTENTIAL HOME LISTING
 An original letter from John E. Holland of the Charles F. Noyes Real Estate Company dated October 18, 1961, addressed to Miss Marilyn Monroe, 444 East 57th Street, New York, "Attention: Miss Marjorie Stengel" (Monroe's secretary). The letter reads in part, "[L]ast summer Mr. Ballard of our office, and I showed you the house at the corner of 57th Street and Sutton Place and Mr. Arthur Krim's house on Riverview Terrace. I spoke to Miss Stengel yesterday and told her of a house which we have just gotten listed for sale at 241 East 61st Street. She asked me to send you the particulars on this house as she thought you might be interested in it. I am enclosing our setup. ... The garden duplex apartment is now occupied by the owner and would be available to a purchaser for occupancy. You may possibly have been in this apartment as Miss Kim Novak ... just moved out in September. Before that it was occupied by Prince Aly Khan." The letter is accompanied by the setup sheet listing the details of the property as well as the price of $200,000.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 519: MARILYN MONROE ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS FOR 61st STREET MANHATTAN PROPERTY
 An original letter from John E. Holland of the Charles F. Noyes Real Estate Company dated November 15, 1961, addressed to Miss Marjorie Stengel, Monroe’s secretary, at Marilyn Monroe Productions, Incorporated, 444 East 57th Street, New York, stating, “I am enclosing herewith Photostats which I had made of the drawings adding a stairway which would include all or half of the third floor with the duplex garden apartments. These sketches may be somewhat confusing, but I could easily explain them if you would like to have me do so,” together with six Photostat copies of original architectural drawings for the redesign of an apartment located at 241 East 61st Street in New York. The drawings go into great detail as to the redesign of the apartment, with space for an art studio and specific notes stating, “This could be another bedroom or boudoir, or health studio with 'massage' table, 'chaise lounge,' private living room…or…with numerous 'closets.'”
Interestingly, these architectural drawings from November 1961 imply that Monroe was considering relocating from the home she shared with husband Arthur Miller on East 57th Street to a three-story apartment on East 61st Street. Monroe and Miller divorced earlier in 1961. Even more interesting is the fact that, as Monroe considered a new apartment in New York City near the end of 1961, she made an offer on January 12, 1962, on a house in Brentwood, California. She moved into 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood in March 1962.
 Estimate: $700 - $900
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Documents papiers - Divers
Papers documents - Various


Lot 120: MARILYN MONROE JURGENSEN’S GROCERIES RECEIPT
 A receipt from Jurgensen’s Groceries for food delivered to Monroe at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Bungalow 51. Dated March 2, 1960, the receipt was for a container of lard and a package of bacon. Monroe was filming Let’s Make Love at this time.
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 188: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN TO-DO LIST
 A single page of lined paper from a Steno notebook with notes in pencil on recto and pen on verso. The notes reference a wide range of people in Marilyn Monroe's life including dress designer Ceil Chapman, Paula and Lee Strasberg, designer John Moore, publicist Arthur Jacobs, business partner Milton Greene, analyst Dr. Hohenberg, and press agent Lois Weber.
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 154-155. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 198: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN TO-DO LIST AND MENU
 A single page of lined paper from a Steno notebook with extensive notes in pencil on both sides, heavily creased in multiple places. The front contains a long list of things Monroe needed to buy for a household as well as household things to do: "dry clean comforter/ have wash-bathroom rugs/ send out laundry" among other things. The other side has a proposed menu and guest list for a dinner party most likely dating to 1955 or 1956. The dinner menu even included items needed for the bar, including "buy - champagne? at least some kind of wine with dinner, liquor-scotch-gin-vermouth."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 176-179. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
8 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Lot 199: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN STUFFING RECIPE
 A single page torn from a notepad from the City Title Insurance Company of San Francisco with a recipe for stuffing, written entirely in Monroe’s hand. The recipe calls for a loaf of French bread with a note above reading "sourdough." The verso of page offers instructions for roasting a chicken or turkey with reminder that poultry cooks "30 min to 1 lbs."
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 180-183. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
6 1/4 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Lot 269: MARILYN MONROE ARTHUR MILLER HANDWRITTEN BOOK DEDICATION TO MARILYN MONROE
 A single piece of lined paper torn from a spiral-bound notebook, heavily stained, containing a notation in Miller's hand reading "This book is being written out of the courage, the widened view of life, the awareness of love and beauty, given to me by my love, my wife-to-be, my Marilyn. I bless her for this gift, and I write it so that she may have from me the only unique thing I know how to make. I bless her, I owe her the discovery of my soul." Although the note is undated, Miller refers to Marilyn Monroe as his wife to be, indicating that it was written prior to their marriage on June 29, 1956. Although this dedication did not appear in any of Miller's books it was possibly intended to be used in A View from the Bridge, which Miller was rewriting as a two-act play during his courtship with Monroe. Because Miller was not officially divorced until June 1956 it is possible that the dedication was not used due to timing.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 270: MARILYN MONROE CORRESPONDENCE WITH XENIA CHEKHOV
 A single-page typed, unsigned file copy of a letter dated December 19, 1958, to "Mrs. Chekhov" reading "My husband and I were so happy with the pictures you sent us of Mr. Chekhov. We will treasure them forever./ I am not able to shop for Christmas, as you may already know I have lost the baby, so I would like you to use this check as my Christmas greetings with all my most affectionate good wishes./ My husband sends you his warmest regards." The letter is accompanied by Xenia Chekhov's response written on a notecard dated January 10, 1959, reading in part, "[Y]our personal sad news affected me very much and I could not find the courage to write you sooner. All my warmest feelings of sympathy go out to you and Mr. Miller." This is a deeply personal note with an acknowledgement of a miscarriage in Monroe's own words.
Largest, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 272: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED CHECK TO BOOKSTORE
 A check written entirely in Monroe's hand, in blue ink, dated August 20, 1955, and paid to Martindale Books, in the amount of $2. Monroe has filled out the blank counter check listing her address as "508 N. Palm Dr."
2 5/8 by 5 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 273: MARILYN MONROE BOOKSTORE RECEIPTS
 An assortment of receipts from seven different bookstores: including: Doubleday Book Shop, Beekman Place Bookshop, and E. Weyhe Inc., all of New York City, and Wepplo's Book Store, Lee Freeson, Martindale's Book Stores and Hunter's Books, all of Los Angeles. Titles include The Great Gatsby; Van Gogh's Great Period; I , Rachel;  An Encyclopedia of Gardening; Hi - Lo's - Love Nest; a book listed simply as "Yves Montand," among others. The receipts are dated 1958 and 1960, and the receipt from Hunter's Books includes a pink carbon copy.
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 275: MARILYN MONROE ARTHUR MILLER TYPEWRITER RENTAL RECEIPT
A receipt from the Beverly Hills Typewriter Shop dated September 1, 1960, addressed to Mr. Arthur Miller, Room 356, Beverly Hills Hotel, for rental of an Olympia typewriter. Marilyn Monroe was admitted to Westside Hospital in Los Angeles on August 29, needing a break from filming The Misfits in Nevada as she was suffering from exhaustion. Interesting to note that Miller attempted to write in his room at The Beverly Hills Hotel while his wife convalesced in a Los Angeles hospital.
 Estimate: $150 - $250
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Lot 309: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN NOTATION
 A single page of typed lines comprising "City Ballad" with "(preferably with music)" written below. The lines are arranged in five stanzas. A note in pencil in Monroe's hand in the upper left corner of the page reads "I must stop staring out of the library window!"
8 1/2 by 11 inches
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 500: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL STATIONERY
 A large group of 50 sheets of stationery paper and 250 matching ivory envelopes in original packaging. The envelopes are contained in their original Strathmore box listing the paper as "Strathmore Bond 25% Cotton Fiber Ivory Laid" made by the Old Colony Envelope Company. The box originally contained 500 envelopes and now contains 250 "Marilyn Monroe" blind embossed envelopes. Together with 50 sheets of matching stationery paper still in the original brown paper bag, each sheet with "Marilyn Monroe" blind embossed in the now iconic font. Together with a file copy of a letter dated April 18, 1962, addressed to Hedda (Rosten) from Cherie (Redmond), Monroe's friend and secretary in New York City and Monroe's secretary in Los Angeles, respectively. The letter instructs Hedda to order more stationery for Monroe from the Chase Press at 247 Park Avenue in New York, "... if the information under 'Stationery' in the telephone book is right." Redmond continues, "I would think about 250 sheets and envelopes would suffice for sometime, but usually it costs very little more to get 500 of each... (I just has a call from Pat Newcomb for 50 sheets of each and that doesn't leave much more on hand in case she again asks me for that amount." The box of envelopes included in this lot is half full and indeed was a box of 500, quite possibly the very order mentioned in this letter written less than four months before Monroe's death.
9 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Lot 501: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL STATIONERY
 Five sheets of custom ivory stationery with five matching envelopes, each personalized with a simple "Marilyn Monroe" blind stamp.
9 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 502: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL STATIONERY
 A single sheet of custom ivory stationery with a matching envelope, each blind embossed simply "Marilyn Monroe."
9 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 503: MARILYN MONROE INVOICE FOR STATIONERY
 An invoice from Chase Press Inc. printers, engravers and stationers on Park Avenue in New York City dated March 31, 1958. The invoice lists "500 pieces of note size letter heads 6 x 9 engr. Blank" and "500 6 3/4 engr. Envelopes flap," each at a cost of $12.50 for a total of $25.75 with tax. Together with a statement of account as of the same date in the same amount and a past due notice dated April 30, 1958, for the same bill.
Largest, 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 504: MARILYN MONROE STATIONERY
 A single sheet of custom stationery with personalized embossed name at top reading "Mrs. Arthur Miller" in black. Together with four sheets of Arthur Miller's stationery paper reading "Arthur Miller" at the top of each page.
Smaller, 8 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 506: MARILYN MONROE NOTEPAD
 A blank notepad from Parkside House, Englefield Green, in Surrey, England, with 29 pages and loose paper cover. Parkside House is where Monroe and then husband Arthur Miller stayed while Monroe was filming The Prince and the Showgirl . Some of the notes included in the book Fragments were written on pages from this pad.
7 by 5 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $150 - $250
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Lot 845: MARILYN MONROE IDENTIFICATION CARD SIGNED "NORMA JEANE DiMAGGIO"
 A Marilyn Monroe signed United States Department of Defense Noncombatant’s Certificate of Identity. The card is signed “Norma Jeane DiMaggio” and countersigned by the issuing officer. It is additionally marked “Void.” Monroe’s fingerprints are stamped on the back of the card, but no other information has been entered. It is well known that Monroe was issued an official Department of Defense identification card dated February 8, 1954, with a card serial number of 129278. This card’s serial number is 129279. The same issuing officer signed this card as well as Monroe's official ID card. Monroe visited Korea to entertain the troops while on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio in February 1954.
2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000
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Lot 848: MARILYN MONROE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERFORMER ID CARD
 A Marilyn Monroe signed United States Department of Defense Identification Card used in 1954 while in Korea. The card is issued to Norma Jeane DiMaggio, her position listed as “USO Entertainer,” and the card is dated February 8, 1954, serial number 129278, with a black and white photograph of Monroe in the upper left corner. Monroe signed the card in blue ink “Norma Jeane DiMaggio.” It is additionally signed by the issuing officer. Monroe’s fingerprints have been stamped on the back of the card and her descriptive information typed. In 2008, an almost identical card was sold at auction; however, that card did not list Monroe’s position. Both that card and this have the same serial number. Novelty cards replicating this card have been produced but entirely in black and white.
2 1/2 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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 Lot 849: MARILYN MONROE HOTEL RECEIPT
 A receipt from the Beverly Hills Hotel for "Dimaggio Mrs JP" for $576.59 accrued between March 15 and March 17, 1954. Marilyn Monroe had married Joe DiMaggio two months earlier, on January 14, 1954.
7 by 6 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 908: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL STATIONERY
 A sheet of Marilyn Monroe personal stationery with envelope. Both are unused and blind embossed "Marilyn Monroe."
9 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 994: MARILYN MONROE LIMOUSINE RECEIPT
 A carbon copy of a receipt from Carey Cadillac Renting Co. of California to "M. Monroe" on "3/4/62" for $100. The charge was for a 14 1/2 hour use of a limousine. Ticket number 21076.
8 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 995: MARILYN MONROE AIRLINE TICKET RECEIPT
 A Rand-Fields ticket service receipt addressed to Marilyn Monroe for a one-way first-class ticket from Los Angeles to New York purchased for "Mrs Lee Strasbourg" [sic] for $205.59, on July 30, 1962. The receipt was issued less than a week before Monroe's death.
6 3/4 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 1004: MARILYN MONROE FUNERAL CARD
 An original card from the funeral of Marilyn Monroe, held on Wednesday, August 8, 1962, at the Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles. The front of the card bears an image of the Bok Singing Tower. The inside reads in part, "In Memory of/ Marilyn Monroe/ Born June 1st, 1926/ Passed Away/ August 5th, 1962,” and includes the details of her funeral service. Facing page is printed with Psalm 23. Accompanied by an information packet about the services for Monroe that includes the eulogy given by Lee Strasberg, a list of invited guests, and a letter to those not invited to the service. Inez Melson gave funeral card and accompanying packet to a friend, and it has remained with that family until this time.
Card, 5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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04 novembre 2015

Marilyn Monroe rejected Frank Sinatra's marriage proposal

Marilyn Monroe rejected Frank Sinatra's marriage proposal a year before her death, new book claims
Article published on 18 oct 2015
online Mirror

A new biography of the singer claims the Hollywood beauty turned him down because she was secretly back with estranged husband Joe DiMaggio.

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Marriage proposal: Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe
look at a photo from fellow actor Peter Lawford's new polaroid camera

Marilyn Monroe turned down an offer of marriage from Frank Sinatra , a new biography of the singer claims.
Sinatra thought he alone could stop Monroe’s downward spiral that would lead to her death from a drugs overdose, aged 36, in 1962.
But he was rebuffed because the Hollywood icon was secretly back with her former husband, baseball player Joe DiMaggio .
In his book The Chairman, James Kaplan says Sinatra once took Monroe to his Cal-Neva resort in Lake Tahoe and looked after her when she was ill.

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Wining and dining: Sinatra with Marilyn at a Hollywood function

 Sinatra supposedly believed he could save Monroe from the vultures he saw as leading her towards her doom.
By that time Sinatra had divorced second wife Ava Gardner but had not yet married his third wife Mia Farrow - while Monroe had divorced her third and final husband Arthur Miller.

Jilly Rizzo, Sinatra’s closest aide, told the author: “Yeah, Frank wanted to marry the broad.
"He asked her and she said no.”

The pair had met before 1961, but Kaplan claims that was the year Sinatra’s interest in her peaked.
DiMaggio and Sinatra became rivals and the enmity was so deep that the singer was turned away from Monroe’s funeral, even though he tried to force his way in with bodyguards.
Milt Ebbins, a talent manager, added: '"There was no doubt that Frank was in love with Marilyn."
What Sinatra didn't know at the time was that Monroe had agreed to give DiMaggio another chance, and was also seeing other lovers.

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16 juin 2009

05/03/1961 Sortie du Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

Le 5 mars 1961 à New York, Marilyn Monroe quitte le Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center épaulée de Patricia Newcomb (son attaché de presse), de May Reis (sa secrétaire) et escortée de vigiles et de policiers; après une hospitalisation de près de quatre semaine. Malgré la foule de journalistes qui se précipita sur Marilyn, ne respectant pas sa vie privée et son état de santé, elle resta toujours souriante et disponible, répondant aux interviews et déclarant: "I feel wonderful." Elle regagna en voiture son appartement new-yorkais sur la 57ème rue.

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12 juin 2009

15/06/1961 Retour à New York

Le 15 juin 1961, Marilyn Monroe est de retour à New York, après avoir passé les mois précédents à Los Angeles et Las Vegas. Arrivée de Los Angeles, elle est photographiée avec son chien Maf et James Haspiel, l'un de ses fans. Photographies de James Haspiel et Frieda Hull (fan de la bande des 'Monroe Six').
On June 15, 1961, Marilyn Monroe is back in New York, after to have spent the previous months in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Arriving from Los Angeles, she is photographed with her dog Maf and James Haspiel, one of her fans. Photographs by James Haspiel and Frieda Hull (fan of the group 'Monroe Six').

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