03 décembre 2022

17/12/2022, HERITAGE "Hollywood & Entertainment Signature": Lots

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17 décembre 2022
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Lot 89077: Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1945, by André de Dienes (3)
Vintage original gelatin silver matte and semi-gloss borderless double-weight 20" x 15- ½", 17-¾" x 16", and 19" x 16" prints of Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1945, by André de Dienes, with A. Diénes signature in ink on the recto of one, PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 blue and black rubber stamps and copyright stamps on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89078: Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1945, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss and glossy borderless double-weight 13" x 11" and 13-½" x 10-¾" prints of Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1945, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamps on the verso of each and PHOTO / ANDRE DIENES on the verso of one. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89079: Marilyn Monroe at Mt. Hood, Oregon, 1945, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13" x 10-½" and 10-½" x 13-½" prints of Marilyn Monroe at Mt. Hood, Oregon, 1945, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamp and PHOTO / ANDRE DIENES on the verso of each. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89080: Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1946 and Tobey Beach, 1949 by André de Dienes (3)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss borderless double-weight 9-½" x 12-3/16", 13-½" x 10-14/16", and 13" x 9-½" prints of Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1949, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 /TELEPHONE 652-6737 black rubber stamp and dedication by Shirley de Dienes in black ink (1) on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89081: Marilyn Monroe at Tobey Beach, 1949, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy and semi-gloss borderless double-weight 13-½" x 10-¾" and 13-¼" x 10-½" prints of Marilyn Monroe at Tobey Beach, 1949, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 and ANDRE / Dienes / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA 90069 / 652-1727 black rubber stamps on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89082: Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1949, by Andre de Dienes (1)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 10" x 8" print of Marilyn Monroe posing on driftwood, at Malibu Beach, 1949, by Andre de Dienes, with red and black rubber stamps and Kim Goodwin collection stamp on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89083: Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1945, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13-¾" x 10- ¼" and 12-¼" x 10" prints of Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1945, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 and PHOTO / ANDRE DIENES black and red rubber stamps on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89084: Marilyn Monroe at Tobey Beach, 1949, by André de Dienes (3)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13-¾" x 10-¾", 11-¼" x 8-¾", and 13-½" x 10-14/16" prints of Marilyn Monroe at Tobey Beach, 1949, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamp on the verso of each. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89085: Marilyn Monroe at Her Bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953 by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13-½" x 10-¾" and 13- ¾ x 11" prints of Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 red and black rubber stamp on the verso. Printed 1960s and printed later.
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Lot 89086: Marilyn Monroe at Her Bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953 by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13-½" x 10-¾" and 13- ¾ x 11" prints of Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 red and black rubber stamp on the verso. Printed 1960s and printed later.
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Lot 89087: Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, for LIFE, 1952 (1)
Edition 235 of 250, printed 1981. Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 14" x 11" print of Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, for LIFE cover variant, April 7, 1952, Edition 235 of 250, printed 1981, with HALSMAN/MARILYN copyright rubber stamp and numbered (graphite addition) on the verso.
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Lot 89088: Marilyn Monroe at Her Bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, 1953, and at Mt. Hood, Oregon, 1945, by André de Dienes (2) .
Vintage original gelatin silver matte double-weight 23" x 19-½" and 22-¼" x 19- ½" prints of Marilyn Monroe at her Bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, 1953, and at Mt. Hood, Oregon, by André de Dienes, with 53 and Diénes signature in black ink on the recto and blue rubber stamp on the verso of one; and brown rubber stamp and extensive dedication by Shirley de Dienes in blue ink on the verso of one. Printed 1960s. 
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Lot 89088: Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, Oversize Gelatin Silver Prints by André de Dienes (3)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 13- ½" x 10-¾", 13-¾" x 10", and 12" x 10- ¾" prints of Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamp and 1953 - MM / AD / SD / 6/85 in blue ink (1) on the verso. Printed ca. 1985, and printed 1960s.
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Lot 89089: Marilyn Monroe Lifting Barbells at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy borderless double-weight 11 x 13-½" and 11" x 13" prints of Marilyn Monroe lifting barbells at the Bel Air Hotel, 1953, by Andre de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamp on the verso of each. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89090: Marilyn Monroe in a Book Store, 1953, by André de Dienes (2)
Vintage original gelatin silver glossy and semi-gloss borderless double-weight 8" x 7-½" and 13-¾" x10-¾" prints of Marilyn Monroe in a book store, 1953, by Andre de Dienes, with Dienes signature in black ink on the recto of one, and PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black and red rubber stamp on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89091: Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1945, by André de Dienes (1)
Vintage original semi-gloss borderless double-weight 11" x 14" print of Marilyn Monroe at Malibu Beach, 1945, by André de Dienes, with PHOTO / ANDRE DE DIENES / 1401 SUNSET PLAZA DRIVE / HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. 90069 black rubber stamp on the verso. Printed 1960s.
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Lot 89092: Marilyn Monroe at the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Madison Square Garden, 1955, by Wegee (Arthur Fellig) (1)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 14" x 11" print of Marilyn Monroe at the Barnum & Bailey Circus, Madison Square Garden, 1955, by Wegee (Arthur Fellig).
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 Lot 89094: Marilyn Monroe at the Actor's Studio, by Roy Schatt (1)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 17" x 14" print of Marilyn Monroe at the Actor's Studio by Roy Schatt, printed 1987, with signature and "taken in 1955 - this print done in 1987" in black ink on the verso.
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Lot 89095: Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1962, by George Barris (4)
Vintage original gelatin silver semi-gloss double-weight 17" x 14" print of Marilyn Monroe at the Actor's Studio by Roy Schatt, printed 1987, with signature and "taken in 1955 - this print done in 1987" in black ink on the versoVintage original gelatin silver matte double-weight (2) and semi-gloss (2) 7" x 5" prints of Marilyn Monroe in Los Angeles, 1962, by George Barris, with signature in black ink on the recto and Kim Goodwin collection stamp on the verso of each. Printed later.
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Lot 89096: Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph
Vintage original silver gelatin photograph signed by legendary icon Marilyn Monroe. Monroe has inscribed in blue ink, "To Vernon, the customer is always right Marilyn Monroe". The signature is clear and legible.    
Bid: $8,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89097: Marilyn Monroe "Angela Phinlay" Jumper from The Asphalt Jungle (MGM, 1950)
Vintage original 2-piece bespoke beige crepe jumper with integral blouse with short shawl collar, ¾-sleeves with crème stripes, and hoop and button front closure. Integral pleated pants match the design of the crème-striped sleeves and feature a banded waist with self-fabric belt hoops and zipper front closure. Includes the beige web belt with self-fabric covered brass buckle. Interior unlined. Highly visible in the scene when "Emmerich" (Louis Calhern) discovers "Angela" (Marilyn) sleeping on a sofa and throughout the scene. Exhibiting age and production wear.
Bid: $60,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89098: Marilyn Monroe "Nell Forbes" Dress with Belt from Don't Bother to Knock (TCF, 1952)
Vintage original green and black patterned cuffed short-sleeve, knee length, shift dress with white cotton, lace-edged Peter Pan collar, and snap front closure. Created by legendary film, stage, and screen costume designer William Travilla, who designed some of Marilyn's most famous costumes. Altered for subsequent production, the collar has been added, sleeves shortened and cuffed, front buttons removed and self-belt not included. Visible throughout the movie and in the trailer and other publicity materials. Retaining the internal fabric bias label handwritten, "1-27-1-7611 Marilyn Monroe A-661-05" sewn in at the seam. Exhibiting wear and age and some fading to areas.
Bid: $20,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89099: Marilyn Monroe "Lorelei Lee" Showgirl Leotard Worn for Promotion of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (MGM, 1953)
Vintage original bespoke showgirl leotard constructed of form-fitted nude nylon panels ornamented with sunflower yellow and jet-black sequins, clear and black strung bugle beads, faceted crystals, black bead tassels and sprays, with large crystal embellishment of a variety of shapes and sizes of faceted crystals ringing the halter collar and culminating in a cluster of brooch-style crystals at the plunging v-neckline of the garment. With zipper and hook and eye back closure, and black lace over nude fabric at the hips. Worn by Marilyn for publicity appearances alongside her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes co-star Jane Russell, who wore an identical custom costume. The interior has been reinforced for display with 2-web bands, which are gently thread-basted and easily removed. The leotard retains its original internal 20th Century-Fox bias label handwritten in ink, "M. Monroe" and an interior studio paper laundering tag. Exhibiting wear, rubbing to base fabric, exposed elastic shoulder straps, and sequin and bead loss, soiling throughout, not detracting from the spectacular effect of the dazzling, glamorous, and revealing costume.   
Bid: $40,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89100: Marilyn Monroe "Elsie" Signature Pearl-Encrusted Mermaid Gown from The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957)
Vintage original short-sleeved, floor-length mermaid ball gown constructed of crème silk, and sheer organza sleeve with pearl-beaded sweetheart neckline and form-fitted bodice, embellished with delicate seed pearls and faceted rhinestones and beads on ruched bust, left sleeve, and lower sleeve above the voluminous, heavily-weighted ivory satin "mermaid tail" hem. Left sleeve with top hook and eye closure extending to the side zipper closure surrounded by more hook and eye closures.
Custom designed and constructed to Marilyn Monroe's legendary form by British designer Beatrice Dawson. The iconic Monroe shows off this dramatic hourglass silhouette and dramatically sweeping skirt throughout many principal scenes in the film. This gown is also featured in images of Monroe in this form-fitting garment in much of the film's publicity materials. Retaining the internal Western Costume bias label handwritten "#5 Marilyn Monroe".
Exhibiting expected age and production wear. Of the three examples of this dress we've encountered, this is by far the prime article. The quality and preservation of materials and embellishments are unparalleled. Most minor soiling from age and storage can be easily reversed and the appearance of the gown further enhanced by the new owner.
Bid: $80,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89101: Marilyn Monroe's Personal Custom-Made 3-Piece Mirror from Her Dressing Room In Her Final Brentwood, California Home (1963)
Vintage original, full-length 3-paneled dressing mirror, hinged between mirror panels and adjustable to see a subject from all angles. This custom-made mirror was installed in Marilyn Monroe's third bedroom, which she used as her committed dressing and fitting room. The central stationary mirror panel measures 42" x 96", while the side wing mirror panels measure 24" x 96" each. Originally acquired by Dr. and Betty Nunez, the first purchasers of Monroe's house in 1963 after her untimely death in late 1962. Comes with a copy of a notarized letter from Michael Nunez, whose parents, Dr. and Betty Nunez, purchased Marilyn's home in 1963 and an LOA from the consignor, whose parents were gifted the mirror by the Nunez family in 1976 after escrow fell through on them purchasing Marilyn's home from the Nunez's.
Bid: $5,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89102: Marilyn Monroe's Wall Sconce from her Master Bedroom in her Brentwood, California (1960s)
Vintage original tin framed, smoked glass paneled wall lighting sconce from Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood, California home. The sconce was originally a candle holder with the front glass panel retaining the hinge and latch, which allows it to be opened for access. Measuring 12" x 9" x 4.5". Acquired directly from the wall in the master bedroom next to the door of Marilyn's home by the consignor's parents in 1976 while they were in escrow to buy Marilyn's house before the deal ultimately fell through. Exhibiting age, oxidization, and with bulb and some electronics present but untested. In vintage Very Good to Fine condition. Accompanied by a LOA from the consignor who was present at the time of acquisition from Monroe's home.
Bid: $3,000  - Sold: -

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Lot 89103: Marilyn Monroe's Decorative Striped Tiles (36) from Her Brentwood, California Home (1960s)
Vintage original (36) striped ornamental ceramic tiles from Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood, California home. These tiles were personally chosen and purchased by Marilyn Monroe in Taxco, Mexico, to redecorate her new home. These were replacement tiles kept by Marilyn in the event of damage. Measuring 1.5" x 4.5" x .5". Acquired by the consignor's parents in 1976 while they were in escrow to buy Marilyn's house before the deal ultimately fell through. Exhibiting age and minor chipping. In vintage Very Good to Fine condition. Accompanied by a LOA from the consignor who was present at the time of acquisition at Monroe's home.
Bid: $775  - Sold: -

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 Lot 89104: Marilyn Monroe's Decorative Orchid Tiles (22) from Her Final Home in Brentwood, California (1960s)
Vintage original (22) orchid motif ornamental ceramic tiles from Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood, California home. These tiles were personally chosen and purchased by Marilyn Monroe in Taxco, Mexico, to redecorate her new home. These were replacement tiles kept by Marilyn in the event of damage. Measuring 1.5" x 4.5" x .5". Acquired by the consignor's parents in 1976 while they were in escrow to buy Marilyn's house before the deal ultimately fell through. Exhibiting age and minor chipping. In vintage Very Good to Fine condition. Accompanied by a LOA from the consignor who was present at the time of acquisition from Monroe's home.
Bid: $825  - Sold: -

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 Lot 89105: Bette Davis "Margo Channing" Costume Sketch by Edith Head for All About Eve (TCF, 1950)
Vintage original costume sketch accomplished in pencil and gouache on 13" x 17" artist's paper leaf. Featuring a pencil skirt gown with jewel encrusted neckline and sable stole. Handwritten at the top left corner of the page, "Bette Davis" and signed in the lower right "Edith Head". Exhibiting age and production wear with some chipped edges and water staining to lower edge of paper.
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10 juillet 2016

45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe

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 45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe
published on June, 1st, 2016
by Horatia Harrod - online Telegraph

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Norma Jeane Mortenson - better known as Marilyn Monroe 

1. Marilyn was relatively poorly paid. Jane Russell was paid around 10 times as much as Marilyn when they co-starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her salary for her final unfinished film, Something’s Got to Give, was $100,000. Compare that with Elizabeth Taylor, who was getting a million dollars for Cleopatra; or even Marilyn’s co-star in the film, Dean Martin, who was on $500,000. Today, her estate makes around five million dollars a year.

2. But she died having become a million-dollar movie star. In 1962 she was fired by Twentieth-Century Fox from the production of Something’s Got to Give because of her chronic lateness and no-shows (she didn’t appear for the first two weeks of filming). But on August 1, four days before her death, she was rehired by Fox on a $1million, two-picture deal.

3. She found it almost impossible to learn lines, and took 60 takes to deliver the line “It’s me, Sugar”, in Some Like it Hot.

4. She was Playboy’s first Sweetheart (later Playmate) of the Month, in 1953. Marilyn had been paid $50 to model for the picture in 1949; Hugh Hefner bought it for $500.

5. Several of the burial vaults near to Marilyn’s have been put on sale. When Elsie Poncher, the widow of the man in the vault above Marilyn’s, put his space up for sale on eBay, she received dozens of bids, including one for £2.8million.

6. Hugh Hefner owns the burial vault next to Marilyn at the Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He bought it in 1992 for £50,000.

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Marilyn Monroe on the cover of the first issue of 'Playboy'

7. She went by many names. On her birth certificate she is Norma Jeane Mortenson; she was baptised Norma Jeane Baker; she modelled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe; her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair; she signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller. She only legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in March 1956, when she was already a star.

8. She was placed with 11 sets of foster parents after her mother, Gladys, was institutionalised. She also spent almost a year in the Children’s Aid Society Orphanage in Los Angeles.

9. Goya was her favourite artist: “I know this man very well, we have the same dreams, I have had the same dreams since I was a child.”

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Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating
during a photo session to promote the film The Seven Year Itch in September 1954
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10. Marilyn became a Christian Scientist at the age of 18; later in her life she dabbled in alternative spiritualities, including Anthroposophy, the philosophy espoused by Rudolf Steiner. She converted to Judaism before her 1956 marriage to Arthur Miller.

11. Her weight went up and down so dramatically during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl that the costume designer, Beatrice Dawson, had to create facsimile dresses in different sizes. “I have two ulcers from this film,” she said, “and they’re both monogrammed MM.”

12. She was rarely without an acting coach. Her first, Natasha Lytess, worked with her for six years and 22 films, clashing with directors, whose authority she challenged, and studio heads, who paid her bills. (Marilyn also paid her a wage – and settled her £11,000 debt at the dentist.)
Later, Paula Strasberg took Lytess’s role; unlike Lytess, who tried to direct Marilyn’s every movement from behind the camera, Strasberg was consulted between takes. To coach Marilyn in The Prince and the Showgirl, she was paid $25,000 – as much as some of the featured actors were getting.

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Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl

13. For 20 years after Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio arranged to have roses sent to her crypt three times a week.

14. In January 2011, Authentic Brand Groups bought the licensing rights to the Marilyn Monroe estate, for a price in the range of $30million. “On the media and entertainment side,” said the company’s chief executive, Jamie Salter, “I think she’s got a career in front of her, just based on technology.

15. At the 1999 auction of Marilyn’s effects, her white baby grand piano was bought by Mariah Carey, the singer, for $662,500. (The estimate had been $10,000-$15,000.) The piano had been bought by Marilyn’s mother, and sold after she had her breakdown, but Marilyn eventually found it and bought it back, keeping it with her until her death.

16. There was an open casket at her funeral. She wore an apple green Pucci sheath dress made of nylon jersey and a platinum wig (her head had been partially shaved during the autopsy).

17. She was thought to have been planning to remarry Joe DiMaggio at the time of her death. After the failure of their marriage, DiMaggio had undergone therapy, stopped drinking alcohol and expanded his interests beyond baseball: he and Marilyn read poetry together in these later years.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Credit: Reuters 

18. Marilyn’s beaded Jean Louis gown, worn when she sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy, was sold in 1999 for £820,000. At the time it was the record price for a single item of clothing, until Marilyn’s billowing white Seven Year Itch dress was put up for sale by Debbie Reynolds in 2011, where it made £2.8 million.

19. Marilyn owned many dogs during her life; her last was a Maltese terrier given to her by Frank Sinatra, which she named Maf (short for Mafia Honey). At the Christie’s sale in 1999, two Polaroids of Maf sold for £220,000.

20. Marilyn left 75 per cent of her estate to the Strasbergs; eventually this fell to Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasberg’s third wife. She vetoes the use of all images in which Marilyn wears fur, citing Marilyn’s love of animals as a reason.

21. The Anna Freud Centre, a child therapy clinic in Hampstead, north London, owns the remaining 25 per cent of Marilyn Monroe’s estate. The centre was left its share by Dr Marianne Kris, one of Marilyn’s therapists, and the original beneficiary of her will.

22. Before her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, Marilyn was married to James Dougherty. She was 16 when they tied the knot. Dougherty, who later became a detective in the LAPD, was forbidden by his second wife from going to see any of Marilyn’s films.

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 Marilyn Monroe with her first husband, James Dougherty Credit: EPA

23. Marilyn whitened her skin with hormone cream, one side effect of which was to encourage the growth of blonde down on her face; Marilyn would not remove this peach fuzz, believing that it gave her face a soft glow on camera.

24. She was never nominated for an Academy Award, but she was voted the “Oomph Girl” at Emerson Junior High in 1941; crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen in 1948; and was Stars and Stripes magazine’s Miss Cheesecake of 1950.

25. She was named “The Most Advertised Girl in the World” by the Advertising Association of the West in 1953. Among the brands she represented were American Airlines, Kyron Way Diet Pills, Pabst Beer, Tan-Tan Suntan Lotion and Royal Triton Oil.

26. In 1950, Johnny Hyde, her agent, paid for her to have two plastic surgeries: a tip rhinoplasty (reshaping the soft cartilage at the end of her nose); and a chin implant.

27. She was an early devotee of yoga, and was taught by Indra Devi, a Swedish-Russian Bollywood film star who also taught Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson.

28. Marilyn’s intervention got Ella Fitzgerald her first major engagement at a Los Angeles nightclub. In 1955 the colour bar was still in force, but Marilyn convinced the management to let Fitzgerald play by promising to sit in the front row for a week.

29. Marilyn was only the second woman to head her own production company (Mary Pickford was the first).

30. Marilyn had a fixation on Clark Gable, her co-star in The Misfits; as a young girl, Marilyn dreamed that he was her father. When he died, she said that she cried for two days.

31. She preferred to go naked. Among female studio employees – wardrobe mistresses, hairdressers, make-up artists – she often went without clothes. She gave interviews in the nude and often went out wearing nothing under the black mink that Joe DiMaggio had given her.

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Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, stars of 'The Misfits' Credit: AP 

32. Writers loved her. Jean-Paul Sartre wanted her to play the role of a hysterical patient in the film Freud, for which he wrote the first draft of a screenplay; she was Truman Capote’s first choice for the part of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

33. Marilyn’s death was ruled a “probable suicide”, but toxicology tests were only carried out on her liver. When the deputy coroner, Thomas Noguchi, tried to obtain her other organs for testing, he was told they’d been destroyed.

34. Veronica Hamel, an actress, bought Marilyn’s house in 1972. She claimed that when she was renovating the house she discovered an extensive system of wire-taps.

35. Marilyn’s hero was Abraham Lincoln: “I used to read everything I could find about him,” she wrote in her (ghosted) autobiography, My Story. “He was the only famous American who seemed most like me, at least in his childhood.

36. The books she was reading at the time of her death were Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Captain Newman MD, a novel by Leo Rosten based on the life of Monroe’s psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.

37. Two men claimed paternity of Marilyn on their deathbeds: C Stanley Gifford, who both Marilyn and her mother believed was her father, but who refused to meet Marilyn when she was alive; and Edward Mortensen, who was married to her mother at the time of her birth, and whose (misspelled) surname appears on her birth certificate.

38. She was athletic. As a young married woman on Catalina Island in the early Forties, she studied weightlifting with a former Olympic champion named Howard Corrington. She later went tandem surfing with a boyfriend, Tommy Zahn, balancing on his shoulders as they cut through the waves.

39. She was a talented producer. Marilyn Monroe Productions, which she formed in 1955 with Milton Greene, the photographer, only solely produced one film, The Prince and the Showgirl. Marilyn showed her nous in winning the script: she managed to wangle a meeting with the writer, Terence Rattigan, in New York, where he was stopping over en route to Hollywood to discuss the script with the director William Wyler, luring him from the airport to a downtown bar. When Wyler failed to make him a concrete offer, Rattigan went with Monroe.

40. Many of her friends believed she was murdered. Among the potential suspects: Robert Kennedy (with whom she had had an affair); John F Kennedy (ditto); mafioso Sam Giancana; the FBI; the CIA; her psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.

41. During the filming of Let’s Make Love, Marilyn’s no-shows added 28 days to the shooting time and $1 million to the budget.

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Allan 'Whitey' Snyder applying Marilyn Monroe's makeup
on the set of 'Let's Make Love' Credit: AP

42. Her career in front of the camera began when she was discovered working on the assembly line at Radioplane, a munitions factory, by a photographer called David Conover.

43. Arthur Miller’s play After the Fall is generally thought to be a thinly veiled portrayal of his marriage to Marilyn. The writer James Baldwin walked out of the play because he thought that “Maggie”, the Monroe character, was written so cruelly.

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 Marilyn Monroe with then-husband Arthur Miller in July 1956 Credit: AP

44. She only owned one home by herself: the house she died in at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood.

45. When she met Nikita Khrushchev, they discussed The Brothers Karamazov. She dreamed of playing the part of Grushenka in a film of the book.

10 février 2015

Tests Costumes et Coiffures pour "The Prince and the Showgirl"

Le prince et la danseuse

  *** Tests Coiffures et Maquillage ***

Les screen tests de Marilyn Monroe dans le rôle de 'Elsie Marina'
Les costumes sont de la créatrice anglaise Beatrice Dawson

Photographies de Milton Greene
Photographs of Milton Greene 


 Tests Costumes 


-> robe couleur chair et chapeau
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film-pr-test-sc01-mm-2-1  film-pr-test-sc01-mm-2-1a  
 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-1-3 test-marilyn-monroe-PR-100 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-1-2
test-MHG-MMO-PR-096 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-1-1 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-1-1a 
test-MHG-MMO-PR-093 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-4-1 film-pr-test-sc01-mm-4-1a
test-marilyn-monroe-PR-095 test-marilyn-monroe-PR-097 
  film-pr-test-sc01-mm-3-2   film-pr-test-sc01-mm-3-1  

- Marilyn avec Beatrice Dawson
test-MHG-MMO-PR-089 test-MHG-MMO-PR-094 test-MHG-MMO-PR-2450
 film-pr-test-sc01-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-1 test-MHG-MMO-PR-091 test-MHG-MMO-PR-092 
film-pr-test-sc01-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-2 film-pr-test-sc01-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-2a film-pr-test-sc01-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-2c

> Esquisse
film-pr-test-sc01-sketch-1a  film-pr-test-sc01-sketch-1c
film-pr-test-sc01-sketch-1b  

-> blouse à volants
test-MHG-MMO-PR-063 film-pr-test-sc03-mm-2-2 test-MHG-MMO-PR-101 
test-MHG-MMO-PR-2299  film-pr-test-sc03-mm-2-1a film-pr-test-sc03-mm-2-1
test-MHG-MMO-PR-069 test-MHG-MMO-PR-070 
test-marilyn-monroe-PR-072 film-pr-test-sc03-mm-1-1 test-MHG-MMO-PR-2300
film-pr-test-sc03-mm-1-3  film-pr-test-sc03-mm-1-3a 
test-MHG-MMO-PR-2301 film-pr-test-sc03-mm-1-2 test-MHG-MMO-PR-102

> la blouse
test-monroeshowgirlcape film-pr-test-costume_blouse-2010-julien film-pr-test-costume_blouse-50022
film-pr-test-costume_blouse-2009-juliens-1 film-pr-test-costume_blouse-2009-juliens-2 film-pr-test-costume_blouse-2009-juliens-3 

 -> robe blanche avec sequins
 test-MHG-MMO-PR-075 test-MHG-MMO-PR-076 test-MHG-MMO-PR-2296 
film-pr-test-sc02-mm-1-1  film-pr-test-sc02-mm-1-2 
test-MHG-MMO-PR-2297 test-MHG-MMO-PR-2298
test-MHG-MMO-PR-105 film-pr-test-sc02-mm-1-3 test-MHG-MMO-PR-084 
film-pr-test-sc02-mm_hair-1  test-MHG-MMO-PR-068

- Marilyn avec Beatrice Dawson et Milton Greene
 test-MHG-MMO-PR-085 test-MHG-MMO-PR-2454 test-MHG-MMO-PR-083 
film-pr-test-sc02-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-3 film-pr-test-sc02-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-4 film-pr-test-sc02-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-2
test-marilyn-monroe-PR-088 test-MHG-MMO-PR-088 
test-marilyn-monroe-PR-087 film-pr-test-sc02-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-1  film-pr-test-sc02-mm_with_beatrice_dawson-1a  

> la robe
film-pr-test-costume-dress-monroeshowgirldress film-pr-test-costume-dress-tumblr_lzea9buZzI1r42ah0 film-pr-test-costume-dress-316601 

-> robe blanche drapée
(Marilyn la porte le 27 juillet 1956 à la Terence Rattigan Party )

test-MHG-MMO-PR-078 film-pr-test-sc02-mm-2-3 test-MHG-MMO-PR-079
test-marilyn-monroe-PR-107  film-pr-test-sc02-mm-2-2
test-MHG-MMO-PR-077 test-MHG-MMO-PR-082
test-MHG-MMO-PR-080 test-MHG-MMO-PR-081


 film-pr-test-contact-lot141 
film-pr-test-contact-lot141a  film-pr-test-contact-lot141b  film-pr-test-contact-lot141c 


Tests Coiffures et Maquillage


-> Juin 1956 à Los Angeles
(la séance complète: Graduation Sitting )
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H3257-L44539944 marilyn-monroe-GD-50 H3257-L44539943

-> 25 juillet 1956, à Parkside House
(la séance complète : Hair Test )
 
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1956-3189686091_1_4_e68raGfX  1956-london-prince-HT99  1956-gr-II3AA2 


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