21 janvier 2022

Ceil Chapman

Ceil Chapman
(1912 - 1979)

Créatrice de Mode 1940s-1960s
Fashion Designer 1940s-1960s

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Ceil Chapman naît le 19 février 1912 sous le nom de Cecilia Mitchell à Staten Island, New York, où elle passe son enfance à Rosebank. Elle a deux soeurs Anne et Elizabeth. Adolescente, sa famille s'installe à Manhattan tout en passant les vacances d'été à Staten Island où ils ont gardé une résidence.
Dès son plus jeune âge, elle s'intéresse à la couture. Elle fait sa première robe de soirée à l'âge de 15 ans et conçoit ses propres vêtements.
Elle étudie l'art aux écoles St. Mary's et St. Peter's de Staten Island, ainsi qu'à l'Académie Notre Dame.
Après deux ans d'études à l'université, elle travaille dans l'atelier d'un grand magasin de la Cinquième Avenue à New York. Au bout de trois ans, elle est nommée chef d'équipe et y reste huit ans. Elle n'a pourtant jamais suivi de formation en couture ni conception de design, mais a appris en travaillant comme « acheteuse et femme d'affaires dans l'industrie de la mode ».
Elle se marie une première fois, avec Peter Fitzgibbon, avec qui elle a un fils, Peter (qui prendra le nom de son deuxième mari -Chapman- qui l'adoptera).
En juin 1938, elle se remarrie avec Samuel Chapman, vendeur de vêtements quand ils se rencontrent (comme elle l'était aussi), et qui deviendra rapidement son partenaire commercial pendant de nombreuses années.
Vers 1940, elle travaille encore comme vendeuse quand elle s'associe avec Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt et sa sœur jumelle Thelma Furness (Vicomtesse Furness) pour créer une société "Her Ladyship Gowns"; l'entreprise sera de courte durée mais révèle son goût pour les affaires.

Ceil Chapman was born on February 19, 1912 under the name of Cecilia Mitchell, in Staten Island, New York, where she spends her childhood in Rosebank. She has two sisters Anne and Elizabeth. As a teenager, her family move to Manhattan while spending the summer vacations on Staten Island where they keep a residence.
From her early age, she is interested in sewing. She makes her first evening dress at the age of 15 and designs her own clothes.
She studies art at St. Mary's and St. Peter's Schools on Staten Island, as well as at Notre Dame Academy. After two years of studying at university, she works in the workshop of a department store on Fifth Avenue in New York. After three years, she is appointed team leader and remains there for eight years. However, she has never taken any training in sewing or design, but she has learned by working as a “seller and businesswoman in the fashion industry”.
She marries for the first time, with Peter Fitzgibbon, with whom she has a son, Peter (who would take the name of her second husband -Chapman- who would adopt him).
In June 1938, she remarries with Samuel Chapman, a clothes seller when they met (as she also was), and who would quickly become her business partner for many years.
Around 1940, she was still working as a saleswoman when she teamed up with Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and her twin sister Thelma Furness (Viscountess Furness) to create a "Her Ladyship Gowns" company; the company will be short-lived but reveals her taste for business.


Son style -/- Her style

Elle se fait un nom dans les années 1940s après avoir créé sa propre entreprise de vêtements avec son mari, où elle tient le rôle de créatrice / designer et reçoit plusieurs prix: le "Coty American Fashion Critic's Award" en 1945; le prix "John Wanamaker", le prix "Golden Year" de Foley et le sceau "Strawbridge and Clothier"; tous ces prix lui sont remis pour sa contribution créative dans le domaine de la mode américaine. Ceil Chapman fait partie de ceux qui ont réussi à adapter le « New Look » de Christian Dior aux Etats-Unis (en pleine guerre mondiale, les créations à Paris n'étaient pas relayées aux USA) par des vêtements de cocktail (robes et manteaux capes).
Ses robes sont caractérisées par de grands décolletés (surnommés alors les "décolletés de table"), au corsage richement drapé, des jupes bouffantes ou au contraire en ligne droite, mais superposées parfois de tissus, permettant ainsi d'accentuer une taille fine et donc de mettre en valeur les formes féminines; les robes étant le plus souvent drapées en jersey ou en crêpe.
Elle remet au goût du jour la coupe en biais (populaire dans les années 1930s). Parfois, les hanches sont accentués par des rosettes, des plis, des basques, des rembourrages qui se nouent en forme de gros noeud ou retombent tout simplement tel un grand foulard le long du corps.
Ses tissus de prédilection sont la soie, le taffetas, le jersey, la mousseline de soie, l'organdi, le coton et les brocarts métalliques, parfois agrémentés de perles, de dentelle et de paillettes cousus; amenant le New York Times à décrire en 1957 son travail par "Les « robes de rêve » de Ceil Chapman sont plus recherchées que celles de n'importe quel autre créateur". Ses robes sont créées dans le but d'être portées à des bals, cocktails, dîners dansants, et autres sorties chics au restaurant et boîtes de nuit. Le journal Women's Wear Daily (du 30/09/1963) indique que sa "maison de couture comprend l'importance de la robe de cocktail". Pour elle, une couturière designer femme "ne pense pas à un dessin. Elle pense à la personne vivante qui le portera".
Elle créé aussi des manteaux et des robes de mariées.

- 1952: Ceil Chapman parle de son travail dans un reportage
Ceil Chapman talks about her work in report

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She made a name for herself in the 1940s after starting her own clothing company with her husband, where she held the role of designer and received several awards: the "Coty American Fashion Critic's Award" in 1945; the "John Wanamaker" Award, Foley's "Golden Year" Award and the "Strawbridge and Clothier" Seal; all these awards are presented to her for her creative contribution in the American fashion. Ceil Chapman is one of those who succeeded in adapting Christian Dior's “New Look” to the United States (in the midst of the world war, creations in Paris were not relayed to the United States) with cocktail clothes (dresses and coats capes).
Her dresses are characterized by large necklines (then nicknamed the "table top necklines"), richly draped bodice, puffy skirts or on the contrary in a straight line, but sometimes superimposed with fabrics, thus making it possible to accentuate a thin waist and therefore to highlight the feminine forms; the dresses being most often draped in jersey or crepe.
She brings the bias cut (popular in the 1930s) up to date. Sometimes the hips are accentuated by rosettes, pleats, basques, padding that tie in the shape of a large knot or simply fall like a large scarf along the body.
Her favorite fabrics are silk, taffeta, jersey, silk muslin, organdy, cotton and metallic brocades, sometimes embellished with beads, lace and sewn sequins; leading the New York Times in 1957 to describe her work as "Ceil Chapman's 'dream dresses' are more sought after than those of any other desinger's ready-made gowns." Her dresses are created to be worn at balls, cocktails, dinner dances, and other chic dining and nightclubs. The Women's Wear Daily newspaper (09/30/1963) indicates that her "Here's one house that understands the importance of the cocktail dress". For her, a female designer seamstress "doesn't think of a design. She thinks of the living person who will wear it".
She creates also coats and wedding dresses.

- 1950s - Robes coupes droites / Straight cut dresses -
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- 1950s - Robes jupons bouffants / Puffy petticoats dresses -
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- 1950s - Manteaux et robes de mariée / Coats and wedding dresses -
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Ses créations sont proposées dans les boutiques chics (Bergdorf Goodman, B Altman & Co, Lord & Taylor, et Saks sur la 5ème Avenue à New York), et sont publiées dans la presse via les magazines de mode comme Vogue et Harper's Bazaar; portées par les mannequins connues de l'époque: Evelyn Tripp, Carmen Dell Orefice, Dovima, les soeurs Dorian Leigh & Suzy Parker ou encore Jean Patchett. Et ses robes de cocktail sont aussi proposées dans les boutiques américaines de prêt-à-porter, à des prix plus abordables. Les prix de ses tenues allant de 50 $ à 300 $. Les étiquettes de ses vêtements comportent au départ l'inscription "A Chapman Original" utilisée pendant quelques temps dans les années 1940s, pour finir par être simplement désignée par "Ceil Chapman".

Her designs are offered in chic boutiques (Bergdorf Goodman, B Altman & Co, Lord & Taylor, and Saks on 5th Avenue in New York), and are published in the press via fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaarworn by famous models of the time: Evelyn Tripp, Carmen Dell Orefice, Dovima, sisters Dorian Leigh & Suzy Parker or also Jean Patchett. And her cocktail dresses are also available in American ready-to-wear stores, at more affordable prices. The prices for her outfits range from $ 50 to $ 300. The labels of his clothing initially carry the inscription "A Chapman Original" used for some time in the years 1940s, to end up being simply referred to as "Ceil Chapman".

 - 1950s- Publicités parues dans Vogue et Harper's Bazaar -
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 - 1940s/1950s - creations Ceil Chapman dans Vogue -
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Evelyn Tripp, Vogue 15 sept 1954, Horst P. Horst
Carmen Dell'Orefice, Vogue oct 1949, Norman Parkinson
Dorian Leigh, Life 1952, Milton H Greene
Dovima, Harper's Bazaar oct 1951, Richard Avedon -

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- 1950s - la mannequin Jean Patchett en Ceil Chapman -
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Les publicités -/- The advertisings

Vers 1949, elle conclut un accord informel pour prêter des vêtements à des émissions de télévision de la NBC en échange d'un crédit promotionnel de son nom à l'antenne.
Et elle passe plusieurs accords de partenariat avec d'autres marques qui créditent ainsi ses vêtements dans les publicités, lui permettant de tirer des revenus supplémentaires en prêtant son nom et son style à des fins publicitaires et de faire connaître ses créations au plus grand nombre - elle approuve autant des produits issus de la mode (foulard, chaussures, sous-vêtements), de la beauté (maquillage, coiffure), que tout autre produit populaire (huile à moteur) ou élitiste (cadillac) - (quelques exemples: parfum Evyan en 1946, les radios Musaphonic en 1947, l'huile à moteur Valvoline en 1947, le maquillage Solitair en 1948, les chaussures Jacqueline en 1949, les sous vêtements Playtex en 1950, les tapis Prefer Firth en 1951, les cigarettes Old Gold en 1951, les sprays cheveux Helene Curtis en 1954, le whisky Spey Royal en 1954, les ceintures Gemex en 1956, les soutien-gorge FormFit en 1957, la Cadillac en 1958, le savon Zest en 1959, les gaines MaidenForm en 1960, les pressing Sta-Nu en 1960, les voitures Ford en 1962...

Around 1949, she enters into an informal agreement to lend clothes to NBC television shows in exchange for a promotional credit of her name on the air.
And she makes several partnership agreements with other brands that thus credit her clothes in advertisements, allowing her to earn additional income by lending her name and style for advertising purposes and to make her creations known to as many people as possible - she approves as much products of fashion (scarf, shoes, underwear), beauty (makeup, hairstyle), as any other popular products (motor oil) or elitist (cadillac) - ( few examples: Evyan perfume in 1946, Musaphonic radios in 1947, Valvoline motor oil in 1947, Solitair makeup in 1948, Jacqueline shoes in 1949, Playtex underwear in 1950, Prefer Firth carpets in 1951, Old Gold cigarettes in 1951 , Helene Curtis hair sprays in 1954, Spey Royal whiskey in 1954, Gemex belts in 1956, FormFit bras in 1957, Cadillac in 1958, Zest soap in 1959, MaidenForm girdles in 1960, Sta-Nu dry cleaners in 1960, Ford cars in 1962...)

- quelques publicités / some publicities -
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Elle apparaît même en photo sur les publicités de Playtex (1950), et elle est le sujet principal d'une publicité pour la Western Union en 1956, où elle est représentée dans son atelier.
She even appears in photos on Playtex advertisements (1950), and she is the main subject of an advertisement for Western Union in 1956, where she is represented in her workroom.

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Avec son mari Samuel Chapman, elle racontera qu' "être ensemble 24 heures sur 24 a eu un impact sur moi. Il contrôlait mes affaires et ma vie personnelle" et le couple divorce en octobre 1950 au Mexique. Ils resteront toujours proches, Samuel continuant à gérer l'entreprise.
Elle épouse son troisième mari, Thomas Gillepsie Rogers, en décembre 1951 mais conserve son nom Chapman, connu du public.

With her husband Samuel Chapman, she will say that "being together 24 hours a day had an impact on me. He controlled my business and my personal life" and the couple divorced in October 1950 in Mexico. They will always remain close, Samuel continuing to manage the business.
She married her third husband, Thomas Gillespie Rogers, in December 1951 but keeping her name Chapman, known to the public.

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Sa notoriété est grande, elle continue de recevoir de nombreux prix: le "Mademoiselle Merit Award" en 1955, après un sondage demandant aux étudiantes de citer le créateur le plus populaire du pays pour les jeunes. Et le prix "Best of Informals" du groupe Swiss Fabrics en 1956.
Dans les années 1950s, elle travaille au 530 Seventh Avenue dans le Garment District de New York. Elle fait breveter de nombreux modèles entre 1954 et 1960. Elle n'a jamais assisté à des défilés de mode français, préférant ne pas être influencée par Paris lors de la conception de ses créations destinées à la femme américaine.
Elle s'habille exclusivement de couleur noir le jour pour travailler, et s'habille souvent en blanc pour les réceptions en soirée.

Her notoriety is great, she continues to receive many awards: the "Mademoiselle Merit Award" in 1955, after a survey asking students to name the most popular designer in the country for young people. And the "Best of Informals" award from the Swiss Fabrics Group in 1956.
In the 1950s, she worked at 530 Seventh Avenue in the Garment District of New York. She patented many models between 1954 and 1960. She never attended French fashion shows, preferring not to be influenced by Paris when designing her creations for American women.
She dresses exclusively in black during the day for work, and often dresses in white for evening entertaining.

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Les stars -/- The celebrities

En plus d'avoir conquis les femmes de la société new-yorkaise, Ceil Chapman habille aussi de nombreuses actrices d'Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe (dont on dit qu'elle est sa créatrice préférée), mais aussi Elizabeth Taylor (dont elle créé notamment la robe de mariée en 1950 pour son mariage avec Conrad "Nicky" Hilton), Mamie Van Doren (qui porte l'une de ses robes à la première du film "The Glenn Miller Story", où elle est accompagnée de son petit-ami Nicky Hilton, l'ex de Taylor !) Deborah Kerr (qui est l'une de ses amies proches), Lupe Velez, Sophie Tucker, Greer Garson, Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Judy Holliday, Eva Gabor, Jayne Mansfield, Goldie Hawn et Aretha Franklin.
En 1952, l'actrice Betty Furness participe à une réception où se trouve aussi Ceil Chapman. Mais problème: les deux femmes portent la même robe (une création de Ceil Chapman). Alors pour ne pas créer de malaise, Ceil Chapman se rend aux toilettes pour retirer le gros noeud d'organza à l'encolure de la robe et revient à la soirée ayant l'air ainsi totalement vêtue différemment.

In addition to having conquered the women of New York society, Ceil Chapman also dresses many Hollywood actresses: Marilyn Monroe (who is said to be her favorite designer), but also Elizabeth Taylor (whose she created the wedding dress in 1950 for her marriage to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton), Mamie Van Doren (who wore one of her dresses to the premiere of the film "The Glenn Miller Story", where she was accompanied by her boyfriend Nicky Hilton, Taylor's ex!) Deborah Kerr (who is one of her close friends), Lupe Velez, Sophie Tucker, Greer Garson, Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Judy Holliday, Eva Gabor, Jayne Mansfield, Goldie Hawn and Aretha Franklin.
In 1952, actress Betty Furness attended a reception where Ceil Chapman was also present. But problem: the two women wear the same dress (a creation of Ceil Chapman). So not to create discomfort, Ceil Chapman goes to the bathroom to remove the big organza bow at the neckline of the dress and goes back to the party looking totally dressed differently.

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- Jayne Mansfield en robes Ceil Chapman -
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- Ginger Rogers / Joanne GilbertGrace Kelly / Virginie De Luce /  Audrey Hepburn /
Lauren Bacall /Mamie Van Doren /  Goldie Hawn 
- toutes habillées en Chapman -

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Les personnalités portent ainsi ses créations soit lors de soirées de cocktail ou des premières, soit pour des photos en studio. Ceil Chapman a peu travaillé pour le cinéma: elle habille l'actrice Marie McDonald dans le film "Promises ! Promesses !" en 1963. Elle a surtout travaillé pour la télévision: le Faye Emerson Show en 1951 et la série Wonderful Town en 1952.

The celebrities thus wear her creations either during cocktail parties or premieres, or for photos in the studio. Ceil Chapman has done little work for the cinema: she dresses actress Marie McDonald in the film "Promises! Promises!" in 1963. She mainly worked for television: the Faye Emerson Show in 1951 and the series Wonderful Town in 1952.

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 La fin de son style -/- The end of her style

Début des années 1960s: elle lance aussi un parfum et une eau de Cologne, Ceil Bleue.
Au milieu des années 1960s, les affaires avec son ex-mari rencontrent des difficultés, leur entreprise de confection de vêtements est dissoute en 1965 et elle s'associe avec Samuel Winston pour sa marque "Miss Winston" et propose des vêtements qui ciblent les femmes plus jeunes; les vêtements comportent l'étiquette "Ceil Chapman / for Miss Winston".
Puis elle arrête ses activités quelques temps, pour revenir en 1969 et crée sa société Ceil Chapman Inc., installée au 200 Park Avenue de New York. La société est même inscrite en bourse (auprès de la "Securities and Exchange Commission") et propose des actions pour "s'engager principalement dans le stylisme, la conception, la fabrication, la distribution et la vente de vêtements pour femmes, d'accessoires et de nouveautés sous le nom de 'Ceil Chapman ' et d'autoriser d'autres à utiliser le nom de Ceil Chapman." Mais l'entreprise ne prospère pas: son style sophistiqué n'est plus à la mode, remplacé par les minijupes en vogue.

Early 1960s: she also launched a perfume and cologne, Ceil Bleue.
In the mid-1960s, business with her ex-husband ran into trouble, their clothing business was dissolved in 1965 and she partnered with Samuel Winston for his brand "Miss Winston" and offered clothes that targeted women. younger; the clothes feature the label "Ceil Chapman / for Miss Winston".
Then she stopped her activities for a while, to return in 1969 and create her company Ceil Chapman Inc., located at 200 Park Avenue in New York. The  company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer shares of common stock, proposing "to engage principally in the styling, designing, manufacture, distribution and sale of women's wearing apparel, accessories and novelties under the name 'Ceil Chapman,' and to license others to use the Ceil Chapman name." But the company does not prosper: its sophisticated style is no longer fashionable, replaced by the fashionable miniskirts.

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Après une lutte de deux ans contre un cancer du poumon, Ceil Chapman décède à l'âge de 67 ans le vendredi 13 juillet 1979 à l'hôpital Calvary dans le Bronx, New York. À l'époque, elle vivait dans l'Upper East Side de Manhattan. Sa nécrologie dans le Staten Island Advance indiquait qu'elle n'avait pas été informée du décès de son mari, Tom Rogers, d'une crise cardiaque, quelques jours plus tôt (le mardi 10 juillet). Au moment de sa mort, elle laisse dans le deuil son fils Peter et ses deux sœurs.

After a two-year battle with lung cancer, Ceil Chapman died at the age of 67 on Friday July 13, 1979 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York. At the time, she was living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Her obituary in the Staten Island Advance said she had not been informed of the death of her husband, Tom Rogers, of a heart attack, a few days earlier (Tuesday, July 10). At the time of her death, she was survived by her son Peter and her two sisters.


Un style de référence -/- A reference style

Plusieurs de ses créations se retrouvent aujourd'hui dans des musées: au Staten Island Historical Society, Costume Institute du Metropolitan Museum of Art; ou sont revendues à des prix onéreux aux enchères, rachetées par des collectionneurs du vintage. Elle reste toujours une référence, grâce notamment au revival du vintage des années 1950s: des actrices d'aujourd'hui portent ses créations pour fouler le tapis rouge comme par exemple Jennifer Esposito (en 2005 à l'inauguration d'une boutique), Gillian Anderson (en 2011, à un festival de cinéma à Londres) ou encore Kate Upton (en 2014 à la première de son film "The Other Woman").

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Several of her creations can be found in museums today: in the Staten Island Historical Society, Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; or are sold at expensive prices at auctions, bought by vintage collectors. She still remains a reference, thanks in particular to the vintage revival of the 1950s: today's celebrities wear her creations to walk the red carpet, such as Jennifer Esposito (in 2005 at the inauguration of a boutique), Gillian Anderson (in 2011, at a film festival in London) or Kate Upton (in 2014 at the premiere of her movie "The Other Woman").


 Marilyn Monroe en Ceil Chapman
Marilyn Monroe wearing Ceil Chapman's
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 - Les apparitions publiques de Marilyn habillée en Ceil Chapman -
Public appearances of Marilyn dressed in Ceil Chapman's

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Au vue des robes de Ceil Chapman que Marilyn Monroe possède dans sa propre garde-robe, il semble qu'elle ait une préférence pour:
- les robes à coupe en biais et les robes à coupe droites: elle possède peu de robes à jupons bouffants [elle n'a que deux robes d'été (la longue robe à pois, une robe jaune) et une robe de soirée noire];
- les robes à bretelles: seulement trois sont en forme bustier;
- les robes au décolleté arrondi ou au décolleté profond de forme triangulaire;
- les robes avec taffetas cousus à la robe et qui retombe en foulard ou lié en gros noeud;
- les tissus en crêpe et ceux agrémentés à sequins brillants;
- les couleurs sont majoritairement sombres (noir) ou très clair (blanc/ivoire, jaune)

 - Les robes Ceil Chapman qui ont appartenues à Marilyn -
The Ceil Chapman dresses that belonged to Marilyn

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Looking at Ceil Chapman dresses that Marilyn Monroe's owns in her personal wardrobe, it seems she has a preference for:
- bias-cut dresses and straight-cut dresses: she has few dresses with puffy petticoats [she only has two summer dresses (the long polka-dot dress, a yellow dress) and a black evening dress];
- dresses with straps: only three are strapless;
- dresses with a rounded neckline or a deep triangular neckline;
- dresses with taffeta sewn to the dress and falling as a long scarf or tied in a big knot;
- crepe fabrics and those embellished with shiny sequins;
- the colors are mostly dark (black) or very light (white / ivory, yellow)


Ceil Chapman est considérée comme l'une des créatrices préférées de Marilyn Monroe; il suffit en effet de voir le nombre de robes de Chapman que Marilyn possédait: elle s'est affichée publiquement dans 9 robes différentes; mais on lui connait 21 robes différentes de Ceil Chapman (par les diverses ventes aux enchères) - Récapitulatif de chacune d'entre elles. 

Ceil Chapman is considered one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers; just look indeed the number of Chapman's dresses that Marilyn owned: she appeared publicly in 9 different gowns; but we know 21 different Ceil Chapman dresses (from the various auctions) - Summary of each of them.


Les robes longues coupe en biais
(avec plis en pan en biais sur jupe)

Long bias cut dresses (with side pleats on the skirt)


1- Longue robe de cocktail noire en crêpe
1- Long black crepe cocktail dress

Robe longue en crêpe noire, avec une seule bretelles et un gros noeud en forme de rosace sur la hanche gauche, ramenant le tissu en biais sur la jupe. 

Long dress in black crepe, with a single strap and a large rosette-shaped bow on the left hip, bringing the fabric diagonally over the skirt.

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Marilyn l'a portée 8 fois en 1950:
pour 5 séances photos publicitaires pour le film Quand la ville dort,
pour une séance chez son mentor Johnny Hyde,
à une soirée avec Hyde le 27 juillet 1950,
au restaurant Stork Club de New York en octobre 1950

Marilyn wore it 8 times in 1950:
for 5 publicity photo shoots for the film The Asphalt Jungle,
for a session at her mentor Johnny Hyde's home,
at a party with Hyde on July 27, 1950,
at the Stork Club restaurant in New York in October 1950

On ne sait pas ce qu'est devenue la robe.
It is not known what became of the dress.


2- Longue robe de cocktail noire en satin
2- Long black satin cocktail dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-02-dress  Robe longue en satin de soie noire, avec une encolure en V croisée et au corsage plissé, aux larges bretelles; et la jupe en biais avec une fente au niveau de la cuisse gauche.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Profiles in History le 11/12/2018, n'a pas trouvé d'acheteur. 

 Long dress in black silk satin, with a crossed V-neckline and pleated bodice, with wide straps; and the skirt on the bias with a slit at the level of the left thigh.
Its last auction: sold by Profiles in History on 12/11/2018, found no buyer.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


 Robes 1 & 2: article Robes de cocktail noires de Ceil Chapman


3- Longue robe jaune dorée en soie
3- Long golden yellow silk dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-03-dress  Robe longue en soie jaune, sans manches, encolure arrondie. La partie supérieure du corsage est ornée de perles de clairon; la partie jupe froncée et croisée.

 Long dress in yellow silk, sleeveless, rounded neckline. The upper part of the bodice is adorned with bugle beads; the skirt portion having gathers and being crossed.

La robe est aujourd'hui abîmée: la fermeture éclair est cassée et la partie jupe est tâchée de teintures rouge et bleue provenant d'autres vêtements qui ont déteint dessus. La robe a été vendue aux enchères deux fois par Julien's:
The dress is today damaged: the zipper is broken and the skirt part is stained with red and blue dyes from other clothes that have rubbed off on it. The dress was auctioned twice by Julien's:
- le 04/06/2005 - page web: “Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe ” - Lot 105
Estimée entre 500 et 700 Dollars (vendue en lot avec un manteau cape)
- le 26/06/2010 - page web: “Hollywood Legends” - Lot 780
Estimée entre et 800 et 1200 Dollars, Vendue 6 250 Dollars

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


Les robes longues coupe droite
(avec plis à fronces sur tissu)

Long straight cut dresses (with gathered pleats on fabric) 


4- Longue robe blanche en Jersey
4- Long white jersey dress

Robe longue en jersey blanc à fronces, aux manches 3/4, ouverte dans le bas; qui comporte à l'origine une ceinture avec un gros noeud au niveau de la hanche que Marilyn a coupé.
On ne sait pas ce qu'est devenue la robe.

Long dress in white jersey with gathers, 3/4 sleeves, open at the bottom; which originally features a belt with a large knot at the hip that Marilyn has cut.
It is not known what became of the dress.

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Marilyn l'a portée 2 fois en 1952:
une séance au Beverly Carlton Hotel, photographiée par Philippe Halsman fin janvier;
une séance dans les studios de la Fox fin septembre

Marilyn wore it twice in 1952:
a session at the Beverly Carlton Hotel, photographed by Philippe Halsman, end of January;
a session in Fox studios at the end of September


5- Longue robe noire en Jersey
5- Long black jersey dress

Robe longue en jersey noire à fronces, identique à la robe blanche; mais qui comporte le noeud de taffetas en soie noire attaché à la hanche.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Julien's le 17/11/2016 au prix de 50 000 Dollars. 

Long black jersey dress with gathers, identical to the white dress; but which features the black silk taffeta bow tied at the hip.
Its last auction: sold by Julien's on 11/17/2016 for 50,000 Dollars.

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Marilyn l'a portée 3 fois en 1953:
pour une soirée du magazine Redbook en février;
pour une participation au show radio ABC de Walter Winchell le 13 décembre,
pour une soirée du Los Angeles Press Club du 19 décembre

Marilyn wore it twice in 1953:
for a Redbook magazine party in February;
for a party of the Los Angeles Press Club on December 19


6- Longue robe noire en Jersey
6- Long black jersey dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-06-dress Robe longue en jersey noire à fronces, aux manches 3/4, décolleté dans le dos (en forme de V jusqu'au milieu du dos), avec une sorte de traîne qui retombe dans le dos.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Julien's le 11/04/2014 pour 37 500 Dollars.

Long black jersey dress with gathers, 3/4 sleeves, neckline in the back (V-shaped to the middle of the back), with a sort of train that falls in the back.
Its last auction: sold by Julien's on 04/11/2014 for 37,500 Dollars.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


7- Longue robe de soie ivoire
7- Long ivory silk dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-07-dress  Robe longue en soie de couleur ivoire, au drapé asymétrique, sans manches de forme bustier - et qui comporte une étiquette “Fox 964467", qui indiquerait qu'elle aurait été créée pour le cinéma (les studios de la Fox).  
La robe est aujourd'hui un peu tâchée; sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Julien's le 26/06/2009 pour 12 800 Dollars.

Long ivory-colored silk dress, with asymmetrical drape, sleeveless strapless shape - and which has a "Fox 964467" label, which would indicate that it was created for the cinema (Fox studios).
The dress is a little stained today; its last auction: sold by Julien's on 26/06/2009 for 12,800 Dollars.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


8- Robe noire en Jersey
8- Black jersey dress

Robe en jersey noire à fronces, de forme bustier, la longueur arrive au niveau des tibias; elle comporte un gros noeud de taffetas de soie noire au niveau de la hanche. Marilyn possédait 2 exemplaires de la robe.
Les dernières mises aux enchères: par Christies le 28/10/1999 - la 1ère robe vendue 14 950 Dollars; la 2ème robe vendue 21 850 Dollars.

Black jersey dress with gathers, bustier shape, the length reaches at the level of the shins; it has a large black silk taffeta bow at the hip. Marilyn owned 2 copies of the dress.
The latest auctions: by Christies on 28/10/1999 - the 1st dress sold for 14,950 Dollars; the 2nd dress sold for 21,850 Dollars.

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Marilyn l'a portée 1 seule fois en 1953:
pour une soirée privée chez Bob Hope le 16 décembre;

Marilyn wore it only once in 1953:
for a private party at Bob Hope on December 16;


 Robes 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8:  article Les Robes Moulantes à fronces de Ceil Chapman


Les robes bouffantes
Puffy dresses


9- Robe de soie noire
10- Black silk dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-09-dress  Robe en soie noire, sans manches, à larges bretelles, au col et taille froncée, mi-longue (la longueur semble arriver au niveau des tibias).
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Christies le 20/09/2001 pour 18 800 Dollars.
page web: “Fine manuscripts” - Lot 123

Black silk dress, sleeveless, with wide straps, with gathered neck and waistline, mid-length (the length seems to reach at the level of the shins).
Its last auction: sold by Christies on 09/20/2001 for 18,800 Dollars.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


10- Robe blanche à pois rouges
10- White dress with red polka dots

Longue robe d'été blanche (au ton ivoire) avec de grands pois rouges, au décolleté de forme carrée et à la jupe large et évasée.
On ne sait pas ce qu'est devenue la robe.

Long white summer dress (in ivory tone) with large red polka dots, square neckline and wide, flared skirt.
It is not known what became of the dress.

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Marilyn l'a portée 3 fois entre 1952 et 1953:
en promo à Atlantic City où elle rencontre des femmes militaires le 01/09/1952;
en lecture d'interview avec Louella Parsons fin 1952 ;
pour remettre un trophée de match de base-ball à la Fox courant 1953

Marilyn wore it 3 times between 1952 and 1953:
on promo in Atlantic City where she meets military women on 09/01/1952;
reading an interview with Louella Parsons at the end of 1952;
to present a baseball game trophy to Fox during 1953


Robe 10: article Robe blanche à pois rouges de Ceil Chapman


Les robes au décolleté transparent
Dresses with a transparent neckline


11- Longue robe de cocktail noire en satin
11- Long black satin cocktail dress

Robe longue en soie noire sans manches, au décolleté de dentelle noire à imprimé floral; au retombé en ligne droite (jusqu'aux tibias), avec une doublure en dentelle au-dessus du tissu en satin; et ornée d'une petite traîne frontale en dentelle.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Julien's le 04/06/2005 pour 18 000 Dollars.

Long dress in black silk without sleeves, with black lace neckline with floral print; at the fall in a straight line (up to the shins), with a lace lining above the satin fabric; and adorned with a small front lace train.
Its last auction: sold by Julien's on 06/04/2005 for 18,000 Dollars.

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Marilyn l'a portée 1 seule fois en 1958:
pour une soirée privée chez Jimmy McHugh le 09 juillet

Marilyn wore it only once in 1958:
 for a private party at Jimmy McHugh on July 09


 Robe 11 :  article Robe de cocktail en soie noire de Ceil Chapman


12- Robe de soie jaune
12- Yellow silk dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-12-dress  Robe en soie jaune, sans manches, doublée d'une mousseline de soie de même couleur ; avec six bretelles spaghetti et trois nœuds décoratifs au milieu du dos, fermeture à glissière au dos; jupe ample plissée froncée à la taille. Robe qui n'a pas d'étiquette mais ressemble à une création de Chapman.

 A yellow silk dress, sleeveless, overlaid with same-color silk chiffon; six spaghetti straps and three decorative bows on mid back area, back zipper ; full pleated skirt gathered at waist. Dress that has no label but looks like a Chapman design.

La robe est aujourd'hui abîmée: quelques trous parsèment la robe. La robe a été vendue aux enchères deux fois par Julien's:
The dress is today damaged: a few holes dot the dress. The dress was auctioned twice by Julien's:
- le 04/06/2005 - page web: “Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe ” - Lot 20
Estimée entre 3 000 et 5 000 Dollars
- le 26/06/2009 - page web: “Julien's Summer Sale 2009” - Lot 730
Vendue 4 062,50 Dollars

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


Les robes à sequins brodés
Sequined dresses embroidered


13- Longue robe noire perlée
13- Long black beaded dress

Robe longue noire, qui retombe jusqu'aux chevilles, avec des motifs de serpentines perlées; encolure arrondie devant, échancrée jusqu'à la moitié du dos ; avec de larges bretelles; comporte une ceinture à la taille de même matière que la robe.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Julien's le 26/06/2009 pour 7 500 Dollars.

Long black dress, which falls to the ankles, with beaded serpentine patterns; round neckline in front, scooped up to half of the back; with wide straps; has a belt at the waist of the same material as the dress.
Its last auction: sold by Julien's on 06/26/2009 for 7,500 Dollars.

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Marilyn l'a portée 1 seule fois en 1955:
pour une sortie au théâtre à Broadway fin août

Marilyn wore it only once in 1955:
for a theater outing on Broadway at the end of August


 Robe 13 :  article Robe noire serpentine perlée de Ceil Chapman


14- Longue robe aubergine aux perles vermiculaires
14- Long eggplant dress with vermicular pearls

Robe longue de couleur aubergine en crêpe avec de petites perles de clairon aux formes vermiculaires brodées, de fines bretelles, et en coupe droite. Il existe même une petite veste boléro assortie à la robe.
La robe et son boléro sont aussi présentés comme étant des créations du styliste Elgee Bove et ont notamment été exposés en 2016 en Australie.

Long eggplant-colored dress in crepe with small bugle beads in vermicular embroidered shapes, thin straps, and in a straight cut. There is even a small bolero jacket to match the dress.
The dress and its bolero are also presented as being creations of stylist Elgee Bove and were notably exhibited in 2016 in Australia.

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Marilyn l'a portée près de 9 fois entre 1952 et 1954:
à une fête du magazine Modern Screen le 03 octobre 1952;
pour une séance photo de Nickolas Murray en 1952;
pour le prix Redbook à l'émission de Jerry Lewis et Dean Martin le 24 février 1953;
à un repas d'anniversaire et une interview au Beverly Hills Hotel le 17 juin 1953;
[Il est possible qu'elle porte la robe noire à l'événement du 17 juin 1953.]

à une réception à l'hôtel Impérial de Tokyo au Japon le 4 février 1954;
pour chanter sur scène en Corée devant les GI's 4 jours durant entre le 16 et le 19 février 1954

Marilyn wore it nearly 9 times between 1952 and 1954:
at a Modern Screen magazine party on October 03, 1952;
for a photo shoot by Nickolas Murray in 1952;
for the Redbook Award at the Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin Show on February 24, 1953;
at a birthday party and interview at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 17, 1953;
[It is possible that she wore the black dress to the June 17, 1953 event.]

at a reception at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on February 4, 1954;
to sing on stage in Korea in front of the GI's 4 days during between February 16 19, 1954


 15- Longue robe noire aux perles vermiculaires
15- Long black dress with vermicular pearls

001-MM_chapman_dress-15-dress  Robe longue noire en crêpe, identique à la robe aubergine.
La dernière mise aux enchères: par Christies le 28/10/1999, vendue 16 100 Dollars;
elle
appartient aujourd'hui au musée Hollywood Museum qui l'expose et la présente (à tort) comme étant la robe que Marilyn porte en Corée (alors qu'elle portait la robe aubergine !). 

Long black crepe dress, identical to the aubergine dress.
Last auction: by Christies on 28/10/1999, sold for 16,100 Dollars;
it now belongs to the Hollywood Museum, which exhibits it and presents it (wrongly) as being the dress that Marilyn wears in Korea (while she wore the eggplant dress !).


16- Longue robe blanche aux perles vermiculaires
16- Long white dress with vermicular pearls

Robe longue de couleur blanc crème en crêpe, au motif identiques aux précédentes (perles vermiculaires brodées), en coupe droite; sauf que les bretelles sont larges et il semble qu'il a ya de grandes poches sur le devant.
On ne sait pas ce qu'est devenue la robe.

Long creamy white dress in crepe, with the same pattern as the previous ones (vermicular embroidered beads), straight cut; except that the straps are wide and it seems there are large front pockets.
It is not known what became of the dress.

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Marilyn l'a portée 1 seule fois en 1957:
pour une sortie au théâtre à Broadway le 18 novembre.

Marilyn wore it only once in 1957
for a theater outing on Broadway on November 18.


17- Longue robe noire aux perles vermiculaires
17- Long black dress with vermicular pearls

001-MM_chapman_dress-17-dress Robe mi-longue noire en crêpe, identique à la robe blanche;
avec aussi de grandes poches sur le devant.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Christies le 28/10/1999 pour 29 900 Dollars.

 Mi-length black crepe dress, identical to the white dress;
with also large front pockets.
Its last auction: sold by Christies on 10/28/1999 for 29,900 Dollars.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


 Robes 14 , 15 , 16 , 17:  article Les Robes de Cocktail brodées de Ceil Chapman


Les robes au décolleté sirène 
Dresses with mermaid neckline


18- Robe bleue claire aux perles vermiculaires
18- Light blue dress with vermicular pearls

001-MM_chapman_dress-18-dress Robe mi-longue bleue pâle en coton,
avec des motifs de sequins opalescents brodés, à l'encolure triangulaire (dîte "sirène").
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Christies le 28/10/1999 pour 16 100 Dollars.
page web: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe - Lot 129

Mi-legnth pale blue cotton dress,
with embroidered opalescent sequin patterns, at the triangular neckline (called "mermaid").
Its last auction: sold by Christies on 10/28/1999 for 16,100 Dollars.

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


19- Robe bleue sirène
19- Blue mermaid dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-19-dressRobe mi-longue de couleur bleue roi, au décolleté sirène et dos nu.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Christies le 28/10/1999 (vendue 63 000 Dollars le lot de 6 robes)
page web: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe - Lot 128

Mi-length royal blue dress with mermaid neckline and halter-neck.
Its
last auction: sold by Christies on 10/28/1999 (sold for 63,000 Dollars for the lot of 6 dresses)

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


20- Robe rouge sirène
20- Red mermaid dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-20-dress Robe mi-longue rouge au décolleté sirène et dos nu, identique à la bleue.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Christies le 28/10/1999 (vendue 63 000 Dollars le lot de 6 robes)
page web: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe - Lot 128

Mi-lenght red dress with mermaid neckline and halter-neck, identical to the blue one. 
Its
last auction: sold by Christies on 10/28/1999 (sold for 63,000 Dollars for the lot of 6 dresses)

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


21- Robe noire sirène
20- Black mermaid dress

001-MM_chapman_dress-21-dress   Robe mi-longue en jersey de soie noire au décolleté sirène et dos nu, identique à la rouge et bleue.
Sa dernière mise aux enchères: vendue par Profiles In History le 17/10/2014
page web: Profiles in History: Hollywood 65 - Lot 1997

Mi-length black silk jersey dress with mermaid neckline and halter-neck, identical to the blue and red ones. 
Its
last auction: sold by Christies on 10/28/1999 (sold for 63,000 Dollars for the lot of 6 dresses)

Il n'existe pas de photographies montrant Marilyn porter cette robe.
There are no photographs showing Marilyn wearing this dress.


Marilyn Monroe se rend à l'atelier de Ceil Chapman situé au 530 sur la 7ème avenue de New York, au 4ème étage, tel le montre ce feuillet datant d'environ 1955, où elle y note ses rendez-vous (source: livre Fragments, p 154-155 et 2 feuillets aux enchères Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, The Estate of Lee Strasberg, and Déjà vu - lot 188 du 17/11/2016 vendus 4 480 Dollars); elle y fait des achats : ci-dessous, 11 articles achetés avec 2 pages de factures d'achat du 10 février 1958 pour un montant de 817,75 $ et 3 $ de frais de correspondance (source: feuillet aux enchères Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, The Estate of Lee Strasberg, and Déjà vu - lot 482 du 17/11/2016 vendu 512 Dollars); que l'on retrouve dans les dépenses de son carnet de chèque: la somme de 820,75 $ le 11 février 1958 (source: carnet de chèque aux enchères Icons And Idols - lot 376 du 16/11/2018 vendu 10 240 Dollars)

Marilyn Monroe goes to Ceil Chapman's studio located at 530 on 7th Avenue in New York, at 4th floor, as shown in this sheet dating from around 1955, where she notes her appointments (source: book Fragments, p 154-155 and 2 auction sheets sold for 4,480 Dollars); she makes purchases there : below, 11 items purchased with 2 pages of purchase invoices from February 10, 1958 for $817.75 and $3 messenger charges (source: auction Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, The Estate of Lee Strasberg, and Deja vu - lot 482 from 11/17/2016 sold for 512 Dollars); which can be found in the expenses of her checkbook: the sum of $820.75 on February 11, 1958 (source: checkbook on auction Icons And Idols  - lot 376 of 11/16/2018 sold for 10,240 Dollars)

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> sur le web
 Biographie:
La bio de Chapman sur 
wikipedia
Bio et étiquettes sur Vintage Fashion Guild
Bio et robe sur FID Museum
article d'une collectionneuse sur Pin Up Girl Style
article du 14 juillet 1975 du The New York Times
Bio et filmographie sur imdb

 Photographies:
Des robes de Chapman sur
The MET Museum
Photos de mode sur le blog Pleasure Photos
Photos sur les sites d'agence Alamy Getty Shutterstock

> livres
Marilyn in Fashion, 2012
Catalogue Christies "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe", 1999


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08 janvier 2022

Dressing - Robe noire serpentine perlée de Ceil Chapman

Longue robe noire perlée
Long Black Beaded Dress

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Robe conçue par la créatrice américaine Ceil Chapman, l'une des créatrices préférées de Marilyn Monroe. 
Longue robe noire, qui retombe aux chevilles, en coupe droite et fluide, au motif de serpentines perlées, avec une ceinture coordonnée de même matière que la robe, qui se noue à la taille. Encolure arrondie au décolleté, avec de larges bretelles, et encolure très evasée dans le dos, laissant ainsi le dos à moitié nu. Fermeture à glissière et bouttons à pression dans le dos.
Il s'agit d'une tenue de la garde-robe personnelle de Marilyn Monroe qui l'a porté à une seule sortie.

Dress designed by fashion American designer Ceil Chapman, one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers.
Long black dress, which falls to the ankles, in a straight and fluid cut, with a beaded serpentine design, with a coordinated belt in the same fabric as the dress, which is tied at the waist. Round neckline at the front neckline, with wide straps, and very flared neckline in the back, leaving the back half naked. Zipper and snap closure at the back.
This is an outfit from Marilyn Monroe's personal wardrobe that she has worn it only once in public.


Marilyn apparaît avec la robe à la fin août 1955 pour une sortie plutôt privée: elle assiste, en tant que spectatrice, à la pièce de théâtre "The Skin Of Our Teeth" à l'ANTA Theatre de Broadway. La seule et unique photographie de Marilyn prise ce soir là provient de ses fans qui la suivaient à New York (James Haspiel et Frieda Hull). Bien qu'il s'agisse d'une robe de cocktail, Marilyn est en fait très naturelle: peu de maquillage, coiffure simple, aucun bijoux; elle porte tout de même de longs gants noirs (dont la longueur atteint les coudes). Il semble qu'elle ne porte pas de soutien-gorge (à la vue de son dos à moitié dénudé). 

Marilyn appears with the dress at the end of August 1955 for a rather private outing: she attends, as a spectator, the play "The Skin Of Our Teeth" at the ANTA Theater on Broadway. The one and only photograph of Marilyn taken that evening comes from her fans who followed her in New York (James Haspiel and Frieda Hull). Although it is a cocktail dress, Marilyn is in fact very natural: little make-up, simple hairstyle, no jewelry; however, she wears long black gloves (the length of which reaches the elbows). It looks like she's not wearing a bra (at the sight of her half-bared back).

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 L'après Marilyn
After Marilyn

La robe vendue aux enchères
The dress sold in auction

Ceil_Chapman-dress_serpentine_black-auction-2009-06-juliens-1 - par Julien's (vente du 26/06/2009)
Page web: “Julien's Summer Sale 2009” - Lot 724
Estimée entre et 4 000 et 6 000 Dollars,
la robe fut vendue 7 500 Dollars

DESCRIPTION: Black Ceil Chapman dress with beaded serpentine design accompanied by candid photograph of Monroe wearing this dress. Some bead loss, zipper and snap closure. PROVENANCE From the Estate of Peter Leonardi.


Même style
Same style

Les longues robes à perles pendantes et dos nu
du créateur John Moore - en blanc et en noir
portées par Marilyn en 1959, 1960 et 1961

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Long dresses with dangling pearls and open back
by designer John Moore - in white and black
worn by Marilyn in 1959, 1960 and 1961

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07 janvier 2022

Dressing - Robe de cocktail en soie noire de Ceil Chapman

Robe de cocktail en satin noir
Black Satin Cocktail Dress

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Robe conçue par la créatrice américaine Ceil Chapman, l'une des créatrices préférées de Marilyn Monroe. 
Robe en soie noire sans manches, au décolleté de dentelle noire à imprimé floral; robe longue qui retombe en ligne droite et atteint les tibias, avec une doublure en dentelle au-dessus du tissu en satin; et ornée d'une petite traîne frontale en dentelle. Dans le dos: fermeture à glissière et quatorze boutons-pression.
Il s'agit d'une tenue de la garde-robe personnelle de Marilyn Monroe qui l'a porté à une seule sortie en public.

Dress designed by fashion American designer Ceil Chapman, one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers.
Sleeveless black silk dress with black lace floral print at the neckline; long dress that falls in a straight line and reaches the shins, with a lace lining above the satin fabric; and decorated with a small lace front train. In the back: zipper and fourteen snap.
This is an outfit from Marilyn Monroe's personal wardrobe that she has worn it only once in public.


Marilyn apparaît publiquement avec la robe le 09 juillet 1958 pour la fête organisée chez le compositeur Jimmy McHugh. Marilyn arbore un style naturel: cheveux coiffés-décoiffés, aucun bijoux, excepté une grosse broche attachée à la robe, au niveau de la taille sur le côté gauche. Elle tient des gants blancs dans ses mains et porte des chaussures noires à talons

Marilyn appears publicly with the dress on July 09, 1958 for the party organized at the house of the composer Jimmy McHugh. Marilyn wears a natural style: combed-disheveled hair, no jewelry, except for a big brooch attached to the dress, at the waist on the left side. She is holding white gloves in her hands and wearing black heeled shoes.

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L'après Marilyn
After Marilyn

La robe noire vendue aux enchères
The black dress sold in auction

Ceil_Chapman-dress_black_silk-lace-dress-1 - par Christies (vente du 28/10/1999 à New York)
Page web: “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” - Lot 208
Estimée entre et 3 000 et 5 000 Dollars,
la robe fut vendue 25 300 Dollars

- par Christies (vente du 24/06/2004)
Page web: “Entertainment Memorabilia ” - Lot 1
Estimée entre et 20 000 et 25 000 Dollars,
la robe fut vendue 19 120 Dollars

- par Julien's (vente du 04/06/2005)
Page web: “Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe ” - Lot 21
Estimée entre et 15 000 et 20 000 Dollars,
la robe fut vendue 18 000 Dollars

DESCRIPTION: A sleeveless black silk dress overlaid with floral-print black lace and adorned with a small frontal train of extra lace; back zipper plus a fourteen snap, back closure; interior label reads: “Ceil Chapman,” (one of MM’s favorite dress designers) zipper broken.

- Christies 1999 / Christies 2004 / Julien's 2005 -
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Même style
Same style

Robe noire au décolleté transparent de Renié
que Marilyn porte plusieurs fois en 1950
Black dress with transparent neckline by Renié
that Marilyn wears several times in 1950

-   Robe de cocktail en satin noir de Renié -

Ceil_Chapman-dress_black_silk-lace-style-renie 


> sources
Le catalogue "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe", Christies, 1999
Le livre
Marilyn in Fashion 


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28 janvier 2017

Fin Août 1955, New York - "The Skin Of Our Teeth"

Marilyn Monroe prend un taxi à New York - fin août 1955; elle assiste à la pièce "The Skin Of Our Teeth" à l'ANTA Theatre de Broadway. Vingt-deux représentations ont lieu du 17 août au 03 septembre 1955. Parmi les acteurs sur scène: George Abbott, Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, Florence Reed, Heller Halliday et aussi Don Murray (qui sera le partenaire de Marilyn à l'écran dans "Arrêt d'Autobus" l'année suivante; c'est d'ailleurs en voyant cette pièce que le réalisateur Joshua Logan a fait passer des essais à l'acteur pour le film).
Mise en scène par Alan Schneider, la pièce a été écrite en 1942 par Thorton Wilder (le dramaturge remportera trois prix Pulitzer). La pièce est une allégorie en trois parties sur la vie de l'humanité, centrée sur la famille Antrobus de la ville fictive d'Excelsior, New Jersey. La comédie dramatique épique est considérée comme l'une des comédies américaines classiques les plus hétérodoxes – elle a brisé presque toutes les conventions théâtrales établies.
Marilyn est photographiée par ses fans new-yorkais: James Haspiel et Frieda Hull. Elle porte une robe longue de la créatrice Ceil Chapman.

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Marilyn Monroe takes a taxi cab in New York - End of August 1955; she attends the play "The Skin Of Our Teeth" at the ANTA Theater on Broadway. Twenty-two performances take place from August 17 to September 3, 1955. Among the actors on stage: George Abbott, Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, Florence Reed, Heller Halliday and also Don Murray (who will be Marilyn's partner on screen in "Bus Stop" the following year; it is besides by seeing this play that the director Joshua Logan screen-test the actor for the film).
Directed by Alan Schneider, the play was written in 1942 by Thorton Wilder (the playwright won three Pulitzer Prizes).
The play is a three-part allegory about the life of mankind, centering on the Antrobus family of the fictional town of Excelsior, New Jersey. The epic comedy-drama is noted as among the most heterodox of classic American comedies — it broke nearly every established theatrical convention.
Marilyn is photographed by her New York fans: James Haspiel and Frieda Hull. She wears a long dress from fashiond esigner Ceil Chapman.

- Programme de la pièce / Playbill - ANTA Theatre -
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- Sur scène / On stage -
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Mary Martin (debout) et assis, George Abbott,
Helen Hayes, Heller Halliday, et Don Murray.


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- de la collection de James Haspiel, fan
-from the personal collection of James Haspiel, fan


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- de la collection de Frieda Hull, une fan des Monroe Six
-from the personal collection of Frieda Hull, one of the 'Monroe Six'


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Plus d'informations sur la robe:
More information about the dress:
article Robe noire serpentine perlée de Ceil Chapman


Sources Web
site PlayBill (représentations de 1955)

site wikipedia 


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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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26 septembre 2015

Dressing - Robe de cocktail en satin noir de Renié

Robe de cocktail en satin noir
Black Satin Cocktail Dress

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Cette robe a été conçue par la créatrice américaine Renie Conley, dîtes Renié, qui créa de nombreuses tenues pour le cinéma -pour près de 188 films- de 1937 à 1981, dont des tenues pour Elizabeth Taylor dans Cléôpatre en 1964, qui lui a valu l'Oscar de la meilleure création de costumes.
This dress was designed by the American designer Renie Conley, known as Renié, who created numerous outfits for the cinema - for nearly 188 films - from 1937 to 1981, including outfits for Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra in 1964, which earned her the Oscar for best costume design.


Marilyn et la robe
Marilyn and the dress


mm_dress_by_renie-as_young  Marilyn Monroe porte cette longue robe noire satinée aux manches courtes, au décolleté transparent et à la forme de bustier fermé par une cocarde, pour le film As young as you feel (Rendez-moi ma femme) en 1951. Elle en fit les essais costumes le 14 décembre 1950 (voir photo ci-contre). C'est une robe de coupe droite simple et glamour, qui dessine les courbes du corps sans être moulante, ressérée à la taille par une fine ceinture noire, chic et classique, aux aspects intemporels qui reste encore aujourd'hui moderne. Marilyn la porte avec des sandales ouvertes noires. Dans le film, elle accessoirise la robe d'un foulard de mousseline de soie transparent et pailleté, d'un collier noir ras de cou, de deux fins bracelets au poignet droit et d'une paire de gants blancs. 

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Marilyn Monroe wears this long satin black dress with short sleeves, a transparent neckline and the shape of a bustier closed with a cockade, for the film As young as you feel in 1951. She did the costume tests in December 14, 1950 (see photo opposite). It is a simple and glamorous straight cut dress, which draws the curves of the body without being tight, tightened at the waist by a thin black belt, chic and classic, with timeless aspects that remains modern today. Marilyn wears it with black open sandals. In the film, she accessorizes the dress with a sheer, sequined chiffon scarf, a black choker necklace, two thin bracelets on the right wrist and a pair of white gloves.


Marilyn emprunte la robe pour la porter à diverses sorties pendant l'année 1951;
elle porte toujours les mêmes boucles d'oreilles pendantes et le collier noir ras de cou:
Marilyn borrows the dress to wear it to various outings during 1951;
she always wears the same dangling earrings and the black choker necklace:

Le 21 février 1951 à la fête des LOOK awards au Beverly Hills Hotel
Marilyn porte de longs gants noirs en velours;
February 21, 1951 at the LOOK awards party at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Marilyn wears long black velvet gloves;

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Le 28 février 1951 à la soirée et cérémonie du "Hollywood Foreign Press"
Marilyn porte ses petits gants noirs en satin et une étole en fourrure;
February, 28, 1951 at the Hollywood Foreign Press party and ceremony
Marilyn wears little black satin gloves and a fur stole;

 1951-02-28-Fox-Cafe_Paris-Hollywood_Foreign_Correspondents_Association-030-1  1951-02-28-Fox-Cafe_Paris-Hollywood_Foreign_Correspondents_Association-011-1  1951-02-28-Ciros-Hollywood_Foreign_Correspondents-020-1 
1951-02-28-Ciros-Hollywood_Foreign_Correspondents-010-3a  

Le 7 juin 1951 au club Cocoanut Grove, à la fête d'anniversaire de Lester Crown;
June 7, 1951 at the Cocoanut Grove club, at Lester Crown's birthday party;

1951-06-07-cocoanut-lester_crown_birthday-1 

Le 12 juin 1951 en soirée au Ciro's où elle danse avec l'acteur Craig Hill
Marilyn porte de petits gants noirs en satin;
June 12, 1951 in the evening at Ciro's where she dances with actor Craig Hill
Marilyn wears little black satin gloves;

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1951-06-12-LA-04-Ciros-020-MM_with_craig_hill-020-1a 

 Le 19 juin 1951 pour la visite du navire USS Benham à Long Beach
Marilyn porte encore les petits gants noirs en satin;
June 19, 1951 for the visit of the ship USS Benham to Long Beach
Marilyn wears again the little black satin gloves;

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En 1951 à une soirée au Club Mocambo
1951 at a party in Mocambo club

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La Robe portée par d'autres
The Dress worn by others


On retrouve la robe portée par une autre grande actrice des années 1950s: la brune Ava Gardner, qui porte elle aussi un collier ras de cou mais serti de diamants, et trois bracelets au poignet gauche:
We find the dress worn by another great actress of the 1950s: the brunette Ava Gardner, who also wears a choker necklace but set with diamonds, and three bracelets on the left wrist:

 ava-1  mm_dress-black-ava_gardner-01  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-ava_gardner-1-by_virgil_apger-2 


Inspirations

 - Joan Bennett - 1930s -
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1930s-joan_bennett-1 

 - Susan Hayward - 1940s -
robe aux manches longues portée avec un collier ras de cou
dress with long sleeves worn with a chocker necklace

Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1940s-susan_hayward-1  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1940s-susan_hayward-2 

 - Jean Peters - 1953 - film Blueprint for murder
robe aux manches longues portée avec un collier de perles
dress with long sleeves worn with a pearl necklace

Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1953-jean_peters-Blueprint_for_murder-1-1  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1953-jean_peters-Blueprint_for_murder-1-2  mm_dress-black-jean_peters_cotten-blueprint_for_murder-1953 
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1953-jean_peters-Blueprint_for_murder-2-1a  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1953-jean_peters-Blueprint_for_murder-2-2 

 - Jayne Mansfield - 1957 -
robe aux manches longues portée avec un collier de perles ras de cou
dress with long sleeves worn with a chocker pearl necklace

- 10/01/1957: Chrysler's Show of Stars, Jayne & Jack Benny -
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1957-01-10-jayne_mansfield-TV_Chrysler_s_Shower_of_Stars-1a  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1957-01-10-jayne_mansfield-TV_Chrysler_s_Shower_of_Stars-2a 

- 13/04/1957: Fête avec acteurs français à Los Angeles -
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1957-04-13-jayne_mansfield-LA-party_with_french-1a  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1957-04-13-jayne_mansfield-LA-party_with_french-2a 

- 1957: Portraits en studio - 
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- Romy Schneider - 1970s -
Dans les années 1970s, les longueurs se raccourcissent:
Romy dans sa robe noire d'Yves Saint Laurent dont la longueur atteint les genoux
et le décolleté prononcé, très profond
In the 1970s, the lengths got shorter:
Romy in her black Yves Saint Laurent dress whose length reaches the knees
and the pronounced neckline, very deep

- 1970: première "Choses de la vie" / 1971 portrait d'Eva Sereny
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1970-romy_schneider-premiere_choses-1  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1970-romy_schneider-premiere_choses-2  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1971-romy_schneider-par_sereny-1 

- 1969 / 1970: publicité pour "Lux" / 1972: film "César et Rosalie"
Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1969-romy_schneider-1  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1970-romy_schneider-pub_lux-1  Ceil_Chapman-dress_black-style-1972-romy_schneider-cesar-1  

 - Catherine Laborde - 2015 -
même notre présentatrice météo nationale (de TF1) arbore régulièrement
sa petite robe noire au décolleté transparent:
even our national weather presenter (from TF1) Catherine Laborde regularly wears
her little black dress with a transparent neckline:

mm_dress-black-catherine _laborde 


Même style
Same style

Robe noire au décolleté transparent en dentelle noire
Robe de Ceil Chapman que Marilyn porte en 1958
Black dress with transparent neckline in black lace
Ceil Chapman'a dress that Marilyn wears in 1958

-   Robe de cocktail en soie noire de Ceil Chapman -

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30 novembre 2014

Octobre 1950, New York - Promo "All About Eve"

Le film Eve sort sur les écrans américains le 4 octobre 1950. Pour en promouvoir la sortie, le célèbre restaurant Stork Club de New York offre à Marilyn Monroe le parfum Sortilege. Marilyn porte une robe noire de Ceil Chapman.

The movie All About Eve is released in the US screen on October 4, 1950. To promote the movie, the famous Stork Club from New York offers to Marilyn Monroe the perfume Sortilege. Marilyn wears a black Ceil Chapman's dress.

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- Publicités -

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- Dans la presse -

article de magazine - USA

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Plus d'informations sur la robe:
More information about the dress:
article Robes de cocktail noires de Ceil Chapman


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02 octobre 2014

Hollywood Auction 65 - 10/2014


Photographies


lots 925 à 954: Photographies de Joe Jasgur
Profiles_history-2014-p324 Profiles_history-2014-p325 Profiles_history-2014-p326
Profiles_history-2014-p327 Profiles_history-2014-p328 Profiles_history-2014-p329
Profiles_history-2014-p330 Profiles_history-2014-p331 Profiles_history-2014-p332


  lots 955 à 960: Diverses Photographies
Profiles_history-2014-p333 Profiles_history-2014-p334 Profiles_history-2014-p334aa


 lots 961 à 965: Photographies de 1954
Profiles_history-2014-p334b Profiles_history-2014-p335a
Profiles_history-2014-p335 


lots 966 à 975: Photographies de 1954, Corée
Profiles_history-2014-p335b Profiles_history-2014-p336
Profiles_history-2014-p337 Profiles_history-2014-p338


lots 976 à 994: Diverses Photographies
Profiles_history-2014-p338a Profiles_history-2014-p339 Profiles_history-2014-p340 
Profiles_history-2014-p341 Profiles_history-2014-p342 Profiles_history-2014-p343


lot 998: 'The Prince and Showgirl' lobby cards

Profiles_history-2014-p348 


Divers


lot 996: Marilyn and Arthur photograph signed by both
Profiles_history-2014-p346


lot 997: Jean Louis Costume Sketch
Profiles_history-2014-p347


lot 1000: Golden Dream Calendar
 Profiles_history-2014-p349


lot 1001: Hand-Painted Welcome to Marilyn in Korea
Profiles_history-2014-p350


lot 1002: "Life" magazine signed by Marilyn
Profiles_history-2014-p350a 


Documents papiers


 lot 995: Marilyn personally hand-annoted script
Profiles_history-2014-p344  Profiles_history-2014-p345


Vêtements et Accessoires


 lot 999: Marilyn copper guipe and rhinestone Juliet

Profiles_history-2014-p348a 


lot 1003: Marilyn Ceil Chapman Evening Dress
Profiles_history-2014-p351

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10 septembre 2013

3/10/1952 Fête Photoplay

Le 3 octobre 1952, Marilyn Monroe à la fête organisée en l'honneur de Ruth Waterbury (rédactrice en chef des magazines 'Photoplay' et 'Silver Screen') pour le magazine 'Photoplay'.
In October, 3, 1952, Marilyn Monroe at the Ruth Waterbury party (editor of 'Photoplay' and 'Silver Screen' magazines), for Photoplay editions.

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> Avec George Delacorte, directeur des éditions "Dell Publishing Company".
with George Delacorte, director of the "Dell Publishing Company."
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 > Marilyn dans les coulisses
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1953_02_24_martin_lewis_show_mm_010_4 1953_02_24_martin_lewis_show_mm_010_5 1953_02_24_martin_lewis_show_mm_010_6
1953_02_24_martin_lewis_show_mm_011_1 1953_02_24_martin_lewis_show_mm_011_2 1953_02_24_TvShow_RedBookAward_00210_1
1953  1953-redbook1 
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> photographie de Phil Stern
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14 mai 2013

1952 Marilyn et Louella Parsons

Marilyn Monroe et Louella Parsons
- probablement vers la fin de l'année 1952 -

Marilyn Monroe and Louella Parsons
-probably end of the year 1952-

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- Bonus sur le blog -
article Robe blanche à pois rouges de Ceil Chapman


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