17 novembre 2018

24/07/1957, New York - Réunion des MM Prod

Les administrateurs des "Marilyn Monroe Productions" (Marilyn Monroe, Robert H. Montgomery et George Levine) sont en réunion d'affaires le 24 juillet 1957 dans un bureau au 575 Madison Avenue à New York.

The directors of the Marilyn Monroe Productions (Marilyn Monroe, Robert H. Montgomery et George Levine) are on a business meeting in July 24, 1957 at an office at 575 Madison Avenue in New York.


 > Attestation signée par les représentants
Attestation signed by the representatives
Marilyn Monroe, Robert H. Montgomery, George Levine

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MARILYN MONROE PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Consent and Waiver of Notice of Special
Meeting of Board of Directors

The undersigned, being all the directors of Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc., a New York corporation, hereby severally waive all notice whatsoever of the special meeting of the Board of Directors of said Corporation, and consent that said meeting be held at the office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 24, 1957, for the transaction thereat of all such business as many lawfully come before said meeting.

Dated: July 24, 1957

Marilyn Monroe
Robert H. Montgomery Jr.
George Levine


> source: vente aux enchères Heritage Auction, 11/2017


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05/06/1952 Contrat de la 20th Century Fox

Contrat de deux pages de la 20th Century Fox signé par Marilyn Monroe en date du 5 juin 1952 détaillant les divers montants de paiement. Il s'agit d'un complément au contrat initial, couvrant la période du 11 mai 1952 au 10 mai 1953, où la Fox établit ici une régulation de paiement.

Contrat of two pages of the 20th Century Fox signed by Marilyn Monroe, dated in June 5, 1952 and detailing the various payment amounts. This is a supplement to the initial contract, covering the period from May 11, 1952 to May 10, 1953, on which the Fox here establishes a payment regulation.


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Miss Marilyn Monroe
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles 34, California

Dear Miss Monroe:

Pursuant to your requestto have your salary pro-rated over the balance of Option (a) of your contract, this will confirm our mutual understanding.
Under the provisions of your contract, Option (a) began on May 11, 1952, and will expire on May 10, 1953, covering a period of Fifty-Two (52) weeks, of which you are guaranted Forty (40) weeks salary at Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($ 750.00) per week, or a total of Thirty Thousand Dollars (V 30,000.00).
The remaining Twelve (12) weeks of the term represents the suspension period of which we have the privilege of taking you off the payroll, subject to the conditions imposed by the Screen Actors' Guild.
From May 11, 1952, the beginning of Option (a) of your contract, through May 31, 1952, is an elapsed period of Three weeks. During this period, you were paid Two (2) weeks and Three (3) days at your contract rate of Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($ 750.00) per week, or a total of One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($ 1,875.00). The other Three (3) days were layoff, for which no compensation was due. This leaves a guaranteed balance of Twenty-Eight Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($ 28,125.00) to be paid over the remaining Forty-Nine (49) weeks of your term.
Pro-rating this balance over the remaining Forty-Nine (49) weeks, we will pay you Forty-Eight (48) weeks at Five Hundred Seventy-Four Dollars ($ 574.00) per week, a total of Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Two Dollars ($ 27,552.00), and One (1) week at Five Hundred Seventy-Three Dollars ($ 573.00), a combined total of Twenty-Eight Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($ 28,125.00) which together with the One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($ 1,875.00) already paid, equals Thirty Thousand Dollars ($ 30,000.00), the entire amount guaranteed in Option (a) of your contract.

It is understood that in the event your contract of employment with us is terminated prior to the expiration of the term described in Article First thereof, as said term may be extended, and as of the date of such tzrmination you have been compensated under the pro-rating arrangment hereinabove set forth in an amount which is in excess of the amount which would have been earned by you had you been compensated pursuant tothe provisions of Article Second of your above mentioned contract of employment, then and in such event, you agree, upon being requested so to do, to repay to us the amount of such excess which has been paid to you under said pro-rating arrangment.
Please understand that this arrangement is for your convenience only, and in no way affects your original contract, nor does it affect any additional monies due you according to the overtime provision or any other provision of the Agreement of the Screen Actors' Guild. If this is in accordance with your understanding of our arrangments, kindly confirm the same by affirming your signature below, under the word "Accepted" and return two copies to us. The original is for your records.

Very truly yours,
TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION
A.W. DeWeese, Paymaster

ACCEPTED:
Marilyn Monroe


 > source: vente aux enchères Heritage Auction, 11/2017


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16 novembre 2018

Lots Entertainment & Music Memorabilia - Heritage Auctions - 04/2018

Lots sur Marilyn Monroe des enchères
'Entertainment & Music Memorabilia'

organisées le 15 avril 2018
par Heritage Auctions
à Dallas aux Etats-Unis.


Lot 89001A Marilyn Monroe Signed Black and White Photograph, Circa 1953.
An original print with a glossy finish, depicting the star in one of her most famous publicity headshots, signed in blue ballpoint ink on the center right side "To Rick, / It's a pleasure to / work with you, / Marilyn Monroe" -- 'Rick' being bit-part actor Dick Ryan (who did sometimes go by 'Rick') who worked in Hollywood from the 1940s to the 1980s; consigned directly by Ryan's family. (Please note there is a dirt smudge on the upper left side and there are very slight dents on the right side seen in raking light only but image and inscription are not affected.)
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Lot 89002: A Marilyn Monroe Signed Black and White Photograph, Circa 1953.
An original print with a glossy finish, depicting the star in one of her well-known cheesecake publicity poses, signed in green fountain pen ink on the center right side "To Dick, / It's a pleasure to work with / you. / Marilyn Monroe" -- 'Dick' being bit-part actor Dick Ryan who worked in Hollywood from the 1940s to the 1980s; consigned directly by Ryan's family. (Please note the inscription is somewhat faded but it looks like the ink was probably running out as MM was signing it.)
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Lot 89003: A Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Signed Menu from Their Honeymoon, 1954.
From the famous Trader Vic's restaurant in Honolulu where the couple ate dinner during their quick stop while en route to Japan and Korea, signed in blue ballpoint ink on an interior page "The food was wonderful / Marilyn Monroe DiMaggio" and "Lefty O'Doul" [one of DiMaggio's baseball buddies who accompanied them on their trip]; further signed in the same ink on another page of the menu "Joe DiMaggio." (Please note the menu is somewhat wrinkled and yellowed due to age but Monroe's signature is still clear.)
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Lot 89004: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Snapshots, Circa 1947.
Six total, all original prints with a glossy finish; four taken the same day and two taken other days, all showing MM in an outdoor setting either alone or with Aviv Wardimon (who later changed his last name to 'Blackman'); according to his distant relatives who consigned this lot, he was a security guard at one of the movie studios (most probably 20th Century Fox) who evidently struck up a friendship with the then-starlet as these images seem to indicate; also included is one extra black and white snapshot of Wardimon with actor John Carroll (who is wearing western garb on a movie set) -- coincidentially, Monroe was living with Carroll and his wife at this time. (Please note there is handwriting in blue ink on the verso of some and a faint typed note on another.)
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Lot 89005: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs, Circa 1947.
Three total, all original prints with a matte finish; all showing MM in an outdoor setting next to Aviv Wardimon (who later changed his last name to 'Blackman'); according to his distant relatives who consigned this lot, he was a security guard at one of the movie studios (most probably 20th Century Fox) who evidently struck up a friendship with the then-starlet as these images seem to indicate; also included is one extra black and white photograph of Wardimon with actor John Carroll (who is wearing a period tuxedo on a movie lot) -- coincidentially, Monroe was living with Carroll and his wife at this time. (Please note there is handwriting in blue or black ink or typed text on the verso of some; there is a small tear on the bottom margin of one; and sadly all were shot somewhat blurry.)

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Lot 89006: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Small Black and White Publicity Photographs, Circa 1947.
Six total, all original prints with a glossy finish, each depicting the then-starlet in typical of-the-era poses; also included is a postcard featuring a black and white image of MM and others on the front next to text reading in part "Official / Souvenir / Post Card / Postmasters / Convention / Los Angeles / October 12-16, 1947" -- evidently some PR stunt poor MM was forced to do in her salad days; consigned by the family of Aviv Wardimon (see two previous lots). (Please note one image has a slight 1" tear on the top margin.)

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Lot 89007: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Small Black and White Publicity Photographs, Circa 1947.
Nine total, all original prints with a glossy finish, each depicting the then-starlet wearing bathing suits in typical of-the-era cheesecake poses, some of which are quite uncommon; consigned by the family of Aviv Wardimon (see three previous lots). (Please note there is slight wrinkling and/or staining on a few.)
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Lot 89008: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Black and White Never-Before-Seen Snapshots from Korea, 1954.
Six total, all original prints with a glossy finish, shot by a soldier on base; three depict the star in a bomber jacket and pants; three depict her on stage in her spaghetti-strapped dress; though similar to hundreds we've already seen, we have not seen these exact ones before!

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Lot 89009: A Marilyn Monroe-Related Group of Black and White Film Stills from "Some Like It Hot." United Artists, 1959.
Eighteen total, all original prints with with either a glossy or semi-gloss finish; comprising five 11" x 14" ones and thirteen 8" x 10" ones; with thirteen showing Marilyn (either alone or with other cast members) and five showing people such as Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and director Billy Wilder, among others. (Please note some photographs exhibit minor wear and curling at the edges.) 
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Lot 89653: A Marilyn Monroe Group of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Seven total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM mainly with co-star Betty Grable but also with Lauren Bacall and William Powell (while director Jean Negulesco appears in four) on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)

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Lot 89654: A Marilyn Monroe Group of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Five total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-stars Lauren Bacall and William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)

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Lot 89655: A Marilyn Monroe Group of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Five total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-star William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed; four have slight paper loss in the corners but main images are not affected.)

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Lot 89656: A Marilyn Monroe Group of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Four total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-stars Lauren Bacall, Rory Calhoun, and Betty Grable on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)

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Lot 89657: A Marilyn Monroe Group of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Four total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM, Lauren Bacall, and William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)

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Lot 89658: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of B&W Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Both original prints with a glossy finish, both depicting MM and co-star Lauren Bacall on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," both shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece.

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Lot 89659A Marilyn Monroe-Related Group of Documents, 1955-1956.
Three total including:
1) an invoice addressed to "Mlle. Marilyn Monroe / Hotel Waldorf-Astoria / Park Avenue / New York City" from 'Signorina Eugenia Inc.,' dated "June 29, 1955," in the amount of "$39.14 for special order shoes;"
2) a check from 'Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc.,' dated "July 14, 1955," to the shoemaker, interestingly signed in black fountain pen ink in the lower right corner "Milton H. Greene" [her short-lived business partner in MMP, Inc.];
and 3) another check from MMP, Inc., dated "Feb 3, 1956," written out to MM in the amount of "$404.30," also signed by Greene in blue ballpoint ink. (Please note there is a small hole in the upper center of the invoice and its original fold marks are still evident.)

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Lot 89660: A Marilyn Monroe Collectible Outdoor Thermometer, Circa 1970s.
Oblong, made of tin, depicting the star from "The Seven Year Itch" though text reads "Some / Like / It / Hot!;" further text on the lower margin reads "Nostalgia Lane, Inc. New York, New York." (Please note there are rust stains throughout due to age.)

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Lot 89661: A Marilyn Monroe Display Piece Related to "The Prince and the Showgirl." Warner Bros., 1957.
Featuring ten trimmed film cells from the beloved romantic comedy mounted in a shadow box around a miniature facsimile of the film's poster, with a placard below reading "Marilyn Monroe / 'The Prince and the Showgirl' / Limited Edition Filmcell #20 : 100." (Please note the glass covering the back of the display exhibits a diagonal crack going through the top-left corner.)

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Lot 89662: A Marilyn Monroe "Life" Magazine, 1952.
An April 7, 1952 issue of the periodical featuring Monroe on the cover with the words "Marilyn Monroe / The Talk of Hollywood" to the left of the star; inside, a mostly-pictorial four-page story on Monroe begins on page 101. (Please note the magazine is toned, very fragile, with flaking to the edges of each page.)

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31 octobre 2018

Lots Entertainment & Music Memorabilia - Heritage Auctions - 11/2017

Lots sur Marilyn Monroe des enchères
'Entertainment & Music Memorabilia'

organisées le 11 novembre 2017
par Heritage Auctions
à Dallas aux Etats-Unis.


Lot 89001: A Marilyn Monroe Unusual Inscribed 'Frame Glass' to Arthur Miller, Circa 1960.
A black and white photograph of the star circa 1956, looking wistful, housed in a black wooden frame with the glass signed by her in red wax pencil "I know when / I am not there / for you -- !!!" with her added line marks below forming what look like "X's" or "M's" or both but hard to decipher; consigned directly by the daughters of Aaron Frosch [Monroe's attorney] who said that when their father was handling MM's divorce from Arthur Miller, she gave Frosch a number of items she didn't want anymore, including this photograph which she evidently inscribed to Miller as an apology; interestingly, MM wrote this note with a colored wax pencil, the same kind she used to cross out images of herself on contact sheets that she didn't like; also intriguing to speculate about the photograph itself: it was likely a favorite of hers or Miller's and it was probably hanging somewhere in the couple's home where MM knew Miller would see her message on it. (Please note the inscription has changed to an orangish color and it's faded due to age.)
Matted and framed: 14 1/2" x 12"

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Lot 89002: A Marilyn Monroe Signed Document, 1952.
Two pages, typed, first page is on Twentieth Century Fox letterhead, dated "June 5, 1952," an eight paragraph agreement outlining the tedious details of the star's payment schedule at the studio, signed by her on the second page in blue fountain pen ink "Marilyn Monroe;" matted and framed in a pretty display featuring a black and white image of MM above brass-like plaques relaying general information about her.
Document only: 10" x 8"; Overall piece: 24" x 34"

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Lot 89003: A Marilyn Monroe Signed Waiver, 1957.
One page, typed, dated "July 24, 1957," short document outlining how a meeting of Marilyn Monroe Productions was to be held at an office on Madison Avenue in NYC, signed by the star in blue foutain pen ink in the lower right corner "Marilyn Monroe" along with the signatures of two of her business associates; matted and framed next to three MM collectibles: a plastic "Marilyn Monroe Drawing Aid" (with its original backing), a piece of "Marilyn's Bedsheet!" with its original packaging, and a pocket knife featuring her 'Golden Dreams' nude image (but reversed); included with a LOA from JSA Authentication.
Document only: 10 1/2" x 8"; Whole display: 19" x 26 1/2"

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Lot 89004: A Marilyn Monroe (and Others) Signed Autograph Book Page, 1956.
Brownish-red leather cover, inside pastel pages inscribed in various colors of fountain pen or ballpoint ink (some to "Henry") by stars including Marilyn Monroe who signed in blue ballpoint ink and added "Warmest Regards" and (in alphabetical order): Ray Bolger, Bing Crosby, Xavier Cugat, Edward Duke of Windsor (who added "March 23rd 1956"), Hedda Hopper, President Herbert Hoover, Frank Sinatra, and President Harry Truman, among a few others who are illegible.
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Lot 89005: A Marilyn Monroe Signed Program from the 'April in Paris Ball,' 1957.
Oversized, 15 pages filled with great 'of the era' advertisements plus text about the gala that the star attended with her husband [Arthur Miller] as did JFK, Jackie, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor among other luminaries; signed in pencil upside down on the front cover "Marilyn Monroe Miller;" included with an undated handwritten note from a "Beverly Heath" who writes in part "Mrs. Marilyn Monroe Miller / autographed the evening's program which / I also attended / ...At the time I was a 'Rockette' at Radio City Music Hall / ...As I recall, Marilyn was / wearing a quite revealing (for the time) / low cut black sequined dress;" further included is a LOA from PSA/DNA. (Please note MMM's signature is somewhat faded now as it was written in pencil and the program is somewhat dog-eared and creased.)
14" x 11"

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Lot 89006: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Business Documents, 1950s.
Five total including:
1) an invoice from 'Hearst Metrotone News,' addressed to "Marilyn Monroe Productions," dated "November 21, 1956," in the amount of "$257.50" for "Coverage of arrival of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur / Miller at Idlewild Airport;"
2) a paycheck stub from 'Twentieth Century Fox,' dated "12-12-59," for "services of Marilyn Monroe;"
3) an invoice from 'The Waldorf-Astoria,' addressed to "Monroe Miss Marilyn," dated "Apr 19-25, 1955," outlining charges to her hotel room totaling "$75.80,"
4) a paycheck stub from 'Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc.,' noting the gross earnings of "$7,142.86,"
and 5) a bank statement from 'Colonial Trust Company,' addressed to "Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc.," dated "Sept 1-27, 1957," showing the various balances for the month;
all originally from the star's personal files.
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Lot 89007: A Marilyn Monroe-Related Group of Documents, 1955-1956.
Three total including:
1) an invoice addressed to "Mlle. Marilyn Monroe / Hotel Waldorf-Astoria / Park Avenue / New York City" from 'Signorina Eugenia Inc.,' dated "June 29, 1955," in the amount of "$39.14 for special order shoes;"
2) a check from 'Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc.,' dated "July 14, 1955," to the shoemaker, interestingly signed in black fountain pen ink in the lower right corner "Milton H. Greene" [her short-lived business partner in MMP, Inc.];
and 3) another check from MMP, Inc., dated "Feb 3, 1956," written out to MM in the amount of "$404.30," also signed by Greene in blue ballpoint ink. (Please note there is a small hole in the upper center of the invoice and its original fold marks are still evident.)
11" x 8 1/2"

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Lot 89008: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Likely Never-Before-Seen Black and White Photographs from Korea, 1954.
Twenty total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all shot by one of the official Army photographers who had close access to the star; including: three that show MM wearing pants, a bomber jacket, and combat boots; seven that show MM in a black turtleneck, pants, and combat boots surrounded by others in the mess hall; three that show MM in a houndstooth-like print dress; six that show MM on stage wearing a sequined dress with spaghetti straps as she sings for the soldiers; and one that shows the outdoor stage and the audience before MM appears (so MM is not in this shot); though these images are all similar to many others we've seen before, these exact ones have never been viewed by the public before; consigned by the family of soldier who shot them 63 years ago.
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Lot 89009: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, Circa 1952.
Both original prints with a semi-gloss finish, both on double-weight paper, both depicting the star in a sultry pose as she wears a spaghetti-strapped top with a dark-colored over-blouse, both stamped twice on the verso "Photograph / by / Jean Howard" -- Howard being the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note both negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
13" x 9"

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Lot 89010: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, Circa 1952.
All original prints with a semi-gloss finish, all on double-weight paper, all depicting the star looking happy as she smiles (two are identical but printed differently), all stamped twice on the verso "Photograph / by / Jean Howard" -- Howard being the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note both negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
13" x 10"

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Lot 89011: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Both original prints, both with a glossy finish, one depicting MM alone on the set of her 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire;" one showing her deep in discussion with director Jean Negulesco; both shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note both negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed; image with MM and JN has wrinkling in the lower left corner.)
10" x 8"

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Lot 89012: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Both original prints with a glossy finish, both depicting MM and co-star Lauren Bacall on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," both shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece.
10" x 8"

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Lot 89013: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Four total, all original prints with a glossy finish; three depicting MM and director Jean Negulesco on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire;" one showing just MM alone; all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note two negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89014: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Sepia Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Three total, all original prints with a matte finish, all on double weight paper, all depicting MM and co-stars Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable in outtake shots from the very well-known set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all stamped on the verso "Photograph by / Jean Howard," one further stamped "Photograph by / Jean Howard" and "Copyright / Jean Howard" in different ink -- Howard being the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece.
9 1/2" x 7 1/2"

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Lot 89015: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Both original prints, one with a glossy finish, one with a semi-gloss finish, both depicting MM with her co-stars [Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, and extras] from the 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," both stamped twice on the verso "Photograph by / Jean Howard," one further stamped "Copyright / Jean Howard" -- Howard being the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note both show slight creases and dents in raking light; the horizontal image has further wrinkling on the upper right margin.)
13" x 10"

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Lot 89016: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Five total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-star William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed; four have slight paper loss in the corners but main images are not affected.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89017: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Five total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-stars Lauren Bacall and William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89018: A Marilyn Monroe Rare Group of Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953. Four total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM, Lauren Bacall, and William Powell on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89019: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953. Seven total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-stars William Powell and Lauren Bacall (with one also showing director Jean Negulesco) on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10" 

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Lot 89020: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953. Seven total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM mainly with co-star Betty Grable but also with Lauren Bacall and William Powell (while director Jean Negulesco appears in four) on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89021: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard, 1953.
Four total, all original prints with a glossy finish, all depicting MM and co-stars Lauren Bacall, Rory Calhoun, and Betty Grable on the set of their 1953 20th Century Fox film, "How To Marry A Millionaire," all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10"

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Lot 89022: A Marilyn Monroe Playboy Magazine-Related Limited Edition Serigraph Initialed by Hugh Hefner, 1991.
Depicting the now-famous first cover of the magazine from December 1953, numbered in pencil in the lower left corner "771/950" and initialed in pencil in the lower right corner "HMH" [Hugh Marston Hefner]; issued by Special Editions Limited in August 1991; included with a Certificate of Documentation; a beautiful quality print in excellent condition displaying the oversized image of one of the most famous magazine covers of the 20th century!
36" x 26"

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Lot 89023: A Marilyn Monroe Black and White Photograph Signed by Milton H. Greene, 1956, 1979.
A later print with a glossy finish, depicting the star from her famous 'Black Sitting,' photographer's stamp on the verso as well as his black felt-tip ink signature reading "Milton H. Greene / 4-12-79." (Please note there is a 2" diagonal tear at the center top and a 1 1/4" diagonal tear near the center right edge.)
16" x 19 3/4"

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Lot 89725: A Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable Black and White Photograph by Jean Howard, 1954, 1989.
A later reprint with a glossy finish, depicting a now well-known image of the star dancing with her childhood hero at a post-production party for "The Seven Year Itch" in 1954, verso has typed caption taped to the lower margin noting this detail as well as "copyright / 1989 Jean Howard" -- Howard being the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years as well as the producer of "TSYI;" directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note there are slight creases seen in raking light only and there is a 1" tear on the lower left margin.)
10" x 8"

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Lot 89726: A Marilyn Monroe and Jean Negulesco Black and White Photograph by Jean Howard, 1953.
An original print with a matte finish, on double-weight paper, depicting the star and her director at the premiere party for "How To Marry a Millionaire" in November 1953, verso with typed press snipe glued to lower right corner reading "L to R: Marilyn Monroe, Director Jean Negulesco;" shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note there are slight creases along the lower margin.)
10" x 8"

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Lot 89727: A Group of Rare Black and White Photographs by Jean Howard from the Set of "How To Marry A Millionaire," 1953.
Fourteen total, all original prints with a glossy finish, mainly depicting stars Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable (none of Marilyn Monroe) on the set of the 1953 20th Century Fox film; all shot by Jean Howard -- the 1930s-era actress turned photographer who was married to the Hollywood power player Charles K. Feldman who was MM's agent for a number of years; Howard had access to the set of this now-classic film for a few days where she shot a number of still photographs in-between and during filming; directly from Howard's own files as consigned to this auction by her grand-niece. (Please note a few of the images have slight creasing and some of the negatives, which are not included, appear to have been scratched or dusty when the photographs were printed.)
8" x 10" 

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Lot 89728: A Marilyn Monroe-Related Citation from "The Seven Year Itch," 1955.
An "Exhibitor / Laurel Awards / Official 1955 Nomination" [for 'Best Picture'] certificate for MM's most famous film, presented to producer Charles K. Feldman who was also MM's agent; consigned directly by Feldman's ex-wife's [actress turned photographer Jean Howard] grand-niece. (Please note the paper is brittle and wrinkled due to age and the gold seal is missing.)
14" x 10"

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Lot 89730: A Marilyn Monroe Group of Black and White Publicity Stills from "Let's Make Love."
20th Century Fox, 1960. Eighteen total, all original prints with a glossy finish, each depicting MM and co-stars in various scenes from this musical that she made with Yves Montand where they infamously lived out the film's title, each image has printed text on the lower margin noting the film's title and studio, etc.
10" x 8"

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Lot 89731: A Marilyn Monroe Pair of Black and White Negatives.
One showing the screen icon from her film "Home Town Story," the other showing her wearing a potato sack 'dress;' both images shot in 1951 though it's not known if these negatives are from that era or are later ones; includes glossy printed image of both photos.
5" x 4"

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Lot 89732: A Collection of Female Movie Star Memorabilia, Circa 1960s-1970s.
Ten pieces total from David Gest's massive memorabilia collection, including: a 4" metal plate and five playing cards featuring famed Tom Kelley images of a young, nude Marilyn Monroe; a 3" porcelain plate featuring a painted image of Audrey Hepburn, stamped "Mah Vigo / Santa Clara / Made in Spain" on the verso; s similar 3" porcelain plate featuring a painted image of Kim Novak, with the same stamp on the verso as the Hepburn plate; a 1.5" makeup compact, engraved "Mary Pickford" on the bottom; a vinyl record containing a Kathryn Grant interview for radio for her 1959 film The Big Circus, includes a typed transcription of the interview. Conditions: LP - VG-EX 6/ transcription - Very Good; all other pieces Fine to Excellent. From the David Gest Memorabilia Archive.

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01 juillet 2018

07/09/1958 - Signature d'autographe

Le 7 septembre 1958, pendant le tournage de "Certains l'aiment chaud", Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon et Tony Curtis signent des autographes à Susan, la fille de Tommy Plews, qui travaille au département artistique du film. Il faisait signer des autographes aux stars d'Hollywood dans son carnet pour sa fille sur les tournages de films dans lesquels il travaillait.

On September, 7, 1958, during the set of "Some Like it Hot", Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis sign autographs to Susan, the daughter of Tommy Plews, who works on the Art Department of the movie. He demanded autographs to Hollywood celebrities in his album for his young daughter on the set of various film on which he works for.

> Marilyn Monroe:
"To Susan, / Happy Birthday! / sept 7, 1958"

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> Jack Lemmon:
"For Susan / From a friend of your Daddy's/
Some Like It Hot
"

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 > Tony Curtis:
"To Susan / Hi"

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copyright text by GinieLand. 

09 février 2018

Hollywood Auction 89 - 06/2017 - Profiles In History

Photographies
(diverses)


Lot 151: Marilyn Monroe (3) photographs
with secretarial autographs
and (1) unsigned vintage swimsuit still.
(ca. 1950s)
Collection of (3) vintage original gelatin silver double-weight matte 8 x 10 in. photographs all secretarially inscribed and signed in red ink on the image and in the borders, “Marilyn Monroe”. Also includes (1) vintage gelatin silver single-weight 8 x 10 in. cheesecake photograph of Monroe in a black lace swimsuit. 3-exhibiting even toning, minor edge wear and remain in very good to fine condition. 1-exhibits a repaired 1 in. tear to lower central border as well as edge creasing. In good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $1,400

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Lot 152: Marilyn Monroe rare signed photograph. (TCF, 1952)
Vintage original gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph by Frank Powolny depicting Marilyn in repose. From the publicity campaign for Monkey Business. Inscribed and signed in blue ink in lower left of image to a crewmember, “To Jack, It’s a pleasure to know you, Marilyn Monroe”. Exhibiting light even toning, and minor handling. In fine condition.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Winning bid: $12,500

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Lot 415: Marilyn Monroe (45+) photographs by Avedon, Greene, Florea, Willoughby, and others. (1940s-1960s/printed later)
Collection of (45+) gelatin silver and RC color double-weight and single weight glossy and matte production photographs and portraits ranging in size from 8 x 8 in. to 16 x 20 in. Including images with Cary Grant, William Holden, Montgomery Clift and others,glamour portraits, candid shots of cast and crew, scene stills and character portraits. Some retaining photographer inkstamps and notation on the verso. Exhibiting age, minor wear, some toning, minor soiling and handling. In overall vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $4,250

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Lot 444: Movie Star News archive (1 million++) Hollywood and entertainment photographs.
Massive archive of (1 million++) primarily gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. single- and double-weight glossy and matte photographs, as well as RC prints, color photos, color glos stills, and color mini lobby cards. A New York City institution for over 70 years, Movie Star News began life in 1938 as a used bookstore owned by siblings Irving and Paula Klaw. The business struggled until one day Irving noticed customers surreptitiously tearing pictures out of movie magazines. Sensing an opportunity, the Klaws began selling used film publicity photos. Demand was so high that Irving reached out to studio publicity departments directly for additional stock, and discovered that promotional materials were routinely discarded after the run of a film. He was able to acquire as many original photos as he wanted for next to nothing, and often, studio negatives, from which he started producing his own prints. The Klaws stopped selling books and started a mail order photo business in addition to the storefront operation, effectively establishing Hollywood and entertainment photography as a field of collecting. Comprising Movie Star News store stock as well as vintage source material, the breadth and scope of this resulting archive is likely unparalleled anywhere, featuring material on nearly every important star and movie in the history of American film production, from pre-Hollywood silent film period through the Golden Age, New Hollywood, the blockbuster era, and beyond. Every category, genre, and subgenre is represented, including drama, comedy, action, adventure, romance, pre-code, crime, film noir, sci-fi, horror (Universal, Hammer, and more), war, western, pin-up, cheesecake, beefcake, exploitation, sexploitation, Blaxploitation, etc. Additionally featuring television, music, stage, and adult subjects, the archive contains a near-complete narrative of American pop culture throughout the 20th century. Today, it would be virtually impossible to build a collection of entertainment material this comprehensive from scratch and prohibitively expensive to create at this level of quality—the cost of photo paper alone would run well over $1,000,000. The archive consists of roughly 40% vintage original material, the remainder primarily composed of high quality Movie Star News gelatin silver dark room prints, many made from the original negatives that Klaw acquired directly from the studios. Including actresses and female entertainers: Paula Abdul, Julie Adams, Rene Adoree, Gracie Allen, June Allyson, Judith Anderson, Mary Andrewson, The Andrews Sisters, Ursula Andress, Julie Andrews, Even Arden, Jean Arthur, Mary Astor, Lauren Bacall, Carrol Baker, Josephine Baker, Lucille Ball, Anne Bancroft, Talullah Bankhead, Vilma Banky, Brigette Bardot, Theda Bara, Lynne Bari, Ethel Barrymore, Anne Baxter, Constance Bennett, Joan Bennett, Ingrid Bergman, Linda Blair, Joan Blondell, Ann Blythe, Jacqueline Bisset, Clara Bow, Alice Brady, Mary Brian, Fannie Brice, Louise Brooks, Virginia Bruce, Carol Burnett, Mary Carlisle, Madeleine Carroll, Irene Castle, Joan Caulfield, Helen Chandler, Carol Channing, Marguerite Chapman, Cyd Cherise, Claudette Colbert, Jeanne Crane, Joan Crawford, Fifi D’Orsay, Arlene Dahl, Lili Damita, Dorothy Dandridge, Bebe Daniels, Linda Darnell, Marion Davies, Bette Davis, Doris Day, Yvonne DeCarlo, Francis Dee, Sandra Dee, Gloria DeHaven, Olivia DeHavilland, Dolores Del Rio, Myrna Dell, Catherine Deneuve, Sandy Dennis, Bo Derek, Marlene Dietrch, Faith Domergue, Carol Donell, Billie Dove, Betsy Drake, Faye Dunaway, Irene Dunne, Deanna Durbin, Ann Dvorak, Jeanne Eagles, Barbara Eden, Anita Ekberg, Dale Evans, Francis Farmer, Alice Faye, Rhonda Fleming, Bridget Fonda, Jane Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Anne Francis, Kay Francis, Mona Freeman, Anette Funicello, Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Terri Garr, Greer Garson, Janet Gaynor, Lillian Gish, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Gloria Grahame, Katharyn Grayson, Jane Greer, Virginia Grey Corinne Griffith, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Ann Harding, Jean Harlow, June Havoc, Goldie Hawn, Helen Hayes, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Holliday, Miriam Hopkins, Lena Horne, Ruth Hussey, Angelica Huston, Betty Hutton, Janet Jackson, Gloria Jean, Zita Johann, Olivia Newton John, Grace Jones, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Jones, Janis Joplin, Ruby Keeler, Grace Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Phyllis Kirk, Eartha Kitt, Laura La Plante, Veronica Lake, Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Lamour, Elsa Lancaster, Carol Landis, Priscilla Lane, Francis Langford, Angela Lansbury, Piper Laurie, Lila Lee, Peggy Lee, Janet Leigh, Vivien Leigh, Joan Leslie, Gina Lollabrigida, Carole Lombard, Bessie Love, Myrna Loy, Ida Lupino, Jeanette MacDonald, Ali MacGraw, Shirley MacLane, Anna Magnani, Jayne Mansfield, Ann Margret, Marilyn Maxwell, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy McGuire, Fay McKenzie, Una Merkel, Ethel Merman, Vera Miles, Ann Miller, Liza Minnelli, Mary Miles Minter, Carmen Miranda, Marilyn Monroe, Maria Montez, Coleen Moore, Mae Murray, Pola Negri, Kim Novak, Maureen O’Hara, Maureen O’Sullivan, Merle Oberon, Anita Page, Gail Patrick, Mary Pickford, Eleanor Powell, Luise Rainer, Sally Rand, Vanessa Redgrave, Donna Reed, Lee Remick, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Richards, Ginger Rogers, Diana Ross, Lillian Roth, Gail Russell, Jane Russell, Rosalind Russell, Ann Rutherford, Winona Ryder, Lizabeth Scott, Norma Shearer, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Sylvia Sidney, Jean Simmons, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Emma Thompson, Gene Tierney, Thelma Todd, Claire Trevor, Kathleen Turner, Lana Turner, Twiggy, Mamie Van Doren, Lupe Velez, Martha Vickers, Rachel Ward, Tuesday Weld, Mae West, Marie Windsor, Debra Winger, Shelley Winters, Jane Withers, Anna May Wong, Natalie Wood, Fay Wray, Teresa Wright, Jane Wyman, Loretta Young, and many, many more. Actors and male entertainers: Amos & Andy, Dana Andrews, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Louis Armstrong, Desi Arnaz, Fred Astaire, Lex Barker, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, The Beatles, Warren Beatty, Wallace Beery, Harry Belafonte, John Belushi, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, Charles Bickford, Humphrey Bogart, David Bowie, Charles Boyer, Marlon Brando, Charles Bronson, Mel Brooks, Yul Brynner, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Johnny Cash, John Cassavettes, Lon Chaney, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Nat King Cole, Ronald Colman, Sean Connery, Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Ricardo Cortez, Joseph Cotten, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Dead End Kids, James Dean, Robert DeNiro, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Duke Ellington, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. & Jr., Jose Ferrer, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Harrison Ford, Clark Gable, John Garfield, James Garner, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Benny Goodman, Cary Grant, Alec Guinness, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Rondo Hatton, Sterling Hayden, Charlton Heston, Alfred Hitchcock, Dustin Hoffman, William Holden, Bob Hope, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, William Hurt, The “James Bond” franchise, Van Johnson, Al Jolson, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Gene Kelly, Alan Ladd, Burt Lancaster, Harry Langdon, Charles Laughton, Laurel & Hardy, Bruce Lee, Christopher Lee, Jack Lemon, Jerry Lewis, Harold Lloyd, Peter Lorre, Dean Martin, Lee Marvin, the Marx Brothers, James Mason, Victor Mature, Joel McCrea, Roddy McDowell, Steve McQueen, Ray Milland, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, Robert Montgomery, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Ricky Nelson, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, David Niven, Chuck Norris, Peter O’Toole, Warner Oland, Laurence Olivier, Al Pacino, Jack Palance, Gregory Peck, Tyrone Power, Elvis Presely, Vincent Price, John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Orson Welles, Bruce Willis, and many, many more. Movies: The African Queen, All Quiet on the Western Front, American Graffiti, Anatomy of a Murder, Animal House, the Back to the Future franchise, Beau Geste, Bell, Book and Candle, The Big Heat, The Birds, The Blue Dahlia, Blue Velvet, Bonnie and Clyde, Born Yesterday, Brigadoon, Cabin in the Sky, Captain’s Courageous, Casablanca, the “James Bond” franchise, Cat People, the “Charlie Chan” franchise, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dance, Fools, Dance, Dark Victory, Dead End, Dial M for Murder, Doctor Strangelove, Dracula, Duel in the Sun, Easy Rider, El Dorado, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Foreign Correspondent, Forsaking All Others, Frankenstein, From Here to Eternity, Full Metal Jacket, Funny Girl, Ghostbusters, Gigi, Gone With the Wind, Grand Illusion, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Escape, Halloween, High Society, His Girl Friday, Holiday, The Horror of Dracula, Human Desire, Humoresque, I Wanted Wings, Imitation of Life, Inside Daisy Clover, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jaws, Jezebel, The Killers, The King and I, The Lady Eve, The Lady Vanishes, Lifeboat, Macao, Marked Woman, The Most Dangerous Game, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mrs. Miniver, Murder, My Sweet, My Darling Clementine, My Man Godfrey, Night of the Hunter, North by Northwest, Notorious, Passage to Marseilles, Paths of Glory, Persona, Picnic, Planet of the Apes, Porgy and Bess, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Prisoner of Zenda, Psycho, Quo Vadis, Random Harvest, Rear Window, Rebecca, Rio Bravo, Robocop, Rope, Sabotage, The Set-Up, Seven Samurai, She!, Showboat, Spellbound, Stagecoach, The Stranger, Sullivan’s Travels, Suspicion, the “Tarzan” franchise, Test Pilot, That Certain Woman, The Three Musketeers, To Catch a Thief, To Have and Have Not, Today We Live, Too Hot to Handle, The Untouchables, Valley of the Dolls, Vertigo, Vivacious Lady, Westside Story, White Christmas, Woman of the Year, The Women, Wuthering Heights, Young Mr. Lincoln, Zoo in Budapest, and many, many more. Includes duplicate images.Condition ranges widely, with the majority ranging from very good to very fine. The archive is housed in approx. (140) 4- and 5-drawer metal filing cabinets, measuring on average 22 x 28 x 53 in. This is a historic opportunity to own one of the most legendary and consequential collections of Hollywood and entertainment photographic material ever assembled. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to preview the lot in person by appointment.
Estimate: $220,000 - $350,000 / Winning bid: ?

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Lot 868: Marilyn Monroe (3) nude calendar first-release variation collection. (ca. 1940s)
Vintage original (3) iconic Tom Kelly’s legendary Golden Dreams nude calendar print, shot in 1949 when Marilyn was between studio contracts, and not published until at least 1952 for the following year. Including (1) 9 x 13 in. stapled print with advertising headboard present and 4-other prints of various models beneath Marilyn’s, (1) 8 x 9.5 in. print (presumed removed from a complete calendar) and (1) 12 x 16.5 in. print with creased headboard section. All in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $850

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Lot 872: Marilyn Monroe door panel poster. (ca. 1950s)
Vintage original rolled 62 x 21.5 in. panel door poster of Marilyn Monroe in a candy-striped bathing suit. Linen backed. Exhibiting light even fading and a slice to the upper 2 in. of the blank border, not affecting image. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $3,250
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Lot 878: Marilyn Monroe unpublished behind the scenes color camera transparency from Niagara by Frank Worth.
(TCF, 1953) Vintage original 2.5 x 2.5 in. camera color transparency of Marilyn Monroe in costume as “Rose Loomis” in an unpublished image of the Hollywood icon posing in front of a helicopter behind the scenes of Niagara. Photographed by Frank Worth. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Winning bid: $350 

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Lot 879: Marilyn Monroe (3) contact sheet strips with 9-portraits by Milton Greene from his personal collection.
(ca. 1950s) Vintage original (9) gelatin silver single-weight glossy 2.5 x 2.25 in. photographs on 3-contact sheet prints measuring approx. 2.25 x 8 in. and with 3-frames per strip. Featuring outdoor portraits of Marilyn Monroe taken by her close friend and legendary photographer Milton Greene. Unevenly trimmed at top and bottom of strips. Exhibiting age, minor wear and some handling. From the personal collection of Milton Greene. In overall very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $600

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Lot 885: Marilyn Monroe (3) candid photographs with Tony Curtis, Milton Greene and others.
(ca. 1960s) Vintage original (3) gelatin silver single-weight photos including (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with DJ Fred Robbins and Joe Bynes, (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with Milton Greene and others at Jess Rand's 1954 birthday party and (1) 4.5 x 6.5 in. Marilyn with Tony Curtis and others. Exhibiting some edge chipping, age, handling. With some mounting residue, inkstamps and writing to verso. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300

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Lot 886: Marilyn Monroe (3) candid photographs with Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Curtis, Milton Greene and more.
(ca. 1960s) Vintage original (3) gelatin silver single-weight photos including (1) 4.5 x 6.5 in. Marilyn with Tony Curtis and Milton Greene wearing eye patches in solidarity with Sammy Davis Jr. who’d lost his eye in a car accident, (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with Milton Greene and Sammy Davis Jr. at Jess Rand's 1954 birthday party and (1) 8 x 10 in. photo card of Marilyn with Sammy Davis Jr. and Eddie Fisher. Exhibiting some edge chipping, age, handling. With some mounting residue, inkstamps and writing to verso. In vintage good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300 

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Lot 888: Marilyn Monroe (10) mammoth prints signed by George Barris.
(ca. 1950s-1960s) Collection of (10) contemporary oversize posed and candid photographs of Monroe ranging in size from 17 x 22.25 in. to 21 x 28 in. Including (2) color images 1-of Monroe wearing a robe at the beach and 1-head shot and (8) black and white prints including 7-in and around a home and 1-at the beach. All signed in lower right of images, “George Barris” (Barris first signed in ballpoint over which he later signed in marking pen). Exhibiting minor wrinkling from handling. In generally fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 / Winning bid: $1,900
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Lot 889: Bert Stern signed Marilyn Monroe limited edition foil print.
(1962) Vintage original blue ink silkscreen on 40 x 40 in. silver foil limited edition print. The image is from Marilyn Monroe’s last photographic sitting in 1962. Signed by the photographer, “Bert Stern” in the lower right border and numbered, “99/100” in the lower left. Presented in the original fame. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Winning bid: $2,000
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Lot 876: Marilyn Monroe (2) window cards from How to Marry a Millionaire and Niagara. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage original (2) window cards for the Marilyn Monroe titles including (1) 14 x 22 in. card for How to Marry a Millionaire featuring Marilyn in swimsuit with Betty Hutton and Lauren Bacall. With playdate field filled in and some toning to edges and including (1) 14 x 22 in. card for Niagara featuring a sultry Monroe reclining and a photo image of she and Joseph Cotten. With blank playdate field, some clean pinholes to corners, and even toning. In generally very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $500
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Lot 877: Marilyn Monroe (41) negatives from Bus Stop. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage original (41) 5 x 4 in. black and white negatives with matching contact prints, including images from production with Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Eileen Heckart and cast, behind the scenes shots, crowd scenes, and images of Monroe in her iconic green costume performing. Contained in original sleeves. Some contact prints with editorial grease pencil cropping for publication. In generally fine vintage condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $7,000
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Lot 880: Marilyn Monroe rolled German A0 large size format poster for The Seven-Year Itch.
Marilyn Monroe rolled German A0 large size format poster for The Seven-Year Itch. (TCF, 1955/R-1960) Vintage original German A0 46 x 33 in. large size format poster by graphic artist, stamp illustrator and art educator Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch for the re-release of the Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe comedy. Rolled. With vibrant color. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $750

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Lot 881: Marilyn Monroe (11) production photographs from The Seven Year Itch and How to Marry a Millionaire.
 (MGM, 1953/1955) Vintage original (11) gelatin silver single-weight glossy 8 x 10 in. production photographs featuring Marilyn Monroe and cast including (5) How to Marry a Millionaire and (6) The Seven Year Itch. All with studio slugs in lower borders. Exhibiting age, minor wear, some toning, creasing and handling. In overall vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $600
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Lot 882: Marilyn Monroe (5) photographs from The Seven-Year Itch and others.
(TCF, 1955) Vintage original gelatin silver single-weight production photographs ranging in size from 7.25 x 8 in. to 8 x 10 in. including (3) Seven-Year Itch with Marilyn and Tom Ewell mugging on a couch (1-with two-hole punches at the top border), (1) full-body swimsuit pose and (1) portrait in a jeweled satin gown near a car. All exhibit minor age and handling. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Winning bid: $650
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Lot 883: Marilyn Monroe lobby card for Dangerous Years, her first appearance in film publicity material.
(TCF, 1948) Vintage original color 11 x 14 in. lobby card for the first film in which Marilyn appeared in publicity material. Exhibiting pinholes, border restoration, and retouching to a vertical crease through the center of the card and a crease in the lower right image. Presents in vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300
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Lot 884. Marilyn Monroe and Anne Baxter photograph behind the scenes on All About Eve by Frank Powolny.
(TCF, 1950) Vintage original gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph. Retaining photographer’s inkstamp on the verso. Exceedingly rare early candid moment for Marilyn. In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $650
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Lot 890: Warner Bros. commemorative brass key to the studio. (ca. 1960s)
Consisting of a cast brass 11 x 4 in. presentation key to Warner Bros. Studios. The shield-shaped bow of the key features raised iconic “WB” letters synonymous with the studio. The key blade reads, in raised letters, “The Largest in the World” on one side and “Welcome to the Warner Bros Studio”, on the other. Keys like this one were presented to special guests, celebrities, and dignitaries visiting the studio. Exhibiting expected age, wear and patina. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $1,900  

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Documents papiers


lot 869: Marilyn Monroe’s (Norma Jeane Dougherty) first signed studio contract with Twentieth Century-Fox with original screen test request signed by Ben Lyon.
The contract is 17 pages (8.5 x 11 in.), entitled “Agreement Between Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation And Norma Jeane Dougherty – Artist August 24, 1946” typed on the heavy stock contract folder bound with two brass brads. The document is an agreement, “That the producer employs the artist, and the artist enters the employ of the producer, to render his services exclusively to the producer, in the capacities and for the purposes herein described, for a term of Six (6) Months, commencing on the 26th day of August, 1946… the producer shall pay to the artist, as his entire compensation hereunder, the sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars ($125.00) per week during the term of said employment…” On page 16, the future Marilyn Monroe signed in black ink, “Norma Jeane Dougherty” and was co-signed by a studio executive an a notary public. The final page was signed by Norma Jeane’s foster mother, Grace McKee, granting approval of the agreement for the 20-year-old minor. Accompanying the contract is the 1-page inter-office document, dated July 25, 1946, signed by Twentieth Century Fox executive (and former actor) Ben Lyon, written to Mr. George Wasson, stating in part: “Will you please draw up an optional contract on Norma Jeane Dougherty. We agree to make a test of her and then within ten (10) days after she completes the test, we agree to advise her whether or not we intend to exercise the option: 6 months – 20 out of 26 weeks -- $150.00.” Ben Lyon was a successful actor starring in the 1930 film Hell’s Angels, the film that brought Jean Harlow to prominence. After having met the young Norma Jeane on July 17, 1946, Lyon stated that she was “Jean Harlow all over again!” With this document, he arranged for Norma Jeane’s screen test and her subsequent contract with the studio. Lyon later advised the starlet to change her screen name to “Marilyn Monroe”. Also included is a carbon copy studio memo to Ben Lyon from George Wasson, dated October 25, 1946, stating that “Today is the last day for us to notify Norma Jeane Dougherty in the event we desire her to have any dental work done.” Contract is in fine condition; both the Lyon and dental memos have paper loss from the two-hole binder. An historic assemblage marking the genesis of the silver screen’s greatest star.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 / Winning bid: $35,500
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lot 870: Marilyn Monroe personally hand annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Marilyn Monroe’s personally-used and annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. An incomplete script, being a block of revisions delivered by the production to Marilyn Monroe comprising 69 pages total (numbered 48 through 117, missing page 93) plus a pink title cover-sheet printed “26 November 1952, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (Revised Final Script…13 Nov. 1952),” plus “TO ALL SECRETARIES: Please place these ADDITIONAL PAGES at the back of your script of the above date. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Majority of the prompts for Marilyn’s character “Lorelei Lee” are circled variously in graphite and non-repro blue pencil, with approximately 22-pages annotated in various inks and pencil in Monroe’s hand with amendments and additions to the script and notes on how she proposes to deliver lines and portray Lorelei’s character, with several other pages showing line deletions and other demarcations. Highlights of notes include: pg. 56, when Lord Beekman finds Lorelei stuck in Malone’s porthole, next to Lorelei’s line “Oh yes--Tea with Lady Beekman. Why, she must of forgot. She didn’t show up,” with Monroe adding an alternative line, “Well, I just wanted to see the view. It’s better from here”; pg. 58, Monroe changes the line “Piggie, will you run down to my cabin and get my purse?” to “Maybe I should have that Sherry - will you get me some”; pg. 79, Monroe has written a note to herself in the margin “Feeling that feeds the words, know the lines, go over it inteligently [sic]”; pg. 92, also to herself, “sense the feeling with the body” plus several dialogue changes; pg. 94, again to herself, “grit my teeth and forget it must have my,” “all of feeling in my words,” and “build pull back, don’t stop mutual conflict between partners.” Also, the following page (95) although bearing no notations, features the scene for Monroe’s classic musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” In generally very good condition, with expected handling wear, soiling, and creasing, and some small edge tears and damp-staining to cover page and a few internal margins throughout. Marilyn’s unique, revealing personal notations in this script reveal her private thought processes and fleeting self confidence. On set, she was haunted by her controlling acting coach Natasha Lytess, constantly striving for her approval and insisting on retakes even when director Howard Hawks had already approved. Co-star Jane Russell looked after Marilyn on set and was often one of the only people able to coax her out of her trailer during her bouts of self doubt. Despite her anxieties, it was the role of Lorelei Lee that first fabricated her ‘dumb blonde’ persona—a genius mixture of comedy and sexiness which Marilyn personified on screen, all the while taking her acting very seriously, as evidenced by her occasional heartfelt self-motivational notes in the margins. Monroe biographer Donald Spoto once said: “She put a twist on sexiness. It was not something wicked and shameful...it was something which was terribly funny. And Marilyn enjoyed it.” A remarkable and deeply personal artifact both from Marilyn’s aura imbued within it, and of Hollywood history in general.
Provenance: Christies, New York, June 22, 2006, Lot 160.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Winning bid: $20,000
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Lot 871: Marilyn Monroe signed document relating to The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
The 1-page document (8.5 x 11 in.), dated and notarized from the State of New York on December 31, 1955, states in part: “I, Marilyn Monroe of New York, New York… for valuable consideration to me in hand paid and the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge, have and do hereby and herewith release and forever discharge Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation… of and from all manner of action and actions, cause and causes of action, claims, demands… that I have ever had… pertaining to the production, distribution, exploitation or other matters or things relating to a certain motion picture photoplay entitled THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH.” Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in black ink. Minor staple holes on left margin. Overall, in fine condition.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Winning bid: $3,750
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 Lot 873: (2) Marilyn Monroe signed documents and a block of (3) blank Marilyn Monroe checks.
A 1-page document (8.5 x 11 in.), undated, but retains “Received” stamp dated February 6, 1947. Sent by Marilyn to 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation to the attention of the legal department. In part: “This is to notify you that I am no longer being represented by the National Concert & Artists Corporation… I am now being represented by the Elsie Cukor Lipton Agency…[signed] Marilyn Monroe”. Contains clerical notes in both pencil and ink. Toning at lower half with tearing by two binder holes.
The second document is the second page of a two-page document (page one is missing), dated January 16, 1952 involving Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation and RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., pertaining to advertisement release for Marilyn Monroe in promoting “Jantzen Play Suites, Play Clothes and Swim Suits”. Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in blue ink, and co-signed by a Twentieth Century-Fox representative. Staple holes at top, pronounced wrinkling and a 3.75 x 1.25 in. portion clipped from the document.
Included with the documents is a block of (3) unused “Marilyn Monroe” printed checks from her City National Bank, Beverly Hills branch (checks numbered 1950 – 1952). Checks and attached stubs are in fine condition.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 / Winning bid: $3,750
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Lot 874: Marilyn Monroe signed advertising release for House of Westmore Cosmetics.
The 1-page document (8.5 x 13.5 in.), dated July 3, 1952 from Los Angeles, California, states in part: “The undersigned, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, a New York corporation, hereby gives and grants to House of Westmore, the non-exclusive right to utilize the name and likeness of Marilyn Monroe… Said name and/or likeness shall be used only by House of Westmore in connection with its product Cosmetics in the following manner: Newspapers, magazines, window and counter displays, point of sale material.” Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in black ink, and co-signed by representatives of Twentieth Century-Fox and House of Westmore. Minor paper loss from the binder at upper edge; minor chip at bottom edge not affecting signature.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Winning bid: $4,250
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Lot 875: Studio letter warning Marilyn Monroe of her breach of contract for taking off shooting days to participate in President Kennedy’s Birthday Celebration. (1962)
Vintage original 2-page letter on Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation letterhead, dated May 16, 1962, addressed to Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. In part: “…the services of Miss Marilyn Monroe in the now current employment period commenced on March 6, 1962 in the motion picture tentatively entitled ‘Something’s Gotta Give’… Whereas said motion picture is now in the process of principal photography and is uncompleted… Miss Monroe has advised the executives of the undersigned corporation… that she intends to absent herself from Producer’s studio and from Los Angeles, California, at twelve noon, May 17, 1962, for the purpose of attending a social function being held outside of the State of California, and to continue said absence for the reminder of the said calendar week… Now, therefore, please be advised that said announced action on the part of Miss Monroe constitutes a refusal by her to render services… said action of Miss Monroe will result in serious loss and material damage to the undersigned corporation… [the studio may] be relieved of any of its obligations in respect to the photoplay in which Miss Monroe is now rendering…” Signed “Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation” by Frank H. Ferguson, its Assistant Secretary. Included with original registered mail transmittal envelope, postmarked May 16, 1962, with attached studio slip with stamp indicating return date of May 17, 1962 with notation that the letter was refused and returned. Before shooting had begun, Monroe received approval from producer Henry Weinstein for her to perform on May 19th for President Kennedy’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. Despite the agreement, Marilyn’s protracted health issues had delayed production and studio brass ultimately decided to release her from the picture on June 8th.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $3,750
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Lot 887: Let's Make Love 22-pages of original sheet music for the LP record release.
(TCF, 1960) Vintage original (22) pages of musical charts including (1) 5-page printed 9.5 x 13 in. Conductor score for, “Let’s Make Love” designated for “Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughan”, (1) 4-page handwritten 10.75 x 13.25 in. score for, “Let’s Make Love”, (1) 6-page printed 9.5 x 13 in. Conductor score for, “You With the Crazy Eyes” designated for “Frankie Vaughan (Vocal)” and (1) 7-page handwritten 10.75 x 13.25 in. score for “You With the Crazy Eyes” score. All exhibit edge toning, handling, minor soiling and staining. In vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $325
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Accessoires


 Lot 1942: Loni Anderson vintage “MM” evening gloves gifted to her by Burt Reynolds as the personal property of Marilyn Monroe.
(ca. 1950s) Vintage original pair of elegant midnight blue synthetic silk evening gloves with stitched braid detail at back and stitched monogram, “MM” on underside of flared, slit cuffs. Retaining internal Hansen maker’s label, printed size 6. Gifted to Loni Anderson by Burt Reynolds who attributed them to Marilyn Monroe, an idol of Anderson’s. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 / Winning bid: $9,500
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29 décembre 2015

Icons & Idols Feat Joan Collins 12/2015 - Docs


 Documents papiers


Lot 515 MARILYN MONROE NAME CHANGE MEMO
A Twentieth Century-Fox inter-office memo regarding Marilyn Monroe's name change from Norma Jeane Dougherty to her now famous professional name. The typed memo is dated December 9, 1946, and refers to the December 3, 1946, letter that first confirmed the change. This particular memo was intended for Mr. A. De Weese and is signed by George Wasson.
Winning bid:$8,960 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot515-220460_0 


Lot 518 MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED CHECK
 A Marilyn Monroe signed check dated October 2, 1951, in the amount of $3.00, paid to Hollywood Mineral Baths. The information is handwritten aside from the establishment's name, which is stamped.
3 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 74, “Pop Culture,” Christie’s, New York, Sale Number 2012, June 25, 2008
Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
lot518-220465_0 


Lot 522 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK, 1953
A Marilyn Monroe handwritten and signed check from a Bank of America Los Angeles account, dated March 21, 1953, in the amount of $50.00 paid to Mr. John R. Tilley. The check is housed in a frame with an image of Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton, said to be her favorite photograph of herself.
unsold - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 525 MARILYN MONROE TWICE-SIGNED PAPER
A Marilyn Monroe twice-signed cut sheet. Each side is signed “Marilyn Monroe” in blue ink.
Winning bid:$3,840 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 529 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CONVERSION TO JUDAISM CERTIFICATE
 Marilyn Monroe's certificate of conversion to Judaism. Signed by Monroe and dated July 1, 1956. Monroe converted to Judaism to marry playwright Arthur Miller. The couple had a traditional Jewish wedding on July 1, 1956. The certificate, signed by Miller and other witnesses, reads in part "Hear O Israel The Lord Our God/ The Lord is One/ Certificate of Conversion/ This is to record that Marilyn Monroe [signed]/ having sought to join the house of Israel by accepting/ the religion of Israel and promising to live by its principles/ and practices was received in the Jewish Faith/ on July 1, 1956/ corresponding to the Hebrew date 22nd Tammuz, 5716/ at Lewisboro, New York." Housed in a framed display with three black and white images of Monroe and Miller at their wedding and an informational plaque.
26 by 39 1/4 inches, framed
Winning bid:$70,400 - Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
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Lot 531  MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED NAPKIN
A Marilyn Monroe inscribed American Airlines napkin that reads "To Alex, Love and Kisses Marilyn Monroe." Accompanied by a business card from the American Airlines employee who obtained the napkin.
Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 533  GARY COOPER LETTER TO MARILYN MONROE
A Gary Cooper typed, signed letter to Marilyn Monroe. The letter is written on Cooper’s personal stationery and dated June 22, 1960. The letter is addressed to “Miss Monroe” and reads in part, “The roses were beautiful and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the trouble you went to. I just want to thank you with all my heart,” signed “Gary.”
 Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
lot533-220499_0 


Lot 535  MARILYN MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe typed, signed check dated May 26, 1961, in the amount of $65.85 paid to Hedda Rosten, drawn from an account at Bankers Trust Company New York and signed in blue ink.
Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 536 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SETTLEMENT
A Marilyn Monroe signed settlement contract between Monroe and Irving Stein following the departure of Stein from Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. The contract is dated February 19, 1959, and signed on the fourth page by Monroe, Stein, and their respective attorneys. The final page is cut down from its original size and now measures 7 1/2 by 8 inches. According to the settlement, Monroe agreed to pay Stein $33,000 to end their relationship and any ownership interests Stein once held in Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Additional notes and initials within the document not believed to be in Monroe's hand.
unsold - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Lot 543 SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE SCRIPT AND SHOOT INDEX
 A script titled Something's Got To Give dated March 14, 1963, with a shoot index dated March 25, 1963. The 1962 production of this film ended abruptly and was recast and retitled as Move Over, Darling (20th Century, 1963). This script belonged to Ad Schaumer, assistant director of Move Over, Darling.
Larger, 11 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Ad Schaumer
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $200 - $400
lot543-220526_0 

 

22 novembre 2015

Enchère "Treasures from the Dream Factory" 11/2015

Bonhams-TCM-2015-Treasures-from-the-Dream-Factory-Auction-Catalog-PDF-Portal-Download  Vente aux enchères 'TMC PRESENTS... TREASURES FROM THE DREAM FACTORY' le 23 novembre 2015 par Bonhams  à New York. Les lots avec leur description sont en consultation libre sur le site de Bohams.


 Lot 2: A Natalie Wood bound screenplay of Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
US$ 700 - 900 - €650 - 840
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Mimeographed manuscript, revised final screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert, 149 pp, February 19, 1947 (with revision pages dated as late as March 4), burgundy leather cover stamped in gilt to upper cover with film's title and "F. Hugh Herbert." Some pages annotated in ink by Wood, who also inscribed her name, character's name address, and phone number on the title page, and some of her dialogue in pencil on the verso of the last page. This was Wood's eighth film, but is better remembered as the movie in which Marilyn Monroe utters her first speaking role.
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Lot 206: A Marilyn Monroe signed contract for The Asphalt Jungle
US$ 20,000 - 30,000 - €19,000 - 28,000
Document signed ("Marilyn Monroe"), 2 pp, Hollywood, November 29, 1949, a Twentieth Century-Fox/Screen Actors Guild contract "for Free Lance Players," countersigned and dated on the verso beside Monroe's signature, inscribed in ink on the recto, "12-8-49 M. Monroe / J.S.," with additional partial page stapled to verso.
John Huston's film noir The Asphalt Jungle marked one of Marilyn Monroe's most important early, breakthrough roles, as gangster Emmerich's (Louis Calhern's) much younger moll, Angela. At the time, Monroe was virtually unknown and this contract states she received only $300 per week for her work on the film.
9 x 23 in.
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Lot 207: A Marilyn Monroe suit from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
US$ 350,000 - 500,000 - €330,000 - 470,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Gray wool jacket with cream-colored embroidered linen collar, wired so that it stands, hook-and-eye and black button closure at the center, fitted at the hips, with partial gray crepe lining; together with a matching knee-length pencil skirt with a navy grosgrain waistband and buttons that attach to the jacket (to prevent the skirt from moving when Monroe danced), and a small slit in the back, bearing a bias label inscribed in black ink, "1-69-1194 M. Monroe A-698-40." Monroe, as Lorelei Lee, wears this suit when she and Dorothy (Jane Russell) go shopping in Paris, the hotel refuses them, and they wind up at a sidewalk café, singing "When Love Goes Wrong."
Provenance: Purchased by Debbie Reynolds from Fox in 1971; Butterfield & Butterfield, Entertainment Memorabilia, March 14, 2000, lot 5842.
A 1949 musical based on a novel by Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was initially purchased by Fox as a vehicle for Betty Grable. However in light of Grable's waning popularity and comparatively high salary (almost ten times Monroe's), studio head Darryl Zanuck decided to cast the starlet Monroe instead, borrowing Jane Russell from RKO to serve as her costar. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was a massive success and 1953 became Monroe's breakout year. She and Jane Russell put their handprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater to celebrate the film's premiere, Monroe appeared on the cover of Photoplay and received its Fastest Rising Star award, and also appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of Playboy.
A report by leading costume conservator Cara Varnell is available upon request.
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Lot 208: A Marilyn Monroe red saloon gown from River of No Return
US$ 300,000 - 500,000 - €280,000 - 470,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. 19th century style saloon gown with a red cotton bodice adorned with large black sequins in a swirling pattern with black sequin trim along the neckline and each of the three shoulder straps, a black satin bustled skirt with matching red cotton trim with black sequins on either side of a high slit, and a yellow silk rose at the hip, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe"; and a matching pair of red cotton panties with red lace and green ribbon trim, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe" and a Fox cleaning tag. Monroe wears this dress while singing "One Silver Dollar" in the saloon.
Provenance: Purchased by Debbie Reynolds from Fox in 1971; Butterfield & Butterfield, Entertainment Memorabilia, March 14, 2000, lot 5843.
River of No Return stars Monroe as Kay Weston, a singer in a mining tent city in the Northwestern United States. Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum) arrives there in search of his son Mark and meets Kay, who has been looking after the child. Kay and her fiancé (Rory Calhoun) later set off on a rafting trip to Council City, and Matt rescues them after they run into trouble on the river. River of No Return was directed by Otto Preminger and shot on location in national parks in Canada to take advantage of the beautiful appearance of the landscapes on CinemaScope.
Monroe wears this dress in her first scene of the film. As Robert Mitchum enters the tent and walks around the stage, watching Monroe sing and strum a guitar, neither he nor the audience can take his eyes off of her. The image of Monroe in the dress also appears on the original one sheet poster and features prominently in the other promotional material surrounding the film.
A report by leading costume conservator Cara Varnell is available upon request.
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Lot 209: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
US$ 1,000 - 1,500 - €940 - 1,400
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Three sheet poster, linen-backed. A vibrant poster with outstanding portraits of stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
41 x 81 in.
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Lot 213: An original title for River of No Return
US$ 1,200 - 1,400 - €1,100 - 1,300
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Carved wood, reading "River of / No Return." Created by Pacific Title for the film's opening credits but not used. River of No Return, a Western set in the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century, was directed by Otto Preminger and starred Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum.
36 x 14 3/4 in.
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Lot 214: A Bert Stern photograph of Marilyn Monroe
US$ 1,000 - 1,500 - €940 - 1,400
C-print signed ("Bert Stern") in green ink at lower right, and numbered 27/250. New York: Sherwood Atelier, 1978. Celebrity photographer Bert Stern is intimately linked with Monroe by the 2,500 photographs he took of her for Vogue less than two months before her untimely death. Stern later compiled those photographs for his book The Last Sitting, and this photograph was printed as part of a portfolio of ten prints in 1978. This sultry close-up of Monroe is a classic example of her vamping for Stern's camera.
Sheet: 20 x 24 in.; image: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.
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Lot 215: A Marilyn Monroe signed U.S. Dept. of Defense identification card
US$ 10,000 - 15,000 - €9,400 - 14,000
Card serial no. 129279, undated, signed ("Norma Jeane DiMaggio"), inscribed under the signature by the military policeman who issued the ID, with "VOID" across the body of the document. On the verso of the card, Monroe has stamped her fingerprints in black ink. Accompanied by a press photograph of Monroe visiting the Tokyo Army Hospital on February 5, 1954.
This is the file copy of the ID card issued to Marilyn Monroe during her famous visit to entertain the American soldiers in Korea. Monroe had just married Joe DiMaggio on January 14 of that year, and they traveled to Japan for their honeymoon. She received this ID card from the US Army Provost Marshall's Office in Tokyo before flying to Korea. Monroe performed in ten shows over four days before a total audience of 100,000 soldiers.
In 2008, Bonhams sold Monroe's copy of this ID card, with the date February 8, 1954, the preceding serial number of 128278 and an identical inscription from the MP on duty, for $57,000.
Provenance: Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from the consignor, describing how he purchased the ID card from the estate of one of the military policemen on duty that day.
3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.
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Lot 218: A revised final screenplay of Let's Make Love
US$ 500 - 700 - €470 - 650
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. Mimeographed manuscript, revised final screenplay by Norman Krasna, 162 pp, December 20, 1959 (with revision pages as late as January 11, 1960), bound in brads in yellow Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers printed "Revised Shooting Final," with some notations in pencil to upper cover.
George Cukor's Let's Make Love was Marilyn Monroe's penultimate completed film role. Yves Montand stars as a man impersonating an actor impersonating himself in a play costarring actress Amanda Dell (Monroe). The finished film runs 119 minutes, which indicates that various scenes were probably deleted from this lengthy script. Monroe's then-husband Arthur Miller and Hal Kanter also contributed to the screenplay.
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Lot 219: A large collection of rare contact sheets of Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love
US$ 50,000 - 80,000 - €47,000 - 75,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. 134 contact sheets, in two sets bound at tops in clasps (one set totaling one-hundred and twenty-one sheets; the other, thirteen), each with twenty (though sometimes less) 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. black and white photographs, "Approved Set" inscribed on first sheet of smaller set in permanent marker, Advertising Code Administration "Approved" and "Disapproved" stamps on versos with dates in green and red ink, housed in a Kodak Photographic Paper box inscribed, "Monroe / Somethings [sic] Got to Give" (though the photographs are from Let's Make Love).
Taken throughout the production of Marilyn Monroe's penultimate film, there are approximately 2,700 individual black and white images in this collection. Monroe is pictured in almost every shot, though her costars Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, and others are also prominently featured, as is director George Cukor. Most of the photographs were taken during filming, but there are also many candid, behind-the-scenes images. Monroe herself went through the contact sheets and crossed out dozens of images she didn't like, using a thick black or red ink pen, and sometimes crossing herself out so thoroughly that she couldn't be seen at all. Thankfully, she left hundreds of shots untouched.
11 x 14 in.

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14 juillet 2015

Hollywood Legends - 06/2015 - Docs


 Documents papiers


Lot 925: MARILYN MONROE 1950 EMPLOYMENT RECORD CARD
 A Marilyn Monroe change of rate or position with 20th Century Fox dated June 8, 1950, indicating that Monroe was laid off following the filming of All About Eve (20th Century, 1950). The card is handwritten in an unknown hand and states that Monroe is a “Contract Feature Player.” Later that year, Monroe signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph from All About Eve that shows Monroe in her role as Miss Caswell.
Card, 4 by 6 inches; Photograph, 6 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$625 - Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 927: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
 A check for $16.25 paid to J.J. Haggarty Stores on November 23, 1951. Signed by Marilyn Monroe in blue ink. Below Monroe's signature is her address at that time: "611 N. Crescent Drive."
3 1/4 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 928: MARILYN MONROE CHANGE OF RATE CARD FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX
 A Marilyn Monroe Change of Rate card from 20th Century Fox dated "5 -11 -1953," changing Monroe's weekly pay rate from $750 to $1,250.
4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$2,500 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 932: HUGH HEFNER SIGNED PREMIERE ISSUE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
 A first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Signed by Hugh Hefner on page three. The magazine, which launched in December 1953, sold for 50 cents a copy.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$87,500 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 946: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
 A group of five envelopes addressed to Marilyn Monroe, June Allyson, Jean Simmons, Deborah Kerr, and Jeffrey Kerr. The envelopes were mailed by fans in Argentina and the Philippines and are dated between 1954 and 1958.
Largest, 5 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 947: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
 A group of five envelopes, addressed to Marilyn Monroe, Jean Simmons, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter, and Mel Ferrer. The envelopes were mailed by fans in Argentina and the Philippines and are postmarked between 1954 and 1957.
Largest, 3 3/4 by 7 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 948: MARILYN MONROE SECRETARIALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe secretarially signed photograph accompanied by transmittal envelope. It appears the photograph was mailed from Marilyn Monroe Productions to Santa Fe, Argentina, and returned.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 949: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
 A group of four envelopes addressed to Marilyn Monroe, Jean Simmons, Clark Gable, and Deborah Kerr. The envelopes were mailed by fans from Argentina and the Philippines and are postmarked between 1954 and 1957.
Largest, 4 3/4 by 6 inches
 Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 958: PRINCESS CAFÉ 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCRAPBOOK
 An embossed leatherbound scrapbook featuring telegrams, news clippings, letters, and cards sent by celebrities, notable individuals, local dignitaries, businesspeople, and family to the Princess Café in Iowa Falls. This café opened in 1915 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The entries in the scrapbook commemorate the 40th anniversary of the restaurant in November 1955. The longtime owners, Harry Pergakis and Ernie Karrys, hired a young waitress named Marjorie “Madge” Meredith, who later went on to become a Hollywood movie and television actress, and the three maintained their friendship through the years. In addition to a signed and inscribed professional Madge Meredith black and white headshot and newspaper articles describing her attendance at the anniversary celebrations, the scrapbook entries include Western Union telegrams, most notably from Marilyn Monroe to Meredith, “AM JEALOUS YOU INVITED INSTEAD OF ME. I STRUCK OUT WITH JOE AND CAN’T EVEN GET TO FIRST BASE WITH HARRY AND ERNIE =MARILYN MONROE=“ and also from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Princess Margaret of Great Britain, and Sherman Billingsley of The Stork Club in New York. There are approximately 18 double-sided pages of newspaper articles and advertisements, handwritten and typewritten letters, note cards, and the telegrams.
14 by 12 1/4 inches
 Winning bid:$512 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 974: MARILYN MONROE MOVING DOCUMENTS
 Five documents pertaining to Marilyn Monroe's move from Los Angeles to Milton Greene's home in Connecticut. Monroe stayed with the Greenes for almost two years.
Largest, 14 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$1,152 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 986: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED DRAWING
 A drawing of a nude woman signed by Marilyn Monroe, who inscribed and gifted the drawing to Broadway set designer Boris Aronson. Sanguine on paper, inscribed in blue ink "For Boris -/ Waiting - Wondering -/ Woman - Marilyn Monroe Miller" mounted to matteboard and undated. The drawing has been referred to as "an erotic self-portrait."
Monroe's husband Arthur Miller worked with Aronson on A View From the Bridge around the time of Miller's divorce and budding relationship with Monroe. Aronson, when he first met Monroe, is quoted by Elia Kazan as having said, "That's a wife?" Kazan shared that quote and evidently its sentiment by answering the question in his autobiography as, "Hell no!"
12 by 9 inches; 17 1/2 by 14 inches, overall
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Boris Aronson
Winning bid:$75,000 - Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 987: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED AND SENT CORRESPONDENCE
 A group of correspondence sent and received by Marilyn Monroe, including a two-page typed, signed letter to Monroe from Jean Negulesco, typed on Negulesco’s stationery and dated July 14, 1958. The letter is in regard to flowers and a book sent by the director to Monroe. The book was The Midwife of Pont Clary, which Negulesco wanted to adapt into a film for Monroe. He wrote, “The thing of The Midwife of Pont Clary is fundamentally sex …” and later suggests Monroe give the book to her husband, Arthur Miller, to read. Also included are a copy of a wire message sent by Monroe to Inez Melson dated June 10, 1959, regarding the boarding of a bird named Clyde; a typed, signed letter from playwright William Inge complimenting Monroe on her performance in Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959), dated April 6, 1959, and signed “Bill Inge"; and a confirmation copy of a telegram sent by Monroe to Roberto Boss in Mexico regarding a furniture order, with a typed, dictated copy of same, dated June 16, 1962, less than two months before Monroe’s death.
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$3,437.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 989: MARILYN MONROE COPY OF DOCTOR PYGMALION
 A Marilyn Monroe owned copy of Doctor Pygmalion by Maxwell Maltz (New York: Permabooks, 1953).
6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches - PROVENANCE Partial Lot 563, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 990: MARILYN MONROE OWNED BOOK
 A copy of The Unfinished Country by Max Lerner (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959) from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe with Christie's auction bookplate on the front inside cover.
8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 556, “The Personal Collection of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 995: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
 A Marilyn Monroe signed check from a Marilyn Monroe Productions account with Colonial Trust Company in New York City. The check has been corrected to be numbered 107 in an unknown hand, dated August 14, 1959, and written to Hedda Rosten in the amount of $66.12. Rosten was Monroe’s private secretary at one time. Housed in a framed display with three color images of Monroe. Not examined outside of frame.
33 1/2 by 30 1/2 inches, overall
unsold - Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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 Lot 996: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SETTLEMENT
A Marilyn Monroe signed settlement contract between Monroe and Irving Stein following the departure of Stein from Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. The contract is dated February 19, 1959, and signed on the fourth page by Monroe, Stein, and their respective attorneys. The final page is cut down from its original size and now measures 7 1/2 by 8 inches. According to the settlement, Monroe agreed to pay Stein $33,000 to end their relationship and any ownership interests Stein once held in Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Additional notes and initials within the document not believed to be in Monroe's hand.
 unsold - Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
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Lot 1002: MARILYN MONROE LETTER FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX
 A letter written to Marilyn Monroe by Lew Schreiber of 20th Century Fox advising that Monroe will begin shooting Time and Tide on April 14, 1959, under the direction of Elia Kazan. The letter is dated March 4, 1959, and is signed by Schreiber.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$768  - Estimate: $500 - $1,500
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Lot 1026: MARILYN MONROE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE SCRIPT
 A Marilyn Monroe script for Something's Got To Give (20th Century, 1962) in blue paper cover. Marked on cover "902" and "Revised Screenplay" and dated February 12, 1962.
11 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 489, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
unsold - Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 1028: MARILYN MONROE FRANKIE AND JOHNNY SCRIPT FROM JOHN HUSTON
 A Marilyn Monroe owned copy of Frankie and Johnny (New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930) gifted to her by author and director John Huston. The hardcover first-edition illustrated presentation copy is inscribed by Huston on the title page "Marilyn dear/ All those years ago/ when you were hardly/ born I wrote this for/ you - the perfect Frankie/ Johnny (himself)/ Huston." Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias, Christie’s 1999 Marilyn Monroe auction bookplate affixed to endpaper, red cover with gold gilt lettering. Huston directed Monroe in one of her first films, The Asphalt Jungle (MGM , 1950) and her final completed film The Misfits (Seven Arts, 1961). 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 46, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
 Winning bid:$13,750 - Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Lot 1031: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PRESS ARCHIVE
An archive of vintage press material related to the death of Marilyn Monroe. The archive includes an issue of The New York Times dated August 6, 1962; an issue of the Los Angeles Times dated August 6, 1962; a San Francisco Examiner and a November 1962 issue of Modern Screen .
Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 1033: MARILYN MONROE WITH PARASOL
Hand signed by Al Hirschfeld
Limited edition etching
80/150 - 21 by 13 ½ inches, sight; 32 ½ by 24 ½ inches, framed
unsold - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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 Lot 1034: MARILYN MONROE, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT"
Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy
Hand signed by Al Hirschfeld
Limited edition lithograph - 85/109
24 by 19 inches
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 1035: MARILYN MONROE RECEIPT FROM PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
 An expense form from Marilyn Monroe’s public relations agency, Arthur P. Jacobs Company Inc., dated June 11, 1962, for costs incurred through long-distance calls made to Monroe by Pat Newcomb in April 1962. Accompanied by a black and white photograph of Newcomb with Monroe at John F. Kennedy’s birthday gala held in May 1962.
5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches
unsold - Estimate: $300 - $500
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 Lot 1041: MARILYN MONROE FUNERAL CARD
 An original card from the funeral of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesday, August 8, 1962, at the Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles. The front of the card bears an image of the Bok Singing Tower. The inside reads in part, "In Memory of/ Marilyn Monroe/ Born June 1st, 1926/ Passed Away/ August 5th, 1962,” with the details of her funeral service. Facing page is printed with Psalm 23.
5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches, folded
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder
 Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 1042: MARJORIE PLECHER LETTER REGARDING MARILYN MONROE
  A letter to Marjorie Plecher from Westwood Memorial Park thanking Plecher for her assistance dressing Marilyn Monroe for Monroe's funeral. The letter is written on Westwood Memorial Park stationery, dated August 10, 1962, and signed by James Pierce. Plecher was a wardrobe assistant at Fox studios. She later married Allan "Whitey" Snyder, Monroe's friend and makeup artist.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder
Winning bid:$1,562.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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09 juillet 2015

Expo Marilyn Die Starke Monroe du 26/03 au 01/11/2015

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Cette exposition de la collection de Ted Stampfler est une reprise de l'expo de 2014 Private Marilyn qui avait eu lieu en Suisse. Il y est présenté cette fois-ci près de 400 objets personnels ayant appartenu à Marilyn Monroe au Liechtenstein (entre la Suisse et l'Autriche).
L’exposition se penche sur la question de l’émancipation de la femme dans les années 50 à l’exemple de la femme la plus photographiée du XXe siècle: l’actrice, chanteuse et icône de la mode Marilyn Monroe. Elle présente la forte personnalité de cette femme exceptionnelle qui, 53 ans après sa mort, n’a rien perdu de la fascination qu’elle suscite et dont l’influence sur la société est encore perceptible aujourd’hui.
Le Musée national du Liechtenstein présente 400 objets qui proviennent initialement de sa succession et font actuellement partie de la collection privée Ted Stampfer, la plus grande collection de ce genre regroupant des objets ayant appartenu à Marilyn Monroe.
On peut y voir des vêtements luxueux, des accessoires personnels, des produits de beauté et de coiffure, des accessoires de cinéma, des documents privés, des films et des photos dont la présentation, dans cette constellation, est une première mondiale. Des objets prêtés par des collectionneurs du monde entier viennent compléter cette collection.
Les visiteurs plongent dans le monde de Marilyn et traversent chronologiquement les stades les plus importants de son évolution et les périodes déterminantes de sa vie. Ils découvrent des objets uniques qui témoignent de la vie et de l’œuvre de cette femme exceptionnelle tout en révélant son identité de femme émancipée. Pour cela, l’exposition s’intéresse aussi bien à l’évolution physique de Marilyn et au rôle qu’elle fait jouer à son corps, qu’à la manière très personnelle dont elle se rebelle contre une industrie cinématographique dominée par les hommes. Grâce à sa hardiesse, elle obtiendra entre autres de meilleures conditions contractuelles et des droits de codécision, mais pourra aussi fonder sa propre société de production cinématographique, ce qui lui assurera une plus grande indépendance.
Un catalogue éponyme accompagnant l’exposition est en vente dans la boutique du musée au prix de 20.00 CHF, ainsi que différentes autres publications.
Directeur général: Directeur Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer
Administrateur et collectionneur: Ted Stampfer

> site officiel marilynmonroe-sammlung.de
> photographies sur flickr 

Liechtenstein National Museum
Städtle 43, P.O. Box1216
9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechtenstein

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The special exhibition presents the emancipation of women in the 1950s through the example of the most photographed woman of the 20th century -- the actress, singer and style icon, Marilyn Monroe.
The exhibition here focuses on the strength behind the exceptional phenomenon who, even 53 years after her death in 1962, has not lost her charm and influence, which in society and the women's movement to this day is palpable.
Presented are more than 400 selected pieces from the private collection of Ted Stampfer, the world's largest collection of Marilyn Monroe originals of its kind. Through his willingness to present his collection in exhibitions, the art collector and expert wants not only to remember the actress, who was intellectually underestimated during her lifetime and reduced by filmmakers and media to her visual appeal, but also to make exhibit attendees aware of the clever and ambitious businesswoman. Most of the pieces originate from her estate, of which the items were stored after Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, until 1999, until large portions of it were put up for auction with auction houses like Christie's and Julien's. The exhibition is rounded out by individual pieces from other international collectors.
Uniquely designed and seen for the first time worldwide, the National Museum in Liechtenstein thus enables its exhibition visitors to dive into Monroe's world. Visitors walk through the most important chronological development stages of her life, and can view special exhibits that not only give a glimpse into her life and the work of this extraordinary woman, but also highlight her emancipated side. These include: high-quality articles of clothing; accessories; beauty, skincare and styling products; personal and film company documents; film props; and extensive photo and film footage presented by means of electronic media.
The exhibition, however, is not just focused on presenting personal belongings from a late actress. Rather, it focuses more on the unknown private person -- the real face behind the Hollywood icon. Thus, it gives an intimate look at the real person behind the fictional persona Marilyn Monroe. Using examples, visitors learn about an ambitious woman of the 1940s and 1950s, who, despite the prevailing gender roles of her time, reached her own set goals gradually and with great confidence.
Adressed is on the one hand, the outward makeover of a natural brunette girl, who became with the conscious use of her body the most desirable woman in the world. This is, for example, demonstrated with the original false eyelashes, various containers of makeup, articles and accessories used as highlights for her hair styling, which were significantly involved in the transformation process. But also Marilyn's favorite clothing is presented, including her white and checkered capri pants, which she liked to combine with a black turtleneck sweater. She wore them both in her private life as well as in important photo shoots (for example in the famous shoots with photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and Milton Greene). These iconic photographs today show us not only a timeless beauty, but a self-confident woman, who was well aware of her own charisma.
In addition, the exhibition also highlights the public person and reports about the strong side of a woman who had to compete in a man's world in the 1950s. There are character traits and self-confident behavior demonstrated, which culminated at the height of Monroe's career to rebel against the male-dominated film industry. This courageous behavior led to, among other things, better contract terms and the ability to have more say over her career, plus to establishing her own film production company -- another way she became more independent. The exhibition presents original costumes, film props and important documents on the films that were produced by Monroe herself.
Besides the interest in her own career and her personal advancement, Marilyn Monroe was also involved in helping the disadvantaged and minorities. This is illustrated with the example of Ella Fitzgerald, the famous African-American jazz singer, for whom Monroe actively campaigned to obtain engagements in a hip nightclub that was typically reserved for white artists. Fitzgerald later reported that Monroe's influence and active action were instrumental in her international success as a singer.
The exhibition offers in all its aspects a comprehensive view of the strong-willed character of a woman who was ahead of her time. And it also reveals to the visitor that Marilyn Monroe, by her behavior in different ways, exerted a formative influence on the emancipation of women, making her one of the most important cultural and historical figures of the 20th century.

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