29 décembre 2015

Icons & Idols Feat Joan Collins 12/2015 - Photos


 Andre De Dienes


Lot 478  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1945. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$512 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot478-220406_0 


Lot 479 MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1946. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer on verso.
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot479-220407_0 


Lot 480  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
17 by 16 inches
 Winning bid:$750 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot480-220408_0  


Lot 481  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
 Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot481-220409_0 


Lot 482  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer on verso. Additionally handwritten on verso is "17/67 given to [illegible] Shirley de Dienes 11-18-86."
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot482-220410_0  


Lot 483  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso. Additionally inscribed on verso "25/67 given to Chad Lewis Shirley de Dienes 11-18-86."
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot483-220411_0 


Lot 484 MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
 Winning bid:$576 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot484-220412_0  


Lot 485 MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$1,024 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot485-220413_0 


Lot 486 MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$1,024 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot486-220414_0 


Lot 487 MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Hand printed by de Dienes on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer twice on verso.
20 by 16 inches
 Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot487-220415_0 


 Bruno Bernard


Lot 502  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition color photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled “Valentine Heart” taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1946. Numbered 16/90 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
20 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
unsold - Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
lot502-220447_0 


Lot 503  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition color photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled “Sailor Girl” taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1946. Numbered 16/90 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
20 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
unsold - Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
lot503-220448_0 


Lot 504  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition color photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled “My Girl Friday” taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1946. Numbered 16/90 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
20 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 unsold - Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
lot504-220449_0 


Lot 505  MARILYN MONROE BRUNO BERNARD SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 An original vintage black and white pin-up photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1946. Signed on verso “Bernard of Hollywood.”
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 unsold - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
lot505-220450_0 


Lot 510  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled “Poolside” taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1949. Numbered 16/90 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
20 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
lot510-220455_0 


Lot 511  MARILYN MONROE BRUNO BERNARD SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
  An original vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe signing autographs taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1954. Signed on verso “Bernard of Hollywood.”
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
unsold - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
lot511-220456_0 


Lot 512  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing a costume dress from her film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1953. Numbered 16/90 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
20 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 unsold - Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
lot512-220457_0 


Lot 513  MARILYN MONROE BRUNO BERNARD SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 An original vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1954. Signed on verso "Bernard of Hollywood" and contained in a brown Bernard of Hollywood folder.
14 by 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Winning bid:$12,500 - Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
lot513-220458_0 


Lot 514  MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition color photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing the famous white dress from her film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) taken by Bruno Bernard circa 1954. Numbered 16/50 and signed by The Estate of Bruno Bernard in the lower margin.
24 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 unsold - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
lot514-220459_0 


 George Barris


Lot 537 MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS PHOTOGRAPHS
A pair of black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by George Barris. Each photograph is signed by Barris. One of the photographs is stamped “© 1987 George Barris/ Marilyn Monroe/ Weston Editions LTD./ All Rights Reserved,” and both photographs are stamped “The Private Collection of Kim Goodwin.”
Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot537-220508_0  lot537-220509_0 


Lot 538  MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS PHOTOGRAPH
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by George Barris in the summer of 1962. Signed by the photographer at lower right and stamped “The Kim Goodwin Collection” on verso.
Winning bid:$250 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
lot538-220510_0 


Lot 539  MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS LAST PHOTOGRAPHS PORTFOLIO
 A folder containing eight color prints of George Barris’ photographs of Marilyn Monroe. White folder reads on the cover “Marilyn Monroe/ 25th/ The Last Photos.” Interior left of folder reads “Limited Edition/ Original Photographs by/ George Barris.” Interior right of folder reads “As seen in/ ‘Marilyn’ Norma Jeane/ text by Gloria Steinem.” Accompanied by a card that gives the edition number as 74/99. Each photograph is signed by Barris and stamped on verso “Copyright 1987/ Marilyn Monroe/ Weston Editions LTD.” The photographs are additionally stamped “The Private Collection of Kim Goodwin.”
Photographs, 10 by 8 inches; Folder, 10 1/2 by 9 inches
 Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot539-220511_0 
lot539-220512_0 lot539-220513_0 
lot539-220514_0 lot539-220515_0 lot539-220516_0 
lot539-220517_0 lot539-220518_0 lot539-220519_0 


Photos Diverses


Lot 19  JOAN COLLINS TWO FRAMED POSTERS
 The first, titled "Marilyn Monroe as Jean Harlow," is from a series of photographs photographer Richard Avedon produced with Marilyn Monroe, signed by Avedon. Other photographs from the series show Monroe dressed as actresses Lillian Russell, Marlene Dietrich, Theda Bara, and Clara Bow. The second, an Erte exhibition poster from 1972.
Larger, 32 by 24 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $200 - $300
lot19-219124_0  lot19-219125_0 


Lot 488 MARILYN MONROE ARCHIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 An archive of photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. The photographs were taken of a 19-year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty, before she was Marilyn Monroe. Taken in Los Angeles for Blue Book Modeling Agency, these photographs comprise one of Monroe’s first modeling portfolios. It was this portfolio she presented to Ben Lyon, the casting director at 20th Century Fox who signed her to the studio and shortly after changed her name. Jasgur’s images of Norma Jeane Dougherty mark the beginning of her career and offer us a unique glimpse of Marilyn Monroe, before she was Marilyn.
All prints in this lot are from these early photoshoots and are directly from the estate of Joseph Jasgur. Included in the archive are approximately 400 color and black and white later prints, size 11 by 14 inches; approximately 120 black and white gelatin silver prints, size 8 by 10 inches; approximately 10 black and white gelatin silver prints, size 11 by 14 inches; some oversize prints, contact prints, and a wooden camera tripod used by Jasgur. Some prints are signed or stamped by the photographer, others are not. Print dates vary. Condition varies.
Sizes vary
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Winning bid:$8,320 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot488-220416_0 


Lot 489  MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVE AND COPYRIGHT
 One Joseph Jasgur black and white negative of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1946. Copyrights to this image will be transferred to the winning bidder.
5 by 4 inches
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
lot489-220417_0  lot489-220418_0  


Lot 490  MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 Two Joseph Jasgur black and white negatives of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1946. Copyrights to this image will be transferred to the winning bidder. Accompanied by a photograph of the image, printed 2000-2001.
Negatives, 5 by 4 inches; Photograph, 14 by 11 inches
 Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot490-220420_0  lot490-220421_0 


Lot 491  MARILYN MONROE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH
 An original vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe circa 1946, with her half sister Berniece Baker Miracle, her mother Gladys, and her niece Mona Rae. Originally from the collection of Eleanor Goddard.
3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 84, "Julien's Autumn Sale," Julien's, Las Vegas, October 29, 2005
Winning bid:$875 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot491-220422_0  lot491-220423_0 


Lot 492  MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED JIM DOUGHERTY PHOTOGRAPH
 A pair of original vintage photographs of Marilyn Monroe's first husband, Jim Dougherty. The first is a passport style portrait, and the second shows Dougherty sleeping on the beach and is inscribed on the back in Monroe's hand "(zzz.....zzz) Jimmie sound asleep." Originally from the collection of Eleanor Goddard.
Larger, 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 80, "Julien's Autumn Sale," Julien's, Las Vegas, October 29, 2005
Winning bid:$750 - Estimate: $400 - $600
lot492-220424_0  lot492-220425_0 


Lot 496  MARILYN MONROE TOM KELLEY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A large-format nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe printed from an image taken by Tom Kelley in 1949 during his famous photoshoot with Monroe. Numbered 146 of 300 to the lower left and signed by Tom Kelley to the lower right. Includes certificate of authenticity from Mirage Editions.
44 by 36 inches, framed
PROVENANCE From the Collection of James Heeren
 Winning bid:$1,562.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot496a lot496-220431_0 lot496-220432_0 


Lot 497 MARILYN MONROE HUGH HEFNER SIGNED EARL MORAN PHOTOGRAPH
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe posing topless, originally taken by pin-up artist Earl Moran. Numbered 1 of 75 and signed by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to the lower left. Embossed with the Playboy Legacy Collection logo to the lower right.
 Winning bid:$6,400 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot497-220433_0  
lot497-224723_0  


Lot 498  MARILYN MONROE EARL MORAN PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe posing topless, originally taken by pin-up artist Earl Moran. Numbered 5 of 75 to the lower left and embossed with the Playboy Legacy Collection logo to the lower right. Housed in a cloth-bound clamshell box with gilt titling and includes a Playboy certificate of authenticity.
24 by 20 inches
Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot498-220434_0 lot498-220435_0 lot498-220436_0  


Lot 499  MARILYN MONROE HUGH HEFNER SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A large-format nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe printed from an image taken by Tom Kelley in 1949. This is the iconic Marilyn pose used in the first issue of Playboy magazine. Numbered 171 of 300 to the lower left and signed by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to the lower right. Includes certificate of authenticity from Light Signatures.
42 by 34 inches, framed
 Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot499-220437_0 lot499-220438_0 


Lot 500  MARILYN MONROE FRANK WORTH PHOTOGRAPH
 A large-format gelatin silver photograph of Marilyn Monroe posing in her dress from the film How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953) printed from a negative created by Frank Worth. Numbered 9 of 95 to the lower left and embossed by the Frank Worth Estate. Includes cloth-bound clamshell box with gilt-stamped titling and a certificate of authenticity from the Frank Worth Estate.
25 3/4 by 21 3/4 by 1 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Collection of James Heeren
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
lot500-220439_0  lot500-220440_0  
lot500-220441_0  lot500-220442_0 


Lot 517  MARILYN MONROE EARL LEAF CONTACT SHEET
 A contact sheet containing eight vintage black and white images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Earl Leaf. They were taken at the home of talent agent Johnny Hyde, where Monroe occasionally lived, on May 17, 1950. The images are attached to a sheet of cardstock with numerous notations, including the date the photographs were taken and Monroe’s name; stamped at the bottom left with the photographer's stamp.
EXHIBITED Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, "Marilyn Monroe Collection," Number 46
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
lot517-220464_0 


Lot 519  MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL 1954 SLIDES
 A group of 12 original vintage color slides showing Marilyn Monroe entertaining members of the United States military in Korea in 1954. Accompanied by a printed mage of each slide and two additional slides showing other performers that do not include Monroe.
This item sold with copyright but is not sold with copyright documentation. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to apply for copyright. While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given .
2 by 2 inches, each
PROVENANCE Lot 135, "Entertainment Memorabilia," Christie's, New York, Sale number 8525, July 19, 2001
Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
lot519-220466_0  lot519-220467_0 


Lot 520 MARILYN MONROE 1954 NEGATIVES
 A pair of black and white negatives of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1954 while the actress was entertaining troops in Korea on a break from her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio.
This item is sold with copyright but is not sold with copyright documentation. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to apply for copyright. While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Strip of negatives, 4 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 
lot520-220469_0  lot520-220470_0  lot520-220471_0 
lot520-220472_0 


Lot 523  MARILYN MONROE EVE ARNOLD PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Eve Arnold. The image shows Monroe in a one-piece leopard print swimsuit lying in a marsh, taken circa 1955. The photograph is affixed to a board. Some handwritten markings on verso and stamped “The Kim Goodwin Collection.”
15 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot523-220477_0 


Lot 524  MARILYN MONROE AND MARLON BRANDO DIGITAL PRINTS
 A group of eight digital prints of Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando taken by Milton Greene in November 1955. The photographs were used to publicize a performance of The Rose Tattoo to benefit The Actors Studio. A paper label is affixed to the back of each image from the Milton H. Greene Collection.
Each, 19 by 13 inches
Winning bid:$1,920 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot524-220478_0 lot524-220479_0 lot524-220480_0 
lot524-220481_0 lot524-220482_0 
lot524-220483_0 lot524-220484_0 lot524-220485_0 


Lot 526  MARILYN MONROE CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton in 1956. The photograph, from Monroe's personal archive, is mounted to board and contained in a brown folder.
Photograph, 9 by 9 1/4 inches; 16 by 14 1/2 inches, overall
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot526-220488_0 


Lot 527  MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage portrait publicity photograph from her personal collection.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$576 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot527-220489_0 


Lot 528  MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller black and white vintage original photograph. Taken by Paul Schumach at the premiere of Some Like It Hot (USA, 1959). Photographer stamp on verso.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot528-220490_0 


Lot 530 MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of nine vintage candid snapshots of Marilyn Monroe. Eight images are in color and one is black and white. Three of the images show Monroe and husband Arthur Miller at the premiere of Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959). Eight of the nine images were sold together as a lot in a previous Christie's auction.
Largest, 5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 15, "Entertainment Memorabilia," Christie's, New York, Sale number 8609, November 19, 2001
 Winning bid:$1,250 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot530-220493_0 


Lot 540 MARILYN MONROE DOUGLAS KIRKLAND PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Douglas Kirkland on November 17, 1961, on assignment for Look magazine. Signed by Kirkland and numbered 17/49 at lower right.
20 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$1,920 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot540-220520_0 
lot540-220521_0 


Lot 541  MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE SILKSCREEN PRINT
A limited edition silkscreen print of a Milton Greene photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken during the "Black Sitting" photo session in New York in 1956. Numbered 85/300 and signed by Greene at lower right.
 Winning bid:$750 - Estimate: $600 - $800
lot541-220522_0  
lot541-220523_0  lot541-220524_0  


Lot 542  MARILYN MONROE BILL RAY PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the May 19, 1962, birthday celebration of President John F. Kennedy, taken by Bill Ray. The photograph is inscribed at the lower margin “To Kim, With Best Wishes, Bill Ray 1982.” Stamped “Kim Goodwin” on verso.
 Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
lot542-220525_0 


21 juin 2015

'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later'

'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later': The astonishing treasure trove of rare images show Marilyn Monroe as you've never seen her before
By Astrid And Ben Franse
Published: 21:01 GMT, 20 June 2015
online on 
dailymail.co.uk

They languished for decades in an old box, yet these extremely rare photographs, many never seen before, reveal the stunning transformation of a naive young model into the world’s biggest movie star... but only after she reluctantly agreed to break open the peroxide.

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A brunette Norma Jeane in 1946, the year she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe

Twenty years ago, Astrid and Ben Franse, owners of a Fifties memorabilia store, were in a vintage shop in Los Angeles when the shopkeeper came over with a box, telling them: ‘It’s press clippings and pictures of Marilyn Monroe. I only got a quick look. It was take it or leave it.’
The couple bought the box and took it home to the Netherlands, where it was stored under a desk and promptly forgotten – until 2012 when a dealer telephoned from the U.S. about a client who was a big Marilyn fan.
Ben remembered the box and went to check what it contained. He was stunned. It was the archive of Blue Book, the modelling agency that launched Marilyn’s career.
There were negatives, letters, telegrams, photos and worksheets.
Using this treasure trove of unseen images, Astrid and Marilyn expert Michelle Morgan, author of ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private And Undisclosed’, have been able to tell the little-known story of Marilyn before she was famous...

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In 1946, the year Marilyn signed her first film contract, with 20th Century Fox 

Emmeline Snively appraised the girl in front of her in the office of her model agency.
She was ‘in a simple white dress and armed with her portfolio, which offered no more than a few snaps. You wouldn’t necessarily wear a white dress on a modelling job, and it was as clean and white and ironed and shining as she was.’
Snively noted the 19-year-old’s measurements on an agency card: ‘Size 12, height 5.6, 36 bust, 24 waist, 34 hips. Blue eyes, perfect teeth and blonde, curly hair.’
But she would later recall: ‘Actually her hair was dirty blonde. California blonde, which means that it is dark in the winter and light in the summer.
'It curled very close to her head, and was unmanageable. I knew it would have to be bleached and worked on.’
It was August 2, 1945 and this was the first meeting between Norma Jeane Dougherty – later known as Marilyn Monroe – and the mentor who launched her career.

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This was taken approximately 1948. ‘She did have a pleasant personality; an all-American girl personality – cute, wholesome and respectable,' said Blue Book Model Agency's Emmeline Snively

Norma Jeane (she was christened Jeane with an ‘e’, but this was often misspelt) had been raised in foster homes – her father was unknown, her mother mentally ill. At 15, she met James Dougherty. He was good-looking and sporty.
She was looking for a way to avoid another stint in an orphanage so, after prompting by her foster mother and future mother-in-law, she agreed to marry Dougherty in 1942, weeks after her 16th birthday.
Two years later, her husband joined the navy and Norma Jeane moved in with her in-laws and took a job in the Radio Plane munitions factory.
She hated the job and living with her husband’s parents. So when a photographer organised a few modelling assignments for her, it seemed to offer a way out.
James initially approved of the work but made it clear that he would only tolerate it until he returned.
While she was at the factory the family trusted Norma Jeane completely, possibly because mother-in-law Ethel worked there too and could keep an eye on her.
But when she was crowned ‘Queen of the Radio Plane Picnic’ during a company outing, they saw that a normal life with a house and children was not on her mind.

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Marilyn posing with ski sticks in a 1944 photo shoot (FROM THE COLLECTION OF KIM GOODWIN USED WITH PERMISSION FROM DAVID CONOVER JNR); On a swimwear shoot in 1946

Things came to a head one evening when Norma Jeane, driving home from a modelling job and, by her admission, ‘dreaming again’, crashed into another vehicle and wrote off her husband’s car.
That was the beginning of the end for Norma Jeane and the Doughertys. Soon after she moved in with former foster parent ‘Aunt’ Ana Lower.
The long-distance marriage limped on for another year – even surviving a fling Norma Jeane had with a photographer. But while modelling might have caused problems with her husband’s family, she was determined it would be her key to a better future.
So, to put her nascent career on a serious footing she had come to Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency, based in Los Angeles’s opulent Ambassador Hotel.
Many in modelling believed Blue Book was essentially an escort agency, providing girls for lonely businessmen staying at the hotel to take to dinner.
The LAPD kept a close watch,’ said a source who knew the agency at the time.
Snively admitted: ‘Many of my girls whose husbands were overseas dated on several nights of the week. But not Norma Jeane. She was interested only in legitimate assignments.’
The reception walls were covered in glossy photos of clients past and present, as was Snively’s office. There was a statue of the ancient Eygptian princess Nefertiti on her desk – ‘the most beautiful woman of her era,’ Snively believed.
The boss spoke in an English accent, though she was American. And she was picky about who she took on.

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1/ Marilyn with her magazine covers in 1946
2/ As a Blue Book model in 1946
3/ Marilyn posing with a fellow Blue Book Model in 1946

Do you sing ?’ Snively asked.
Just a little,’ replied Norma Jeane.
Dance ?
A little.’
Ambitions of becoming an actress ?
No, none at all.’
Do you have your own wardrobe ?
Not really,’ said Norma Jeane. ‘A few items but not many.’

Snively later recalled, ‘She had a white dress which looked terrific on her, although models usually shy away from white. It accentuated her bust and called attention to her figure. It was extremely tight across the front.
The only other things she seemed to own were a bathing suit and a blue suit ‘that didn’t do a thing for her’, according to Snively.
She had a girl next door look. All right, you never saw a girl next door who looked like Marilyn but that’s how she looked the day she came in. For me that’s how she always looked.’
Norma Jeane’s looks, enthusiasm and naivity won over the agency owner. She signed her up and set about training her in grooming, presentation and coordination. There was ‘good solid work on my part to analyse and develop her best points (no pun intended)’.

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A 1946 press release from Blue Book, revealing Marilyn’s vital statistics 

She determined that Norma Jeane could do two types of modelling. She couldn’t enter beauty contests – a useful way of raising a model’s profile – because she was married, which disqualified her.
Nor could she do catwalk modelling. As Snively observed: ‘She did have a pleasant personality; an all-American girl personality – cute, wholesome and respectable.
'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later, although I did realise immediately that Marilyn would never do as a fashion model. Most fashion models are tall, sophisticated-looking and slim-chested. Marilyn was none of these.
And there was another problem – her walk. Her famous ‘wiggle walk’ went against everything a catwalk model was ever trained to do.
It has been claimed that she used to cut part of the heel from one shoe, causing her bottom to rock from side to side. Another suggestion was she had suffered from an illness as a child, resulting in a slight limp. Snively had a different theory.

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1/ In 1945, the year she signed with the Blue Book modelling agency
2/ Marilyn posing outdoors in 1945

She’s double-jointed in the knees, so she can’t relax and that is why her hips seem to sway.
'She couldn’t stand with a relaxed knee like most models, because her knees would lock in a stiff-legged position. Her walk is a result of that locking action... This she turned into an asset.’

Another ‘problem’ was her smile, which the agency felt made her nose look too long.
She smiled too high, that’s what was wrong, and it made deep lines around her nose,’ Snively later recalled.We taught her how to bring her smile down, and show her lowers.’
This resulted in the famous lip quiver which lookalikes emulate to this day.

Finally, there was the hair. ‘It was so curly, so frizzy.’
While Norma Jeane was eager to soak up any advice about her smile, she was less happy with what Snively suggested for her hair: bleach and straightening. There was no way the young model could afford the upkeep of such a style, and she had no wish to be made into a glamour girl.
She was a believer in naturalness,’ wrote Snively. ‘Any suggestions about lightening her hair or even styling it met with defeat.’

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1/ During 1948-49, as she waited for her film career to take off, Marilyn continued to take modelling jobs, occasionally doing nude work
2/ Magazine covers led to items in gossip columns which in turn led to a screen test at Twentieth Century Fox.A studio executive chose the name Marilyn, and she picked her grandmother’s surname, Monroe
3/ She won a contract and tiny roles in two minor films before being cast in the lead as a burlesque dancer in a film called Ladies Of The Chorus. It wasn’t a hit but Marilyn’s profile was raised

The agency boss tried desperately to change Norma Jeane’s mind. She made a compromise by blow-drying it straighter occasionally, but bleaching and permanently straightening? No.
Her first assignment was a ten-day industry show at LA’s Pan Pacific Auditorium. It wasn’t glamorous but it paid $90. She found herself on the Holga Steel stand, talking to visitors, giving out leaflets and demonstrating one of the company’s products – a filing cabinet. Holga sent Snively a glowing report.

Next she was in a series of photos for American Airlines – her first proper photo-modelling job.
The photographer was impressed by ‘her healthy good looks’ – there were photos of Norma Jeane applying make-up in the bathroom, in slippers and a robe.

Eventually, a job came up that required a model with blonde hair.
Look darling,’ Snively told her. ‘If you intend to go places in this business, you’ve got to bleach and straighten your hair; your face is a little too round and a hair job will lengthen it. Don’t worry about money, I’ll keep you working.’
She was hired for a shampoo ad on the understanding that she would sort out her hair. When the photographer offered to pay for the process, Norma Jeane finally agreed to go to the Frank and Joseph salon in Hollywood.
Snively loved it. ‘It was bleached to take it out of the obscurity of dishwater blonde,’ she wrote.  

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1/ In 1949, the year before her breakthrough role in The Asphalt Jungle
2/ A studio publicity shot from 1949
3/ In 1949, the year she appeared in the Marx Brothers film Love Happy. That paved the way for ever bigger parts and her iconic starring roles in the likes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot

Marilyn emerged a truly golden girl... She went into her bathing-suit stage, and the demand for her was terrific.
'She averaged $150 a week, and men began talking to her about going into motion pictures.’
It was the beginning of Norma Jeane’s transformation into Marilyn Monroe and from modelling to movies. Around this time Marilyn was walking down the street one day when a man pulled his Cadillac up next to her. He rolled down the window and told the young woman that she was so beautiful she should be in movies.
The man said he worked for the Goldwyn Studio and she should come for an audition.
Unfortunately, his studio turned out to be a rented suite, where the ‘executive’ persuaded her to pose in a variety of inappropriate positions, while reading a script.
All the poses were reclining, although the words I was reading didn’t seem to call for that position,’ Marilyn recalled.
Naive as I was, I soon figured this wasn’t the way to get a job in the movies. I manoeuvred toward the door and made a hasty exit.’

But magazine covers led to items in gossip columns which in turn led to a screen test at Twentieth Century Fox.
A studio executive chose the name Marilyn, and she picked her grandmother’s surname, Monroe. She won a contract and tiny roles in two minor films before being cast in the lead as a burlesque dancer in a film called Ladies Of The Chorus. It wasn’t a hit but Marilyn’s profile was raised.

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Blue Book’s Emmeline Snively with Marilyn’s magazine covers in the late Fifties

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Being measured by Snively in 1954

 Her film career turned a corner when she was offered a part in the Marx Brothers movie Love Happy. That paved the way for ever bigger parts and her iconic starring roles in the likes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot.
Snively later recalled a chat with Marilyn, now married to baseball star Joe DiMaggio, the actress confessed that she felt inadequate in her career.

‘Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years’ by Astrid Franse and Michelle Morgan is published by The History Press on July 14, priced £25.
Offer price £18.75 (25 per cent off), until July 12. Pre-order at mailbookshop.co.uk, with free p&p

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14 novembre 2014

Property from the life and career of MM - 12/2014 - Various


Bijoux


Lot 723: MARILYN MONROE RHINESTONE STAR HAIR COMBS
 A group of four faux tortoise shell hair combs affixed with a star ornament. The star is embellished with rhinestones. The top edge of comb is marked "Made in France" with "Auguste Bonaz" signature marking. The Christie's catalog referred to these items as "four rhinestone star hair pins." Accompanied by the original lot tag, lot description, Christie's sale pencil and paper.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 222, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
1 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $22,500 - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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 Lot 727: MARILYN MONROE RHINESTONE HAIR PINS
 A group of four hair pins, each topped with a rhinestone ball of prong-set rhinestones. The Christie's catalog referred to these items as "four rhinestone hairclips." Accompanied by the original lot tag, lot description, Christie's sale pencil and paper.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 222, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
3 3/4 inches
 Winning bid: $25,600 - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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 Lot 731: MARILYN MONROE BEADED NECKLACE
 A Marilyn Monroe owned necklace. Single-strand costume necklace of grey, black and iridescent faceted beads in round, pear and rod shape. Spring ring clasp. Original Christie's 1999 auction lot tag attached.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 248, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
54 inches
Winning bid:$37,500 - Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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 Lot 879: MARILYN MONROE OWNED PENDANT
 A Marilyn Monroe owned pendant composed of white hardstone in the shape of a hand. The hand “holds” a ring suspending four pieces of coral. The hand is ornamented with a bracelet centering a small piece of turquoise. Capped in silver metal with a jump ring for wear.
PROVENANCE Lot 240, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Length, approximately 1 3/4 inches
Winning bid:$34,375 - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Vêtements


Lot 809: MARILYN MONROE OVERCOAT
 A Marilyn Monroe fawn colored silk overcoat with black velvet collar detail and apricot satin lining. Seven-button closure and two exterior pockets. No size or maker’s label present. Fits size 8 dress form.
Monroe’s affection for this coat is documented by many photos of her wearing it during the years 1956-1959. Some have deemed it “Marilyn’s Favorite Coat.” As a newlywed, she modeled the coat in an iconic June 30, 1956, road trip and photoshoot with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, to his country home in Roxbury, Connecticut. Accompanying the couple in Miller’s black ’56 T-Bird was Marilyn Monroe Productions business associate and favored photographer, Milton Greene. Other extant photos include Monroe and Miller in June 26, 1959 as they departed New York’s Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City after Monroe's hospitalization for gynecological surgery.
This coat has been on continuous exhibit since 2010 at owner’s “Marshhaven” residence, Heritage Plantation, Pawleys Island, SC. The coat has been climate and UV protected.
LITERATURE
LIFE : Remembering Marilyn, 2009, pp. 105, 111.
Jenna Glatzer, The Marilyn Monroe Treasures, 2008, p. 142.
James Haspiel, Marilyn The Ultimate Look at the Legend, 1991, p. 133.
James Spada with George Zeno, Monroe: Her Life in Pictures, 1982, p. 116.
PROVENANCE Lot 162, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$173,000 - Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
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Lot 816A: MARILYN MONROE BLACK VELVET DRESS
 A Marilyn Monroe black silk velvet dress believed to be the dress worn by Monroe to the 1956 Prince and the Showgirl press conference with Laurence Olivier at the Plaza hotel in New York.  The right strap of Monroe dress broke at that event and had to be secured with a safety pin.  There are obvious signs of repair on this strap.  Images showing Marilyn wearing this dress can be seen in lots 814 & 815 as well as the below footage of Marilyn live at the press conference event. Three-quarter-length with spaghetti straps and a zipper closure at back.   No sizes or maker labels present.
EXHIBITED Museum Salvatore Ferragamo, "Marilyn," Italy 2012-2013
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 219, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$56,250 - Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000 
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Lot 816B: MARILYN MONROE OPERA COAT
 Marilyn Monroe black velvet opera coat with three-quarter batwing sleeves and a shawl collar.  No sizes or maker labels present.
EXHIBITED Museum Salvatore Ferragamo, "Marilyn," Italy 2012-2013
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 219, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$37,500 - Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Lot 889: MARILYN MONROE BRASSIERE
 A Marilyn Monroe nude-colored underwire brassiere with mesh-lined cups. Label reads “Hollywood/ Vassarette/ V-Ette/ Debutante/ Style 1225/Size 36C/ Price $5.95.” The brassiere came from Monroe’s professional wardrobe. Prior to being auctioned in 2005, the brassiere was intended to be auctioned at Christie’s 1999 Monroe Estate auction.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 63, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Winning bid: $20,000 - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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Lot 890: MARILYN MONROE GARTER BELT
 A garter belt from Marilyn Monroe’s professional wardrobe. Beige lace nylon with interior labels that read “Saks Fifth Avenue” and “Nylon/ Do Not Iron.” Saks was one of Monroe’s favorite stores. Prior to its sale in 2005, this lot was intended to be sold in Christie’s 1999 Monroe Estate auction and still bears the Christie’s tags.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 87, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Winning bid: $5,440 - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Maquillage 


Lot 944: MARILYN MONROE MAKEUP ITEM
 A Marilyn Monroe Jaquet translucid foundation, contained in the original box and accompanied by product information pamphlet. The 2001 Christie's auction, where this item was originally sold, was held to benefit Hollygrove Children's Home. Monroe was a resident at Hollygrove at 9 years old.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 112, "Fine Manuscripts," Christie's, Los Angeles, Sale number 9814, September 20, 2001
3 by 2 1/4 inches
 Winning bid:$3,125 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 945: MARILYN MONROE MAKEUP BRUSH
 A Marilyn Monroe owned eyelash/eyebrow brush with clear plastic handle and black bristles.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
2 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 946: MARILYN MONROE LIP BRUSH
A Marilyn Monroe owned gold-tone lip brush. Manual retraction, the brush bristles and metal surrounding the brush still bear signs of use.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
3 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$10,000 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 947: MARILYN MONROE MAKEUP BRUSH
 A Marilyn Monroe owned eyelash/eyebrow brush with clear plastic handle.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
2 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 948: MARILYN MONROE MASCARA
 A Marilyn Monroe owned tube of Helena Rubinstein mascara. Gold-toned metal tube.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
4 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$4,480 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 949: MARILYN MONROE EYELASH GLUE
 A tube of Marilyn Monroe owned Johnson & Johnson Duo surgical adhesive used as an eyelash glue. Contained in a metal tube with a black cap.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
3 1/2 by 1 inches
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 Objets Divers


Lot 664: MARILYN MONROE SKI POLES AND TRANSPARENCY
 Two sets of Marilyn Monroe owned vintage ski poles: one set made of wood and painted red, the other set made of bamboo and painted red at one time; most of the paint is now gone. The poles are similar to those used by Monroe in a 1945 photoshoot with Andre de Dienes. Accompanied by a transparency of Monroe from that photoshoot and a small clipping showing the same.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 267, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Largest, 41 inches
Winning bid:$3,750 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 712: EARL MORAN (AMERICAN, 1893-1984) MARILYN MONROE NUDE
 An oil on canvas painting of Marilyn Monroe reclining nude in bed. Signed middle right “Earl Moran.”
Earl Moran was a prominent pin-up artist during the 1930s and 1940s with a stylish flair that helped sell millions of calendars for publishers Brown & Bigelow. In 1946, Moran had the good fortune of meeting an aspiring model named Norma Jeane Dougherty, soon to become famous as Marilyn Monroe. Dozens of photographs were taken of Monroe in various poses, which Moran then used to paint seductive nudes in oil and pastel, portraying Monroe as a blonde, a redhead, and even as a brunette. The painting shown here was purchased by the consignor's wife directly from Moran after they met him at the Laguna Art Festival. The consignor fondly recalls how Moran explained to them that the model for the painting was a young woman named Norma Jeane Dougherty.
Canvas, 23 3/4 by 48 inches; 32 by 56 inches, framed
 Winning bid:$37,500 - Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
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Lot 715: MARILYN MONROE "MISS RADAR" CONTEST PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage photograph of a bulletin board with images of celebrities and reads "Your Miss Radar Contest." Marilyn Monroe's photograph hung on the bulletin board. Verso stamped "Official USAF Photo Fifth Air Force."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
Winning bid:$128 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 738: MARILYN MONROE CAST HAND AND FOOT PRINTS
 An acrylic cast of Marilyn Monroe's hand and foot prints from Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Monroe originally immortalized her hand and foot prints at the theatre in June 1953. This cast, made of casting grade silicone, was part of a project from the late 1970s that was supposed to preserve the prints but also was going to be used to create a limited number of the molds for sale. That project never reached fruition, and this is the only known cast prepared this way. On one side the cast looks like the original; the back shows the cast in negative relief.
Approximately 40 by 36 inches
Winning bid: $23,040 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 743: JOE DiMAGGIO OWNED BINOCULARS
 Vintage Stellar brand binoculars owned by Joe DiMaggio in their original leather case. “JOE DIMAGGIO” embossed in gold on the lid of the case. All original lens caps for the binoculars are present.
PROVENANCE Lot 364, “The Estate of Joe DiMaggio,” Hunt Auctions, New York, May 19 & 20, 2006
Case, 7 by 7 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $1,000 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 757: MARILYN MONROE CHEST X-RAY
 An X-ray of Marilyn Monroe's chest. Printed on the X-ray is the following information: "Cedars of Lebanon Hospital/ Drs. E. Freedman and S. Finck/ Name DiMaggio, Marilyn/ No. 50612 Date 11-10-54/ Ref. By Dr. L. Krohn." As a radiology resident at Cedars, a young doctor obtained these X-rays. When he taught at the school himself, he used these X-rays to ensure that students were paying attention. Monroe was said to have known about the X-rays and their use, about which she said, "Isn't that sweet." Monroe's hospital visit was said to be for her chronic endometriosis, or as her doctor's described it, "For correction of a female disorder she has suffered for years." Monroe was in the hospital for several days and was filmed by the press when she left the hospital.
17 by 14 inches
Winning bid:$20,480 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 836: MARILYN MONROE COMPACT
 A Marilyn Monroe owned compact. Rectangular shape, silver-tone chrome plated metal, chain handle, hinged opening reveals a mirror on one side, makeup and single poof contained in the other side. Hammered finish on lid with a panel pattern. This compact is believed to have been made in the 1920s.
PROVENANCE Lot 242, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
3 3/4 by 2 inches
Winning bid: $48,000 - Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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Lot 959: MARILYN MONROE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE
 A Marilyn Monroe prescription pill bottle with a label that reads “No. 256653 Dr. Reuben/ Marilyn Monroe Miller/ One tablet in morning and at bedtime. 6.22.60/ Bedford Prescription Pharmacy.” Dr. Phillip Reuben was one of Monroe’s physicians. The consignor received the bottle from her Uncle who worked in the fabric and furniture industry in New York. The uncle was given the bottle by a colleague. One possibility is that the “colleague” was Henry Rosenfeld, New York clothing manufacturer and a close friend of Monroe's.
2 inches
 Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 964: MARILYN MONROE PRESCRIPTION PILL BOTTLE
 A Marilyn Monroe prescription pill bottle from Schwab's Pharmacy in Hollywood, RX number 447184, for Phenergan, a medication used to treat allergies, prescribed to Marilyn Monroe by Dr. Kennamer and dated June 1, 1961.
  Winning bid:$6,250 - Estimate: $4,500 - $6,500

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Lot 980MARILYN MONROE ASSORTED TABLEWARE
Marilyn Monroe tableware items including, a Carvel Hall cutlery fish service set of five forks and knives, the cutlery silverplated with faux ivory handles and marked EPNS, contained in a faux leather case; a helmet-shaped gravy boat stamped with a hallmark and “Sterling/ 646”; a silver-tone metal goblet with beaded rim and foot; a metal Thermos stamped “Made in Germany,” with hinged lid and mercury glass liner; a pair of table bells, each with clapper removed; a bronze bell with a cast putto handle and bell casting molded with figures (this item has been repaired); and a lace flounce cover topped with a light purple ribbon.
PROVENANCE Lot 413, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$12,500 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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 Lot 981MARILYN MONROE CHROME CUP SET AND BOTTLE COASTER
 A group of six Marilyn Monroe owned metal beakers with a tri-lobed bottle coaster. A set of six chrome plated cylindrical-form beakers, ringed pattern at base with a single ring near the rim and raised circle embellishment. The silverplated bottle coaster has a floral engraving, sits on three feet, rod carrying stem with decorative handle.
PROVENANCE Lot 412, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
 Winning bid:$6,400 - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Lot 982:  MARILYN MONROE OWNED BLUE GLASS BOWL
 A Marilyn Monroe owned cobalt blue, Murano style Italian glass bowl with crimped tripartite rim. A Christie's lot sticker is affixed to the base of the bowl.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 406, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
2 1/2 by 7 inches
 Winning bid:$8,125 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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 Lot 983: MARILYN MONROE OSTER BLENDER
 Marilyn Monroe's personal Oster "Osterizer" chrome beehive blender, together with original glass blender jar, square top and cover.
PROVENANCE Lot 242, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Height, 16 inches
 Winning bid:$3,125 - Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000gb

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Lot 988: MARILYN MONROE AVANT GARDE 2 MAGAZINE SIGNED BY BERT STERN
 A Bert Stern twice-signed copy of Avant Garde 2 magazine containing the cover story "The Marilyn Monroe Trip: A Portfolio of Serigraphic Prints by Bert Stern" published in March 1968. The magazine was printed with 12 screenprints of Stern's modified photographs of Monroe. Printed on uncoated paper. Signed by Stern on the front cover at lower left and dated "2004." Additionally signed and dated on an interior page. Accompanied by two newspaper clippings of Stern's obituary. Stern died in 2013.
11 1/4 by 11 inches
Winning bid:$ 640 - Estimate: $600 - $800

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lot 990: MARILYN MONROE OWNED POUCETTE PAINTING
 "Le Taureau," oil on canvas, red landscape with bull, signed lower right "Poucette" and dated on verso 1962. The painting is discussed and illustrated in in the biography Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Partial Lot 426, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
11 by 14 inches
Winning bid: $17,920 - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Playboy


Lot 732: MARILYN MONROE 1955 "GOLDEN DREAMS" CALENDAR
 A Marilyn Monroe "Golden Dreams" calendar from 1955. This vintage calendar was created after it was revealed that the model was Marilyn Monroe. Text to the right of Monroe's image reads "Posed by Marilyn Monroe." The infamous photograph was taken by Tom Kelley. Calendar pages are intact. Housed in a frame.
22 by 12 inches
 Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 733: MARILYN MONROE "GOLDEN DREAMS" PRINT
 A vintage color poster print of Marilyn Monroe from her Red Velvet session with photographer Tom Kelley, housed in a frame. "Golden Dreams" is printed at the lower center.
19 1/2 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $200 - $400 
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Lot 734: MARILYN MONROE "GOLDEN DREAMS" SALES SAMPLES
 A pair of sales samples of Marilyn Monroe “Golden Dreams” and “Lure of Lace” promotional images contained in an explanatory envelope. The images are promoted as “giveaway mounts” that can be printed with business information. The mounts are offered with the nude “Golden Dreams” image or the “Lure of Lace,” which is the "Golden Dreams" image “overprinted with lingerie finery.”
Largest, 14 by 11 inches
Winning bid:$1,600 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 735: MARILYN MONROE RED VELVET SESSION PLAYING CARDS
 A set of Marilyn Monroe playing cards featuring Tom Kelley’s Red Velvet photographs. Two unopened playing card decks with tax stamps, circa 1953. One deck shows Monroe in the pose titled “Golden Dreams,” the other deck is of Monroe in the pose titled “A New Wrinkle.” Contained in a presentation box stamped with an image of Monroe’s “A New Wrinkle” pose. A brief description is on the box's interior. Produced by Brown & Bigelow.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
8 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $512 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 736: MARILYN MONROE FIRST ISSUE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
 A copy of the first issue of Playboy Magazine that features Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Monroe also appears on the interior of the premiere issue in an article on pages 17-18 titled "What Makes Marilyn" and a color pin-up of Monroe taken by Tom Kelley during the 1949 Red Velvet session on page 19. Monroe is called "Sweetheart of the Month," which evolved to Playmate of the Month. No date appears on the cover because Hugh Hefner has stated that he didn't know if there would be a second issue. The magazine hit newsstands in December 1953 and sold for 50 cents.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $15,625 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 737: PLAYBOY 40TH ANNIVERSARY FENDER STRATOCASTER
 A Playboy 40th Anniversary limited edition Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster. The guitar body is custom painted by Pamelina H. and features an image of Marilyn Monroe from the Red Velvet session that appeared in the first issue of Playboy magazine against a black background. Fender Custom Shop neckplate, backplate engraved “Playboy” with an image of the Playboy Bunny logo. Headstock bears the image of a Playboy Femlin, numbered on back of headstock “DE2-092 of 175." Playboy bunny logo inlays on flamed maple fingerboard. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Fender Custom Shop dated April 25, 1994; a red leather "Playboy” guitar strap; and a red leather gig bag that fits into an SKB flight case.
39 by 13 inches
Winning bid: $25,000 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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10 octobre 2013

'Icons and Idols Hollywood' 11/2013 Photographies

lot 1237: MARILYN MONROE CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHS
A group of three vintage black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe as a child. An image of Monroe and another child on the beach is inscribed on the back "The Blonde is Norma Jeane [crossed out and rewritten in pencil 'Marilyn Monroe'] and the other is Dona, my Chum's little girl. P.S. Just two little (illegible)." An image of Monroe on the beach alone is marked on verso "Marilyn Monroe age 3 1/2 yrs." The final image is of Monroe and another child sitting on a bench. Marked on verso "Marilyn Monroe age 2 1/2 yrs." The photographs were taken when Monroe was living with her foster parents, Albert and Ida Bolender.
Each, 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1238: MARILYN MONROE DAVID CONOVER PHOTOGRAPH
A contemporary photographic print of Marilyn Monroe taken by David Conover circa 1945. The black and white photograph shows a smiling curly haired Monroe. The photographs were made from the digitally restored original negatives.
30 by 24 inches
Estimate: $150 - 300
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lot 1239: MARILYN MONROE "A NEW WRINKLE" TOM KELLEY PRINT
A limited edition print of Tom Kelley's 1949 photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled "A New Wrinkle." Signed in the lower right by Tom Kelley and numbered 1270/2000.
Framed, 20 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches; Image, 16 by 12 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1240: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 11 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe in a plaid shirt, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1241: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 13 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800 
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lot 1242: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs and three color photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the beach, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1243: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 11 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and a group of local actors, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1244: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs and one color photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
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lot 1245: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PORTFOLIO 
A portfolio containing 39 photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 for Blue Book Modeling Agency. The album contains 20 signed black and white prints, 13 unsigned black and white prints, and 6 unsigned color prints. Prints are high-quality laser prints, printed later. Accompanied by a typed document written and signed by Jasgur, detailing his work photographing a young Norma Jeane Dougherty/Marilyn Monroe.
Prints, 14 by 11 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $4 000 - 6 000
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lot 1247: MARILYN MONROE IN KOREA PHOTOGRAPHS AND COPYRIGHTS
An album of photographs taken by Daryl Mitchell, who served in the Korean War from August 1952 to August 1954 as "Senior Still Photographer" of the 101st Signal Battalion. Mitchell photographed visiting dignitaries, government visitors including Senator Richard Nixon, generals, and entertainers, namely Marilyn Monroe. Included in the album are approximately 93 vintage black and white photographs Mitchell took in Korea, including approximately nine of Nixon and eight of Monroe during her visit to Korea. The images of Monroe show her entertaining, signing autographs, getting out of a Jeep, getting food in line, and two of Monroe with the troops, wearing a flight jacket. Also accompanied by 10 color transparency slides of Monroe on stage entertaining the troops. Seven photographs of Monroe are 14 by 11 inches; one is 10 by 8 inches. Copyrights to these images will be transferred to the winning bidder. NOTE: While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s cannot accept liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Overall, 16 by 12 inches
PROVENANCE From the photographer's estate
Estimate: $2 000 - 4 000
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lot 1248: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL SLIDES
A group of three slides showing Marilyn Monroe on the roof of a building holding a white fan. Taken by an unknown photographer and believed to be previously unpublished. Accompanied by negatives of the slide images.
Estimate: $1 000 - 2 000
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lot 1249: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS PHOTOGRAPHS
 A suite of five George Barris photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Accompanied by a limited edition card stating that the images were published by Marilyn Monroe Weston Editions LTD. and numbered 833/2500. Contained in a white folder that reads "Marilyn Monroe/ 25/ 'The Last Photos.' "
Photographs, 14 by 11 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
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Lot 1250: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH
  An original photograph of Marilyn Monroe with Ron Stein of Hollywood Fancy Feather Co. Stein provided feathers for studio props and costumes. This image hung in his North Hollywood shop. Accompanied by two black and white images of Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953), three publicity stills from other Monroe films, and four other images of Monroe.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
Estimate: $400 - 600
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Lot 1251: MARILYN MONROE SCREENPRINT
  A screenprint of Marilyn Monroe. Signed and numbered "3 of 40" in pencil on verso and stamped "Fugsreen Studios," "Printed by Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff" and "Galerie F" on verso.
24 by 20 inches
Estimate: $300 - 500
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Lot 1256: MARILYN MONROE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE CONTACT SHEET
 A contact sheet of 29 images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the unfinished film Something's Got To Give (20th Century) believed to be from the negatives of photographer Lawrence Schiller. The images are primarily of Monroe in and around the pool on set. Some markings and notes on sheet.
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches
Estimate: $1 500 - 2 500
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Lot 1264: EARL MORAN (AMERICAN, 1893-1984) MARILYN MONROE NUDE
 An oil on canvas painting of Marilyn Monroe reclining nude in bed. Signed middle right “Earl Moran.”
Earl Moran was a prominent pin-up artist during the 1930s and 40s with a stylish flair that helped sell millions of calendars for publishers Brown & Bigelow. In 1946 Moran had the good fortune of meeting an aspiring model named Norma Jean Dougherty, soon to become famous as Marilyn Monroe. Dozens of photographs were taken of Monroe in various poses which Moran then used to paint seductive nudes in oil and pastel, portraying Marilyn as a blonde, redhead and even as a brunette. The painting shown here was purchased by the consignor's wife directly from Moran after they met him at the Laguna Art Festival. The consignor fondly recalls how Moran explained to them that the model for the painting was a young woman named Norma Jean Dougherty.
56 by 32 inches, Framed
Estimate: $20 000 - 30 000
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Lot 1265: MARILYN MONROE PHILIPPE HALSMAN IMAGES
 A group of three original black and white photographs and proof images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Philippe Halsman. The photographs were purchased from Philippe Halsman’s daughter by the current owner and include images believed to have never been released previously. The two multiple proof images are mounted to board.
Largest, 21 by 15 1/4 inches, framed
Estimate: $10 000 - 20 000
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29 novembre 2011

Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Photographies Diverses

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

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

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

Icons of Hollywood 12/2011 - Peintures

 lot n°736: Marilyn Monroe portrait by Romeo Catozella
after a Modern Screen magazine cover

From her personal property - Acrylic on canvas, 28 in. x 22 in. (incorrectly catalogued by Christie’s as oil) executed by artist and Marilyn Monroe fan Romeo Catozella of New York, and gifted to her. Based on a 1955 Modern Screen magazine cover photo portrait of Marilyn, and kept by her until her death in 1962. Includes an issue of the 1955 Modern Screen magazine. Provenance: Christie’s 1999 Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, Lot 346, $23,000.
Estimate: $10 000 - $15 000
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   lot n°738: Nude oil painting of Marilyn Monroe by Earl Moran
Original colorful painting by Earl Moran of a young and nude Marilyn Monroe in a prone pose painted from life circa 1948-1949. Accomplished in oil on board measuring 23 ½ in. x 35 ½ in. Signed “Earl Moran” at the lower right. Matted and framed.
Earl Moran (1893-1984) was the most important pin-up artist of the period. He studied with the legendary anatomist George Bridgman at the Art Students League in Manhattan, and after moving to Chicago in 1931, opened a small photograph and illustration studio. He submitted some paintings of models in bikinis to two calendar companies, Brown and Bigelow and Thomas D. Murphy Company, both of which purchased his work and launched his career. One year later he signed an exclusive contract with Brown and Bigelow and sold millions of calendars for the company over the next few years.
He moved to Hollywood in 1946 when a young starlet named Norma Jeane Dougherty was sent to his Sunset Boulevard studio by the Blue Book Agency. Over the next four years, Marilyn came by once a month for a two-hour modeling session. After Moran chose a costume, the models would assume dozens of poses while he peered through his camera’s 20-pound lens. He generally worked in pastels traced in charcoal from his print, but this is one of only a few oils he did and without a doubt his very best subject.
The photograph he worked from for this sitting was taken by Moran’s wife, and shows Marilyn lying prone and topless on cushions while wearing bikini briefs. As she became more comfortable during the session she removed the briefs and allowed Moran to complete the painting of her completely nude and adding a stylized colorful pillow-like base. Marilyn’s beaming smile is a testament to her comfort and natural demeanor while posing for Moran.
Of all the models he worked with he thought Monroe was the sexiest, “better than anyone else…She expressed just what I wanted.” They met for the last time on the set of There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954). Marilyn embraced Moran telling him she loved the way he made her legs look wonderful. Certainly no better endorsement for this fine painting.
The consignor was a Moran pin-up model and a close friend of Earl Moran who gifted her the painting in the 1960s.  
Estimate: $70 000 - $90 000
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lot n°1186: Original painting of Jack Lemmon as “Jerry” from Some Like it Hot
Original portrait of Jack Lemmon as “Jerry” from Some Like It Hot accomplished in oil on canvas. Stands 69 ¼ in. tall x 19 in. wide. Exhibits some cracking and moisture damage at the top edge. Includes a candid framed color print of Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe on the set of the film. Special shipping arrangements will apply.
Estimate: $300 - $500
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17 avril 2011

Playboy US January 1987

playboy_january1987_coverLe magazine -édition américaine- de Playboy de janvier 1987, consacrait un article de 10 pages sur Marilyn Monroe intitulé A loving tribute by Hugh M. Hefner et publiait des photographies d'Earl Moran.
(source Scans: site hollywoodcinderella.com )

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30 janvier 2011

M comme Moran

Earl Moran
(1893 - 1984)
peintre et photographe américain

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Né le 8 décembre 1893 à Belle Plain (Iowa-États-Unis), Earl Steffa Moran est le fils d'un fermier, Frank Moran (1865-1949), et de Adella Bell (Steffa) Moran (1870-1965).
Il étudie à la "Art Institute of Chicago" puis déménage vers Manhattan où il continue ses études à la fameuse "Art Student League" de New York City. Il étudie sous les tutelles de Vincent Drumond, Robert Henri, Thomas Fogarty (aussi professeur de Norman Rockwell) et l'anatomiste
George Bridgman. Il retourne à Chicago en 1931 où il tient un petit studio spécialisé en photographies et peintures. Il envoie quelques illustrations peintes de jolies filles en bikini à deux sociétés de calendriers, 'Brown and Bigelow' et 'Thomas D. Murphy Company' qui achètent ses peintures. Dès lors, sa carrière est lancée. En 1937, ses pin-ups sont vendues par millions grâce aux calendriers de la société 'Brown and Bigelow'.

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beautyparade1941octIl devient célèbre dans les années 40 pour ses pin-up girls, où il passe maître dans les techniques du pastel et de la peinture à l'huile. Il prenait ses modèles en photos avec lesquelles il travaillait ensuite ses peintures. Life Magazine publie un article en 1940 intitulé "Speaking of Pictures" qui se concentre sur le travail de Moran et lui vaut ainsi une célébrité nationale. Il travaille pour Sears & Roebucks, réalise des affiches de films. En 1941, il aide un ami publieur, Robert Harrison, à lancer un nouveau magazine masculin, Beauty Parade, et plus tard, il contribuera à d'autres publications d'Harrison comme les magazines Flirt, Wink and Giggles, Eyefull.

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ph_moran_marilynEn 1946, Earl Moran s'installe à Hollywood. Il a déjà travaillé avec beaucoup de stars de cinéma comme Betty Grable pour des affiches publicitaires. Son modèle le plus connu reste Norma Jeane, future Marilyn Monroe, qui posa pour lui de 1946 à 1950. Elle était payée 10$ de l'heure pour poser dénudée en prenant des allures de pin-up. Elle était satisfaite des illustrations de Moran, affirmant qu'il représentait ses jambes plus belles qu'elles n'étaient.   

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earl_moran_4Earl Moran signe ensuite avec les galeries «Aaron Brothers Galleries» pour qui il travaille jusqu'en 1982, date à laquelle il doit arrêter pour raison de santé (il perdait peu à peu la vue, devenant presque aveugle). Il dessinait alors surtout des pin-ups entièrement nues.
Il meurt le 17 janvier 1984 à Santa Monica (Californie), à l'âge de 91 ans.


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Earl Moran a photographié et peint Marilyn de 1946 à 1949. Elle posait pour lui dans son studio à Hollywood. Il engagea Norma Jeane qui était inscrite à l'époque à la Blue Book Model Agency. Payée 10$ de l'heure, Marilyn raconta plus tard que Earl Moran lui avait sauvé la vie plusieurs fois en l'engageant.

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>> Voir les photos de Marilyn par Earl Moran 

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Commentaires de Earl Moran sur Marilyn Monroe:
"Elle savait exactement quoi faire: ses mouvements, ses mains, son corps étaient tout simplement parfaits. Elle était la plus sexy. Mieux que n'importe qui d'autre. Emotionnellement, elle faisait tout à la perfection. Elle exprimait exactement ce que je voulais."
  


>> sources web:
Biographie sur
wikipedia
Le site The PinUp Files
Le site The PinUp Page
Le blog 40s and 50s Sweet Betty Lou
blog consacré aux  illustrateurs
 

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29 janvier 2011

1946 Pin-Up Marilyn The Roller Skate Girl

Marilyn Monroe joue la pin-up
pour le portraitiste Earl Moran en 1946

Série "Roller Skate"
Photographies d'Earl Moran

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>> Illustrations d'Earl Moran
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1946 Pin-Up Marilyn en bikini

Marilyn Monroe Pin-Up en 1946
Série "Bikini"
Photographies d'Earl Moran

> Série "bikini blanc" et illustration
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> Série "bikini jaune" 
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