11 décembre 2022

17/12/2022, JULIEN'S "Icons and Idols: Hollywood" Lots Partie 1

2022-12-17-JULIENS-Icons_and_Idols_Hollywood-catalogueEnchères "Icons and Idols: Hollywood"
17 décembre 2022
- 201 lots avec Marilyn Monroe -
- Partie 1 : Photographies & Documents papiers

> 17/12/2022, JULIEN'S "Icons and Idols: Hollywood": Vente


Photographies
Photographs


Lot 255: MARILYN MONROE: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE DE DIENES
A framed and matted silver gelatin black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken in 1945 and hand printed circa 1960 by Andre de Dienes.
The photo itself is hand-stamped on the verso. This includes a Certificate of Authenticity, a print of the 2007 "From the Estate of Andre de Dienes" Julien's Auctions lot description and photo, and a printed biography and photo of de Dienes on the back of the frame.
Monroe met de Dienes in 1945 while pursuing a modeling career under the name Norma Jean Baker, for the Blue Book Modeling Agency. de Dienes would photograph Monroe many times between 1945 and 1953. 27.25 x 1.25 x 33 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 147, "From the Estate of Andre de Dienes," Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 16, 2007

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 256: MARILYN MONROE: VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE DE DIENES
A framed and matted silver gelatin black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken in 1946 and hand printed circa 1960 by Andre de Dienes
The photo itself is hand-stamped on the verso. This includes a Certificate of Authenticity, a print of the 2007 "From the Estate of Andre de Dienes" Julien's Auctions lot description and photo, and a printed biography and photo of de Dienes on the back of the frame.
Monroe met de Dienes in 1945 while pursuing a modeling career under her the name Norma Jean Baker, for the Blue Book Modeling Agency. de Dienes would photograph Monroe many times between 1945 and 1953. 27.25 x 1.25 x 33 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 145, "From the estate of Andre de Dienes," Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 16, 2007

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 257: MARILYN MONROE: ORIGINAL LIMITED-EDITION ANDRE DE DIENES PHOTO PRINT
An original black and white photograph gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1946. Stamped on the verso by Dienes circa 1950 and numbered 14/14 in the top left corner.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Andre de Dienes Archive. / 13 x 10.75 inches

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 262: MARILYN MONROE: ORIGINAL ANDRE DE DIENES PHOTO PRINT
An original black and white photograph gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Stamped on the verso by Dienes circa 1965.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Andre de Dienes Archive. 20 x 16 inches

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 286: MARILYN MONROE: ORIGINAL ANDRE DE DIENES PHOTO PRINT
An original black and white photograph gelatin print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1949. Stamped on the verso by Dienes circa 1955.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Andre de Dienes Archive. 13.75 x 11 inches

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 291: MARILYN MONROE: BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD "SEVEN YEAR ITCH" SUBWAY PHOTO
A 1990s-era print with a matte finish, on double weight paper, depicting Marilyn Monroe on the set of the film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century Fox, 1955). Marilyn is wearing the famous white dress and standing over a subway grate while the air blows up her skirt. Text in the lower right corner reads "Bernard / of / Hollywood," verso with black ink Estate credit stamp, signed in black ballpoint ink "Susan Bernard," executor of her father's estate. This is an alternate angle of one of the most famous images in Marilyn's iconography. 11 x 14 inches
PROVENANCE Previously from the Bernard of Hollywood Archives

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 296: MARILYN MONROE: "BUS STOP" VINTAGE PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH
A vintage black and white publicity photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene. The photograph shows Monroe in her role as Cherie in the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Notations in pencil on verso. 8 x 10 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 981, "Hollywood Legends 2015," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 26, 2015

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 297: MARILYN MONROE: "BUS STOP" IMAGES
A group of seven vintage studio images of Marilyn Monroe from the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Includes three color publicity photographs stamped "Theatre Poster Exchange" on verso and four black and white studio images from the film, including one taken by Milton Greene. 8.5 x 10 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 882, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $500 - $700 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 298: MARILYN MONROE: "BUS STOP" NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
A group of five vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and co-star Don Murray on set during filming in a bedroom. Murray has been quoted as saying that Monroe was nude under the sheets because she felt that was what her character would do. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien's can accept no liability in relation to any matters arriving as a result of any imperfection in copyright given. Each, 1.5 x 1.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 884, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 299: MARILYN MONROE: "BUS STOP" VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
A Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white photograph taken on the set of the film Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956). 8 x 10 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 782, "From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, December 5, 2014

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 303: MARILYN MONROE: "THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL" VINTAGE MILTON GREEN PHOTOS
Two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe with her husband, Arthur Miller. 14 x 11 inches (largest)
Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ - 
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Lot 306: MARILYN MONROE: "THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL" VINTAGE MILTON GREEN PHOTOS
A group of five vintage black and white contact sheet prints of Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Arthur Miller, Vivien Leigh, and others taken by Milton Greene circa 1956 during the preparation for and filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). 6 x 4.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 913, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $500 - $700 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 320: MARILYN MONROE: DUPLICATE OF BILLY WILDER CONTACT SHEET NEGATIVE
A duplicate of a negative of a contact sheet depicting 12 images of Marilyn Monroe wearing a white fur stole as she stands next to director Billy Wilder, circa 1957. The original photos were taken by famed photographer Richard Avedon and the lower right corner shows a copy of his inscription, which reads "for Billy Wilder from Dick Avedon / 67." 4 x 5 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 361: MARILYN MONROE: "SOME LIKE IT HOT" FILM PRODUCTION PHOTOS
Two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the film set of Some Like it Hot (United Artists, 1959). 11 x 14 inches (each)
Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 366: MARILYN MONROE: COLOR SLIDES
A group of 11 slides of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, from May 13, 1959, at the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue in New York City, where she attended a ceremony to receive the David di Donatello Award, the equivalent of the Academy Award, for her work in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
Stack, 2 x 2 x 1 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 742, "From the Estate of Frieda Hull," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 443: MARILYN MONROE: BERT STERN SIGNED "THE LAST SITTING" PHOTO
A framed limited-edition color photograph of Marilyn Monroe from the "Last Sitting" photoshoot in 1962, signed in silver marker by photographer Bert Stern, and numbered 160/250. Framed, 28 x 26.5 inches; sight, 19 x 18.5 inches.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 452: MARILYN MONROE: IMAGE NEGATIVE WITH COPYRIGHT
Two David Conover black and white negatives and a color transparency of Marilyn Monroe numbered negative 18. Together with a black and white print copy of this picture and a composition pose reference sketch on a glassine envelope.
PROVENANCE Lot 737, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 26, 2010.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 453: MARILYN MONROE: IMAGE NEGATIVE WITH COPYRIGHT
A David Conover color negative of Marilyn Monroe numbered negative 24. The image shows Monroe in a red sweater smiling into the camera. Together with a Kodachrome slide and a color print copy of this picture.
PROVENANCE Lot 740, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 26, 2010.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 454: MARILYN MONROE: IMAGE NEGATIVE WITH COPYRIGHT
A David Conover color negative of Marilyn Monroe numbered negative 17. The image shows Monroe in a red sweater with white suspenders. Together with a printed color copy of this picture.
PROVENANCE Lot 736, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 26, 2010.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Documents de famille
Family Documents


Lot 346: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope addressed to Mrs. Inez C. Melson, Marilyn Monroe's business manager from Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Mrs. Gladys Baker Eley, Marilyn's mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The envelope is dated September 25, 1958. 7.5 x 4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 379: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to Inez Melson concerning the mother of Marilyn Monroe.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Melson, Marilyn's business manager, with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This one-page letter, dated August 15, 1959, is typewritten on Rockland Sanitarium letterhead and concerns a letter Mrs. Eley had written to Mrs. Miracle, presumed to be Marilyn's half-sister Berniece Miracle. Traviss also mentions that Mrs. Eley is "still going to church every Sunday and appears well and as happy as she can be." 6.25 x 3.5 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 381: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to Inez Melson concerning the mother of Marilyn Monroe.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Melson, Marilyn's business manager, with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This one-page letter, dated November 22, 1959, is typewritten on Rockland Sanitarium letterhead and concerns two letters that had been sent to Mrs. Eley and that Traviss felt it was not advisable to share them with her. 6.25 x 3.5 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 398: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A handwritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to "Mrs. Melson," Marilyn Monroe's business manager.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Inez Melson, Marilyn's business manager, with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This one-page letter, dated January 3, 1961, is handwritten on Traviss' personal stationary and thanks her for a personal monetary gift. 6.25 x 3.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 399: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter sent to Marilyn Monroe's mother from the Board of Directors of the Third Church of Christ, Science, Glendale.
The letter is addressed to Mrs. Gladys Pearl Eley, 2713 Honolulu Avenue, Verdugo City, California, which is the location of Rockhaven Sanitarium, where she was institutionalized in 1953 for schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there.
The letter is dated January 12, 1961. It reads: "Thank you for your very loving letter. We are always happy to have you here and it is a joy to see you come.
Our dear Leader says in First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany on Page 203, 'A deep sincerity is sure of success, for God takes care of it.'"
It's signed in blue ink by a clerk named Isabella W. Charde. 5.5 x 8.75 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 400: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope addressed to Mrs. Gladys Pearl Eley, Marilyn Monroe's mother, at the address of Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Mrs. Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The return address is the location of the Christian Science Church, a religion followed by Mrs. Eley. The envelope is postmarked January 12, 1961. 6.5 x 3.75 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 403: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter sent to Marilyn Monroe's mother from the Board of Directors of the Third Church of Christ, Science, Glendale.
The letter is addressed to Mrs. Gladys Pearl Eley, 2713 Honolulu Avenue, Verdugo City, California, which is the location of Rockhaven Sanitarium, where she was institutionalized in 1953 for schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there.
The letter is dated March 27, 1961. It reads: "Thank you for your loving notes expressing your gratitude. We are always happy to see you at our services and are sure we all are one in our gratitude for Christian Science and all it does for us and the world." It's signed in blue ink by a clerk named Isabella W. Charde. 5.5 x 8.75 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 404: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope addressed to Mrs. Gladys Pearl Eley, Marilyn Monroe's mother, at the address of Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Mrs. Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The return address is the location of the Christian Science Church, a religion followed by Mrs. Eley. The envelope is postmarked March 27, 1961. 6.5 x 3.75 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 405: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope addressed to Mrs. Inez C. Melson, Marilyn Monroe's business manager from Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Mrs. Gladys Baker Eley, Marilyn's mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The envelope is postmarked March 30, 1961.
9 x 4.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005 
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 414: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to Inez Melson concerning the mother of Marilyn Monroe.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Melson, Marilyn's business manager, with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This four-page letter, dated May 20, 1961, is typewritten on two pages of Rockland Sanitarium letterhead and concerns the "ups and downs" of Mrs. Eley's mental health. 6.25 x 3.5 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 418: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A typewritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to Inez Melson concerning the mother of Marilyn Monroe.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Melson, Marilyn's business manager, with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This one-page letter, dated December 6, 1961, is typewritten on Rockland Sanitarium letterhead and concerns two pairs of shoes that had been purchased for Mrs. Eley.
6.25 x 3.5 inches / PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 421: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A handwritten letter written by Patricia Traviss to "Mrs. Santa Claus" concerning the mother of Marilyn Monroe.
Traviss managed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Marilyn's mother, Gladys Baker Eley, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. Traviss would frequently write to Inez Melson, Marilyn's business manager and presumably the "Mrs. Santa Claus," with updates on Mrs. Eley to share with Marilyn. This two-page letter, dated December 30, 1961, is handwritten on Traviss' personal stationary and thanks her for a personal monetary gift. She then describes how happy Mrs. Eley was to receive a sewing machine as a Christmas gift. 6.25 x 3.25 inches 
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 422: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope hand-addressed in black ink to Mrs. Inez C. Melson, Marilyn Monroe's business manager from the address of Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where Mrs. Gladys Baker Eley, Marilyn's mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The envelope is postmarked December 31, 1961. 6.5 x 3.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $
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Lot 423: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope hand-addressed in blue ink from Marilyn Monroe's mother to the United States Government Employment Bureau. The back of the envelope features the words "From / Mrs. Gladys Pearl Baker-Ely / 2713 Honolu Ave. / Verdugo City / Cal." This is the address of Rockhaven Sanitarium , where she was institutionalized in 1953 due to schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there. The front of the envelope reads " United States Government Employment Bureau / Portland, Ore. / c/o United States Post Office / Postal athorities (sic)/ USA." The envelope has two stamps on the front but isn't postmarked. 6.5 x 3.75 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $
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Lot 424: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER'S HANDWRITTEN LETTER
A three-page letter handwritten in pencil by Marilyn Monroe's mother to United States Government Employ, Portlant (sic), Ore.
The return address on the letter reads: Mrs. Gladys Pearl Eley, 2713 Honolulu Avenue, Verdugo City, Cal., which is the location of Rockhaven Sanitarium, where she was institutionalized in 1953 for schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there. In the letter, Mrs. Eley writes about her past employment in 1945 and the concern she had, as a follower of Christian Science, at being asked to work with medicine. 6.25 x 9.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $
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Lot 437: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED GET-WELL CARD FROM HER FATHER STANLEY C. GIFFORD
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A get-well greeting card from Marilyn Monroe's father, Stanley C. Gifford, no transmittal envelope. This undated card is addressed to Monroe in Gifford's hand. Gifford has misspelled her name as "Marylyn." The card reads, "This cheery little get-well note comes specially to say that lots of thoughts and wishes, too, are with you every day," with the words "a little prayer too," having been added by Gifford. The card is then signed in Giffords hand, "Stanley Gifford, Red Rock Dairy Farm, Hemet, Calif.
In the book, My Sister Marilyn, A Memoir of Marilyn Monroe by Berniece Baker Miracle (Marilyn's half-sister) and Mona Rae Miracle (Berniece's daughter), Berniece writes on page 176 that Monroe confided to her that Gifford had visited her when she was in the hospital on an undisclosed date. Berniece recalls Monroe telling her that "The first time I saw my father, I was lying flat on my back in the hospital. I looked at him and I studied his face and features, and I saw that mother had told me the truth, that he was my father." Considering the fact that this is a get-well card, coupled with the fact Monroe stated to her half-sister Berniece that she first met her father when she was hospitalized, Gifford himself clearly hand delivered this card to Monroe when he visited her during one of her hospital stays. Given the fact that they ostensibly had no relationship prior to this one and only known meeting, it is highly unlikely that Gifford traveled across the country from his home in Hemet, CA to visit Monroe during one of her NYC hospital stays. Based upon all available information, the visit most likely occurred during one of her many hospitalizations in Los Angeles.
It has been widely reported that Monroe unsuccessfully attempted to contact her father by telephone many times over the years. Monroe persisted visiting the town of Hemet, California in an attempt to locate him which is confirmed by numerous locals reporting Marilyn Monroe Spottings in Hemet. It is believed that Gifford did not want to upset his wife and children by allowing Monroe to be part of his life.
This card is the only known material artifact that establishes any connection or communication between Gifford and his famous daughter. Monroe's mother Gladys dated Gifford in 1925, he was at the time her supervisor at RKO pictures. While working for him as a film negative cutter, Gladys became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter on June 1, 1926. Norma Jeane was Gladys third child. Although Gladys registered the surname Mortenson on Norma Jeane's birth certificate, using the name of her ex-husband instead of Gifford, it has been assumed for decades that Gifford was actually Marilyn Monroe's father.
Gifford was finally definitively proven to be Monroe's father through DNA testing in 2022. Although this card includes no warm salutation from the man that was indeed her father, it further complicates our understanding of the relationship, or what was believed to be the complete absence of a relationship with arguably the most important male figure in Monroe's life. Previous scholarship recounts Monroe's attempts to contact her father resulting in only bitter rejection and a broken heart, yet this card supports Berniece Miracles first-hand account and it is proof that he reached out to her in a time of need.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 438: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER'S RELIGIOUS PAMPHLETS
A group of religious pamphlets that were in the possession of Mrs. Gladys Baker Eley, Marilyn Monroe's mother.
Mrs. Eley was a devout follower of the Christian Science religion and occasionally attended service at a nearby church while residing at Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California, where she was institutionalized in 1953 for schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there.
The main pamphlet is tiled "How to Live for God" and is published by American Tract Society, a nonprofit, nonsectarian but evangelical organization. The various tracts have headings, such as "How to Receive from Christ" and "How to Wait for God." 3.75 x 7 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 448: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
A two-page letter handwritten in black ink to Gladys Pearl Baker Eley (Marilyn Monroe's mother) and signed "Mrs. Vukovich."
The letter, addressed to Mrs. Baker, is written on both sides of a single piece of paper, mentions Biblical verses and suggests Mrs. Baker accept "God's promises to a sick and dying world." The letter is signed "Yours in the reality of Christianty, Mrs. Vukovich" and the back page contains the handwritten lyrics of the song "Christ is the Answer." 5 x 8 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 449: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER-RELATED CORRESPONDENCE
An envelope hand-addressed in blue ink by Gladys Pearl Baker Eley (Marilyn Monroe's mother), to Mrs. Inez Melson (Marilyn's business manager).
The return address on the envelope was the location of Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California where Mrs. Eley (who suffered from schizophrenia) was institutionalized in 1953. Marilyn paid for her care there. The envelope is postmarked August 12, 1965, more than three years after Marilyn's death. 6.25 x 4.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 131, "Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 4, 2005.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 450: MARILYN MONROE: MOTHER'S HANDWRITTEN LETTER
A two-page letter on a single piece of paper handwritten in pencil by Gladys Eley, Marilyn Monroe's mother, to Inez Melson, Marilyn's business manager.
The return address on the letter reads: Mrs. Gladys P. Eley, Verdugo City, Cal., which is the location of Rockhaven Sanitarium, where she was institutionalized in 1953 for schizophrenia. Marilyn paid for her care there.
In the letter, dated Aug. 10, 1965, three years after Marilyn's death, Mrs. Eley writes about Melson's upcoming visit, that she needs more thread for the sewing machine she'd received from Marilyn shortly before her death. In a post script on the back page, Mrs. Eley tells Melson to phone Miss Traviss, the sanitarium manager, to let her know. 6.25 x 8 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 131, "Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 4, 2005.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Télégrammes
Telegrams


Lot 263: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams sent to Marilyn Monroe with dates in 1953, 1958, and 1959. One telegram asks Monroe for signed photos in connection with a charity fundraiser, and one offers well wishes prior to the premiere of Some Like it Hot. The third telegram encourages Monroe to travel to the actual state of Florida to shoot scenes for Some Like it Hot instead of filming in Southern California. "Just as there is only one Marilyn Monroe, there is but one Florida, and neither can be successfully duplicated," is the opening line of the message to Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 267: MARILYN MONROE: SENT TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Copies of two telegrams sent to various individuals including a Coach Bill Mansur of Lee Springs High School in Lee Springs Nebraska dated April 24, 1954, reading, "Good luck with your cavalcade of sports. Sorry could not attend." It's signed, "Marilyn Monroe DiMaggio." The other is addressed to Chief J. Garry Matchel of the Woodbury, Connecticut Fire Department, dated August 7, 1959, reading, "Regret very much that I cannot be present on Saturday night because of an important engagement in Boston." It's signed, "Marilyn Monroe Miller."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 269: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED 1954 SPYROS SKOURAS TELEGRAM
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A telegram addressed to Mrs. Joe DiMaggio dated June 25, 1954 from Spyros P. Skouras, president of 20th Century Fox from 1942 to 1962. The telegram reads in part, "You know. How much I respect you and of my high regard, whatever I suggested please believe me was meant for your best interest."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 322: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM JOHN MOORE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A May 13, 1957 telegram from designer John Moore to Marilyn Monroe, informing her that he is, "delighted to hear through Warners that you would like me to dress you for the Milk Fund Ball." Indeed, Monroe wore a Moore designed mermaid style evening gown to the premiere of The Prince and the Showgirl, which serviced as a fundraiser for the Milk Fund.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 323: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams to the star, one being from costume designer Bob Mackintosh dated July 12, 1958, another from director Robert Ellis Miller dated May 23, 1957, the third from "Liska and Gordon," undated, Gordon possibly being photographer Gordon Parks.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 324: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD AVEDON
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A July 18, 1957 telegram to Marilyn Monroe from photographer Richard Avedon. Avedon writes to ask if Monroe is interested in "a Standard Oil television show."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 327: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM WITH CARBON COPY RESPONSE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An October 5, 1957 telegram to Marilyn Monroe requesting acknowledgement of an invitation from the Eye Ear Hospital in Melbourne Australia. Included is a letter from Mort Viner on MCA letterhead indicating the telegram with the invitation had never been received. Also included, a carbon copy of a letter sent to the Eye & Ear Hospital in response, indicating that the original letter or telegram with the invitation was never received, and also stating that a trip in the immediate future would be impossible, with a signature line for Monroe's secretary.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 328: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An October 18, 1957 telegram sent to the star, inviting her to be a guest at a formal gala for the Waldemar Medical Research Foundation, sent by George Abbott.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 348: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS FROM PAULA STRASBERG
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Two telegrams to Marilyn Monroe from acting coach Paula Strasberg. Both telegrams are providing Monroe updates on Strasberg's travel to Los Angeles. Both telegraphs are dated in October of 1958. During this time, Monroe was in Los Angeles filming Some Like it Hot.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 350: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM HAIRDRESSER SYDNEY GUILAROFF
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An undated telegram from Marilyn's hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff, reading, "Am at Excelsior Hotel Catania Sicily. Will be here two weeks. Letter following. Affectionately, Sydney."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 353: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams received by Marilyn Monroe in reference to film festivals, including one in Moscow, Russia and the other in Mexico City.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 354: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams sent to Marilyn Monroe in 1958 by "Crowther Workshop England." One congratulates her on a special award from Italy, the other with a message reading in part, "Still wear precious jewel against adversity. You're so lovely." The third asks if Monroe had received English roses that had been sent to her.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 355: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM PUBLICISTS PAT NEWCOMB AND WARREN COWAN
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A telegram to the star dated January 31, 1959, from publicists Pat Newcomb and Warren Cowan. The telegram reads in part, "You must have heard the roars of laughter even on East 57th Street. Everything about the picture rates superlatives, especially your performance and the way you looked." The telegram was sent after the senders had seen a preview of Monroe's latest film, "Some Like it Hot."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 356: MARILYN MONROE: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM DOCUMENTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A grouping of Marilyn Monroe documents related to Western Union Telegram company, including a statement from February of 1959 with envelope and press rates, together with a prepaid reply voucher for All America Cables and Radio Inc.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $75 - $100 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 357: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM JOHNNY GRANT
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A March 3, 1959 telegram to the star from KMPC radio host Johnny Grant (who later became known as "the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood." The telegram reads, "Think you have a hit in 'I Wanna be Loved by You.' We're spinning it around the clock here at KMPC. Best Wishes, Johnny Grant."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 359: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM DONINI CULTURAL ATTACHE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A Mar 12, 1959 telegram to Marilyn Monroe from the Donini Cultural Attache, asking the star which date she would prefer to receive the David di Donatello award from Italy, the equivalent of the US Academy Award, for best foreign actress of 1958. The award was presented to Monroe on May 13, 1959 at the Italian Consulate in New York.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 364: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM WITH CARBON COPY RESPONSE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An April 14, 1959 telegram to the star advising that a beige dress had been located and sent to Monroe, along with a photo of her, found after a stay at the Ambassador Hotel. Also included, a carbon copy response of a letter of appreciation sent to Dan Sullivan, the hotel's assistant manager, with a signature line for Monroe's secretary.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 367: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams to the star, the first being from Photoplay magazine editor Adele Fletcher, undated, reading in part, "Ever since I saw How to Marry a Millionaire I've wanted to tell you what a grand job you do it in." The second telegram is from Harriet Beal dated June 23, 1959, reading in part, "Sorry to hear of your illness. Best wishes for a speedy recovery." The telegram is addressed to Marilyn at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York where she had been admitted for gynecological surgery. The third telegram is from Oscar Garcia DePaula, dated May 15, 1959 reading in part, "Congratulations. Stop. You deserved that prize as well as the Academy Award of 1959."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 380: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM INVITE TO 20TH CENTURY-FOX LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A September 9, 1959, telegram to Marilyn Monroe advising of details of a luncheon at the 20th Century-Fox studio café in honor of Nikita Khrushchev, President of the Soviet Union. The message reads, in part, "Chairman Khrushchev's itinerary during his stay in the United States as President Eisenhower's guest brings him to Los Angeles on Saturday September nineteenth. Stop. As desired by our government a luncheon will be held for him that day at twelve thirty PM." Page two reads, "I would like to invite you to attend." The telegram is from Eric Johnston, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President of the Motion Picture Association of America, and an appointed official in the Truman and Eisenhower administrations.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 385: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM CHOREOGRAPHER JACK COLE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A telegram to Marilyn Monroe from famed choreographer Jack Cole, dated February 4, 1960. The telegram is addressed to Monroe at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and reads, "The universe sparkles with miracles but none among them shines like you. Remember that when you go to sleep tonight. Tomorrow will be fun. There is no other way. All my love, Jack Cole." This telegram was likely sent the day before they started working together on Let's Make Love. Cole worked with Monroe on her dance numbers for many films, most notably "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 387: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM EILEEN AND GEORGE CHASIN AND A MESSAGE FROM BENNY BURT
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A June 1, 1960 telegram sent to the star on her 34th birthday from talent agent George Chasin and wife Eileen, reading in part, "Have a wonderful day and best wishes for many more happy health birthdays." Also in this lot, a typed message from a telegram sent by Benny Burt of the Abbott and Costello Show, reading in part, "Good luck on your first days (sic) shooting. Have tried to locate you without success. I am sure that this picture will be one of your top pictures." The typed card states, "Read to Mrs. Murray on phone 6:30 PM 4/23," indicating Burt is referring to Marilyn's final uncompleted film, Something's Got to Give, which was filmed in 1962.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 400: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM PRODUCER JERRY WALD
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A January 16, 1961 telegram to the star from Producer Jerry Wald, reading in part, "Just spoke to Al Hayes. He will finish script Wednesday. I'll be in New York Friday through Monday for Critics Award Sons and Lovers. Would like to see you over weekend." Wald produced Let's Make Love, released in 1960, in which Monroe starred along side Yves Montand.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 401: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM FROM ANDRE DE DIENES
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A February 11, 1961 telegram sent to the star from early photographer and friend Andre de Dienes, reading, "Turkey Foot, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Get out of the hospital. Let's go driving and hiking through the redwoods, incognito, and take beautiful pictures like nobody could ever take. It will cure you of all your ills. Call me up. Love, WW." The day prior, Monroe had been released from Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic's psychiatric unit, following a horrifying stay, tricked by Dr. Marianne Kris into admitting herself there thinking it was for rest and relaxation. She spent the next three weeks at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center recuperating.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 412: MARILYN MONROE: ARTHUR MILLER RECEIVED TELEGRAMS INCLUDING ONE FROM NORMAN ROSTEN
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three telegrams sent to Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe's third husband, one being from poet Norman Rosten, reading, "Forget about my letter. Situation is clearing up." Another telegram is sent prodding Miller to write and submit an introduction to the American issue of Imagination magazine by March 27 or the opportunity will be canceled. The third is sent to ask about the return of a script for a play written by Bill Inge.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $50 - $100 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 415: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED JIMMY VAN HEUSEN "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TELEGRAM
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A 1961 telegram from songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen, who cowrote "Specialization" and "Let's Make Love" for the 1960 film Let's Make Love in which Marilyn Monroe starred with Yves Montand. The telegram reads simply, "Happy birthday and love, Jimmy Van Heusen."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 419: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS FROM HAROLD MIRISCH
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Two telegrams to the star from Harold Mirisch, producer of Some Like it Hot. The first, dated January 10, 1961, reads in part, "It just occurred to me that since you are going to do a television show for NBC, a man who could most help to make this a pleasant adventure is an old chum of mine called David Tebet." The second, dated December 29, 1961, reads in part, "Will be anxious to talk to you when you return so we can plan second project. Meanwhile, if you have not all ready (sic) done so, suggest you see "Shot in the Dark."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 420: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED DOG SHIPPING TELEGRAM
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A Western Union telegram, date stamped December 14, 1961, and addressed to Miss Marge Stengel at 882 North Doheny LOSA, reading "Dog arriving international airport American Airlines Flight 5, 7:15 PM today, Thursday." The telegram was sent by Southdown Kennels in Roxbury, Connecticut. 8 x 6 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 413, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 435: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAM POSSIBLY FROM CO-STAR WALLY COX
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A telegram to Marilyn Monroe dated May 7 with no year specified, reading in part, "Many thanks for flowers. Sure were beautiful. Celia still in hospital. Doing fine." The telegram is signed, "Wally," possibly being Wally Cox, Marilyn's co-star in her final uncompleted film, Something's Got to Give.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property.

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 439: MARILYN MONROE: "RAIN" RECEIVED TELEGRAMS FROM PRODUCER ANN MARLOWE
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Two telegrams from producer Ann Marlowe, both referencing Monroe's possible participation in a television adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's Rain for NBC. Ultimately the project fell through because the network did not want to hire her choice of director, Lee Strasberg.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property.

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 440: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED TELEGRAMS FROM JOURNALIST DONALD ZEC
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Two telegrams to the star from British journalist Donald Zec of the Daily Mirror, both regarding days and times where he could get together with the star. Together with a carbon copy noting Monroe's response received," By all means. I am a woman of her word. Please phone Eldorado 5-2325. Delighted to see you."
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property.

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Factures, Reçus & Chèques
Invoices, Receipts & Checks


Lot 260: MARILYN MONROE: 1952 CANCELLED BANK CHECK
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An oversized counter check dated July 14, 1952 and completed entirely in Marilyn Monroe's own handwriting, made out to one of her favorite clothiers, Jax, in the amount of $133.20. Monroe's signature is large and bold, under which she wrote her home address as being the "Bel Air Hotel, with a phone number included.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 261: MARILYN MONROE: FINANCIAL LEDGER 1953-1955
A comprehensive financial ledger documenting presumably every Marilyn Monroe financial transaction from January 1953 through March 1955. The hardbound ledger contains handwritten entries, all of which are presumed to have been made by Monroe's business manager, Inez Melson, covering in great detail Monroe's cash received and disbursed, assets and liabilities, capital, income, expenses, and general financial transactions for the years in which Monroe completed Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, and There's No Business Like Show Business. This is an incredible look at Monroe's finances during the years she was propelled to stardom as she completed some of her most famous films. 12 x 8 x 1.75 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 170, "Marilyn Monroe Auction - Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 293: MARILYN MONROE: INVOICES FOR SHOE PURCHASES
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Six receipts for Marilyn Monroe's shoes from Belgian Shoes Inc. (4), Owens (1), and a Mrs. Leona Robinson (1) with dates in 1955, 1959, and 1960. Also included is a 1959 statement from Belgian Shoes, Inc. with an original mailing envelop and an unmarked and undated receipt for one pair of shoes. .
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 301: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED 1956 BANK CHECK FROM JOAN COPELAND WRITTEN ON MARILYN AND ARTHUR'S WEDDING DAY
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: An uncashed bank check from Joan M. Copeland, Arthur Miller's sister, made payable to Marilyn Monroe Miller in the amount of ten dollars, dated July 1, 1956. The date is when Monroe and Miller were married in a Jewish ceremony in Roxbury, Connecticut. 6.25 x 2.75 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 385, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 330: MARILYN MONROE: EVENING GLOVE ORDER
A group of documents dated February 19, 1958, regarding the purchase of evening gloves from the John E. Fuchs Corporation in New York City. The documents include a typed signed letter from Kay Fuchs addressed to Mrs. Miller reading in part, "Kenneth Lane of Delman's asked us to send you the enclosed gloves. ... Enclosed find also a sample pair with our compliments of white satin glove." Together with a packing slip for the order listing a pair of 20-button white kid gloves for $165 and a pair of 10-button white kid gloves for $105, an invoice for the gloves, and a statement of account. Largest, 8.5 x 5.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 305, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 331: MARILYN MONROE: FUR STORAGE, SERVICE RECEIPT, AND AGREEMENT
A storage and service receipt and agreement from Maximilian Fur Company, Inc., addressed to Mrs. A. Miller, 444 East 57th Street, New York City, Apt. 13E, dated July 3, 1958, listing a ranch mink coat, a white ermine coat, and a black fox stole trimmed with silk, together with a typed note to Mrs. A. Miller on Maximilian letterhead recommending a clean and glaze for the ranch mink coat and a glaze for the black fox stole. Original business reply envelope from Maximilian Fur Company included. The ranch mink coat referenced is very likely the coat Joe DiMaggio gave to Monroe. 9.5 x 8.75 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 219, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 332: MARILYN MONROE: ALIATA SHOE RECEIPT
A typed receipt, undated, listing a pair of "Multicolor Shoes" sold to Miss Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel for a total of $51.50. Secretarial notation on the invoice indicates that the charges were paid with check number 306 on September 5, 1958. 8.5 x 5.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 402, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 351: MARILYN MONROE: BOOK STORE STATEMENTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Four Marilyn Monroe statements from Martindale's Book Stores and one statement from Doubleday Book Shops, all with dates in 1958 and 1960.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 352: MARILYN MONROE: MARTINDALE'S BOOK STORES RECEIPTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Three Marilyn Monroe receipts from Martindale's Book Stores with dates in 1958. Titles of various books purchased include, Collected Short Stories by Dorothy Parker, Red Arrow, and Peace in Piccadilly.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $350 - $450 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 358: MARILYN MONROE: 1959 CANCELLED BANK CHECK
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc., business check dated March 5, 1959 and signed by Marilyn Monroe. The check, drawn on the Colonial Trust Company of New York, is made out to the State Tax Commission $25.00.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 / Sold: $ -
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 Lot 382: MARILYN MONROE: FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS 1959-1960
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of ten financial documents including bank deposits, Colonial Trust Company and Bank of America bank statements, a check stub from M.G.M. Records, a Colonial Trust Company envelope, and an unsigned letter to Colonial Trust Company requesting the bank to produce a printed checkbook to be mailed to May Reis at the Mapes Hotel in Reno, Nevada. 8.5 x 11.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 371, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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 Lot 383: MARILYN MONROE: 1959 FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN
A 1959 federal income tax return for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, including Form 1040, Schedule C, and Form 1116, together with five typed pages documenting income for Monroe and Miller, along with business expenses and deductions, contributions, taxes paid, medical expenses, and other items. These documents show that the combined income for Monroe and Miller for 1959 was $323,453.00, of which $103,362.50 was income from royalties for Miller's plays, including Death Of A Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge, among others. The Millers were required to write a check to the Internal Revenue Service for $30,338.55, the balance due for taxes on their income. Monroe's marriage to Miller ended in 1961. 8.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 311, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 / Sold: $ -
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 Lot 384: MARILYN MONROE: I. MAGNIN RECEIPT
A receipt from I. Magnin, a luxury department store in Beverly Hills, California, for two bottles of cologne. The receipt, which was among documents related to Marilyn Monroe's mother Gladys Baker Eley, is dated January 13, 1960 and the purchaser's name is abbreviated as a typewritten M with the word "Send" handwritten in ink. The total amount of sale is $11.40. 4.25 x 4.25 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 386: MARILYN MONROE: BICYCLE RENTAL RECEIPT
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A receipt from Hans Ohrt Lightweight Bicycles in Beverly Hills for the rental of one Hopper bicycle from February 24 through March 24, 1960, made out to Mrs. Marilyn Monroe Miller. The receipt is dated March 31, 1960. During this period, Monroe completed filming Let's Make Love, and on March 8, she received a Golden Globe award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (20th Century Fox, 1959). 4.5 x 7 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 387, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 389: MARILYN MONROE: CHECKBOOK AUGUST 8, 1960 - JANUARY 27, 1961
A cardboard covered wire bound checkbook for Monroe's account at Irving Trust Company in New York City. The cover is incorrectly labeled as being from the Colonial Trust Company, 4/30/58 - 7/31/59. The checkbook covers Monroe's expenses from August 8, 1960, to January 27, 1961, with check numbers 1253 through 1483, offering a fascinating look at Monroe's expenses in 1960 and 1961.
Recipients of payments from Monroe's personal account during this period include The Mapes Hotel in the Nevada hotel (where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed while filming The Misfits), Erno Laszlo Institute, Paula Strasberg, Ralph Roberts, I. Magnin + Co., Dorr Optical Co., Beverly Pets, Arthur P. Jacobs Co., Beverly Hills Hotel, West Side Hospital, Ferragamo, Jurgensen's Grocery, Hollywood Reporter, Avis Rent-A-Car System, Bergdorf Goodman, Carey Cadillac Rending Co., Yankee Traders, Variety, Riverside Flower Shop, Marilyn Monroe Productions, Hattie Stephenson, Ralph Greenson, M.D., Modern Auto Rental, T. Anthony - luggage, La Scala Restaurant, Schwab's Pharmacy, New York Telephone Company, J. Ricky, Screen Actors Guild, Lee Siegel, M.D., Leonard H. Schuyler, M.D., Bloomingdale's, Flatiron Window Cleaning Co., Jax Beverly Hills, Inc., Martindale's Bookstore, Plaza Hotel, Louis Finger, M.D., Rexford Kennamer, M.D., Berkley Square Cleaners, Sutton Wines and Liquors, Beverly Hills Music Co., MCA Artists Ltd., Marianne Kris, M.D., Actors Studio Inc. - contribution, Agnes M. Flanagan, Mrs. Michael Chekhov, Rudolph J. Kautsky, Evelyn Moriarty, Allan Snyder, Hazel Washington, Gucci, Patricia Newcomb, Maximilian Fur Company, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Norman Norell Inc., and Western Costume Co., among others. 6 x 9.25 x .25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 473, :Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 392: MARILYN MONROE: 1960 ARTHUR P. JACOBS COMPANY INVOICES
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A grouping of documents from the Arthur P. Jacobs Company, including five statements, sixteen expense detail documents, two letters and invoices from United Airlines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, all with dates in 1960 and related to various expenses for publicity, and Let's Make Love and The Misfits.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 393: MARILYN MONROE: 1960 ARTHUR P. JACOBS COMPANY INVOICES 
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A grouping of documents from the Arthur P. Jacobs Company, including five statements, sixteen expense detail documents, two letters and invoices from United Airlines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, all with dates in 1960 and related to various expenses for publicity, and Let's Make Love and The Misfits.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 394: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED INVOICES 
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: Two invoices from makeup artist Marie Irvine. Both invoices are dated September 16, 1960. One reads "Special make-up at N.Y. apartment, July 17, 1960;" the other reads "12 Leichner eyeshade [sic]" sent to Reno, Nevada. 6 x 7 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 363, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 395: MARILYN MONROE: 1960 ARTHUR P. JACOBS COMPANY INVOICES
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A grouping of documents from the Arthur P. Jacobs Company, including five statements, sixteen expense detail documents, two letters and invoices from United Airlines, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, all with dates in 1960 and related to various expenses for publicity, and Let's Make Love and The Misfits.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 396: MARILYN MONROE: SIGNED TEXACO CREDIT CARD
A Texaco National Credit Card was owned and signed in blue ink by Marilyn Monroe. The card is addressed to: "Marilyn Monroe Prod / 480 Lexington Ave / New York I7 NY" and has the expiration date of 7/60. 3.5 x 2.25 inches
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 397: MARILYN MONROE: MARTINDALE'S BOOK STORES RECEIPTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Four Marilyn Monroe receipts from Martindale's Book Stores with dates in 1960. Titles of various books purchased include, Color of Evening, How to Live with a Cat, My Father Charlie Chaplin, and Vogue among others.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 410: MARILYN MONROE: BLOOMINGDALE'S RECEIPTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices from famed department store Bloomingdale's in New York. These receipts show purchases for a mattress and box springs, blankets and pillows, several uniforms, a fur coat hanger, and curtains, among other items. Twenty-five documents in total.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 411: MARILYN MONROE: LIQUOR RECEIPTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A grouping of eight Marilyn Monroe receipts and statements for liquor with various dates from Mac's Liquors and Jurgensen's Grocery Company.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 413: MARILYN MONROE: 1961 BANK STATEMENT
A Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. bank statement from Bankers Trust Company of New York showing credits and debits for the month of March 1961.
Monroe found the production company in 1955 after becoming dissatisfied with the scripts she was being offered and as an effort to develop her own projects and take control of her career. 9 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 974, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016
Estimate: $500 - $700 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 416: MARILYN MONROE: CHECKBOOK JULY 14, 1961 - SEPTEMBER 25, 1961
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A softcover wire-bound checkbook labeled "MARILYN MONROE (PERSONAL), IRVING TRUST CO., 7/14/61 - to - 9/25/61."
Recipients of payments from the checkbook include Beverly Hills Hotel, Ralph R. Greenson, Schwab's Pharmacy, Chasen's, Leon Krohn M.D., A. Fitz & Sons, Paul A. Reilly Co. Inc., Arthur P. Jacobs Co. Inc., Ralph Roberts (ten treatments), Mary Jane Lane, R. Gordon & Co. Inc., Berkley Square, Pacific Tel. Co., Lena Pepitone (her maid, who wrote the 1979 book Marilyn Monroe Confidential: An Intimate Personal Account), Rudy Kautsky, Elizabeth Arden, Polyclinic Coffee Shop, Paula Strasberg, Pat Newcomb, 444 Management Co., and Lord & Taylor, among others.
The opening balance listed in the checkbook for this account is $12,853.24. The closing balance is $11,854.53. 7.5 x 8.5 x .25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 473, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 441: MARILYN MONROE: LIQUOR RECEIPTS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Five Marilyn Monroe receipts for liquor with various dates from Sutton Wines and Liquors, Mac's Liquors and Jurgensen's Grocery Company.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property
Estimate: $150 - $250 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 442: MARILYN MONROE: LAST SAG CARD AND RECEIPT
A Screen Actors Guild membership card for the period beginning May 1, 1962, and ending November 1, 1962. "Marilyn Monroe" is typed onto front of card as well as her membership number. Together with Monroe's carbon copy receipt for payment of $125 on May 22, 1962, listing her address as "P.O. Box 64721, Los Angeles 64, Calif."  6.25 x 3.75 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 576, "Property from the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 446: MARILYN MONROE: ROCKHAVEN SANITARIUM RECEIPTS FOR MARILYN'S MOTHER
A grouping of 137 receipts, ranging in date from October 1962 through April 1966, addressed to Inez C. Melson, Marilyn Monroe's business manager, for the care of Monroe's mother, Gladys Eley, while she was staying at Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City, California. Included with the Rockhaven Sanitarium receipts are other invoices for products and services provided to Eley, including prescription medications, toothbrushes and toothpaste, repairs to her dentures, cash advances, and package deliveries sent to Gainsborough, Florida, for Eley's other daughter, Berniece Miracle. The April 27, 1966, invoice indicates that Eley's account at Rockhaven was $7,355.90 in arrears. 9.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 132, "Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, June 4, 2005

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 / Sold: $ -
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Divers Documents Papiers
Various Papers Documents


Lot 121:  BETTE DAVIS: "ALL ABOUT EVE" ORIGINAL EDITH HEAD "MARGO CHANNING" BUMPY NIGHT GOWN COSTUME SKETCH (WITH DVD)
An original gouache and ink on paper costume sketch from the production of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film All About Eve (20th Century Fox, 1950) by Edith Head. The sketch depicts Bette Davis as Margo Channing in the iconic dark brown fur trimmed gown worn by her during Bill Sampson's (Gary Merrill) welcome home party, where she delivers one of her most famous lines, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Davis appears on-screen with Marilyn Monroe, in a breakthrough performance, wearing the gown. Head won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White for this Oscar winning Best Picture; Davis was nominated for Best Actress. The sketch is faintly penciled "for Bette Davis" to the right side, and initialed, possibly by Mankiewicz, near the right bottom hem.
Includes a DVD of the film. / 17 x 14 inchesn

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 258: MARILYN MONROE: MEDICAL FILE
A medical file pertaining to cosmetic surgery performed on Marilyn Monroe. The file includes facial X-rays and doctors' notes from the office of Dr. Michael Gurdin, M.D., and the X-ray office of Drs. Conti and Steinberg. Dr. Gurdin's chart on Monroe begins on July 14, 1958, and lists the patient as Marilyn Miller with addresses in New York and Los Angeles.
The chief complaint listed is "chin deformity" and goes on to give a medical history that begins in 1950 and ends in 1962. Listed are a 1956 bout of neutropenia in England; 1957 ectopic pregnancy in New York; and 1950 cartilage implant in chin that the doctor observed had slowly begun to dissolve. Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Monroe's nose only, not the bones.
The last entry is dated June 7, 1962, and reports a fall at between 2 and 3 a.m. resulting in swelling and tenderness of the nose. Monroe was brought to Dr. Gurdin by her psychoanalyst, Dr. Ralph Greenson. Monroe was referred to Drs. Conti and Steinberg for X-rays. For her visit to the radiologists she was given the alias "Miss Joan Newman," and that name appears on the paperwork with Monroe's Brentwood home address.
Six X-rays are in the folder: a frontal facial bones X-ray; a smaller X-ray that is a composite of the right and left sides of her nasal bones; and four small dental X-rays into the roof of Monroe's mouth, looking upward toward the nasal bones. The conclusion, written by Dr. Conti and dated June 7, 1962, is that there was no damage to Monroe's nose due to her fall. A more recent evaluation of the X-rays indicates a very minute hairline fracture of this bone. Monroe had turned 36 less than a week earlier. On June 8, the following day, Monroe was fired from the film Something's Got to Give (20th Century Fox, 1962). 9 x 12 inches
PROVENANCE From the Medical File of Dr. Michael Gurdin

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 259: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED AND SENT LETTERS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Four letters received by the star on various topics. Two letters with dates in 1952 and 1953 are from an aspiring songwriter and singer by the name of Mrs. John H. Spurgeon. Another letter is from Harold Mirisch dated May 7, 1959. Another letter on letterhead from The First Baptist Church dated December 4, 1958 is from a man named Bill Lennon, requesting Marilyn's permission to write to the TV show "What's My Line?" and list his occupation as secretary to Marilyn Monroe. Included is a very direct letter to Lennon in response, reading in part, "Miss Monroe would not under any circumstances permit the use of her name in any misrepresentation." Also included, a carbon-copy of a letter addressed to "John" dated February 1, 1960 (likely designer John Moore) asking if he'd been advised by the Railway Express Company about a message left at the Beverly Hills Hotel for Marilyn that read, "The dress you expected from Talmack was destroyed in a plane fire." Handwritten annotations on the letter list a "Mr. Clemens, Head of Air Department," and a phone number for the claims department, not in Monroe's handwriting. Overall a very interesting look at the types of issues Monroe dealt with on a daily basis.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $600 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 264: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONAL JOURNAL
A black "Record" book with 150 numbered and lined pages, the first page dated "Feb 18, 1953" with approximately 14 pages containing entries in Monroe's hand.
The notes are very personal with Monroe ruminating about her life and experiences in her past that continue to affect her life, including these notes about the childhood influence of Ida Bolender that lingers into her adult life, reading in part, "Ida - I have still been obeying her - it's not only harmful for me to do so but unrealality [sic] because in my work - I don't want to obey her any longer." Ida Bolender was one of Marilyn's foster parents as a child and Marilyn retained negative memories of the experience. 4.75 x 7.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 170, "Marilyn Monroe Auction - Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 268: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY OWNED CLIPPINGS ABOUT HER PERFORMANCE IN KOREA
A pair of clippings from the Honolulu Star Bulletin reporting on Marilyn Monroe's visit to Korea and her performance for the U.S. troops were personally owned by the actress. The headlines read: "Marilyn Greets 10,000 Men In Skin-Tight Purple Dress" and "Marilyn Monroe Causes Near-Riot Of Korea Troops."
Although the dates of the newspaper are missing, Monroe visited Korea in February 1954 with husband Joe DiMaggio a few weeks after their marriage. Monroe was invite to perform before the troops and and the trip caused an interruption in the couple's honeymoon.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 270: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED LETTER FROM CHILDHOOD ACQUAINTANCE
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A one-page typed letter from Ruth Edens, apparently an acquaintance of Monroe's from her childhood, dated August 24, 1954, and reading in part, "I have long intended to write you this letter because I have particularly wanted to say that when you used to visit me at my Balboa Island cottage, you were a shy and charming child whose appeal, it seems to me, must have reached the hearts of many people. I could never seem to get you to say much to me, but I loved having you come in and I missed your doing so after you'd gone away. I wondered about you many times and was delighted when I discovered you in the films. I hope the stories in the magazines which say you felt yourself unloved throughout your childhood, are merely press-agentry. In any case, I want you to know that I, for one, was truly fond of you and I'm proud of you for having developed enough grit to struggle through to success." The letter also states, "I hope you are getting much happiness out of life, little Marian [sic]. I saw so much that was ethereal in you when you were a little girl that I fell sure you are not blind to life's spiritual side. May all that is good and best come your way!? The letter is signed "Sincerely, Ruth Edens." 9 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 339, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 271: MARILYN MONROE: SIGNED PLEDGE FORM FOR MAKEUP ARTISTS, HAIR STYLISTS, BODY MAKEUP ARTISTS GUILD, LOCAL 706, PROGRAM BOOK
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A carbon copy of a pledge form for Makeup Artists, Hair Stylists, Body Makeup Artists Guild, Local 706. Monroe pledged $100.00 for the guild's program book on August 18, 1954. Monroe's handwritten message reads in part, "My thanks to Gladys Witten and Allan Snyder. Marilyn Monroe." Helen Turpin authorized the payment, billed to 20th Century-Fox. At the bottom of the receipt, Monroe wrote, "Inez Melson," the name of Monroe's business manager at the time. 5.75 x 8.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 367, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 287: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED ITALIAN FAN SCRAPBOOK
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A handmade scrapbook sent to Marilyn Monroe. Created by an Italian fan named Alessio Borracina, the booklet includes images of Monroe from newspapers and magazines glued to the pages. Inside the scrapbook is a photo of Borracina with an inscription reading "I dedicate this photo to you to be always in your heart. Based on the images of Monroe in the scrapbook, it was sent to her in the mid-to-late 1950s. 9.5 x 7 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 428, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 288: MARILYN MONROE: ARTHUR MILLER HANDWRITTEN BOOK DEDICATION
A single piece of lined paper torn from a spiral-bound notebook, heavily stained, containing a notation in Miller's hand reading "This book is being written out of the courage, the widened view of life, the awareness of love and beauty, given to me by my love, my wife-to-be, my Marilyn. I bless her for this gift, and I write it so that she may have from me the only unique thing I know how to make. I bless her, I owe her the discovery of my soul."
Although the note is undated, Miller refers to Marilyn Monroe as his wife to be, indicating that it was written prior to their marriage on June 29, 1956. Although this dedication did not appear in any of Miller's books it was possibly intended to be used in A View from the Bridge, which Miller was rewriting as a two-act play during his courtship with Monroe. Because Miller was not officially divorced until June 1956, it is possible that the dedication was not used due to timing. 8.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 187, "Marilyn Monroe Auction - Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 289: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALIZED 1955 GUCCI ADDRESS BOOK
A personalized brown leather, six-ring Gucci address book with custom stamped "M.M." on the front cover, that belonged to Marilyn Monroe (circa 1955) with handwritten entries, many in Monroe's hand.
Contacts include Marlon Brando, "Mother Miller," Lee Strasberg, Maurine [sic] Stapleton, and Harold Clurman, among others. The book includes various handwritten entries and notes throughout. Of particular note is Monroe's handwritten list of very personal things she must make an effort to do, including "as often as possible to observe Strassberg's [sic] other private classes"; "never miss my actors studio sessions"; "must make strong effort to work on current problems and phobias that out of my past has arisen," among other entries.
The address book is from the estate of Lee Strasberg, Marilyn's acting coach and close friend, and to whom she left the bulk of her own estate.
6 x 7.5 x 1.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 187, "Marilyn Monroe Auction - The Estate of Lee Strasberg" Julien's Auctions, Beverly Hills, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 292: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED LETTER FROM THE ACTORS STUDIO
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A typewritten letter regarding The Actors Studio members purchasing and then donating books to a newly formed theatre library, sent to Monroe's Sutton Place apartment in New York City in a hand-addressed envelope postmarked January 29, 1956.  Letter 5.5 x 8.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 340, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 295: MARILYN MONROE: "BUS STOP" HAND-ANNOTATED DIALOGUE PAGES
A small bound group of 31 mimeographed half pages containing Monroe's dialogue for the film Bus Stop (20th Cent. Fox, 1956). Ten of the pages contain notes in Monroe's hand in pencil. Additional notes in the hand of Paula Strasberg and an administrative hand. A note in Monroe's hand on the first page next to lines about her character Cherie wanting to be respected and tired of being "pawed at and pinched at" reads "Fight with manager/ A.M. H. Cohn middle of dinner party" clearly references incidents Monroe wished to draw upon from her life in the scene. Another note in Monroe's hand written beneath the line "Oh - it's you!" reads "(Good God it's you)." 5.5 x 9.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 264, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 302: MARILYN MONROE: INTERIOR DESIGN DOCUMENTS AND FABRIC SAMPLE
A proposal sent to Normal Norell from Thomas DeAngelis Inc. for Mrs. A. Miller's bedroom. The proposal gives estimates to custom upholster a settee, headboard, bedspread, pillows and box spring drop using the fabric ordered by Norell from Italy, samples of which are included in the previous lot. The estimate is accompanied by six invoices from De Angelis, an invoice from Scalamandr Silks, and an invoice with Scalamandr silk fabric sample. 8.75 X 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 286, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $300 - $500 / Sold: $ - 
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Lot 304: MARILYN MONROE: HANDWRITTEN NOTE
A single sheet of stationery from Parkside House, the English manor where Monroe and Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey while she filmed The Prince and The Showgirl in London in 1956. The note reads "I guess I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really." Monroe had just entered her third marriage and was on location with her new husband, Arthur Miller. 5.25 x 7 inches
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 114-115. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
PROVENANCE Lot 180, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 305: MARILYN MONROE: "THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL" NOTEBOOK PAGES
Two pages torn from a lined spiral-bound notebook, both stained in red ink. The first page was published in the book Fragments and contains references to "The Sleeping Prince," an early production title for Monroe's film The Prince and the Showgirl, dating these writings to 1956. The notes show Monroe becoming her own task master, reminding herself "don't stop myself," "learn - lines logically," "I can't do more than/ one thing at a time/ make map tonight," and "take my time to think." She instructs herself to make a list of tasks and work on exercises, which perhaps explains the cryptic writings on the second page that did not appear in Fragments, reading in full, "From Ridding partly/ T Nautiousness [sic]/ Place/ personalization (A)/ weariness/ (J)/ (Ar)." 8.5 x 11 inches
LITERATURE: Monroe, Marilyn, and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 168-169. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
PROVENANCE Lot 194, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 319: MARILYN MONROE: CUSTOM-BOUND COPY OF ARTHUR MILLER'S COLLECTED PLAYS
A red leather clamshell box with gilt designs, title on spine and a simple "MM" on the lower right corner. The ivory silk satin lined box contains a matching red leather bound volume with "MM" on cover, gilt edged pages and chartreuse silk satin boards and end papers. Special dedication page reads, "This first copy/ of the first edition/ has been specially hand-bound/ for Marilyn." Arthur Miller's Collected Plays, The Viking Press, copyright 1957. Bound by Gerhard Gerlach, stamped in gold inside back cover. 7 X 9.75 X 2.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 268, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 321: MARILYN MONROE: FILE COPIES OF IMPORTANT LETTERS
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Carbon copies of two important letters. The first two-page letter, dated March 14, 1957, is correspondence between attorneys Irving L. Stein and Robert H. Montgomery in reference to Milton Greene, Monroe's business partner and friend at the time, having a contractual entitlement to have Executive Producer credit on the film The Prince and the Showgirl. The second six-page letter, dated April 14, 1961, is correspondence between Arnold Weissberger and Monroe herself regarding her contract with Twentieth Century-Fox and is specific to her desire not to participate in the film Goodbye Charlie. Both letters are in response to significant business issue's occurring within Monroe's film star career.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $500 - $700 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 325: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY OWNED MAGAZINE WITH LAURENCE OLIVIER-PENNED MONROE ARTICLE
An issue of Florida's Playtime Magazine dated July 6, 1957 featuring a photo of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Oliver on the cover was personally owned by Monroe. Copy on the cover reads "EXCLUSIVE! / How Marilyn Impressed Me / By Sir Laurence Olivier." On page 6 is the article in which Olivier details his experience directing and acting alongside Monroe when the two made the film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Brothers, 1957) and reads in part: "For me it has been an experience, entertaining, stimulating and rewarding in extreme."
The challenges faced by the two actors working together on the comedy inspired the drama My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company, 2011), which earned Michelle Williams an Academy Award nomination as best actress for her performance as Monroe. 8.25 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 326: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED VERVE RECORDS CORRESPONDENCE
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: Two letters from Norman Granz of Verve Records. In the September 5, 1957, letter, Granz writes, "I've been thinking about our album project and I should like to do the kind of tunes that would lend themselves to an album called 'MARILYN SINGS LOVE SONGS' or some such title." In the December 30, 1957, letter, he writes, "I wonder too if you are ready to do any recording. I shall be in New York January 20th for about a week and the Oscar Peterson Trio is off at that time, so if you felt up to it perhaps we could do some sides with the Trio during that period." 8.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 439, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 329: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR INFANTILE PARALYSIS FASHION SHOW APPEARANCE THANK-YOU LETTER
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A February 4, 1958, letter from Eleanor Lambert thanking Monroe for appearing at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis fashion show on January 28, 1958. The letter reads in part, "Your presence was sparkling and thrilling to us all behind the scenes as well as to the audience." 6.5 x 8.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 433, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 347: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED NEWSLETTER
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A 23-page newsletter titled "Revival, Salvation - Healing - Miracles - Special Jewish Addition," dated September 1958. The back cover reads "To Marilyn Monroe, Bel Air Hotel, Bel Air, Los Angeles, Calif." Monroe received this newsletter during the filming of Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). 8.25 x 10.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 442, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 349: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONAL POETRY MAGAZINE
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A published Wisconsin Poetry Magazine, dated November 1958, containing poems written by Rose Davison, sent to Marilyn Monroe by Davison with a handwritten inscription reading "To Marilyn Monroe Miller/ with best wishes/ Rose Davison."
Sixteen pages with red paper cover, an interesting item considering Monroe's interest in reading and writing poetry. 6 x 9.5 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 398 , "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 360: MARILYN MONROE: "SOME LIKE IT HOT" AD SHEET
An original movie advertisement sheet promoting Some Like it Hot (United Artists, 1959) starring Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk.
11 x 8.5 inches

Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 362: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY OWNED "SOME LIKE IT HOT" PAPERBACK
A paperback edition of the screenplay for Some Like It Hot (Signet Books, 1959) by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond. The paperback features eight pages of photographs from the film.
Monroe won a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role as Sugar Kane and the film was named the funniest film of all time in a poll by American Film Institute in 2000. 4.5 x 7.5 x .5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $500 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 363: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY OWNED "SOME LIKE IT HOT" CALENDAR
A release date calendar for Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959) was personally owned by Marilyn Monroe. The cover page, featuring a photo of Marilyn in costume playing a ukulele reads: "The New Marilyn Monroe Calendar, Very Hot For March," an allusion to the famous 1951 nude calendar which helped establish Monroe as the premiere sex symbol of her era.
The calendar features four pages, each with a photo of Monroe and announcing March 18 as the comedy's release date. The back page features the film's poster.
Monroe won a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role as Sugar Kane and the film was named the greatest comedy film of all time in a poll by American Film Institute in 2000.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 365: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONAL ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE COMMEMORATIVE PROGRAM
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A 34-page soft cover booklet from the Italian Cultural Institute. This booklet commemorates the opening of the new home of the organization, located at 686 Park Avenue, New York City, New York, in 1959. Monroe likely acquired this item onsite at the Institute on May 13, 1959, when she received the David di Donatello Award for her work in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). 8.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 440, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 388: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED LETTER FROM CONGRESSMAN JAMES ROOSEVELT
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A June 30, 1960, two-page letter on Congress of the United States, House of Representatives letterhead from Congressman James Roosevelt, son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, asking Monroe to consider appearing in a television program focusing on the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research, scheduled to air on October 7 of that year. The letter reads in part, "We do feel that just a brief greeting from you would contribute very much indeed to the success of the show. Won't you agree to do this?" 8.5 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 436, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018
Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 391: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY OWNED "LETS MAKE LOVE" MAGAZINE COVER
A front cover of Far East Film News magazine featuring the poster for Let's Make Love (20th Century Fox, 1960) beneath a headline that reads: "Dedicated to the NEW Monroe Doctrine!" The cover was personally owned by Marilyn Monroe and is dated November 1960. 10.25 x 14.25 inches
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 433: MARILYN MONROE: CRAYON DRAWING
Titled "Old Man sitting on a bench listening," the conte crayon on paper sketch is a monochromatic abstract portrait of a man leaning forward. The title is written along lower edge of sheet. The drawing is unsigned and framed in a gilt wood frame.
The sketch is from the estate of Lee Strasberg, Marilyn's acting coach and close friend, and to whom she left the bulk of her own estate. 9.75 x 12.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 527, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 434: MARILYN MONROE: PERSONALLY ANNOTATED "SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE" SCREENPLAY AND PAGES
A Something's Got To Give (20th Century Fox, 1962) mimeographed screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, 149 pages, blue cover dated March 29, 1962 reading "Final Confidential For Planning Purposes Only." The script, marked final, also dated March 29, 1962, contains notations in Monroe's hand throughout in pencil and green ink on 18 pages. Some of the notations are from Monroe's work with a Swedish dialect coach.
In addition to these notations, two typed pages of Monroe's dialogue are bound between pages 107 and 108 of the mimeographed script. These two pages contain Monroe's dialogue from one of the few scenes captured on film, with her extensive pencil notations. Raw footage of Monroe performing with Tippy the cocker spaniel and the children in this scene exists, and Monroe's notations are evident in the footage. The top of the page reads "Real Thought/ Mental Relaxation/ substitute children - B & J if necessary/ feeling - place the pain where it is not in the brow." B & J likely refers to Arthur Miller's children Bobby and Jane. Another notation next to one of Monroe's lines of dialogue reads simply "Mona Lisa," which does in fact mirror the expression she uses when delivering this line. Even the exaggerated "Ahhhhh---" that Monroe does at the beginning of each take in the raw footage is written on the page in her hand, reading in full, "Ahhh--Look for the light.?
The notations throughout the script also include notes in an unidentified hand criticizing certain points of the story, including "Too Harsh," "Naggy," "Dull" and many other comments. Overall, the notations in both the script and on the dialogue pages used by Monroe to film the scene with the children and Tippy the dog tell the story of a tedious script writing and editing process. Her dialogue notations are a revealing window into her process in performing some of the last scenes she ever recorded on film. 9.5 x 12 x 1 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 578, "Property From the Estate of Lee Strasberg, Julien's Auctions," Los Angeles, November 17, 2016

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 436: MARILYN MONROE: PRAYER BOOK FOR JEWISH WORSHIP
A Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship that belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The cover is stamped "Marilyn Monroe Miller" and inscribed to Monroe... "For Marilyn - with all of my best wishes and deepest respect - fondly, Bob." 5 x 6.75 x 1 inches
Christie's bookplate is affixed to the interior of the front cover.
 PROVENANCE Lot 628, Lot 9A, The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999, Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 23, 2018
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 447: MARILYN MONROE: HANDWRITTEN NOTE
An undated note on a single sheet of unlined paper, entirely in Monroe's hand, reading "For life/ It is rather a determination not to be overwhelmed./ For work/ The truth can only be recalled, never invented." 8 x 5 inches
LITERATURE Monroe, Marilyn and Bernard Comment. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Pages 158-159. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. 1-237. Print.
PROVENANCE Lot 190, "Property from the Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000 / Sold: $ -
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Lot 451: MARILYN MONROE: DOG-RELATED POSTHUMOUS CORRESPONDENCE
An undated typed letter from Mrs. Edward Herdan of Los Angeles that reads:
"To whom it may concern: I was greatly taken aback when I saw the pet of Marilyn's in a picture with her. We were forced to put our pet to sleep on account of old age recently and she was a double of this little dog. We have been looking with grieving hearts for several months now, to find one that resembled our Shaggsy, but all in vain. If it were at all possible to get the dog we could give it an excellent home. Dr. Christenson of the Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital was our Vet for fourteen years. Hope this request receives some consideration. Sincerely, Mrs. Ed Herdan."
Included is a copy of a letter from Inez Melson, Monroe's former business manager, dated September 4, 1962, reading:
"Dear Mrs. Herdan, I hope you will understand that I have not answered your kind letter about "Moff" before this because of the pressure of matters involving the affairs of Marilyn. I know how you must feel about your little "Shaggsy" and it would be wonderful if it were possible to send "Moff" to live with you. However, you will understand that her sister's dearest wish is to have him and I hope in due time to be able to send him to live with her. Unfortunately, in due process of law, even little "Moff" is a part of Marilyn's personal effects and thus, he has to wait. It grieves me greatly to refuse so many kind people and I only wish that I could grant the desire of each good person who would love "Moff" as his mistress loved him." The letter is signed, "Sincerely yours, Inez Melson, Administratrix of the Estate of Marilyn Monroe."
Frank Sinatra gifted the dog to Monroe in 1961. She named him Maf as a comic reference to Sinatra's mafia connections. Interestingly, people within Monroe's inner circle appear to be unaware of the correct spelling of the dog's name. Written correspondence reflects use of the names "Maff" and "Moff."
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PROVENANCE Lot 414, "From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018.
Estimate: $700 - $900 / Sold: $ -
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17 juillet 2022

Les Echos Week-End 15/07/2022

Les Echos Week-End
n°23749

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pays: France
parution le vendredi 15 juillet 2022
Le supplément magazine vendu avec l'édition du journal le vendredi
Article de 7 pages

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La vie « made in France » de Marilyn Monroe
> Par Sebastien Cauchon; en ligne sur  lesechos.fr
 

On connaît le goût de Marylin pour le parfum français mais moins celui pour les cocottes Le Creuset ou encore les objets Baccarat. En matière de lifestyle, la superstar hollywoodienne la jouait made in France. En atteste ses factures et autres correspondances que se sont amusé à éplucher « Les Echos Week-End ».

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Marilyn Monroe et Yves Montand, le 16 janvier 1960 à Hollywood,
lors du cocktail annonçant le tournage du « Milliardaire », film dont ils partagent l'affiche.
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On connaît la passion de Marilyn Monroe pour le 5 de Chanel et celle, plus fugace, qui la lia le temps d'un tournage à Yves Montand. Deux symboles de la France à travers le monde que l'icône hollywoodienne contribua sans doute indirectement à populariser une fois ses deux coups de coeur dévoilés au grand jour. Ce que l'on sait moins, c'est que dans l'intimité, ce symbole de la pop culture américaine des fifties, disparue il y aura tout juste soixante ans le 4 août prochain, aimait également s'entourer des grands noms de l'art de vivre à la française.

Née en 1926 d'une mère qui l'éleva à peine et d'un père qu'elle ne connut jamais, Norma Jeane Mortenson traversa l'enfance dans des conditions plus que modestes. Peu de chance que le soft power français ait alors croisé la route de cette enfant des quartiers périphériques de Hollywood. Vite mariée à 16 ans (pour échapper à l'orphelinat) avec un pur Yankee éberlué, elle l'abandonna rapidement pour embrasser une carrière de mannequin.

Quête d'excellence

Et c'est en se réinventant devant les caméras de la 20th Century Fox sous le nom de Marilyn Monroe que Norma Jeane connut le succès. Puis, très vite, l'ambition secrète de devenir une grande actrice et d'être reconnue en tant que telle. Est-ce cette quête d'excellence qui la poussa à accumuler les commodes Louis XV, les reproductions de Pierre Bonnard et Pierre-Auguste Renoir ou encore les ouvrages d'Albert Camus, Flaubert ou Proust ?

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Marilyn se parfumant au Chanel N° 5, le 24 mars 1955, à l'hôtel « Ambassador » à New York.
© Ed Feingersh/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Loin d'être une pose, cet attrait pour le beau venu de France se retrouvait dans les objets du quotidien que la star choisissait avec soin, à mille lieues de l'image de la fille superficielle et rigolote, la fameuse « girl next door » que le studio s'efforça de vendre film après film avec un succès certain. Qui aurait cru que l'incarnation du glamour hollywoodien possédait une batterie de cuisine Le Creuset de huit pièces (dont deux cocottes) dans un délicat coloris jaune paille ? C'est ce que l'on découvre en octobre 1999 à la faveur de la très médiatisée vente aux enchères des effets personnels de la star organisée par la maison Christie's. Les observateurs attentifs savent pourtant que Marilyn n'a pas attendu la création du Comité Colbert (en 1954) pour succomber aux charmes du « made in France ».

N°5, Arpège et Joy

Folle du 5 et de ses notes d'aldéhydes, ylang-ylang, néroli, bergamote et citron, elle s'approvisionne régulièrement auprès des grands magasins de luxe tels I. Magnin à Los Angeles ou Saks à New York. Jusqu'à en posséder 26 flacons, selon la légende. Marilyn lui substitue ponctuellement deux autres best-sellers de la parfumerie française : Arpège de Lanvin ou Joy de Patou. Les actrices ne sont alors pas encore des égéries et paient sur leurs deniers propres, comme le confirment les nombreuses factures de ce type que l'on retrouvera parmi les effets personnels de la star après sa disparition.

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Facture de parfum Chanel N° 5 acheté au grand magasin I. Magnin de Beverly Hills.
© Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

Marilyn succombe également dès ses débuts professionnels à un autre étendard du raffinement à la française : le champagne. Boisson officielle du septième art dont elle partage la blondeur et le caractère pétillant, elle en remplit les réfrigérateurs de ses diverses résidences successives (38 en seize ans, tout de même). Le Dom Pérignon 1953 avait clairement sa préférence : en juin 1962, Pat Newcomb, l'attachée de presse personnelle de la star, avait ainsi veillé à ce que le photographe Bert Stern en ait a minima trois bouteilles en stock pour sa séance prévue pour « Vogue ».

Une autodidacte au goût très sûr

Prévoyant, Stern s'était muni d'une caisse entière. « Le champagne ne coûtait alors que 11 dollars la bouteille, au lieu de 55 actuellement », écrivait-il en 1982 dans le récit de cette ultime séance. En 2022, la mythique cuvée est quasi introuvable et proposée à plusieurs milliers d'euros aux amateurs lorsqu'une bouteille vintage fait ponctuellement apparition sur le marché des collectionneurs fortunés.

Si Moët & Chandon peut s'enorgueillir d'avoir su séduire les papilles de la star avec son millésime 1953, Marilyn ne dédaignait pas pour autant les autres grandes maisons champenoises. Ses bons de commande ou encore ses notes de room-service pendant les tournages indiquent que le Piper-Heidsieck ou le Mumm Cordon Rouge trouvaient régulièrement grâce à ses yeux. Nulle trace de vulgaire « sparkling » californien dans ses factures, Marilyn Monroe était définitivement une autodidacte de goût, y compris dans le domaine vinicole.

Le bal « April in Paris »

Un goût très sûr et une quête d'excellence qui lui font fuir Hollywood en 1954 pour s'établir à New York. Elle y fonde sa propre maison de production en 1955 et épouse l'année suivante le dramaturge Arthur Miller. L'intelligentsia de la côte Est l'accueille à bras ouverts et Marilyn souhaite se réinventer, les conditions sont réunies pour que s'épanouisse son amour de la France.

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Le champagne est l'un des raffinements à la française qu'adorait Marilyn,
avec un goût sûr pour les grandes maisons. © Ramey Agency/ABACA

Elle accepte ainsi avec plaisir l'invitation au bal « April in Paris » qui se tient au « Waldorf Astoria » le 11 avril 1957. Lancé cinq ans plus tôt par le futé manager français de l'établissement, un certain Claude Philippe, l'événement s'est imposé comme le raout mondain et caritatif de l'année auprès de la bonne société new-yorkaise.

Sous couvert de renforcer l'amitié franco-américaine, le dîner dansant est une magnifique opération de promotion des artistes français et des fleurons du savoir-faire hexagonal qui financent la soirée : Dior, Balmain, Givenchy, Cartier ou encore la Fédération nationale française de dentelles, tulles, broderies et passementeries. L'invitation est facturée 100 dollars (reversés à des oeuvres de charité) et donne aux participants fortunés bon pour une tombola dont les lots vont de la Renault Dauphine au cendrier de chez « Maxim's » !

Razzia chez Baccarat

Fidèle à sa légende, Marilyn arrive en retard, main dans la main avec Arthur Miller, avec qui elle ouvre langoureusement le bal sous les flashs des photographes. Lors du dîner, elle croise Gérard Philipe, Zizi Jeanmaire et Jean Marais.

On ignore si les représentants de la maison Baccarat sont présents ce soir-là, mais Marilyn va dévaliser peu après le showroom new-yorkais de la manufacture de cristal originaire de Meurthe-et-Moselle pour décorer son appartement du 444 East 57th Street où elle vient d'emménager avec Miller. Emblématique horloge Soleil (trônant au-dessus de la cheminée), carafes à décanter, chandeliers, verres à eau et à vin, candélabres… les pièces Baccarat affluent dans le grand appartement dont la star a fait recouvrir les sols de moquette beige et des pans de murs entiers de miroirs.

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Facture d'une caisse de Dom Pérignon, le champagne préféré de Marilyn,
achetée en mai 1962, trois mois avant sa mort. © Ramey Agency/ABACA

La marque a, il est vrai, installé sa boutique « flagship » new-yorkaise à quelques mètres du domicile de l'actrice, au 55 East 57th Street. Une adresse à laquelle on trouve au premier étage la salle d'exposition de la maison Porthault. A l'en croire, celle-ci y aurait vendu ici même à Marilyn son linge de maison imprimé Coeurs rose issu des ateliers de Rieux-en-Cambrésis… Ce que l'on sait avec certitude, c'est que Marilyn fréquentait effectivement cette adresse, puisque le 25 novembre 1958, une facture en atteste, elle poussa la porte de la boutique Baccarat pour y faire l'achat d'un cendrier en cristal référence « numéro 33 » pour la somme de 180,25 dollars.

Une garde-robe monopolisée par Norman Norell

Etonnamment, peu de pièces de haute couture française dans la garde-robe de la star qui aspire alors pourtant à transformer son image et gommer les années pin-up de ses débuts. Deux raisons à cela. Tout d'abord, l'actrice privilégie dans l'intimité les tenues simples et confortables, empruntant si besoin au département costumes de la Fox les robes glamours le temps d'une soirée de gala. Ensuite, un homme veille sur ses tenues depuis son arrivée sur la côte Est et l'accompagne dans le processus de sophistication de la « nouvelle » Marilyn. Il s'agit du couturier Norman Norell, un ami des Greene, chez qui Marilyn a trouvé refuge après avoir quitté Hollywood.

Sur les conseils d'Amy Greene, Norell est mis à contribution pour renouveler la garde-robe de la star grâce à un ingénieux partenariat : il fournira ses créations gracieusement et prendra en charge une partie des frais du train de vie de la star (coiffeur, esthéticienne, manucure), et en contrepartie Marilyn portera du Norell pour toutes ses apparitions publiques, lui assurant ainsi une immense publicité. Oubliés les robes à noeuds fuchsia, les lamés or et les bustiers plongeants de soie rouge et dentelles. Norman Norell pare Marilyn d'une élégance minimaliste de bon ton.

Les tables laquées de « Mrs Miller »

Son influence s'étend au-delà du dressing puisque c'est lui qui joue les intermédiaires entre l'actrice et la maison Leleu. Fleuron des arts décoratifs français, Leleu crée alors du mobilier d'exception mêlant bois laqués, marbre, albâtre et bronze pour les grands de ce monde. Le 29 septembre 1959, la secrétaire de Marilyn Monroe adresse un courrier au siège parisien de la maison Leleu, avenue Franklin Roosevelt : « Messieurs, suite aux arrangements pris avec Mr. Norman Norell, veuillez trouver ci-joint un chèque d'acompte de 150 dollars pour trois tables laquées au nom de Mrs Arthur Miller. » La commande est précise, on indique que « la laque doit être de style numéro 1, comme indiqué sur les échantillons apportés par Mr. Norell ».

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Correspondance échangée à l'occasion de la commande de trois tables gigognes
à la maison française Leleu. © Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

Fils du fondateur Jules, Jean Leleu s'empresse de lancer la livraison des trois tables gigognes destinées au salon de la plus grande star au monde. Le 6 octobre, il informe par retour de courrier « Mrs Miller » de la bonne réception de son acompte et de l'expédition de sa commande prévue « dans les premiers jours de décembre ». Il précise timidement : « Je me réjouis de savoir certains de mes meubles chez vous, même si ce sont de petites pièces. Vous pourriez être intéressée par nos produits et nos tendances, aussi je joins à ce courrier quelques pages de publications françaises à notre sujet. » Avant de s'enhardir : « Nous sommes reconnus comme des décorateurs d'exception spécialisés dans la fabrication de meubles modernes sur mesure. Notre savoir-faire est inégalé : c'est la raison pour laquelle nous avons été sélectionnés pour la décoration de nombreux navires de luxe, ambassades, résidences présidentielles, etc. » Et de tenter enfin sa chance : « Ce serait pour moi un plaisir de réaliser pour vous des esquisses personnalisées s'il vous arrivait d'avoir des résidences à meubler et décorer. »

Subjuguée par Yves Montand

Las, comme l'atteste l'épaisse correspondance conservée à ce sujet, les formalités de douanes vont compliquer et retarder la livraison de la caisse renfermant les fameuses tables. Et Marilyn ne renouvellera pas commande à la maison Leleu… Mais la France n'est jamais loin d'elle en cette année 1959. Quelques mois plus tôt, c'est en effet un artiste français qu'elle découvre sur les planches du Henry Miller Theater à Broadway. Le 21 septembre 1959, Marilyn assiste à la première du one man show « An evening with Yves Montand ». Subjuguée, et alors que Miller était retenu par son travail d'écriture, elle retourne avec lui voir le spectacle trois jours plus tard.

Le 16 janvier 1960, c'est à Hollywood que les couples Montand et Miller sont réunis pour une conférence de presse annonçant le début de tournage du film « Le Milliardaire » dont Marilyn et Montand se partagent l'affiche.

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Les couples Marilyn Monroe-Arthur Miller et Yves Montand-Simon Signoret,
dans l'appartement de Montand au « Beverly Hills Hotel »,
durant le tournage du « Milliardaire », en 1960.
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

Comme si le titre original du film n'était pas assez prémonitoire (« Let's Make Love »), Marilyn déclare à la presse : « Après mon mari et ex aequo avec Marlon Brando, je trouve qu'Yves Montand est l'homme le plus séduisant que j'aie jamais rencontré. » Les couples Signoret-Montand et Monroe-Miller s'installent dans des bungalows voisins au « Beverly Hills Hotel » pour la durée du tournage et le photographe Bruce Davidson immortalise le temps d'un dîner la catastrophe annoncée dans un cliché devenu célèbre. Simone Signoret regarde Yves Montand qui regarde Marilyn qui regarde Arthur Miller qui regarde Yves Montand, un sourire crispé aux lèvres.

La suite est connue. Et si, dans l'un des numéros musicaux du film, Marilyn y susurre dans un français adorable « Mon coeur est à papa », en privé, son mariage avec Arthur Miller ne se relèvera pas de son « coup de foudre d'écolière » tel que Montand, en parfait goujat, qualifiera leur brève romance avant de rentrer à Paris.

Un Rodin dans le salon

L'épisode semble éloigner la France de Marilyn qui, en divorçant de Miller, déserte la côte Atlantique pour s'établir à nouveau à Los Angeles. C'est à Brentwood qu'elle achète en mars 1962 une hacienda de style espagnol qu'elle entreprend de rénover dans le plus pur style mexicain. Sans oublier toutefois d'équiper sa cuisine de casseroles en cuivre estampillées « Bazar de Paris » ou de décorer son salon quasi nu d'un bronze de Rodin, « La Main de Dieu », un achat d'impulsion à plus d'un millier de dollars.

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Le 26 février 1959, au consulat de France à New York,
Marilyn reçoit l'Etoile de Cristal décernée par l'Académie française du cinéma
des mains de son président Georges Auric, en présence du consul, Raymond Laporte (à gauche).
© PAUL SLADE/PARISMATCH/SCOOP

Lorsqu'elle s'avance le 19 mai 1962, sur la scène du Madison Square Garden pour entonner « Happy Birthday » à John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Marilyn entre dans l'histoire du XXe siècle. Impossible pour l'assistance qui la regarde scintiller sous les projecteurs dans une robe de sirène, d'imaginer que dans trois mois elle succombera à une overdose de barbituriques. Tous ignorent également que cette robe hallucinante, portée pour son ultime apparition, est composée de gaze de soie grège (venue de France !) rehaussée de 2.500 cristaux cousus à la main. Et que son créateur, Jean-Louis Berthault, ancien chef costumier de la Columbia puis d'Universal Pictures désormais à son compte, était Français, né à Paris et sorti diplômé de l'Ecole des Arts décoratifs à la fin des années 1930.


Marilyn Monroe Estate, un business juteux

Lorsqu'elle meurt à 36 ans, en 1962, Marilyn Monroe laisse un testament dont les principaux bénéficiaires sont sa mère Gladys, sa demi-soeur Berniece, sa secrétaire May Reis et son professeur d'art dramatique Lee Strasberg. Une phrase va cependant permettre à ce dernier de rafler le vrai trésor caché de la succession. En plus de lui attribuer 75 % de la propriété intellectuelle qu'elle détenait sur certains de ses films qu'elle avait coproduits, à la clause 4 du document, l'actrice a en effet indiqué : « Je lègue tous mes effets personnels et vêtements à Lee Strasberg, mon souhait étant qu'il répartisse ces derniers comme bon lui semble entre mes amis, mes confrères et ceux à qui je tiens. » Lee va bien vider intégralement l'appartement de New York et la maison de Brentwood de la star. Mais, au mépris de la volonté exprimée, les milliers d'articles vont être stockés dans d'immenses garde-meubles new-yorkais et ne seront jamais redistribués aux proches et collègues de Marilyn. En 1982, Lee Strasberg meurt à son tour et sa seconde épouse, Anna Strasberg, qui n'a jamais connu l'actrice, hérite des biens et droits de la star. Elle charge l'homme d'affaires californien Roger Richman d'exploiter le nom et l'image de la star. Il développe la marque Marilyn Monroe de 1983 à 1995 en signant des contrats lucratifs, notamment avec les magasins Bloomingdale's. Mais, en 1996, Anna Strasberg remercie Richman et confie le Marilyn Monroe Estate à CMG Worldwide, qui règne sur le business des stars disparues et multiplie les contrats de licence.

En 1999, Anna Strasberg confie à Christie's le soin d'organiser la vente aux enchères des effets personnels de Marilyn. La vente du siècle permet à la veuve d'empocher un total de 13,4 millions de dollars, dont plus de 1,2 million pour la célèbre robe brodée de sequins du « Happy Birthday » à JFK.

Après une belle opération avec Le Seuil en 2010, à qui elle confie le soin de publier un recueil de textes et poèmes tirés des archives de Marilyn, Anna Strasberg cède en 2011 ses droits de propriété intellectuels liés à la star au groupe Authentic Brands pour un montant non communiqué estimé entre 20 et 30 millions de dollars.

Après les pièces nobles (costumes, robes griffées, scénarios annotés, mobilier, fourrures et bijoux), Anna Strasberg disperse régulièrement ce qu'il lui reste des effets personnels de Marilyn (dont une montagne de paperasse comptable) dans des ventes aux enchères. Spécialiste de la « memorabilia », la maison Julien's Auctions de Beverly Hills organise ainsi chaque été une vente intitulée « Hollywood Legends » où tout ce qu'a un jour touché Marilyn s'envole à prix d'or. Toaster, tube de rouge à lèvres et casse-noisettes inclus. La prochaine vente se tient ces 15 et 18 juillet (*) et offre aux collectionneurs (ou investisseurs) la possibilité de remporter, entre autres, un chèque signé en 1952 par Marilyn à la pharmacie Schwab's (estimé entre 3.000 et 5.000 dollars), une note manuscrite de dix lignes adressée à Lee Strasberg (estimation 6.000-8.000 dollars) ou encore un carreau de faïence issu de la salle de bains de la dernière demeure de la star (estimation 1.000-2.000 dollars).

(*) www.julienslive.com


Marilyn et la France, les occasions ratées

Francophile dans l'âme, Marilyn Monroe n'aura jamais foulé le sol français.

En juillet 1956, lorsqu'elle quitte les Etats-Unis pour l'Europe, c'est pour tourner en Angleterre « Le Prince et la Danseuse », adaptation d'une pièce de Terence Rattigan dont elle a acquis les droits, confiant la réalisation et le rôle principal à ses côtés à Laurence Olivier. Elle se promet de suivre son époux, Arthur Miller, qui doit faire un saut à Paris rencontrer Yves Montand et Simone Signoret qui adaptent « Les Sorcières de Salem ». Mais la mésentente entre Marilyn et Laurence Olivier plombe le tournage qui s'enlise à Londres, Miller ira seul à Paris.

Le 7 mars 1958, Simone Noir de chez Christian Dior pense savoir que Marilyn Monroe s'apprête à venir à Paris. Elle adresse un courrier à l'actrice lui indiquant qu'elle se réjouit de sa venue et qu'elle espère que Marilyn se rendra à la boutique Dior en dépit de son planning chargé. Naturellement, « nous pouvons venir vous montrer des modèles à votre hôtel », précise-t-elle, en joignant une liste de prix. Marilyn ne se rendra pourtant jamais au 30 avenue Montaigne. Et pour cause, invitée en avril 1958 par l'Académie française du cinéma à se voir décerner à Paris l'Etoile de Cristal de la meilleure interprète étrangère, elle recevra in fine son trophée le 26 février 1959… au consulat français de New York des mains du compositeur Georges Auric, venu pour l'occasion.

Quant au Festival de Cannes, s'il convie très officiellement Marilyn Monroe dès 1955 en s'adressant à son attaché de presse Rupert Allan puis à son associé Milton H. Greene, malgré tous les efforts déployés, chacune de ses tentatives fut hélas infructueuse.

En 1960, c'est Joséphine Baker, présidente du gala de l'Union des artistes, qui convie Marilyn à exécuter « devant le Tout-Paris » un numéro de cirque « insolite » à l'occasion du 30e anniversaire du gala. « Vous savez combien Paris vous aime et combien les acteurs français seraient fiers de vous accueillir », précise-t-elle dans sa lettre en français adressée au « Beverly Hills Hotel ». Sa destinataire notera sur un mémo en réponse son regret de ne pouvoir participer à l'événement le 4 mars 1960 pour cause de tournage d'un film. Marilyn en dompteuse, acrobate ou meneuse de revue sur la piste du Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione ? La France aurait en effet adoré.


Les objets personnels de Marilyn ont la cote

1. La robe « Happy Birthday à JFK » : 4,81 millions de dollars lors de sa seconde vente, le 17 novembre 2016, par Julien's.

2. Une bague platine et diamants offerte par Joe DiMaggio (qu'elle épousa en 1954) : 772.500 dollars chez Christie's.

3. Son piano d'enfance : 662.500 dollars chez Christie's.

4. Une robe portée dans « La Rivière sans retour » : 526.000 dollars chez Julien's.

5. Une lettre adressée par Joe DiMaggio en 1952 : 525.000 dollars chez Christie's.


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02 juillet 2022

16/07/2022, Julien's, "Hollywood Legends": Lots partie 2

 2022-07-16-JULIENS-Hollywood_Legends-catalogueEnchères "Hollywood Legends"
16 juillet 2022
- 115 lots avec Marilyn Monroe -

Partie 2: Documents papiers
Part 2: Papers Documents

> 16/07/2022, Julien's, "Hollywood Legends": Catalogue


Notes personnelles
Personal Notes


Lot 0945: MARILYN MONROE: HOTEL STATIONERY (x 8)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Four blank pages of stationary from the Sahara Motor Hotel, where Marilyn stayed while filming Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956) in 1956, and four pages of stationary from Hotel Bel-Air.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: -

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Lot 0948: MARILYN MONROE: HANDWRITTEN LEE STRASBERG NOTE
A personal motivational poem handwritten in pencil by Marilyn Monroe on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery.
An original note handwritten in pencil by Marilyn Monroe to her acting mentor Lee Strasberg.
In the note, Monroe writes: "Dear Lee, One of the most personally helpful things I've heard so far in my life was what you said in class Friday afternoon - it was helpful in that I feel as though I'm a little bit freer - also more - I can't think of any I mean by that more relaxed 2 and 2 don't necessarily make 4." Part of the note is crossed out by Monroe, but still legible.
This note is reproduced in the book Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe edited by Stanley Buchthel and Bernard Comment (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010).
9 x 6 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 201, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 / Sold: - 

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Lot 0949: MARILYN MONROE: ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MOTIVATIONAL POEM
A personal motivational poem handwritten in pencil by Marilyn Monroe on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery.
The note reads: "stretch, expansion, open tree; keep the rule, to begin with a ray tension; keep the balloon, and, dare not to worry, dare to, let go - so loose, then you pick up, stretch into your tone, sense of humor, keeping a giggle inside; let go of my eyes- so relaxed only let my thought, come through, them without, doing any thing to them."
This document is reproduced in the book Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 2010).
5.5 x 4 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 166, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: - 

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Lot 0950: MARILYN MONROE: HANDWRITTEN "ON HOSPITAL GOWNS" POEM ON ENVELOPE
An envelope with a rhyming poem titled "On Hospital Gowns" written in pencil on the back by Marilyn Monroe, making light of the fact that hospital gowns do not cover her "derriere."
The full poem: "My bare, clarrie derriere, is out the air, in the air, when I'm not aware, aware, several, Handel Concertos, Vivaldi Concertos, Benny Goodman, my pair."
The envelope also contains a list of composers and musicians: "Beethoven/ Last 6-quartets/ Ravel-the Waltz/ Bartok-quartets of his."
This document is reproduced in Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe. Edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment. Pages 26-27. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2010).
9.5 x 4.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 165, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0952: PERSONAL HANDWRITTEN ACTORS STUDIO CLASS NOTES
A sheet of Marilyn Monroe's personal notes from her acting classes with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York, NY, handwritten in pencil on stationery from The Towers of The Waldorf-Astoria in 1955 (Monroe took Actors Studio classes with Strasberg between April and September 1955).
The opening salutation and start of the letter "Dear Art" has been scratched out. The notes begin with Monroe quoting something said by Strasberg: "I want you all to know that this exercise went on for/ 1/2 hour and her concentration did not/ give way or slip once-and Marilyn there/ will be very few times ever on the/ stage where it will be/ necessary to keep/ such a concentration/ for one half hour/ straight." Monroe then asks herself, "Why did it/ mean so much to me."
On the back she continues to ruminate about class, writing, "Strasberg/ it makes me (him he said) feel badly (and sadly) for you that you do/ things out of fear/ You must start to do things out of strength-/ (my question: where do I get the strength)-he said-by not looking for strength/but only looking & seeking tecnical [sic] ways and means."
This presents a fascinating demonstration of how seriously Monroe took her formal acting training in New York.
This document was reproduced in the book Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York, 2010).
10.5 x 7.25 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 173, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0953: HANDWRITTEN ACTING EXERCISE DIALOGUE AND NOTES
A single sheet of lined yellow paper with dialogue and additional notes written out in pencil in Monroe's hand. This document was likely part of an acting exercise.
The dialogue reads:
"Where did he go? He told you I know he did/ If you'd only have given me a little longer - He was in love with me - we'd have been married you didn't want me to have him from the beginning/ you wouldn't let me wear those pretty things/ Even when I told you about the doll - you/ sent those people around/ He died! But he said/ he came back - Tell/ Me - tell me -."
The front and back of the page is then covered with small performance notes, including:
"The thought focus on partner not on word then let go of word"; "don't do with words & voice"; "Let go everything elastic keep the pick up lay on the horse"; and "to be as relaxed let go of mouth speech thought," among many others.
12.5 x 8 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 440, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: -

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Receipts


Lot 0951: MARILYN MONROE: AFTRA CARD AND RECEIPT
An unsigned American Federation of Television and Radio Artists membership card for the period ending November 1, 1958, personally owned by Marilyn Monroe; with a receipt mentioning that Monroe owed $38 total for current dues ($16), overdue payment ($16), and penalties ($6).
3.5 x 6.5 inches (largest)
PROVENANCE Lot 302, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: -

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Lot 0963: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER RECEIPTS AND INVOICES RELATED TO THE ROXBURY, CONNECTICUT RESIDENCE (x 130)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An extensive collection of 1958 receipts, invoices, bills and correspondence for various expenses related to supplies, household goods, maintenance, construction and remodel work on the Miller/Monroe residence located in Roxbury, Connecticut. Examples of vendors include F. F. Hitchcock Co. Hardware and Appliances, Ray Underwood Lawn Mower Sales and Service, Meadowview Nursery, The Asbestos Distributors Corp., and Dykes Lumber Company. Approximately 130 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -

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Lot 0964: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates December 1959 and January and February 1960, together with three statements from Jurgensen's and various register tapes. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts show several orders for bacon and steaks, and other food items. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0965: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in January and February 1960, together with register tapes. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts show several orders for bacon and steaks, and even lamb chops. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0966: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in November and December 1959 and January and February 1960, together with register tapes. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts show several orders for bacon and steaks. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0967: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in November 1959, and January and May 1960, together with register tapes. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts show that the Millers bought bacon, caviar and champagne among many other food items. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0968: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in April and May 1960, together with register tapes. A receipt dated April 29 has a handwritten note reading, "For Party for Miss Monroe." Also included is a separate handwritten receipt for groceries purchased by Rudy Kautszy, Marilyn's limo driver, dated June 23, 1960. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0969: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in January, February and April 1960, together with register tapes. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts demonstrate that the Millers were evidently fond of caviar as the food item is reflected on several receipts. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0970: MARILYN MONROE: JURGENSEN'S RECEIPTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 25 receipts from Jurgensen's grocery store with dates in December 1959 and January 1960, together with register tapes and a statement covering November-December 1959. During this period, Marilyn and third husband Arthur Miller were staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel while filming Let's Make Love. These receipts demonstrate that the Millers were evidently fond of bacon as the food item is reflected on several receipts. Several receipts are signed by Hazel Washington, Marilyn's maid.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Chèques, Amendes, Impôts, Factures
Checks, Taxes, Bills, Invoices


Lot 0935: MARILYN MONROE: SIGNED 1952 SCHWAB'S PHARMACY CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe signed counter check, written entirely in her own hand, dated June 3, 1952, made payable to Schwab's Pharmacy in the amount of $25.00.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0936: MARILYN MONROE: SIGNED HALLOWEEN 1953 DOHENY PHARMACY CHECK
A counter check written to Doheny Pharmacy for $34.89 signed in blue ink by Marilyn Monroe and dated October 31, 1953 (Halloween).
3.5 x 8.5 inches

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0937: MARILYN MONROE: SIGNED 1960 SECRETARY CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe signed check from the Colonial Trust Company account of Marilyn Monroe Productions, dated May 21, 1960, made payable to May Reis, Marilyn's personal secretary, in the amount of $105.15.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0938: MARILYN MONROE: 1954 CANCELLED BANK CHECK FILE COPIES
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A statement from the Beverly Hills Blue Print Company dated October 25, 1954, in the amount of $8.01, together with several original copies (front and back) of checks that were drawn on Marilyn's accounts. The checks are written entirely in Marilyn's own hand and signed by her, payable to George Solitaire, Victor Massey, and Jax among others. One check is signed by Inez Melson, Marilyn's business manager.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: -

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Lot 0939: MARILYN MONROE: FINANCIAL AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An interesting collection of tax and insurance forms, legal documents and letters from 1957-1960 detailing business, tax and insurance information for Marilyn and Marilyn Monroe Productions. Also included is Marilyn's 1961 welfare insurance packet from the Screen Actors Guild, along with an original four-page document outlining a financial plan for Marilyn, dated in 1959. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: -

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Lot 0940: MARILYN MONROE: FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of financial documents from 1953 through 1958, and 1961, including letters together with various Receipts and Disbursements statements. Also included is a multi-page handwritten reconciliation of expenses for Marilyn Monroe Productions in 1957 written on MMM letterhead. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $350 - $450 / Sold: -

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Lot 0941: MARILYN MONROE: MEDICAL INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 50 invoices for medical and dental appointments and services from the late 1950s to early 1960s. This lot includes invoices from physicians who were closely associated with Marilyn, including Ralph Greenson and Marianne Kris, among others.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $500 - $600 / Sold: -

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Lot 0942: MARILYN MONROE: MEDICAL INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 50 invoices for medical and dental appointments and services from the late 1950s to early 1960s. This lot includes invoices from physicians who were closely associated with Marilyn, including Ralph Greenson and Marianne Kris, among others.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $500 - $600 / Sold: -

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Lot 0943: MARILYN MONROE: PHARMACY INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Approximately 50 invoices from various pharmacies, including Canfield Corner Pharmacy in North Woodbury, Connecticut, Brentview Pharmacy in Los Angeles, Fairfax Drug Company in Los Angeles, and the Prescription Center in Beverly Hills.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $500 - $600 / Sold: -

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Lot 0946: 1958 CENTURY MESSENGER SERVICE RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 40)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of receipts and invoices from the Century Messenger Service, all dated in 1958 for various services, specifying deliveries to various individuals and companies, including a delivery to famed photographer Richard Avedon. Approximately 40 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -

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Lot 0959: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER 1958 NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT TELEPHONE BILLS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of bills from the Woodbury Telephone Company and the New York Telephone Company for dates throughout 1958. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $150 - $250 / Sold: -

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Lot 0960: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER FINANCIAL AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An interesting collection of statements, reconciliation documents, tax forms, insurance forms and letters from 1957-1960 outlining in great detail financial information for Marilyn and Arthur, and Marilyn Monroe Productions. Also included are various tax forms for the couple. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -

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Lot 0961: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER FINANCIAL AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: An interesting collection of statements, reconciliation documents and letters from 1956, 1960, and 1961 outlining in great detail financial information for Marilyn and Arthur. Also included is a 1961 California Form 540NR for the couple. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: -

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Lot 0962: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of bank statements and bank slips with dates in 1957, 1958, 1960, and 1961, together with a handwritten statement of 1958 income and deductions for Arthur Miller. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: -

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Lot 0972: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 70)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Peter A. Juley & Son Photographers, Films Incorporated, The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Consolidated Edison of New York, St. Pierre Oil Company, Carl and Walt, Inc., Holland Frame Shop, and Bloomingdales among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 70 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $350 - $450 / Sold: -

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Lot 0973: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include The Woodbury Telephone Company, Shore Office Machines and Equipment, The Moss Typewriter Company, Harry Miller and Son Insurance, Christofle Silver, MCA Artists, LTD., Ralph Roberts, and Bennie Franco Florist among others. Also included, a file containing car rental agreements from the Grant U-Drive rental company. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0974: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Jay Thorpe, Gunther Jaeckel, Maurice Rentner, B. J. Denihan Cleaners, Rex of Beverly Hills, Henri Bendel, Berkley Square Cleaners, National Studios, Hammacher Schlemmer, Brandon Films, and Alfredo Valente Photography among others. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0975: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Bullocks Wilshire, The Drama Book Shop, Yellow Cab Company, The Prescription Center, Beverly Stationers, Pioneer Hardware, and Simon Stationery among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0976: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples Mme. Adorees Rexford Hand Launderers and Dry Cleaners, Cadillac Motor Division, Beekman Place Bookshop, Superior Engraving Company, The New York Times, Doubleday Book Shop, and Connecticut Light and Power among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0977: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s. Examples include Northern Transport Agency, Rovins and West Insurance, Yellow Cab Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.J. Denihand Cleaner, Westwood Drug, I. Magnin & Co., and Jax among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0978: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 20)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses in 1959. Examples include The Prescription Center, Beverly Stationers, and Yellow Cab Company, among others. Also included is a large manilla envelope from the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank with "M.M. Prods. Bank Statements, Corp., March 1959, April 1959, May 1959, and July, 1959" written across the front. Included as well are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses in 1959. Approximately 20 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $150 - $250 / Sold: -
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Lot 0979: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 200)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A very large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses in 1958. Examples include the Canfield Corner Pharmacy, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, New York Telephone Company, 44 Management Co., Alfred Dunhill of London, Santa Brea Sundries, Newberry's, Salzman Electric Co., Heylek Stationery Co., CRE-ART Photo Co., Martindale's Book Store, California Piano Moving Co., S. Swimmer Hardware, The Japanese Center, Electrolux-Hoover Service, Anna's House furnishings, Beverly Stationers, Monica Variety Store, Kubie's Health Shop, Bloomingdale's, Yellow Cab Company, Hollywood-Cedars Uniforms, Jurgensen's, and The Camera House, among others. Also included: A 1948 United States nickel that was found in an envelope labeled "Cash Expenditures - 1958," along with various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses in 1958. Approximately 200 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Sold: -
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Lot 0980: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include the US Post Office, Goldfarb Flowers and Gifts, Hansens Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Martindale's Book Stores, Clapp & Tuttle Books and Arts, Beekman Place Bookshop, The General Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 0981: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 6)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Various invoices and receipts related to travel and transportation in 1960 while Marilyn was filming The Misfits. Six items total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: -
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Lot 0982: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s. Examples include H. Kaplan Paint Supply, Dykes Lumber Company, Antonino Ajello & Bros. Candles, Electra-Craft Appliance Co., First Church of Christ, Anna's House Furnishings, and The Japanese Center, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 0983: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 80)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Andrew Newman Inc., Sutton Place Stationers, Hardware Supply Corporation, Simon Stationery, Spaulding Launderette, Saks Fifth Avenue, McMann Drugs, Leonard L. Johnson Florist Supplies, and Yellow Cab Company, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 80 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $250 - $350 / Sold: -
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Lot 0984: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 80)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Tommy's Pet shop, Pioneer Hardware, L.A. Baker Electric, Beverly Hills Silks & Woolens, Canon Drive Picture Frame Shop, Kitzmeyer's Drug Store, A. Fitz & Sons Meat Market, Saks Fifth Avenue, Farmers Market Candy Kitchen, and Bullock's Wilshire, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 80 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $250 - $350 / Sold: -
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Lot 0985: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 80)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include Beverly Stationers, Yellow Cab Company, Milstead Meat Co. Beverly Hills Silks & Woolens, Jurgensen's, and Hunter's Books, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 80 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $250 - $350 / Sold: -
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Lot 0986: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 40)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. Examples include New York Telephone Company bills, notes for petty cash, Doubleday Book Shop, Schwab's Pharmacy, Fulton Market, Yellow Cab Company, and Singer Sewing Company, among others. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 40 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 0990: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of documents and letters relating to general business issues for Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Monroe Productions with various dates in the 1950s and early 1960s. Also included are documents related employment tax filings for her staff. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0991: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of documents and letters relating to tax filings and general business issues for Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Monroe Productions with various dates starting in 1954 through the early 1960s. Also included are documents related to financial transfers, general financial transactions, and the 1961 annual report for the Marilyn Monroe Productions Profit Sharing Retirement Trust. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0992: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of documents and letters relating to tax filings and general business issues for Marilyn Monroe Productions with various dates in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Also included are documents related to employment insurance, financial transfers and general financial transactions. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0993: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE AND TAX DOCUMENTS (x 20)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of documents and letters relating to tax filings for Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller with various dates in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Included is extensive documentation to determine whether a fur coat given to Pat Newcomb was a gift or was in some way a form of payment. Also included, a copy of a four-page document outlining a proposed financial plan for Marilyn dated in June 1959. Twenty documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $150 - $250 / Sold: -
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Lot 0994: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE, RECEIPTS AND INVOICES (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses throughout the late 1950s. Examples include Karnell & Meisner printers, Mercury Messenger Service, Sutton Flower Shop, Sutton Electric Supply, Gotham Hardware, and Bloomingdales among others. This lot includes several receipts for laundry service, and a letter to Marilyn from Jay Kanter. Also included are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn's handwriting) for expenses. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0995: MARILYN MONROE: I. MAGNIN & CO. BILL STATEMENTS
Two bill statements from I. Magnin & Company addressed to Mrs. Arthur Miller at 444 E. 57th Street, New York City, New York. Marilyn Monroe was married to playwright Arthur Miller from June 1956 to January 1961.
A partial bill statement of $28.97 was paid on May 2, 1960, while the complete bill statement receipt mentions that the amount of $10.40 was still owed by Monroe.
8 x 6.25 inches (largest)
PROVENANCE Lot 481, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 0996: MARILYN MONROE: 1962 EMPLOYEE TAX DOCUMENTS (x 40)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A large collection of 1962 correspondence, paperwork and financial accounting documents related to Federal, New York and California taxes, unemployment and disability insurance for Marilyn's staff, including Hattie Stephenson, Hedda Rosten and Cherie Redmond. The documents are contained in the original manilla file from Marilyn Monroe's personal filing cabinet. Approximately 40 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 0934:  NORMA JEAN SIGNED BERNIECE MIRACLE LETTER SHADOW BOX DISPLAY
A framed shadow box display featuring a collage of items featuring Marilyn Monroe, including a thank you letter written by Norma Jean to her half-sister, Berniece Miracle; a black and white photograph of the sisters; a January 16, 1954 Picturegoer cover print of Monroe; a black and white photograph signed and inscribed, "Our best wishes," in black ink by 20th Century Fox Talent Director Ben Lyon and his wife, Bebe Daniels; a 1945 Norma Jean Dougherty push pin button; and a plaque revealing the story how the name "Marilyn Monroe" was born.
Framed, 22 x 29 inches; sight, 16 x 22 inches
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: -

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Lot 0944: MARILYN MONROE: MCA RELATED CORRESPONDENCE (x 30)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A sizeable collection of correspondence primarily consisting of letters to Marilyn Monroe with dates in 1955, and 1957-1959. Included as well are carbon copies of typed responses from Marilyn to MCA. Includes letters signed by Richard A. Shepherd, Mort Viner, and Jay Kanter. Approximately 30 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $450 - $550 / Sold: -

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Lot 0947: ARTHUR MILLER RECEIVED CORRESPONDENCE (x 7)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Seven letters sent to Marilyn's third husband Arthur Miller regarding his plays, books sent to him for his review, and other business-related items with dates in 1956, 1957, and 1959. Of significance, a letter dated December 19 to Miller from acclaimed producer, director and screenwriter Elia Kazan wherein he provides feedback on The Misfits. "You've got the makings of a superb movie here. The last big sequence (Mustangs) can be a masterpiece. And its (sic) perfect for Huston." He goes on to write, "Perhaps it all suffers from not quite pointing to any definite ending. And to tell it all, I thought the girl a little too - well too a lot of things, too right, too often, too pure, too aware. But, on the whole damned good. I hope you work on it more before you start shooting." The letter is signed "Gadg," Kazan's nickname.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $300 - $400 / Sold: -

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Lot 0954: INTERIOR DESIGN FURNITURE DRAWING SAMPLE
An original pencil and gouache on card painting of a coffee table with an attached information sheet and letter from Amelia Wilcox of Earnshaw Inc., for Marilyn Monroe's review as she decorated her New York apartment.
The letter, dated September 12, 1961, is addressed to Mr. John Moore, the fashion designer who at one time worked with Norman Norell and Mattie Talmack. Norell was also assisting Monroe with the interior decoration of her New York apartment.
11 x 8.5 inches (largest)
PROVENANCE Lot 287, Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe, Juliens Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016

Estimate: $100 - $200 / Sold: -

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Lot 0997: MARILYN MONROE: BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of documents and letters relating to general business issues for Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Monroe Productions with various dates in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Also included are documents related The Prince and the Showgirl. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property
Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 0998: MARILYN MONROE: BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A file with various correspondence related to the Screen Actors Guild dated 1960-1961, together with various letters related to Marilyn's income and general finances. Twenty-five documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $250 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 1004: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 50)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A sizeable collection of business correspondence and fan letters, primarily consisting of letters to Marilyn Monroe with various dates in the mid to late 1950s and early 1960s. Included as well are carbon copies of typed responses from Marilyn. Includes letters from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor, Lester Markel, and Italian ballet dancer Maria Gambarelli. Overall, a fascinating look into the types of correspondence Marilyn received from those "in the business" and from her fans. Approximately 50 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $600 - $700 / Sold: -
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Lot 1005: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 30)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A sizeable collection of varied correspondence with letters from the William Morris Agency, Frank Taylor, Pearl Porterfield, Ray Stark and Cheryl Crawford among others. Also, is a copy of a 1956 letter from Marilyn to MCA Artists. This lot also includes nine envelopes addressed to Marilyn at various locations throughout her life. Approximately 30 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $450 - $550 / Sold: -
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Lot 1015: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 17)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Various business and personal letters addressed to Marilyn or her representatives, all related to The Actors' Studio. Correspondence included references to Marilyn's attendance at Actors' Studio benefits, charitable donations, and Marilyn observing classes at the studio. Various dates in 1955-1961. Seventeen documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 1016: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Various business and personal letters addressed to Marilyn or her representatives from her business files. One item is a handwritten letter from Gladys Rasmussen, one of her hairstylists. Another letter from an unknown individual includes various pieces of documentation on mental health and religion for Marilyn's review. Also included are carbon copies of letters sent to others. Various dates in 1954, and 1956-1961. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 1017: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 15)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Important business and personal letters addressed to Marilyn or her representatives from her business files, many of which related to certain aspects of several of her films, including Let's Make Love, Goodbye Charlie, The Billionaire (later retitled Let's Make Love), and Some Like it Hot. Also included are signed letters from Harry Brand of Twentieth Century-Fox. One letter goes into extensive detail regarding renegotiating Marilyn's contract with Fox. Documents are dated 1958-1961. Approximately 15 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 1018: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 25)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: Various business and personal letters addressed to Marilyn or her representatives from her business files. Also included are carbon copies of letters that Marilyn sent to others, one being to Sydney Guilaroff, one of her hair stylists. Another is a copy of a letter Marilyn sent to Yves Montand. Other letters reference the dissolution of the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Milton Greene. Various dates in 1957-1960. Approximately 25 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $400 - $500 / Sold: -
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Lot 1019: MARILYN MONROE: CORRESPONDENCE (x 130)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A collection of receipts and invoices for various expenses in 1960. Examples include Milstead Meat Co., 444 Management Co., Beverly Hardware Co., Jurgensen’s, Doubleday Book Shops, Saks Fifth Avenue, Schwab’s Pharmacy, I. Magnin & Co., and Larry Edmunds Book Shop. Included as well are various handwritten notes (not in Marilyn’s handwriting) for expenses in 1960. Approximately 130 documents in total.
PROVENANCE: From the Archives of Marilyn Monroe's Personal Property

Estimate: $350 - $450 / Sold: -
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Lot 1020: MARILYN MONROE: RECEIVED FAN LETTERS (x 7)
From the Personal Files of Marilyn Monroe: A group of seven fan letters from C. H. Crowther, a UK based fan who often wrote to Marilyn in the late 1950s. Also included, copies of typed correspondence from Monroe back to Crowther.
PROVENANCE From the Archives of Marilyn Monroes Personal Property

Estimate: $200 - $300 / Sold: -
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Lot 1021: SAMMY CAHN SIGNED 1960 PERSONAL NOTE
A short, personal note from composer Sammy Cahn to Marilyn Monroe, typewritten on Sammy Cahn letterhead and dated "14th June, 1960." Cahn has typewritten "ammy" and signed an "S" in pen to complete the signature. The note reads: "I can't tell you how flattered I was to be asked to your party. As I told you I was almost positive that you might have thought I was Van Heusen. I was so pleased that you knew he was out of town and that the invitation was intended for me. I had a marvelous time and if you ever give parties again, no matter where, don't forget your chum."
Cahn co-wrote the song "Let's Make Love" with James Van Heusen (mentioned in the note), sung by Monroe in George Cukor's film of the same name (Twentieth Century Fox, 1960), as well as several other featured musical numbers.
9.5 x 7.5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 / Sold: -
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30 novembre 2019

25/04/1946 - Contrat photos Paul Parry

Le 25 avril 1946, Norma Jeane Dougherty signe un contrat avec le photographe Paul Parry. Les termes du contrat indiquent qu'elle reçoit 15 Dollars pour poser en tant que modèle, et cède les droits à l'image au photographe.
On April 25, 1946, Norma Jeane Dougherty signs a contract with photographer Paul Parry. The terms of the contract indicate that she receives 15 Dollars to pose as a model, and waives all the rights to the photographer.


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sources: enchères Bonhams - 12/2019


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Lots TCM Presents... 1939 - Bonhams - 12/2019

Lots sur Marilyn Monroe des enchères
'TCM Presents... 1939
Hollywood's Greatest Year'

organisées le 10 décembre 2019
par Bonhams
à Los Angeles aux Etats-Unis.


Lot 1249: A Marilyn Monroe group of unpublished transparencies and negatives
from 1946 by photographer Paul Parry, sold with copyright
auction: US$ 15,000 - 20,000 / € 14,000 - 18,000
 A Marilyn Monroe group of unpublished transparencies and negatives from 1946 by photographer Paul Parry, sold with copyright
Seventeen different vintage color transparencies and black-and-white negatives comprising 3 color 5 x 7 in. and 5 color 4 x 5 in. transparencies and 5 black-and-white 5 x 7 in. and 4 black-and-white 4 x 5 in. negatives, of Norma Jeane Dougherty (née Marilyn Monroe) wearing a cowgirl outfit and a tennis outfit, all in glassine sleeves, some with "Paul Parry" printed stickers and identifying numbers. Please note that the black-and-white negatives are shown as positives for the catalog.
When Norma Jeane Dougherty began modeling in 1945 after being discovered working at Radioplane Company, local photographers could not get enough of her. Before long, she was appearing in advertisements and on magazine covers. In the advancing years after she became Marilyn Monroe and to this day, well-known photographers such as Bruno Bernard, Joseph Jasgur, and Andre de Dienes published the many photos they took of Norma Jeane during her modeling days, but Paul Parry's photographs remained elusive until now; in fact, only one advertisement–for Mission orange drink–contains his photo credit, the advertisement for which some of the photos from this lot were taken but were used later when she was Marilyn Monroe. In his photos of Norma Jeane with a tennis racket, Monroe fans will immediately recognize the white short overalls that she wore both in her personal life and in many of her early modeling sessions with various photographers, evidence of her lack of money at the time. These rare, never-before-seen images are offered here for the first time, with copyright. Accompanied by the original Mission orange drink ad (in rough shape), an original "Paul Parry" 5 x 7 in. monogrammed envelope with "Marilyn Monroe" typed to center, an original 4.5 x 6.5 in. paper file tab with "Norma Jean Dougherty" handwritten in pencil to top, and an original 1940s pamphlet promoting Paul Parry's photography business.
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Lot 1250: A Marilyn Monroe signed photographer's release from her early modeling days
auction: US$ 3,000 - 5,000 / € 2,700 - 4,600
Photographer's release document signed ("Norma Jeane Dougherty") to lower right, dated April 25, 1946, on "Paul Parry / Photographer" letterhead, indicating that Monroe is receiving $15.00 for her modeling work and waives all rights to the photographs. The client name, "Evers Whyte," is handwritten to upper left corner, and Parry's letterhead address is crossed out and his Sunset Blvd. address typed underneath. In 1946, Monroe was in the middle of divorcing her first husband Jim Dougherty, to whom she had been married for 4 years, and was working diligently to further her modeling career. According to Emmeline Snively, who put her under contract to the Blue Book Modeling Agency, "She was a clean, shining, pleasant, expressive-faced little girl, the girl-next-door type." 5.5 x 8.5 in. 
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Lot 1251: A Marilyn Monroe signed invoice to photographer Paul Parry from her early modeling days
auction: US$ 3,000 - 5,000 / € 2,700 - 4,600
Model's paper invoice signed ("Norma Jeane Dougherty") at bottom, dated April 25, 1946, indicating that photographer Paul Parry is to be billed $15.00 for Norma Jeane's modeling work on a job for Buffums' department store. In late 1945, Monroe signed a contract with Emmeline Snively's Blue Book Modeling Agency and by early 1946 was also posing for pinup painter Earl Moran; this April 1946 invoice with Paul Parry indicates it was one of her earliest modeling jobs. She quickly became one of Blue Book's most requested models because of her fresh-faced naturalness in front of the camera. 3.25 x 5 in.
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Lot 1252: A Marilyn Monroe print titled "Pretty in Pink" by Harold Lloyd
auction: US$ 600 - 800 / € 550 - 730
Large-format color photograph of Marilyn Monroe in a negligee, reading a book in her apartment. As a friend of the photographer Philippe Halsman, Harold Lloyd was a witness and participant in the famous photographic session which resulted in Monroe's first Life magazine cover of April 7, 1952. After Monroe made a wardrobe change, Lloyd shot a series of sensual color photographs of her lounging about her apartment. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Provenance: the estate of Harold Lloyd. 24 x 25 in.
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  Lot 1253: A Marilyn Monroe print titled "Poolside" by Harold Lloyd
auction: US$ 600 - 800 / € 550 - 730
Large-format color photograph of Marilyn Monroe relaxing by the pool at Harold Lloyd's massive estate, "Greenacres," while wearing a bathing suit from her film, How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). What looked like an ordinary photo shoot at Lloyd's estate was later revealed to be an instance of Monroe helping out the government by shooting film footage which encouraged government employees to keep confidential what they knew about atomic bomb testing in the Pacific, Nevada, and Mexico. To this day, only seconds of that footage have been revealed, along with these photographs. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Provenance: the estate of Harold Lloyd. 24 x 25 in.
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 Lot 1254: A Marilyn Monroe photo by Frank Worth
auction: US$ 600 - 800 / € 550 - 730
Silver gelatin photograph, edition no. 14/195, with photographer's estate blind stamp in margin recto, printed later. Taken during a photo session with Sammy Davis, Jr. during the shooting of How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), this natural candid of Monroe is evidence of the relaxed atmosphere which attended photographer Frank Worth's shoots and made his pictures so unique. Worth had an impressive body of work dating from the 1930s to the 1960s, but most of it was not released until after his death. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the photographer's estate. 16 x 20 in.
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 Lot 1255: A Marilyn Monroe photo by Frank Worth
auction: US$ 600 - 800 / € 550 - 730
CBS, 1953. Silver gelatin photograph, edition no. 14/195, with photographer's estate blind stamp in margin recto, printed later. Monroe relaxes on the set of The Jack Benny Show where she made her television debut in 1953. She engaged in a comedic skit with Benny and also serenaded him with a rendition of "Bye Bye Baby," a song from her hit film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the photographer's estate.
16 x 20 in.
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Lot 1256: A Marilyn Monroe oversized print by John Bryson
auction: US$ 1,000 - 1,500 / € 910 - 1,400
Silver gelatin photograph wrapped around masonite board, signed ("John Bryson") to lower right and signed ("Bryson") to reverse margin. Monroe is depicted in her element as her entourage, including makeup artist Allan "Whitey" Snyder and hair stylist Sydney Guilaroff, attends to her every need. Taken on the set of Let's Make Love (1960), Bryson was able to capture the chaotic atmosphere that often accompanied Monroe when making films. John Bryson gifted this print to the consignor's grandfather, who was an amateur photographer and friend of Bryson.
30 x 40 x 0.5 in.
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Lot 1257: A Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller oversized print by John Bryson
auction: US$ 1,000 - 1,500 / € 910 - 1,400
Silver gelatin photograph wrapped around masonite board, signed ("John Bryson") to lower right and signed ("Bryson") to reverse margin. Taken on the set of Let's Make Love (1960), Monroe is without makeup and glowing as she is toweled off by husband and playwright, Arthur Miller. The happy shot chronicles the calm before the storm; Monroe would engage in an affair with her co-star, Yves Montand, during filming and effectively doom her marriage. John Bryson gifted this print to the consignor's grandfather, who was an amateur photographer and friend of Bryson. 30 x 40 x 0.5 in.
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18 novembre 2018

Du 19 au 25/04/1955, New York - Waldorf Astoria

La semaine du 19 au 25 avril 1955, Marilyn Monroe  loge à l'hôtel Waldorf-Astoria de New York.
The week from April 19 to April 25, 1955, Marilyn Monroe is staying at the Waldorf Astiora Hotel in New York.


> facture des dépenses de sa chambre d'hôtel
(téléphone, valet, cigare et médicaments )
pour un montant total de 75,80 Dollars
invoice of the charges of her hotel room
(phone, valet, cigar, and drugs)
for a total amount of $75.80

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


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17 novembre 2018

29/06/1955, New York - achat de chaussures

Le 29 juin 1955, la boutique "Signorina Eugenia Inc." située au 400 Park Avenue à New York envoie une facture à Marilyn Monroe, à l'hôtel Waldorf-Astoria, pour une commande de chaussures pour un montant de 39,14 Dollars. Ils vendent notamment des chaussures Ferragamo. 
In June 29, 1955, the "Signorina Eugenia Inc." store, located at 400 Park Avenue in New York, sends an invoice to Marilyn Monroe, at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, for an order of shoes for an amount of $39.14. They send especially Ferragamo shoes.

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Milton H Greene procède au réglement de cette facture le 14 juillet 1955 par chèque au nom de la société des Marilyn Monroe Productions.
Milton H Greene proceeds to the payment of the invoice by check in July 14, 1955 to the name of the Marilyn Monroe Productions.

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> 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.
11" x 8 1/2" and smaller

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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 novembre 2016

Marilyn Monroe Auction - 11/2016 - docs papiers 3


Documents papiers - Santé
Papers documents - Health


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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