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12 mai 2022

1950s - Cleo Moore, la "Marilyn de la Columbia"

 Cleo Moore
(1929 - 1973)

actrice américaine
La "Marilyn" des studios de la Columbia

american actress
The "Marilyn" of the Columbia's studios

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photographie de Charles Coburn


Cleo Moore naît le 31 octobre 1929 à Galvez, dans l'Etat de la Louisiane aux Etats-Unis, sous le nom de Cleouna Moore. A l'époque de sa notoriété, personne ne savait son âge: la presse pensait qu'elle était née en 1924 ou 1928 (sa date de naissance sera fiabilisée lors son décès, telle qu'elle apparaîtra sur sa pierre tombale). Elle grandit près de la ville de Gonzales. Son père, Murphy Moore, est entrepreneur en bâtiment et elle a deux soeurs: (Mari Lea et Voni ) et un frère (Johnnie). Ses parents sont très impliqués dans la politique démocrate qui, en Louisiane, était une passion dévorante pour de nombreuses familles dans les années 1920. Elle fait ses études dans les écoles publiques de Gonzales, joue dans des pièces de théâtre au lycée, puis suit un cours de secrétariat au Pope's Commercial College de Baton Rouge. 

Cleo Moore was born on October 31, 1929 in Galvez, Louisiana, United States, under the name of Cleouna Moore. At the time of her notoriety, no one knew her age: the press thought she was born in 1924 or 1928 (her date of birth will be confirmed upon her death, as it will appear on her tombstone). She grew up in nearby Gonzales. Her father, Murphy Moore, is a building contractor and she has two sisters (Mari and Voni) and a brother (and Johnnie). Her parents are very involved in Democratic politics which, in Louisiana, was an all consuming passion with a lot of families in the 1920s. She is educated at Gonzales Public Schools, participates in school plays in high school, and takes a secretarial course at Pope's Commercial College in Baton Rouge.


En 1945, âgée de 15 ans, elle épouse Palmer Reid Long qui en a 23, [le fils cadet de Huey Long qui était l'ancien gouverneur de la Louisiane et sénateur des Etats-Unis quand il est assassiné en 1935], mais le mariage ne dure que six semaines et fait couler beaucoup d'encre dans la presse: la famille Long, puissante par son pouvoir politique, récupère le jeune Palmer et font annuler le mariage.
En 1945, elle déménage avec sa famille en Californie, son père souhaitant se lancer dans les affaires de l'immobilier et elle est déterminée à faire du cinéma. Elle est nommée "Miss Van Nuys" en 1947 et 1948, du nom d'un quartier de Los Angeles et parvient ainsi à se faire remarquer par des producteurs de cinéma. Elle est élue "Miss Art Plastique" et pose dans une tenue entièrement en plastique pour illustrer la variété des arts plastiques qui sont exposés au California Hobby Show, qui se tient le 27 mai 1949 au Shrine Convention Hall.

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In 1945, aged 15, she marries Palmer Reid Long who is 23, [the youngest son of Huey Long who was the former governor of Louisiana and United States senator when he was assassinated in 1935], but the marriage lasts only six weeks and causes a lot of ink to flow in the press: the Long family, powerful by their political power, takes back the young Palmer and have the marriage annulled.
In 1945, she mooves with her family to California, her father wishing to go into real estate business and she is determined to make movies. She is named "Miss Van Nuys" in 1947 and 1948, from the name of a Los Angeles district, and thus manages to get noticed by film producers. She is elected "Miss Plastic Art" and posed in an all-plastic outfit to illustrate the variety of plastic arts that are exhibited at the California Hobby Show, which is held on May 27, 1949 at the Shrine Convention Hall.


 Cleo_Moore-portrait-polo-2Elle se fait repérer par un dénicheur de talents de la RKO, pendant qu'elle assiste à un combat de boxe au Hollywood Legion Stadium: il la persuade de venir passer un casting et elle est retenue. C'est ainsi qu'en 1948, à l'âge de 19 ans, elle fait ses débuts au cinéma en tenant un petit rôle non crédité dans le film Embraceable You de la Warner Bros. La même année, elle tient le premier rôle féminin dans le film Congo Bill, de la Columbia. Ne parvenant pas à décrocher de contrat stable avec un studio, elle tourne ainsi pour plusieurs d'entre eux dans des comédies dramatiques, des films noirs et des westerns tout en menant en parallèle une carrière de mannequin:
- pour la Warner: de petites apparitions dans la série des films "So You..." en 1948 et 1949 (So You're Having In-Law Trouble, So You Want To Be an Actor, et So You Want To Throw a Party), des rôles non crédités dans Le Roi du Tabac en 1950 (avec en tête d 'affiche Gary Cooper et Lauren Bacall) et Gentleman Cambrioleur en 1950 ;
- pour la Columbia: une apparition dans 711 Ocean Drive (en 1950) ;
- pour la RKO: des petits rôles dans Dynamite Pass , Rio Grande Patrol , Hunt The Man et Jeux Clandestins (avec Victor Mature) en 1950; elle parvient à se faire remarquer dans La Maison dans l'Ombre, un film de Nicholas Ray, où elle interprète une femme de gangster condamnée; puis tient un rôle secondaire dans The Pace That Thrills en 1952.

Cleo_Moore-portrait-classic-1-columbia-1 She is spotted by an RKO talent scout while attending a boxing fight at the Hollywood Legion Stadium: he persuades her to take a screen test and she is chosen. Therefore, in 1948, at the age of 19, she makes her film debut in a small uncredited role in the Warner Bros film Embraceable You. The same year, she plays the leading female role in the Columbia film Congo Bill. Unable to land a stable contract with a studio, she works for several of them in dramatic comedies, film noir and westerns, while pursuing a modeling career in parallel::
- for Warner: small appearances in the series of films "So You..." in 1948 and 1949 (So You're Having In-Law Trouble, So You Want To Be an Actor, and So You Want To Throw a Party), uncredited roles in Bright Leaf in 1950 (starring Gary Cooper and Lauren Bacall) and The Great Jewel Robber in 1950;
- for the Columbia: an appearance in 711 Ocean Drive (in 1950);
- for RKO: small roles in Dynamite Pass, Rio Grande Patrol, Hunt The Man and Gambling House (with Victor Mature) in 1950; she manages to get noticed in On Dangerous Grand, a film by Nicholas Ray, where she plays a convicted gangster's wife; then held a secondary role in The Pace That Thrills in 1952.


 Cleo_Moore-portrait-classic-4-1  En 1952, elle a 23 ans quand elle signe un contrat avec les studios de la Columbia: ils ont l'intention de lancer la carrière de Cleo Moore pour en faire leur star de cinéma, à l'image de Marilyn Monroe qui appartient aux studios de la 20th Century-Fox. Ainsi, pour rivaliser avec Marilyn, Cleo Moore décolore ses cheveux en blond platine. Columbia l'a surnomme alors "Le prochain phénomène" et "La Blonde Rita Hayworth".
La Columbia lui offre la tête d'affiche du film noir Strange Fascination, de Hugo Hass, réalisateur, scénariste et acteur avec qui elle retravaillera, notamment dans son film tourné juste après, et qui reste son plus grand succès: One Girl's Confession en 1953 puis dans Thy Neighbor's Wife en 1953 et Bait (avec John Agar) en 1954.
La Columbia a même le projet d'adapter la vie de Jean Harlow en film, en pensant à Cleo Moore pour interpréter Harlow, mais le projet n'aboutit pas.
Outre son succès de pin-up et sa petite notoriété, Cleo Moore adore écumer les soirées hollywoodiennes et côté coeur, on lui prête plusieurs aventures: avec Al Mathes (de 1950 à 1953), avec le pétrolier texan John Owens (en 1953), avec l'acteur et réalisateur argentin Fernando Lamas (en 1954), avec l'acteur Lance Fuller (in 1954), avec l'acteur Tony Travis (en 1954/1955), avec un cadre d'Universal Charles Simonelli (ex de Piper Laurie, qui lui offre un énorme diamant -en 1955), avec les acteurs David Landfield (en 1955), Gary Crosby (en 1955), Robert Francis (en 1955), avec Sammy Davis Jr. (en décembre 1955), avec l'acteur et chanteur argentin Dick Haymes (ex-mari de Rita Hayworth- en 1956), avec l'acteur Brad Dexter (ex-mari de Peggy Lee -en 1956), avec le golfeur et acteur Joe Kirkwood Jr. (en 1956), avec l'acteur David Street, le comique Dick Martin (en 1956), avec le diplomate dominicain Porfirio Rubirosa (et playboy invétéré dont le tableau de chasses compte toutes les célébrités et starlettes d'Hollywood comme Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Danielle Darrieux dont il a été l'époux et même le nom de Marilyn Monroe est évoqué parmi les rumeurs !), une amourette en 1956 avec Joe DiMaggio (l'ex de Marilyn), avec l'acteur Joey Foreman (en 1957), avec le producteur Gary Morton (en 1957), avec un avocat Anthony T. Carsola (en 1959), et Juan Rodriguez (fils du Président mexicain) qui la console en 1959 quand elle se retrouve immobilisée plusieurs mois après avoir été percutée par un chauffard.
Quand elle est aperçue au bras d'un amant le jour pour finir la soirée avec un autre, elle dit dans la presse: "Eh bien, une fille doit manger" !

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Cleo & Robert Francis / Tony Travis / Joe Kirkwood Jr.

 Cleo_Moore-portrait-classic-3-1  In 1952, she is 23 when she signs a contract with Columbia studios: they intend to launch Cleo Moore's career to make her their movie star, like Marilyn Monroe who belongs to the 20th Century Fox studios. So, to compete with Marilyn, Cleo Moore bleaches her hair platinum blonde. Columbia names her ""The Next Big Thing" and "The Blond Rita Hayworth".
Columbia offers her the headliner of the noir film Strange Fascination, by Hugo Hass, director, screenwriter and actor with whom she will work again, notably in her film shot just after, and which remains her greatest success: One Girl's Confession in 1953 then in Thy Neighbor's Wife in 1953 and Bait (with John Agar) in 1954.
Columbia even has the project to adapt the life of Jean Harlow in film, by thinking of Cleo Moore to interpret Harlow, but the project does not come to pass.
In addition to her success as a pin-up girl and her little celebrity, Cleo Moore loves to go to Hollywood parties  and on the heart side, she is credited with several adventures: with Al Mathes (from 1950 to 1953), with Texas oilman John Owens (in 1953), with Argentinian actor and director Fernando Lamas (in 1954), with actor Lance Fuller (in 1954), with actor Tony Travis (in 1954/1955), with Universal executive Charles Simonelli (ex of Piper Laurie, who offers her a huge diamond -in 1955), with actors David Landfield (in 1955), Gary Crosby (in 1955), Robert Francis (in 1955), with with Sammy Davis Jr. (in December 1955), with Argentinian actor and singer Dick Haymes (ex husband of Rita Hayworth -in 1956), with actor Brad Dexter (ex husband of Peggy Lee -in 1956), with golfer and actor Joe Kirkwood Jr. (in 1956), with actor David Street, the comic Dick Martin (in 1956), with Dominican diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa (and inveterate playboy whose hunting list includes all the celebrities and starlets of Hollywood like Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Danielle Darrieux of whom he was the husband and even the name of Marilyn Monroe is mentioned among the rumors!), a love affaire in 1956 with Joe DiMaggio (ex of Marilyn), with actor Joey Foreman (in 1957), with producer Gary Morton (in 1957), with a lawyer Anthony T. Carsola (in 1959), and Juan Rodriguez (son of the Mexican President) who consoles her in 1959 when she finds herself immobilized several months after being hit by a driver.
When she is seen on the arm of a lover during the day to end the evening with another, she says in the press: "Well, a girl has to eat"!


 Cleo_Moore-1954-02-14-kiss  Rapidement, la Columbia ne semble plus vouloir d'elle depuis que le studio a signé un contrat avec Kim Novak dont ils souhaitent lancer la carrière. Les films dans lesquelles Cleo Moore joue, rencontrent pourtant un succès honorable au box-office, et sa célébrité provient aussi de la presse où elle pose en pin-up pour les photographes, ou encore le scandale provoqué par sa participation à une émission de télévision diffusée le 14 février 1954 de Chicago, quand elle donne le baiser le plus long filmé (5 minutes et 17 secondes) au présentateur Jack Eigen qui sera viré pour cause de "vulgarité, grossiéreté et mauvais goût" sous la pression des téléspectatrices; elle étudie aussi la danse classique au studio de Nico Charisse en 1954, s'intéresse à l'art et peint à ses heures perdues (des autoportraits) et elle souhaite même un temps se lancer en politique en voulant se présenter au poste de gouverneur de la Louisiane qu'elle annonce le 04 mars 1955 sur NBC.
En 1954, Cleo Moore tourne dans un épisode d'une série télé (The Ford Television Theatre) et obtient un rôle dans un film de la Fox, The Other Woman, encore avec Hugo Haas qui tient toujours la triple casquette de scénariste, réalisateur et acteur.
Retour à la Columbia avec le film Femmes en prison (en 1955) dans le milieu carcéral de prison pour femmes avec Ida Lupino et Jan Sterlin: elle participe l'été 1955 à une tournée promo du film dans 60 villes américaines et crée des émeutes auprès des adolescents qui veulent l'embrasser et arrachent son chemisier; et elle tourne pour la Columbia Over-Exposed où elle joue le rôle de l'ascension d'une petite danseuse de cabaret qui devient une star à New York face à Richard Crenna (en 1956); puis elle tourne pour Universal, un rôle de prostituée suicidaire dans le thriller La potence est pour demain (de Hugo Haas, avec John Agar) pour lequel elle fait une tournée promotionnel dans 66 villes des Etats-Unis.
Elle fait à nouveau une apparition à la télévision dans un épisode de la série Strange Stories (en 1956), puis en 1957, elle tourne ce qui restera son dernier film pour la United Artists dans Hit and Run, encore avec Hugo Haas et avec sa soeur Mari Lea.

Cleo dans la presse
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 Cleo_Moore-1955-private-paint-1aQuickly, Columbia no longer seems to want her since the studio signs a contract with Kim Novak whose they want to launch the career. The films in which Cleo Moore plays yet meet with honorable success, and her fame came also from the press where she poses as a pin-up girl for the photographers, or even the scandal caused by her participation in a TV show broadcast on live in February, 14, 1954 from Chicago, when she gives the longest kiss filmed (5 minutes and 17 seconds) to TV animator Jack Eigen who will be fired for "vulgarity, coarseness, and bad taste" under pressure from female viewers; she studies ballet at Nico Charisse's studio in 1954; she is interested in art and paints in her spare time (self-portraits) and she even wishes a time to get into politics for a while by running for the post of governor of Louisiana that she announces on March, 04, 1955 on NBC.
In 1954, Cleo Moore appeared in an episode of a TV series (The Ford Television Theatre) and obtains a role in a Fox film, The Other Woman, again with Hugo Haas, who still held the triple role of screenwriter, director and actor.
Return to Columbia with the film Women in Prison (in 1955) in the environment of prison for women with Ida Lupino and Jan Sterling: she participates in the summer 1955 to a promotional tour of the film in 60 US cities and creates riots among teenagers who want to kiss her and tear off her blouse; and she plays for Columbia in Over-Exposed the role of the rise of a little cabaret dancer who becomes a star in New York opposite Richard Crenna (in 1956); then she makes for Universal, a role of suicidal prostitute in the thriller Hold Back Tomorrow (by Hugo Haas, with John Agar) for which she makes a promotional tour in 66 cities in the United States.
She makes another appearance on television in an episode of the series Strange Stories (in 1956), then in 1957, she makes what would remain her last film for United Artists in Hit and Run, again with Hugo Haas and with her sister Mari Lea.


 Cleo_Moore_love-1961-herb_heftlerAprès sa retraite au cinéma, elle reste dans les affaires de l'immobilier. Déjà en 1956, la presse l'avait qualifiée de magnat de l'immobilier. "En plus de sa propre succession de 100 000 dollars, elle dirige une société d'investissement qui détient des biens évalués à 250 000 dollars et se lance dans un centre sportif d'un million de dollars dans la vallée de San Fernando."
Elle est une redoutable femme d'affaires riche et en 1961, elle épouse le promoteur immobilier multimillionnaire Herbert Heftler; avec qui elle a une fille unique, Debra. Ils vivent dans un domaine de Coldwater Canyon à Beverly Hills et c'est là, dans la nuit du 25 octobre 1973, qu'elle décède d'un arrêt cardiaque pendant son sommeil, à l'âge de 43 ans. Elle repose au cimetière d'Inglewood Park en Californie.

After retiring from the cinema, she remains in the real estate business. Already in 1956, the press called her a real-estate tycoon. "In addition to her own $100,000 estate, she heads an investment corporation which holds property valued at $250,000 and currently is embarking on a million-dollar sports center in the San Fernando Valley." 
She is a fearsome rich businesswoman
, and in 1961 she marries multi-millionaire real estate developer Herbert Heftler; with whom she has her unique daughter, Debra. They live on an estate in Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills and it is there, on the night of October 25, 1973, that she dies of heart attack in her sleep, at the age of 43. She is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in California.


Cleo_Moore-1953-one_girls_confessionCe sont des décennies après, dans les années 1980s et le revival des films de la gloire du Hollywood vintage, que Cleo Moore devient une actrice culte dans le milieu des cinéphiles acharnés et des collectionneurs d'affiches de films, à travers les rôles de bad-girl qu'elle a tenu.
Dans les années 1990, elle est surnommée par les historiens du cinéma comme "La Reine des mauvaises filles des films de série B" en raison de sa popularité croissante auprès des amateurs du genre film noir. Sony Pictures sort même trois de ses films [Over-Exposed, One Girl's Confession et Women's Prison] dans un coffret de DVD intitulé "Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume II".

It is decades later, in the 1980s and the revival of films of Hollywood vintage fame, that Cleo Moore becomes a cult actress among avid moviegoers and movie poster collectors, through the roles of bad girl she held.
In the 1990s, she is named by film historians as the "Queen of the B-Movie Bad Girls" due to her growing popularity with fans of the film noir genre. Sony Pictures is even releasing three of her films [Over-Exposed, One Girl's Confession, and Women's Prison] in a DVD set titled "Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume II."


>> Cleo vs Marilyn <<

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Un premier mariage à l'adolescence pour toutes les deux: Cleo Moore a 15 ans, Marilyn Monroe a 16 ans;
Un amour en commun: Joe DiMaggio, marié neuf mois avec Marilyn (en 1954), il est vu en compagnie de Cleo Moore au "Bal de l'année" du 22 mars 1956 à l'hôtel Waldorf Astoria de New York entraînant ainsi la rumeur d'une romance entre eux dans la presse (rumeur non démentie à l'époque par DiMaggio).

A first marriage as a teenager for both: Cleo Moore is 15, Marilyn Monroe is 16;
A lover in common: Joe DiMaggio, married nine months with Marilyn (in 1954), he is seen in the company of Cleo Moore at the "Ball of the Year" on March 22, 1956 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, thus leading to the rumor of a romance between them in the press (rumor not denied at the time by DiMaggio).

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Joe & Marilyn (1955) / Cleo & Joe (1956)
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(de gauche à droite) / (from left to right):
Elsa Maxwell, Cleo Moore, Joe DiMaggio,
Linda Darnell,Shirley Jones

Les titres de "Miss" et Prix pour Cleo Moore: "Miss Van Nuys" en 1947 et 1948, "Miss Plastic Art" en 1949, "Miss Billboard" de Las Vegas en 1955, remporte le prix du public national COMPO comme l'une des "Stars du futur" en 1955.
Une sélection des titres et prix remportés par Marilyn: "Miss Press Club" en 1947, "Reine de l'Artichaut" en 1948, "Miss Moralité des Marines" en 1950, "Miss Cheesecake" en 1951, "Miss d'aide de centre médical" en 1951, "Miss Torpille" en 1952, "Miss Nas San Diego" en 1952... (pour le reste, voir l'article Récompenses / Awards )

The titles of "Miss" and Awards for Cleo Moore: "Miss Van Nuys" in 1947 and 1948, "Miss Plastic Art" in 1949, "Miss Billboard" of Las Vegas in 1955, won the COMPO national audience award as the one of the "Stars of the Future" in 1955.
A selection of titles and awards won by Marilyn: "Miss Press Club" in 1947, "Queen of the Artichoke" in 1948, "Miss Morality of the Marines" in 1950, "Miss Cheesecake" in 1951, "Miss medical center" in 1951, "Miss Torpille" in 1952, "Miss Nas San Diego" in 1952...
 (for the rest, see article Récompenses / Awards )

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Cleo Moore: "Miss Van Nuys" 1947 / 1948

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Cleo Moore - "Miss Billboard", Las Vegas, 1955

Toutes deux ont été des figures de pin-up.
Both were pin-up figures.

 - Comparaison: style "Pin-Up" -
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 - Comparaison: style & look -
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L'Université d'UCLA (Université de Californie) à Los Angeles:
Marilyn Monroe y suit des cours du soir de littérature et d'histoire de l'art en 1951 et 1952;
Cleo Moore suit elle aussi des cours du soir en droit et psychologie en octobre 1958.

The University of UCLA (University of California) at Los Angeles:
Marilyn Monroe takes there evening classes in literature and art history in 1951 and 1952;
Cleo Moore also takes there evening classes in law and psychology in October 1958.

 - Comparaison: poses, accessoires, activités -
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Deux "Marilyn Girls":

- Cleo Moore & Jayne Mansfield, 1956, Oscars -
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> Sources: 
 biographie sur wikipedia in english / sur Glamour Girls / en français sur notre cinema
 page de fan Cleo Moore B Movie Queen
filmographie et bio sur imdb
/ sa tombe sur Find a grave
photographie sur FamousFix / sur Listal

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27 novembre 2021

été 1952, Beverly Hills Hotel - Dédicace pour un fan

Pendant l'été 1952, un jeune ado de 11 ans passe ses vacances en famille au Beverly Hills Hotel. Attablés à prendre un brunch en famille, ils remarquent l'arrivée de Joe DiMaggio accompagnée d'une jolie blonde. Le jeune ado va demander un autographe à DiMaggio, qui signe sur un ticket de concert, puis demande :"Veux-tu celui de Miss Monroe ?" et l'ado de répondre oui. Marilyn n'avait pas encore accédé à la popularité et n'était qu'une actrice de films secondaires. Elle vivait à cette époque au Beverly Hills Hotel.

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In the summer of 1952, an 11-year-old teenager spends his family vacation at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Sitting down to have a family brunch, they notice the arrival of Joe DiMaggio accompanied by a pretty blonde. The young teenager goes to ask DiMaggio for an autograph, who signs on a concert ticket, then asks: "And would you like Miss Monroe's ?" and the teenager to answer yes. Marilyn had not yet achieved popularity and was only an actress of B-movies. She was living at the time at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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 "Warmest Regards,
Marilyn Monroe
"

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18 juillet 2021

Timbres République de Djibouti, 2021

"95è anniversaire de Marilyn Monroe"

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17 juillet 2021

Timbres République Centrafricaine, 2021

"95e anniversaire de Marilyn Monroe"

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18 juillet 2020

Dédicace pour Maggie

Dédicace d'une photographie de Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe dedication of a photography

" To Maggie,
Joe is one of the
greatest performers
of our time.
I think
he is the most
attractive male
I have ever met,
Marilyn Monroe
"

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 (photographie de Marilyn avec l'équipe de BaseBall de ChicagoWhite Sox en mars 1951 )
- provenance: enchères du collectionneur Barry Halper en 1999 -
(source: site  icollector.com )


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Dédicace Marilyn, Joe & O Doul -2

Autographe de Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio et de Lefty O'Doul sur une photo
à une réception à l'Impérial Hôtel lors de leur arrivée au Japon, le 01/02/1954.

Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O Doul signed photograph
at a reception during their arrival in Japan, in 1954/02/01.

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Dédicace Marilyn, Joe & O Doul -1

Autographe de Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio et de Lefty O'Doul sur une photo
à un dîner au camp de Brady Air Base à Fukuoka, au Japon, le 09/02/1954.

Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Lefty O Doul signed photograph
at a dinner at the Brady Air Base at Fukuoka, in Japan, in 1954/02/09.

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(source: vente Heritage Auction août 2017)


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09 août 2019

Timbres Sierra Leone, Joe DiMaggio, 2019

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04 décembre 2018

Timbres République Togolaise, 2018

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Série 2

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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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