19 août 2007

Timbres "Repoblikan'I Madagasikara", 1999

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Ronald Reagan & Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe 1926-1962
L'Actrice du Siècle

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22 juillet 2007

Timbres Gambia, 1996

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15 juin 2007

27 & 28/10/1999, Christie's, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe": Lots Partie 1

Enchères "The Personal Property Of Marilyn Monroe"
27 & 28 octobre 1999
- Partie 1 : Lots 100 à 54 : Effets personnels iconiques:
photos, bijoux, vêtements, awards, documents papiers

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> 27 & 28/10/1999, Christie's: Catalogue "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe"


Photos, Bijoux, Vêtements & Autres
Photos, Jewels, CLothes & Others


 Lot 1: A PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE
Circa late 1950's, autographed with original signatures including: Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, Henry Hathaway, Clifton Webb, Claudette Colbert,Robert Stack, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lawford, Susan Hayword, Clark Gable, "Bill" Holden, Evelyn Keyes, Groucho Marx and others-framed. 20 1/4 X 16 1/4 in. 
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $88,300
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot001 


Lot 2: A PAIR OF STILETTOS BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO (2)
A pair of scarlet satin stiletto heeled shoes encrusted with matching rhinestones.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $48,300
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot002 


Lot 3: A PAIR OF RHINESTONE EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN EVENING MUFF (3)
A pair of rhinestone earrings designed with four dangling rows of rhinestones, suspended from a fancy rhinestone cluster; together with a pink satin evening muff.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $24,150
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot003  


Lot 4: A PAIR OF FANCY EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN STOLE (3)
A pair of earrings fashioned in a tri-row dangling style, suspended from a cluster set with a pattern of three abstract rhinestones; together with a pink satin fringed stole.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000 / Sold: $14,950

 

Lot 5: A PAIR OF EAR CLIPS AND A PURPLE VELVET STOLE (3)
A pair of ear clips, each with a double-curved setting set with circular rhinestones; together with a stole of electric purple velvet.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000 / Sold: $12,075

1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot004-006  

Lot 6: A PAIR OF EARRINGS (2)
Designed with three varying links of rhinestones, fastened to a rhinestone scroll, in a fancy motif; worn on March 14, 1954 as Marilyn Monroe accepted her "Photoplay Magazine Award" for "Most Popular Film Actress of 1953.".
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $35,650


Lot 7: THREE PAIRS OF DENIM BLUE JEANS (3)
RIVER OF NO RETURN, 1954.

Worn by Marilyn Monroe as "Kay Weston" in the film co-starring Robert Mitchum; one labeled (1-68-1-0435 Helen Thurston A-713), and another labeled (1-68-1-0444 M. Monroe A-713), the jeans are constructed with a zipper and single button closure stamped Foremost JCP Co, designed with two cross-stitched back pockets.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $42,550
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot007  


Lot 8: A PHOTOGRAPH OF JOE DIMAGGIO
A circa 1940's black and white photograph of the sports hero, signed on the lower right corner "M. Sergis Alberts"-framed and matted-
20 1/4 x 15 in.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $10,350
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot008  


Lot 9: THE HOLY BIBLE
Containing the Old and New Testaments. Authorized King James Version. Oxford: University Press, no date. 8vo, original red leather. Marilyn Monroe's copy of The Holy Bible, with a few pencil markings in the text.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $37,950
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot009  


Lot 10: AN ETERNITY BAND
A platinum band, set with thirty-five baguette-cut diamonds (one diamond missing), given to Marilyn Monroe by Joe Dimaggio after their 1954 wedding.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 / Sold: $772,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot010  


Lot 11: A PAIR OF KOREAN WAR SHOES (2)
A pair of gold leather high heeled shoes; labeled The French Room, designed with curved front and ankle straps. Worn by Marilyn Monroe in February 1954 while entertaining the troops in Korea.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $32,200
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot011  


Lot 12: A BLACK SEQUINNED DRESS
A full-length evening dress, believed to have been worn in February 1954 while singing to over 10,000 soldiers stationed in Korea during the war. The black silk crepe evening dress is by Ceil Chapman, designed with a vermicular pattern of black bugle beads. While the dress is floor length, it appears that the hem was raised to three-quarter length, held in place with loose stitches and gaffer tape. Not since President Eisenhower's pre-inaugural visit had there been such a turn-out and reception as when Marilyn wowed the troops.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 / Sold: $112,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot012  


Lot 13: A COUTURE EVENING GOWN BY LANVIN AND CASTILLO
A circa late-1950's couture gown designed by and labled Jeanne Lanvin and Castillo. The sleeveless ivory satin sheath is embellished with a front band in a tri-squared classical leaf pattern, continuing in cascading three-quarter rows.
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 / Sold: $61,900
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot013  


Lot 14: A SIMULATED DIAMOND AND FAUX PEAR BROOCH (2)
Of circular design, set with large faux pearls enhanced by circular-cut simulated diamonds, suspending fringe with small faux pearls, terminating with large faux pearls; together with a deep purple velvet fringed wrap.  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000 / Sold: $12,650

1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot014-015  

Lot 15: TWO PAIRS OF EARRINGS (2)
Both designed with five linked imitation pearl drops; one pair with smaller drops, worn by Marilyn Monroe on February 25, 1956 as she departed New York for Hollywood for pre-production work on Bus Stop, and also on several other occasions. 
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: $18,400


Lot 16: A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS
A waisted, close-fitting, black wool cocktail dress, designed with three-quarter length sleeves and wool band at the collar. Worn by Marilyn Monroe as she departed New York for Hollywood to film Bus Stop in February 1956
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $24,150
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot016  


Lot 17: HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON THE DECISIVE MOMENT
New York, 1952. Large 4to, original color pictorial boards after design by Matisse; dust jacket.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on the front free endpaper verso: "a Madame Marilyn Monroe a Monsieur Arthur Miller/Avec mes hommages admiratif Henri Cartier-Bresson." With caption pamphlet laid in..

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: $19,550
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot017  


Lot 18: A COUTURE COCKTAIL DRESS BY GALANOS
Of black wool crepe, the bare midriff with chiffon overlay, labeled Galanos and Bergdorf Goodman, On the Plaza, New York, the tag inscribed, MIS MONROE, DATE: 6/22/56 No Maltide. Worn by Marilyn Monroe at a London press call with Laurence Olivier and Arthur Miller for the promotion of The Prince and the Showgirl, July 1956.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 / Sold: $74,000
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot018  


Lot 19: A PAIR OF PLATFORM SHOES (2)
The gold patina lam mules designed with stiletto heels and gold tone inner soles, labeled Anello & Davide, London WC2. Worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Royal Film Performance on October 29, 1956, to premiere the British film The Battle of the River Plate. After the screening, the actress was presented to H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II..
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $33,350
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot019  


Lot 20: A PLASTER FLOOR LAMP
Serge Roche, circa 1937. In the shape of a palm tree. Literary ref.: Bruno Foucard and Jean-Louis Gaillermin, Les Dcorateurs des Annes 40, 1998, p. 236. Showing the lamp model in a gouache study of the salon in Serge Roche's apartment on the rue Las Cases, 1937. See p. 237 for an illustration of the lamp model. .
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $21,850

1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot020-021 

Lot 21: A BABY GRAND PIANO
The white lacquered piano is early-20th century, unknown American manufacturer. The case with square tapering legs and feet with casters; together with a matching bench. The piano originally belonged to Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys. After the star's mother was institutionalized, the piano was sold and it would take years of searching for Marilyn to finally locate the piano and buy it back. Her sentimental attachment to this instrument is well-documented in the 1974 book (published posthumously), My Story, by Marilyn Monroe, in Chapter One entitled How I rescued A White Piano.
Length: 52 in. Width: 57 in. Height: 40 1/2 in.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $662,500


Lot 22: CECIL BEATON TRYPTICH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE
A 1956 photograph of Marilyn Monroe Miller taken by society photographer Cecil Beaton.
In one of her most famous sittings, the actress is posed reclining, holding a rose. The photograph is signed on the mat Cecil Beaton and is accompanied by two page autograph letter signed from Beaton. He describes his fascination and perspective on his subject in detail, "Miss Marilyn Monroe calls to mind the bouquet of a fireworks display, eliciting from her awed spectators an open mouthed chorus of ohs and ahs... In her presence, you are startled, then disarmed, by her lack of inhibition. What might at first seem llike exhibitionism is yet counterbalanced by a wistful incertitude beneath the surface. If this star is an abandoned sprite, she touchingly looks to her audience for approval. She is strikingly like an overexcited child asked downstairs after tea. The initial shyness over, excitement has now gotten the better of her. She romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps onto the sofa. She puts a flower stem in her mouth, puffing on a daisy as though it were a cigarette. It is an artless, impromptu, high spirited, infectiously gay performance. It may end in tears. Equally impromptu is her general appearance. This canary blond nymph has been so sufficiently endowed by nature as to pay no attention to the way she looks. Her hair, her nails, her make-up, have a makeshift, spontaneous attractiveness. It is all very contemporary: Marilyn Monroe conjures up two straws in a single soda, juke-boxes, sheer nylons and drive- in movies for necking (does she not project a hynotized nymphomania?). This, then, is the wonder of the age - a dreaming somnabular, a composite of Alice in Wonderland, Trilby, or a Minsky artist. Perhaps she was born the post war day we had need of her. Certainly she has no knowledge of the past. Like Giraudoux's Ondine, she is only fifteen years old; and she will never die." Cecil Beaton, June 1956.
- Encased in a silver tryptich, engraved on the center panel To Marilyn Monroe Miller Love Nedda and Joshua Logan. Gelatine silver print. 1956. Signed "Cecil Beaton" in red pencil on the mount.  

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $145,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot022  


Lot 24: A RIBBED WHITE ERMINE COAT
Circa mid-1950's, with deep cape collar, lined in black satin, labeled Maximillian, New York, fastening with rhinestone cuff button. Worn to the premiere of Conversation Piece to see Arthur Miller's sister Joan Copeland on November 18, 1957
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $79,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot024  


Lot 25: AN ELABORATE HAREM COSTUME (12)
In December 1958 Marilyn Monroe sat for a Life Magazine photo shoot with photographer Richard Avedon. In addition to posing as Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Russell, and Clara Bow, she also donned an exotic harem girl's outfit with appropriate hair and make-up to imitate Theda Bara in Cleopatra, with the hope of winning the role that ultimately went to Elizabeth Taylor. The skirt of orange and yellow chiffon scarves is attached to a gold lam bikini bottom with an ornate belt of embossed gold leather encrusted with amber-colored imitation jewels; the gold lam top designed with snake motif cups. Together with matching headdress and three imitation gold slave bracelets and four copies of Life Magazine, including the 1962 issue of the magazine that reprinted with the photographs. 
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $46,000
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot025  


 Lot 26: SCREENPLAY "SOME LIKE IT HOT"
Script for Some Like It Hot. Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. July 18, 1958. Mimeographed typescript, title page, list of character and the actors playing them, 122 pages (printed on rectos only). Bound in bright green paper wrappers, stamped number "56" on the cover and first page (very slight wear). A number of pages preceding Marilyn's character's first entrance are folded diagonally, probably as these scenes were finished shooting.
- MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, with her initials "MMM" in large letters in red crayon on upper cover and repeated on first page; with the name of her character "Sugar" circled in red crayon on 54 pages. A note on page 91 "to a child" is in an unidentified hand.
Scripts all sold separately

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 / Sold: $51,750
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot026  


 Lot 27: "SOME LIKE IT HOT" Contact Sheets (5)
A group of five black and white contact sheets from the film co-starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. With over forty-five images, the shots depict the actors, cast and crew in various scenes including on the beach and yacht-both on camera and relaxing between takes.
Contact sheets: 10 X 8 in. Individual images: 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $57,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot027  


 Lot 28: NOMINATION FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD
Hollywood Foreign Press Association / A Certificate of Nomination for Golden Globe Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievment Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy / Marilyn Monroe / Some Like It Hot, 1959 .
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Sold: $34,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot028  


Lot 29: GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD (2)
To Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot - Best Actress in a Comedy 1959
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
March 8, 1960  York for her performance in The Prince and the Showgirl, 1959.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $140,000
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot029  


Lot 30: A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS AND A COAT
LET'S MAKE LOVE (2)

A black cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe opposite Yves Montand in the 1960 film. The sleeveless dress is constructed with a bodice of coffee-colored chiffon embroidered with black scrolling foliage and matching cropped jacket. Also worn by the star to the 1959 ceremony for the presentation of her David Di Donatello Award at the Italian Consulate in New York for her performance in The Prince and the Showgirl, 1959.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $79,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot030  


Lot 31: PROMPTBOOK FOR "LET'S MAKE LOVE"
Typescript, 33 pages (of 35, without pages 23 and 25, typed on rectos only). Bound in yellow wrappers (several pages detached and loosely inserted, some pages with creases and other signs of use, covers worn).
MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, evidently used in the filming, with her lines circled in red crayon on many pages, and with very extensive notes in pencil and ink on inside wrappers and throughout the text. Random notes on the front cover include "The situation," "enjoy,""just work for the situation," and "dream sequence:everything you do-do more/Amanda in a dream." On the inside front cover are a number interesting inscriptions, including "using my intelligence [sic]/am not a baby any longer," "she's a person/I am playing her," and (possibly referring to her character, Amanda) "For the theatre/she'll do anything." The inside back cover too contains some interesting self-admonitory notes: "Accept it, summon all strength needed - save myself for other things/don't fight/enjoy when I can," and "Not intense/leads to only tension/relax." Every page of the promptbook is marked up, with Marilyn's lines underlined or bracketed in bright red ink, there are numerous changes in the lines and cues noted, and the margins of each page contain notes in ink and in pencil, evidently made at different times during the filming. Her extensive notes - which reveal Monroe's very serious and meticulous efforts to perfect her role as "Amanda Dell," the showgirl being romanced by an incognito billionaire - are too numerous to do more than briefly sample here. At the bottom of page 3, she writes "what a small world only theatre"; on page 4, where she is describing the attitudes toward women in the theatre, she writes "types like J. Gould," and reminds herself to say certain lines "like a child." National politics are the subject on a note on page 9, where she has written: "What's wrong with the Democratic party letting Nixon win" (the filming took place during the Presidential contest between Nixon and Kennedy). At page 8, she writes "Joan of Arc" at the top of the page, and, in the margin: "Joan of Arc [sic] hears voices - sound the wind makes in Roxbury around the corner of the house- like a human whistle." At the top of page 14, in bold letters, she writes "don't rush" and "scene made by the silences/don't rush on the silences on the lines rush if necessary." At the top of page 33 appear several provocative inscriptions: "If I have to kill myself I must do it," and "acting must/occur not be made/use something to make/this possible" At the end of her lines, on the last page, she records the final moments of the film: "he kisses her vastly." On the inside back wrapper she has written several telephone numbers including that of Dr. Greenson, her Beverly Hills psychiatrist.  

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $55,200
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot031  


Lot 32: A SIMULATED DIAMOND BROOCH
Circa mid-1950's, of circular outline, designed as a cluster of rhinestones. 
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $12,650

1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot032-036  

Lot 33: A FANCY BROOCH OF SIMULATED DIAMONDS
Circa late-1950's, of starburst design, set with rhinestones.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $12,650

Lot 34: A SIMULATED DIAMOND BROOCH
Circa late-1950's brooch, of heart shaped design, set with rhinestones. 
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $12,650

Lot 35: AN EVENING STOLE
A black and creme satin evening stole, finished in a fringe pattern.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $12,650

Lot 36: A PAIR OF EAR CLIPS (2)
Decorated with three lines of drop-cut rhinestones, worn to the premiere party for Some Like It Hot, 1959.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $39,100


Lot 37: A WHITE STOLE
The center panel of white chiffon, trimmed with white fox fur and labeled Frederica. Worn by Marilyn Monroe to the premiere of Some Like It Hot, held at the Loew's State Theater on Broadway on March 28, 1959. Sold to benefit World Wildlife Fund. 
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $41,400

1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot037-038  

Lot 38: A FULL LENGTH EVENING SHEATH (2)
Of ivory crpe, embroidered overall with silvered clear bugle beads, the skirt worked with shimmering pendant bugle beads, the dress with plunging rear dcolletage, the halter-neck with shoe-string straps. Worn by Marilyn Monroe as she was accompanied by Arthur Miller to the premiere of Some Like It Hot, 1959 and to Yves Montand's 1959 one-man-show on Broadway. The dress was also worn by the actress in the film Let's Make Love, 1960. Accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph of Marilyn on the set of Let's Make Love with Yves Montand, 8 x 10 in. 
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $107,000


Lot 39: A BLACK SILK JERSEY COCKTAIL DRESS LET'S MAKE LOVE, 1960
A black silk jersey cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1960 film. Designed with an under bosom belt and draped, the interior labeled JAX, the paper wardrobe tab inscribed "ENOLA."  
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $48,300
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot039  


Lot 40: A GREY SILK JERSEY DRESS LET'S MAKE LOVE, 1960
A grey silk jersey dress worn in the film. The halter-neck style costume is designed with full skirts of layered grey chiffon with unfinished hems, piped, and labeled JAX.
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $52,900
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot040  


Lot 41: A SCARLET DRESS (2)
A scarlet silk halter dress, featuring full skirts of matching layered scarlet chiffon. Worn by Marilyn Monroe in a series of photographs to advertise the Warner Bros. film The Prince and the Showgirl, 1957, in her well-known, provocative sitting for Milton Greene, where she was photographed against a black background. Together with a mounted color tearsheet featuring the actress in the scarlet dress.
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000 / Sold: $167,500
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot041  


Lot 42: A PAIR OF SQUARE-TOED TAN LEATHER BOOTS (2)
THE MISFITS, 1961

A pair of square-toed tan leather cowgirl boots, worn in the actress's last completed film. Embellished with embroidered stitching, the boots are stamped with the maker's mark Hyer
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $85,000
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot042  


Lot 43: SCRIPT FOR THE MISFITS
BY ARTHUR MILLER. REVISION MARCH 1960

Mimeographed typescript, title page and 147 pages (printed on rectos only). Punched and bound with three brass rivets, the different settings ("Ranch House,""Car,""Bar,"Mustanging") marked with alternating white or pink index tabs affixed to certain pages (title page soiled, some margins frayed).
- MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, with the initials "M.M." on title page and large note "Paula's script" deleted in pencil, the lines of the character "Roslyn" underlined in pink ink and her character's name circled in the same color ink throughout. At the top of the title, Marilyn has written, rather cryptically, "The effort is made by one's will." With Monroe's pencilled notes on 46 pages of script and on facing blank pages. On the verso of page 6 are several notes including: "play the situation/don't push it,""when she listens she smiles, when she talks, she doesn't," and "talk differently to him than to her!" On the verso of page 8 are the notes "plead for understanding," "try to smile a little," and "not to worry how I say it," and others. A note on the verso of page 14 reads "look straight at Gable - just look don't say anything don't do anything," and on the verso of page 13, she characterizes Roslyn as "stange lovely quality/not bitter/not blaming/realizing/no pressure now/I hoped so much that things would be different." At the bottom of page 16 Marilyn has written "lean back, stretch, unconcerned feminine sex." On page 20, where Isabelle cautions Roslyn about cowboys, Marilyn has written "men that are men can't be trusted." On page 37, Roslyn has the line "I didn't want children. Not with him," and on the facing blank, connected by a pencil line, Marilyn has written "Like with J.D." (Joe DiMaggio?). At page 72, where Perce is thrown from his horse during the rodeo and injured, Marilyn records:"this is the most dramatic thing so far - its - as if something has happened to her [Roslyn] - she is lost." On the blank verso of page 44, is an extensive inscription commenting on Roslyn's kissing Gay:"she kisses him because she could say that she's lonely - then when he doesn't seem to respond she's hurt then glad for the interruption."

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 / Sold: $31,050
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot043  


Lot 44: PROMPTBOOK FOR THE MISFITS 1961
"copied July 30, 1960" on inside black wrapper.
Typescript, 40 pages, oblong, typed on rectos only. Bound in light green wrappers, typewritten label "File Copy" on upper cover (several pages creased, wrappers worn).
- MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, with her pencilled initials "MM" on front wrapper, and with extensive notes and markings on 20 pages of the script, in pen and pencil, including extensive deletion of lines in the scene numbered 108 (which she has labelled "love scene"). Her notes are often reminders to herself regarding the action: at scene 31 she notes "keep looking at him"; at scene 45 she writes "make believe he is scrubbed up in a tuxedo"; next to liness inscene 82 "gently, like to a child," and "whisper, then let go." In scene 111, where her character is trying to calm an agitated man, she notes "stroke head, finger on lips," and later in the scene she adds a new line: "women do changes - a man can make that difference." Her notes in scenes 118 to 130 are extensive and quite interesting, and include "walk - tiredness, weariness, inside exhillerated [sic]; "the words are on a thin thread." Next to the lines in which her character cannot see and becomes agitated, she writes "as if all in a dream trying to find myself with these men - am I hearing what I hear." Further on, in scenes 131 to 148, Monroe has made notations including "all the stangers in the world," "stand on a spot of earch and call to the moon - calling into infinity," "in a forest she is covered/in a desert she stands exposed," and "smile - human madonna." At the end of scene 148 she adds a fascinating though cryptic note referring to her acting: "Nightclub - I'm not ashamed of that/hold onto...that as Lee [Strasberg] says of my acting/say it to myself." On the same page, she writes "don't at results/let it occur," and "observe/react/let it happen."
- [With:]MONROE. A sheet of autograph notes, 2 pages in pencil on a partial page torn from a yellow lined-paper notebook. Marilyn has written at the top of the sheet "Affective memory/in Sunday school play - children reading - late afternoon child doing my part that I know by heart Aunt Ida." Beneath, she writes "draw My own Map - what I want." Following other notes, at the bottom of the sheet she adds "write out my part." - BEHAN, BRENDAN. Autograph note, penned in ink on a small scrap of paper, paper-clipped to the front cover, reading "For Marilyn Monroe - a credit to the human race mankind in general and womankind in particular."

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $28,750
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot044  


Lot 45: A SLEEVELESS COCKTAIL DRESS
THE MISFITS, 1961 (2)

A sleeveless cocktail dress, labeled Jean Louis, of black silk jersey and elaborately cut, the irregular neckline threaded with a jersey band. Inscribed in pen, "#4Marilyn Monroe" on the Jean Louis label, together with a matching bolero jacket. (2) 
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Sold: $72,900
1999-Christies_AUCTION-Lot045  


Lot 46: FRANKIE AND JOHNNY BY JOHN HUSTON
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930. Small 4to, original gilt cloth.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by John Huston to Marilyn Monroe on the title page:"Marilyn dear/all those years ago when you were hardly born I wrote this for you - the perfect Frankie - Johnny (himself) Huston." Illustrated by Covarrubias. 

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Sold: $33,350
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 Lot 47: A PAIR OF GILT-METAL LIGHTERS AND CASE (3)
A circa early-1960's set of two lighters, set in a fitted velvet case. Signed Wellington-Thin, the lighters are engraved FRANK SINATRA'S CALNEVA LODGE, the resort owned by Marilyn's good friend on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 / Sold: $48,300
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 Lot 48: SCRIPT FOR SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, 1961
Screenplay by Arnold Schulman. November 22, 1961. Screenplay. Confidential. For Planning Purposes Only.
Confidentiality notice, mimeographed title page and 138 pages script (printed on rectos only). Bound in light green paper wrapper with Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation logo, title on spine (one tear to front cover).
MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, with numerous markings and notes in pencil on 39 pages. On the blank page facing the title she has written:"she maneuvers [sic], she gets him to chase her - he[sic] resents her leaving her husband." On the title page appear a number of notes and page references to the script and the observation "at one point in the story two women like each other but hate the man." Below, she writes, emphatically, "not a story for MM," and adds, "it's for a man and just any two girls except the first 45 pages." On the same page, she apparently records her reactions to the change of screenwriter: "why was the writer who wrote it let go?" and queries "New Producer, How come?" ON page 57, where the stage directions call for Richard and Priscilla to "embrace and kiss passionately," she has added: "but mechanically." On page 58, Monroe likens the towering rage of the forsaken Ellen to the emotions expressed in a song from Lerner and Loew's My Fair Lady, writing "I can do without you, or just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait." On page 69, Monroe has pencilled in what appear to be some ideas for the cinematic action. Instead of Ellen banging on the wall of the room honeymoon suite in which Priscilla and Ricahrd are kissing, Marilyn suggests: "she plays a record player very loud - and she does the twist and at certain beats in time with the music she bumps him against the wall." Continuing though, on the next page she writes "Ellen is getting tired her bumps are getting less enthusiastic and sad to put it mildly." Page 87 bears several notes, and the blank page facing it is covered with extensive pencilled notes concerning Ellen's lines, and suggesting a number of lines, including, "Now listen this happens to be a democracy - we're even the 50th state. We are no longer just a possession of the U.S.A." Monroe is caustic about certain weak features of the script: on page 126 in the script, the lines of the character Richard include a particularly awful pun: "You know the old saying - cast your broad upon the waters." In the margin Marilyn writes, "Not funny." On page 130, next to rather silly lines by Priscilla about the availabilty of men, she writes "Not a good speech," and next to Ellen's response to Priscilla, she comments succinctly: "sick." Following the final scene (Richard and Ellen kissing), she writes in large letters: "NO NO NO."

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 / Sold: $36,800
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Lot 49: SCRIPT FOR SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, 1961
Script for Something's Got To Give. Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. Revised Screenplay, February 12, 1962.
Mimeograph title page, 108 pages script (printed on rectos only), with 34 pages printed on blue paper representing changes to the script. Bound in light blue paper wrappers with Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation logo, title on spine (small tears, small stains and light soiling to covers, spine chipped). An intermediate stage of the script, before final scenes were added, and differing in many places from the final text.
MARILYN MONROE'S COPY, with numerous annotations and notes in ink (and, in a few cases, pencil) on the title page and 32 pages of the script, the annotation very heavy on about 12 pages, referring to lines, the characters, the blocking, commenting on the charaters and their motivations, etc. On title: "We've got a dog here - so we've got to look for impacts in a different way, or as Mr. Johnson says, the situation." On page 7, which is very heavily annotated, Monroe queries Bianca's use of the term "psychosomatic":"would she come right out with this sort of thing? I feel a hint of what she's getting to would be more real"; at another point, Monroe asks: "How can she say this at this point - too early? Gives away what she will be saying later...No! she is not a Nut but a cold Hard dame!...Maybe she could also be one of these 'practical' types - a bookkeeper at heart." On page 7a, Monroe comments on lines of the judge: "This is funny?" On page 12, heavily annotated, Monroe comments, "Ellen is no longer Irene Dune [the actress, Irene Dunne]- and the only people on earth I get on well with is [sic] men so lets have some fun with this opening scene on Ellen plus impact for the picture." On page 23, remarking on Bianca's taking Nick's hand, Monroe writes: "Let's remember she is frigid - We all know what Kinsey found out about most females. This has got to be one in one way or another." On verso of the last page are pencilled notes referring to the character Dr. Schlick, who has a German accent: "Alex Guinness/Oh goodness/on/vot - what/I am so merry." With a loose final page from a shooting script with bold ink notes about Schlick's accent: "Escuse me, plees...good Gude french u/Dat isgude/Dis is cross between D and TH."

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 / Sold: $25,300
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Lot 50: PROMPTBOOK FOR SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, 1961
Carbon typescript, 32 pages, oblong, typed on rectos only. Bound in black paper wrappers, typewritten label "Marilyn Monroe/"Something's Got To Give" on upper cover. Marilyn Monroe's copy, with her pencil notes on 11 pages. On page 1, next to the lines "Kennedy"/"Oh...really...which one" she writes "dead pan." On page 7 she notes that the lines "let me get fixed up a little, will you" have been changed to "let me slip into something more comfortable..." At the bottom of that page she writes "I hope I hope I hope." At page 8 she comments "you are all crazy not me," and adds "dead pan" next to Bianca's lines. On page 10, next to her lines, she comments, "kidding the pants off him."
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $23,000
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Lot 51: A HAND-KNITTED CARDIGAN
Of creme wool decorated with a brown geometric pattern across the center, cuffs and the neck, with matching knitted belt. Worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 and featured in a series of photographs by George Barris taken on the beach in Santa Monica, California.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 / Sold: $167,500
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Lot 52: A GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD
Marilyn Monroe World's Favorite Female Star 1961
Hollywood Foreign Press Association - March 5, 1962.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $184,000
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Lot 53: A SEQUINED EVENING DRESS
From the personal wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe: A backless, full-length dress of emerald green jersey, heavily embroidered with matching sequins, decorated with inset waistband. Unlabeled, by Norman Norell, worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globe Award Ceremonies in Hollywood on March 5, 1962, when accepting her award as 1961’s “World’s Favorite Film Star.”
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 / Sold: $96,000

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 Lot 54: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT" INVITATION
Program for "Happy Birthday, Mr. President. New York's Birthday Salute to President Kennedy." Madison Square Garden, May 19, 1962. 4 pages. Front cover with title between squares of red and blue, to the right, a black and white photograph of President Kennedy. Page 2 text listing the Sponsors, Committee and Patrons of the event, page 3 enumerating the events scheduled for the evening, including appearances by Henry Fonda, Jack Benny, Ella Fitzgerald, Jerome Robbins' Ballet, Jimmy Durante, Bobby Darin, Peter Lawford and Marilyn Monroe.
- [With:] Official invitation to be with President Kennedy at New York's Birthday Salute to the President, May 19, 1962. 4 pages, lightly creased. Front cover with decorative text, page 2 with quotation from Mayor Robert F. Wagner.
- With:] Call sheet for the "Salute to the President" [May 19, 1962]. 2 pages, mimeograph typescript (on rectos only). Enumerating 39 events or appearances, Monroe as number 35 "Marilyn Monroe and Stars." Marilyn Monroe's copy, with notes in red crayon and pencil on first page, reading "who do have to be/to ask/who do you think you have to be to be disappointment." Together with three items, all Marilyn Monroe's copies.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000 / Sold: $129,000
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Lot 55: JEAN LOUIS DRESS DRESS WORN BY MARILYN MONROE WHEN SHE SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JFK
A Jean Louis gown worn by Marilyn Monroe at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 19, 1962, at a Democratic fundraiser and 45th birthday celebration for President John F. Kennedy..
Sold: $1,267,500

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