Lot 925: MARILYN MONROE 1950 EMPLOYMENT RECORD CARD
A Marilyn Monroe change of rate or position with 20th Century Fox dated June 8, 1950, indicating that Monroe was laid off following the filming of All About Eve (20th Century, 1950). The card is handwritten in an unknown hand and states that Monroe is a “Contract Feature Player.” Later that year, Monroe signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Accompanied by a black and white publicity photograph from All About Eve that shows Monroe in her role as Miss Caswell.
Card, 4 by 6 inches; Photograph, 6 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$625 - Estimate: $500 - $700
Lot 927: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
A check for $16.25 paid to J.J. Haggarty Stores on November 23, 1951. Signed by Marilyn Monroe in blue ink. Below Monroe's signature is her address at that time: "611 N. Crescent Drive."
3 1/4 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Lot 928: MARILYN MONROE CHANGE OF RATE CARD FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX
A Marilyn Monroe Change of Rate card from 20th Century Fox dated "5 -11 -1953," changing Monroe's weekly pay rate from $750 to $1,250.
4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$2,500 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lot 932: HUGH HEFNER SIGNED PREMIERE ISSUE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
A first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Signed by Hugh Hefner on page three. The magazine, which launched in December 1953, sold for 50 cents a copy.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$87,500 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Lot 946: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
A group of five envelopes addressed to Marilyn Monroe, June Allyson, Jean Simmons, Deborah Kerr, and Jeffrey Kerr. The envelopes were mailed by fans in Argentina and the Philippines and are dated between 1954 and 1958.
Largest, 5 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Lot 947: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
A group of five envelopes, addressed to Marilyn Monroe, Jean Simmons, Vera Miles, Jeffrey Hunter, and Mel Ferrer. The envelopes were mailed by fans in Argentina and the Philippines and are postmarked between 1954 and 1957.
Largest, 3 3/4 by 7 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Lot 948: MARILYN MONROE SECRETARIALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
A Marilyn Monroe secretarially signed photograph accompanied by transmittal envelope. It appears the photograph was mailed from Marilyn Monroe Productions to Santa Fe, Argentina, and returned.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Lot 949: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FAN MAIL ENVELOPES
A group of four envelopes addressed to Marilyn Monroe, Jean Simmons, Clark Gable, and Deborah Kerr. The envelopes were mailed by fans from Argentina and the Philippines and are postmarked between 1954 and 1957.
Largest, 4 3/4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Lot 958: PRINCESS CAFÉ 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCRAPBOOK
An embossed leatherbound scrapbook featuring telegrams, news clippings, letters, and cards sent by celebrities, notable individuals, local dignitaries, businesspeople, and family to the Princess Café in Iowa Falls. This café opened in 1915 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The entries in the scrapbook commemorate the 40th anniversary of the restaurant in November 1955. The longtime owners, Harry Pergakis and Ernie Karrys, hired a young waitress named Marjorie “Madge” Meredith, who later went on to become a Hollywood movie and television actress, and the three maintained their friendship through the years. In addition to a signed and inscribed professional Madge Meredith black and white headshot and newspaper articles describing her attendance at the anniversary celebrations, the scrapbook entries include Western Union telegrams, most notably from Marilyn Monroe to Meredith, “AM JEALOUS YOU INVITED INSTEAD OF ME. I STRUCK OUT WITH JOE AND CAN’T EVEN GET TO FIRST BASE WITH HARRY AND ERNIE =MARILYN MONROE=“ and also from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Eugene McCarthy, Princess Margaret of Great Britain, and Sherman Billingsley of The Stork Club in New York. There are approximately 18 double-sided pages of newspaper articles and advertisements, handwritten and typewritten letters, note cards, and the telegrams.
14 by 12 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$512 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 974: MARILYN MONROE MOVING DOCUMENTS
Five documents pertaining to Marilyn Monroe's move from Los Angeles to Milton Greene's home in Connecticut. Monroe stayed with the Greenes for almost two years.
Largest, 14 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$1,152 - Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 986: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED DRAWING
A drawing of a nude woman signed by Marilyn Monroe, who inscribed and gifted the drawing to Broadway set designer Boris Aronson. Sanguine on paper, inscribed in blue ink "For Boris -/ Waiting - Wondering -/ Woman - Marilyn Monroe Miller" mounted to matteboard and undated. The drawing has been referred to as "an erotic self-portrait."
Monroe's husband Arthur Miller worked with Aronson on A View From the Bridge around the time of Miller's divorce and budding relationship with Monroe. Aronson, when he first met Monroe, is quoted by Elia Kazan as having said, "That's a wife?" Kazan shared that quote and evidently its sentiment by answering the question in his autobiography as, "Hell no!"
12 by 9 inches; 17 1/2 by 14 inches, overall
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Boris Aronson
Winning bid:$75,000 - Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Lot 987: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED AND SENT CORRESPONDENCE
A group of correspondence sent and received by Marilyn Monroe, including a two-page typed, signed letter to Monroe from Jean Negulesco, typed on Negulesco’s stationery and dated July 14, 1958. The letter is in regard to flowers and a book sent by the director to Monroe. The book was The Midwife of Pont Clary, which Negulesco wanted to adapt into a film for Monroe. He wrote, “The thing of The Midwife of Pont Clary is fundamentally sex …” and later suggests Monroe give the book to her husband, Arthur Miller, to read. Also included are a copy of a wire message sent by Monroe to Inez Melson dated June 10, 1959, regarding the boarding of a bird named Clyde; a typed, signed letter from playwright William Inge complimenting Monroe on her performance in Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959), dated April 6, 1959, and signed “Bill Inge"; and a confirmation copy of a telegram sent by Monroe to Roberto Boss in Mexico regarding a furniture order, with a typed, dictated copy of same, dated June 16, 1962, less than two months before Monroe’s death.
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$3,437.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lot 989: MARILYN MONROE COPY OF DOCTOR PYGMALION
A Marilyn Monroe owned copy of Doctor Pygmalion by Maxwell Maltz (New York: Permabooks, 1953).
6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches - PROVENANCE Partial Lot 563, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lot 990: MARILYN MONROE OWNED BOOK
A copy of The Unfinished Country by Max Lerner (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959) from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe with Christie's auction bookplate on the front inside cover.
8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 556, “The Personal Collection of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$2,187.50 - Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Lot 995: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe signed check from a Marilyn Monroe Productions account with Colonial Trust Company in New York City. The check has been corrected to be numbered 107 in an unknown hand, dated August 14, 1959, and written to Hedda Rosten in the amount of $66.12. Rosten was Monroe’s private secretary at one time. Housed in a framed display with three color images of Monroe. Not examined outside of frame.
33 1/2 by 30 1/2 inches, overall
unsold - Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Lot 996: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SETTLEMENT
A Marilyn Monroe signed settlement contract between Monroe and Irving Stein following the departure of Stein from Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. The contract is dated February 19, 1959, and signed on the fourth page by Monroe, Stein, and their respective attorneys. The final page is cut down from its original size and now measures 7 1/2 by 8 inches. According to the settlement, Monroe agreed to pay Stein $33,000 to end their relationship and any ownership interests Stein once held in Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Additional notes and initials within the document not believed to be in Monroe's hand.
unsold - Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Lot 1002: MARILYN MONROE LETTER FROM 20TH CENTURY FOX
A letter written to Marilyn Monroe by Lew Schreiber of 20th Century Fox advising that Monroe will begin shooting Time and Tide on April 14, 1959, under the direction of Elia Kazan. The letter is dated March 4, 1959, and is signed by Schreiber.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $500 - $1,500
Lot 1026: MARILYN MONROE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE SCRIPT
A Marilyn Monroe script for Something's Got To Give (20th Century, 1962) in blue paper cover. Marked on cover "902" and "Revised Screenplay" and dated February 12, 1962.
11 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 489, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
unsold - Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Lot 1028: MARILYN MONROE FRANKIE AND JOHNNY SCRIPT FROM JOHN HUSTON
A Marilyn Monroe owned copy of Frankie and Johnny (New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1930) gifted to her by author and director John Huston. The hardcover first-edition illustrated presentation copy is inscribed by Huston on the title page "Marilyn dear/ All those years ago/ when you were hardly/ born I wrote this for/ you - the perfect Frankie/ Johnny (himself)/ Huston." Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias, Christie’s 1999 Marilyn Monroe auction bookplate affixed to endpaper, red cover with gold gilt lettering. Huston directed Monroe in one of her first films, The Asphalt Jungle (MGM , 1950) and her final completed film The Misfits (Seven Arts, 1961). 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 46, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Winning bid:$13,750 - Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Lot 1031: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PRESS ARCHIVE
An archive of vintage press material related to the death of Marilyn Monroe. The archive includes an issue of The New York Times dated August 6, 1962; an issue of the Los Angeles Times dated August 6, 1962; a San Francisco Examiner and a November 1962 issue of Modern Screen .
Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Lot 1034: MARILYN MONROE, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT"
Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy
Hand signed by Al Hirschfeld
Limited edition lithograph - 85/109
24 by 19 inches
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lot 1035: MARILYN MONROE RECEIPT FROM PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
An expense form from Marilyn Monroe’s public relations agency, Arthur P. Jacobs Company Inc., dated June 11, 1962, for costs incurred through long-distance calls made to Monroe by Pat Newcomb in April 1962. Accompanied by a black and white photograph of Newcomb with Monroe at John F. Kennedy’s birthday gala held in May 1962.
5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches
unsold - Estimate: $300 - $500
Lot 1041: MARILYN MONROE FUNERAL CARD
An original card from the funeral of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesday, August 8, 1962, at the Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles. The front of the card bears an image of the Bok Singing Tower. The inside reads in part, "In Memory of/ Marilyn Monroe/ Born June 1st, 1926/ Passed Away/ August 5th, 1962,” with the details of her funeral service. Facing page is printed with Psalm 23.
5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches, folded
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder
Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $600 - $800
Lot 1042: MARJORIE PLECHER LETTER REGARDING MARILYN MONROE
A letter to Marjorie Plecher from Westwood Memorial Park thanking Plecher for her assistance dressing Marilyn Monroe for Monroe's funeral. The letter is written on Westwood Memorial Park stationery, dated August 10, 1962, and signed by James Pierce. Plecher was a wardrobe assistant at Fox studios. She later married Allan "Whitey" Snyder, Monroe's friend and makeup artist.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder
Winning bid:$1,562.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Le magazine américain Modern Screen, de mai 1955, consacrait un article à Marilyn Monroe intitulé "The Storm about Monroe: new men are running Marilyn new's life... Who are they ? What are they doing to her ?".
Le magazine britannique Fine Art Collector n°22, Spring 2014 (Printemps 2014) consacre sa couverture à Marilyn Monroe et un article de 6 pages.
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> information on newsweek.com
What started as an entire issue of Marilyn Monroe’s favorite photographers sharing their their favorite pictures and anecdotes about the iconic actress, turned into a never-before-seen look inside Marilyn’s mind. Through conversations with legendary photographer Lawrence Schiller, we discovered he had a "Lost Scrapbook" in his personal archives that has been locked away for nearly 60 years.
Written in her own hand (in crayon), and filled with her personal photos, The Scrapbook is a love note to a man she had an affair with (Sam Shaw) perhaps while married to Joe Dimaggio and Arthur Miller. It consists of photos of Marilyn that Sam Shaw took glued into a notebook, with hand-written notes on each page in crayon. There are very few never-before-seen Marilyn Monroe moments left in the world and that is what makes this Newsweek Special Issue so special.
“Marilyn Monroe’s Lost Scrapbook” is on sale Thursday, January 9th in Walmart and Barnes & Noble and on newsstands nationwide Tuesday January 14th.
Let’s Get Lost: The Missing Marilyn Scrapbook
By Jeff Ashworth / January 08 2014 6:33 PM
online on newsweek.com
“My friend Sam Shaw gave me this scrapbook in 1973,” says Lawrence Schiller, a photojournalist and author, whose latest book is Marilyn & Me. “I was at my office on Sunset Boulevard. Sam brought it in a tattered brown-paper bag, opened it up, then laid it out on the desk. ‘Take a look at this,’ he said.” Marilyn had died 10 years earlier, but according to Schiller “she’d made this for Sam. She picked out all her favorite pictures, which I believe Sam had taken of her, and on each page she’d used a different colored crayon,” says Schiller. “My first impression of the scrapbook was surprise. I couldn’t imagine Marilyn doing something like this. A child? A teenager? Maybe. But not Marilyn.”
Schiller first met Marilyn in 1960, on the set of Let’s Make Love. “I’d been hired to shoot her for Look magazine,” Schiller recalls. “I kept telling myself it was just another assignment, but it wasn’t. I was 23 years old. She was every man’s—and woman’s—fantasy. The Marilyn Monroe.” A few years later, Schiller’s photos of her nude in the swimming pool on the set of Something’s Gotta Give earned him his first Life cover. “Seven weeks later, she was gone,” he says.
According to a Sam Shaw biography, Shaw met Marilyn on the set of 1952’s Viva Zapata! Shaw was friends with the director, Elia Kazan. He didn’t drive, so he needed someone to get him to the set to shoot photos. Kazan asked Marilyn to drive Shaw, and they hit it off. The iconic shot of Marilyn on the subway grate with her dress blowing up was his idea. “He was a brilliant photographer,” says Schiller. “His photos speak for themselves.”
“Sam and I used to go to Vincent Rao’s together in New York with Norman Mailer, John Cassavetes, all of us,” says Schiller. “Our relationship went on for several years, and we became good friends. He even confided in me at one point that he’d had an affair with Marilyn. I joked with him, ‘You and Andre de Dienes are probably the only two who did.’ He looked back at me and said, ‘Well, why didn’t everyone?’ And I said, with a little smile, speaking only for myself, ‘I can tell you that I was scared s***less because if I wasn’t that good in bed I might not be photographing her the next day.’”
“I wasn’t surprised when Sam told me about the affair with Marilyn,” says Schiller. “But this scrapbook was a surprise. And it stayed in that brown bag for a lot of years.”
“Marilyn Monroe’s Lost Scrapbook," a special Newsweek issue, is on sale in Walmart and Barnes & Noble, and on newsstands nationwide Tuesday January 14th.
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Le journal The Miami News du 6 août 1962, consacrait sa Une à Marilyn Monroe: "Marilyn unclaimed in Morgue", où on apprend que:
> le 6 août, personne n'avait encore réclamé le corps de Marilyn, resté à la morgue, dans la crypte n°33.
> Sur le justificatif du coroner: poids 117 pounds (53,18 kg), taille 65,5 inches (1,66 cm), cheveux blonds et yeux bleus.
> Seul Joe DiMaggio s'est déplacé en venant par avion hier (le 5 août).
> proche parent: Gladys Baker, mère, adresse inconnue.
> elle a été retrouvée morte nue dans son lit, une boîte de pillules vide à côté d'elle.
> sa maison de Brentwood valait 75 000 Dollars.
> elle a fait la Une de presque tous les périodiques (journaux, magazines) du monde entier le lendemain de sa mort.