06 mai 2018

Icons and Idols: Hollywood - 11/2017 - Julien's Auction

Photographies diverses


Lot 129: VINTAGE PUBLICITY IMAGES
A group of 15 vintage publicity images of Hollywood celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth (whose name has been written on the photograph), and Shirley Temple. Accompanied by an envelope of news clippings and other ephemera primarily related to Monroe.
Estimate: $200 - $400 | Winning Bid: $256
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Lot 130: MARILYN MONROE NEGATIVE, CIRCA 1947
A black and white negative of Marilyn Monroe, believed to have been taken on the Fox Studios back lot set by Joseph Jasgur, circa 1947. Accompanied by a black and white photograph recently printed from this negative.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000 | Winning Bid: $640
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Lot 141: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE SILKSCREEN PRINT
A limited edition silkscreen print of a Milton Greene photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken during the famed "Black Sitting" photo session in New York in 1956. Printed later. Signed by the artist in pencil lower right, “AP” lower left.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $1,280
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 Lot 142: MARILYN MONROE BERT STERN PHOTOGRAPH
A photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1962 by Bert Stern during “The Last Sitting.” The black and white image was printed and signed by the artist in 1994; it is numbered on the photographer's stamp 91/5000. Stern wrote in the lower margin “Marilyn 1962 Bert Stern.”
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $1,600
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Lot 145: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY MANFRED KREINER
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Manfred Kreiner. The image shows Monroe walking onto a photo set and is marked with red pencil. Photographer’s stamp on verso (multiple times) with handwritten notation in red pencil. Accompanied by a small typed message written in German regarding Monroe and this photograph.
Estimate: $600 - $800 | Winning Bid: $448
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 Lot 146: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY MANFRED KREINER
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Manfred Kreiner. The image shows Monroe descending an airplane staircase and has been scribbled on in red ink. Photographer’s stamp on verso with handwritten notation in pencil and the words “Kill Kill” in red ink. “Kill” here refers to the fact that Monroe did not want this image published. Accompanied by a small typed message written in German by Kreiner regarding Monroe and this photograph.
Estimate: $600 - $800 | Winning Bid: $640 
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Lot 147: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
A group of three original never before seen original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on May 30, 1958, as she exited her apartment at 444 East 57th Street in New York City. Just three days prior, Monroe was photographed by Richard Avedon for Life magazine.
PROVENANCE Lot 755, "Marilyn Monroe Auction," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17, 2016 
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 | Winning Bid: $1,024
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Lot 156: SOME LIKE IT HOT BEHIND-THE-SCENES SLIDES WITH COPYRIGHT
A group of 23 original color slides taken on the set of Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959) sold with copyright to the images. The slides include approximately eight images of Marilyn Monroe and five of Tony Curtis, among others on and around the set of the film, including Coronado Beach.
While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection of copyright given.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $1280
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Lot 159: MARILYN MONROE PRINT BY RUSSELL YOUNG (BRITISH, 1959)
A screenprint on paper titled “Marilyn in Korea (Pink + Midori Blue)” by Russell Young, signed by the artist at lower right and numbered 10/50. Additionally marked in pencil on verso in an unknown hand “56105/ 12.”
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 | unsold
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Photographies Bruno Bernard


Lot 134: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A black and white pin-up photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard, circa 1946. According to the book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures by Susan Bernard “Marilyn said to Mr. Bernard ‘Can you take some sexy pictures of me?’ and he replied ‘But Norma, you are the girl next door.” Estate signed at lower right and numbered 1/90.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000 | unsold
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Lot 135: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard, circa 1946, titled “Norma Jean Sailor Girl.” This is a seldom seen outtake photograph from a shoot intended for magazine cover images. Estate signed at lower right and numbered 5/50.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,200 | unsold
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Lot 136: MARIYLN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1953. This photograph was taken of Monroe backstage at the Hollywood Bowl for an appearance benefiting St. Jude’s. Monroe wore a costume from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953). Estate signed at lower right and numbered 6/90.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | unsold
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Lot 137: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1953. This photograph was taken of Monroe backstage at the Hollywood Bowl deciding what message to describe on a guest wall at a charity event benefiting St. Jude’s. This image was never published and comes from a contact sheet of artist’s proofs. Estate signed at lower right and numbered 6/90.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Winning Bid: $2,560
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Lot 138: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1954. The photograph shows Monroe on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) having her makeup applied by Whitey Snyder. According to the book Marilyn: Intimate Exposures by Susan Bernard, Snyder stated that this is the only color photograph of himself and Monroe that he had ever seen. Estate signed at lower right and numbered 5/50.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 | Winning Bid: $1,920

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Lot 139: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1954. The photograph shows Monroe in a screening room at the 20th Century Fox studios wearing her iconic white dress from the film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). Estate signed at lower right and numbered 14/50.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000 | Winning Bid: $3,437.50

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Lot 140: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
An original vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) and signed by Bernard on verso “Bernard of Hollywood.” Housed in a Bernard of Hollywood vintage photograph folder.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000 | unsold

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Vêtements & Accessoires


 Lot 143: MARILYN MONROE WORN BLACK COLOBUS COAT
A mid-1940s black colobus coat worn by Marilyn Monroe to the 1948 film premiere of The Emperor Waltz (Paramount, 1948). The coat has broad shoulders, a cordé collar, a satin lining, and a Jerrold's Van Nuys, Calif. label. Although the black colobus is currently on the endangered species list, it was quite fashionable in the 1940s. Monroe wrote in a letter to Grace Goddard dated December 3, 1944, "I found out that its [sic] possible to buy a Gold Coast Monkey Coat. I shall write to you about it later." The coat was gifted from Monroe to Jacquita M. Rigoni (Warren), who was the great-niece to Anne Karger, mother of Monroe's voice coach, Freddie Karger. Monroe had a close relationship with the family, and the coat has remained in their possession. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Jacqui Rigoni detailing the family's relationship to Monroe and the history of the coat.
The monkey species used to make this Marilyn Monroe monkey fur coat is on the Endangered Species list. U.S. Endangered Species Act regulations required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service impose certain regulations on the sale of this coat. Please read the following carefully:
Please read the following carefully: The Marilyn Monroe monkey fur coat may be sold to a resident of California without requiring a Federal permit. A non-California resident may bid on this coat and if he or she were the winning bidder could apply for a Federal permit to remove the coat from the state of California. Julien’s has been advised that a Federal permit would likely be REFUSED by the governing offices. It is vehemently advised that non-residents of California DO NOT bid on this Marilyn Monroe owned monkey fur coat. If you bid on this lot and are unable to obtain a permit Julien’s has no liability and will be unable to refund you for your purchase.
A California resident who purchases this coat and later moves from California to another state would not be required to obtain a permit if he or she maintained ownership of the coat when changing state of residence. However, the owner would need to make sure there are no state regulations prohibiting the transfer of the coat from one state to another.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 | Winning Bid: $32,000

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Lot 144: MARILYN MONROE FAN FROM THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL
A vintage lace fan used by Marilyn Monroe in the film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). The folding hand fan is used by Monroe in the ballroom scene in the film. The frame and guard are embellished with floral motif carvings embellished with pink, blue, and gold-metallic paint. The accompanying letter from the consignor explains that the fan was gifted by Monroe to William Louis George Le Brun, known as Louis Le Brun in the film industry, who was the Chief Production Accountant for Warner Bros. in the United Kingdom. When Monroe was taken ill while filming, Le Brun, who was responsible for overseeing the distribution of all finances, which involved the insurance and wellbeing of the cast and production team, stayed by her side. As a thank-you, Monroe gave him this fan, or more specifically gave the fan to his wife as an apology for keeping Le Brun from his family. At the time the fan was received several of the fan blades were broken, presumed to be from use during filming. The fan has remained in the possession of the Le Brun family since the gift was made by Monroe.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 | Winning Bid: $10,000 

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Lot 149: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE MINI PINECONE TREE GIFTED FROM JOE DIMAGGIO TO MARILYN MONROE
A mini brown wire form holiday tree made of pinecones and other tree items, dusted with glitter. Wrapped in a black tulle base. The tree was purportedly a gift from Joe DiMaggio to Marilyn Monroe one Christmas when he discovered that she did not have a tree to celebrate the holidays.
Height, 23 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 246, "Marilyn Monroe: Property from The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Winning Bid: $7,500 

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Lot 150: MARILYN MONROE ROCOCO STYLE COFFEE TABLE
A carved wood coffee table with canted edges and inset parchment top.
PROVENANCE Lot 558, "Marilyn Monroe: Property from The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $2,880

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Lot 151: MARILYN MONROE FLOWER SWAG
Gold tone wirework floral wall ornament, with enameled blue and purple flowers formed from Australian pennies dated 1942. Two leaves and one flower detached.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 456, “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27-28, 1999
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | unsold

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Lot 153: MARILYN MONROE MIRROR
A small handheld sterling silver mirror accompanied by a handwritten note reading in full on the recto: “11/1/00/ This make-up mirror was owned/ by Marilyn Monroe. It was left in/ her 57 St Apart-/ ment when she/ moved to California./ The super of/ the building/ ”liberated” it.’ Hopefully, you/ will find a good/ home for it!/ Thanks./ Terry Seymour (212) 777-0157” as well as “Mrs. S:/ will write thank you/ letter when donate it”; on the verso is “Super’s daughter used it/ a few years. T. Seymour/ in real estate, were (sic)/ selling MM apartment a few/ years ago./ Super gave it to her./ Super said/ MM bought it in/ London, used it/ a lot at home./ I thanked her and said/ you would like to/ donate it to Hollygrove.”
Approximate diameter, 7 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 224, “Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe,” Julien’s Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 | Winning Bid: $1,920

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Lot 154: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE ABSTRACT PARCEL GILT FAN
A folding paper Japanese hand fan with abstract parcel gilt decoration.
15 1/2 by 24 1/2 by 2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 244, "Marilyn Monroe: Property from The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $1,024
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Documents papiers


Lot 131: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM UNCLE ART
A double-sided two-page letter written to Marilyn Monroe from "Uncle Art," who was a relative of Monroe's foster mother, Grace Goddard. The letter reads in part "So glad you are making satisfactory progress in school. I advise that you be particularly diligent in the cultural subjects...sad is the fate of the young woman who has not the ambition to so model and mold her language and conduct as to have [illegible] herself to the point where she can mingle with cultured people inconspicuously." The letter is written on International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania, stationery, undated and signed "Devotedly Yours, Uncle Art."
PROVENANCE Sotheby’s Parke-Bernet, Sale number 94, October 21, 1973
Estimate: $500 - $1,000 | Winning Bid: $640
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 Lot 133: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK TO JAX
A Marilyn Monroe completed and signed Jax counter check in the amount of $63.83; address is listed as the Beverly Carlton Hotel. Monroe did not fill in the date; the check is stamped on verso May 12, 1952.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000 | Winning Bid: $640
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Lot 148: MARILYN MONROE 1954 SIGNED CHECK
A counter check fully completed and signed by Marilyn Monroe. The check is dated October 11, 1954, to The Christian Community in the amount of $50.00. On October 6, 1954, Monroe announced her separation from then-husband Joe DiMaggio.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 | Winning Bid: $4,480
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 Lot 152: MARILYN MONROE SKIN CARE REGIME INSTRUCTIONS
A typed instruction sheet dated June 11, 1958, for Marilyn Monroe’s skin care regime from the Erno Laszlo Institute. The instructions are for morning care of skin, evening “ ’if’ dressing” for formal occasions, and in the evening before retiring. The sheet also includes a list of foods not to eat.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 334, "Marilyn Monroe: Property from The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $400 - $600 | Winning Bid: $3,840
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 Lot 155: MARILYN MONROE BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S SCRIPT AND REPORT
A clean copy of the screenplay for Breakfast at Tiffany's written by George Axelrod and dated July 9, 1959. Monroe was considering the part, and she sought the opinions of her professional team including the Strasbergs, her husband, and management team. The script is accompanied by a single-page, typed "report" dated September 23, 1959, which also has the name "Parone" typed to the left of the date. Literary luminary Edward Parone was at the time running Monroe's production company and most likely is the one who wrote this single-page, scathing review of the script, leading with the simple sentence, "I think not." It goes on to criticize the screenplay, determining, "I can see Marilyn playing a part like Holly and even giving this present one all the elan it badly needs, but I don't feel she should play it: it lacks insight and warmth and reality and importance." It has been long reported that Monroe declined the part upon the advice of Lee Strasberg, but this document provides further evidence that other people in her inner circle advised her not to take the role. Together with a four-page shooting schedule for November 4, 1960, for the film.
PROVENANCE Lot 441, "Marilyn Monroe: Property from The Estate of Lee Strasberg," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, November 17-19, 2016
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000 | Winning Bid: $12,500

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Lot 160: JOHN F. KENNEDY 1962 BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION PROGRAM
A program from President John F. Kennedy's birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1962. The program, with "Happy Birthday Mr. President" and an image of Kennedy on the cover, lists the entertainers of the evening: Marilyn Monroe - who sang her now-famous rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Kennedy, Ella Fitzgerald, Maria Callas, Henry Fonda, Peggy Lee, and Danny Kaye, among others.
Estimate: $600 - $800 | Winning Bid: $1,600 

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Medical


Lot 157: MARILYN MONROE PELVIC X-RAY
A Marilyn Monroe pelvic X-ray dated November 9, 1954. Information ghost printed in the upper right of the X-ray reads "Cedars of Lebanon Hospital/ Drs. E. Freedman and S. Finck/ Name Di Maggio, Mrs. Marilyn/ No. 50612 Date 11-9-54/ Ref. By Dr. L. Krohn." Dr. Leon Krohn was Monroe’s gynecologist.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 | Winning Bid: $3,840
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Lot 158: MARILYN MONROE MEDICAL FILE
A medical file pertaining to cosmetic surgery performed on Marilyn Monroe. The file includes facial X-rays and doctors' notes from the office of Dr. Michael Gurdin, M.D., and the X-ray office of Drs. Conti and Steinberg. Dr. Gurdin's chart on Monroe begins on July 14, 1958, and lists the patient as Marilyn Miller with addresses in New York and Los Angeles. The chief complaint listed is "chin deformity" and goes on to give a medical history that begins in 1950 and ends in 1962. Listed are a 1956 bout of neutropenia in England; 1957 ectopic pregnancy in New York; and 1950 cartilage implant in chin that the doctor observed had slowly begun to dissolve. Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Monroe's nose only, not the bones. The last entry is dated June 7, 1962, and reports a fall at between 2 and 3 a.m. resulting in swelling and tenderness of the nose. Monroe was brought to Dr. Gurdin by her psychoanalyst, Dr. Ralph Greenson. Monroe was referred to Drs. Conti and Steinberg for X-rays. For her visit to the radiologists she was given the alias "Miss Joan Newman," and that name appears on the paperwork with Monroe's Brentwood home address. Six X-rays are in the folder: a frontal facial bones X-ray; a smaller X-ray that is a composite of the right and left sides of her nasal bones; and four small dental X-rays into the roof of Monroe's mouth, looking upward toward the nasal bones. The conclusion, written by Dr. Conti and dated June 7, 1962, is that there was no damage to Monroe's nose due to her fall. A more recent evaluation of the X-rays indicates a very minute hairline fracture of this bone. Monroe had turned 36 less than a week earlier. On June 8, the following day, Monroe was fired from the film Something's Got to Give (20th Century Fox, 1962).
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 | unsold
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Presse


Lot 132: PLAYBOY MAGAZINE FIRST ISSUE SIGNED BY HUGH HEFNER
An original first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner. The magazine, which launched in December 1953, sold for 50 cents a copy. Housed in a protective plastic case.
  Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 | Winning Bid: $12,800
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Art


Lot 198: AL HIRSCHFELD ABE HIRSCHFELD PRINT
A print of Al Hirschfeld’s "Abe Hirschfeld and Friends" caricature commissioned by Abe Hirschfeld in 1988. The image shows Abe surrounded by Shirley MacLaine, Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Jackson, Jackie Mason, Anthony Quinn, Donald Trump, Barbra Streisand, Carol Channing, Jackie Onassis, Jackie Gleason, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe. With a faded inscription that reads "To Mary [illegible] With appreciation from all of us Abe Hirschfeld."
Estimate: $100 - $300 | Winning Bid: $1,600
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12 octobre 2015

Enchère "Bert Stern The Last Sitting" 04/12/2015

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Vente aux enchères 'Bert Stern: The last Sitting' le 4 décembre 2015 par Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd en Angleterre. Les lots avec leur description sont en consultation libre sur invaluable

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 Photographies de Bert Stern


Lots 2 - 3
H5945-L78805000  H5945-L78806229   

Lot 7
H5945-L79104314 

Lots 15 - 16
H5945-L78805166  H5945-L78943872 

Lots 20 à 22
H5945-L78804687 H5945-L81651099 H5945-L80016587 

Lots 27 - 28
H5945-L78759358  H5945-L78759828 

Lot 30
H5945-L78420278

Lot 63 
H5945-L78604662 

Lots 65 à 72
H5945-L77828358 H5945-L77822878 H5945-L78421843 
H5945-L77552881 H5945-L77580629 
H5945-L77629187 H5945-L77667708 H5945-L77700572 

Lot 79 à 83 
H5945-L77793578 H5945-L77576076
H5945-L77681105  H5945-L77857967  H5945-L77684059 

Lot 86
H5945-L80534117 

Lots 89 - 90
H5945-L77575957  H5945-L77791215 

Lots 93 à lot 101 
H5945-L77558876 H5945-L77695719 H5945-L77696464
H5945-L77562869 H5945-L77581760 H5945-L77582686 
H5945-L77582974 H5945-L77629086 
H5945-L77629122 

Lots 110 -111
H5945-L77799287  H5945-L77822879 

Lot 115
H5945-L80532640 

Lots 119 à 129
H5945-L77822801  H5945-L77798529 
H5945-L77793922 H5945-L77684573
H5945-L77576238 H5945-L77556703 H5945-L77556901 
H5945-L77561946  H5945-L77576194 
H5945-L77576217  H5945-L78269410

Lot 135 - 136 
H5945-L77701287 H5945-L77701676 

Lots 138 à 141  
H5945-L80533219  H5945-L77668385  
H5945-L77666306  H5945-L77859427 

Lot 150 
H5945-L77858432 

Lot 169
H5945-L80532298 

Lot 175 
H5945-L80769939 
H5945-L80769938 H5945-L80769940 H5945-L80769941

Lot 190 
H5945-L79223668 

Lots 192 à 194 
H5945-L78562983  H5945-L78747154  H5945-L78805397 

Lot 234
H5945-L81146400 

Lot 275
H5945-L81678902 

Lots 279 à 281
H5945-L81417746 H5945-L81419716 H5945-L81420005 

Lots 308 à 311
H5945-L81645957  H5945-L81646188  H5945-L81646376 
H5945-L81646438  


 Photographies de Bill Ray


Lot 78 
H5945-L79963275 

Lots 173 - 174
H5945-L80459135  H5945-L80459557 


 Photographies de Joe Jasgur


Lots 44 à 47 
H5945-L80959808 H5945-L80960110  
H5945-L80960132 H5945-L80960144

Lots 54 à 56
H5945-L80959533 H5945-L80959586 H5945-L80960041

Lots 105 - 106
H5945-L80959694  H5945-L80959880 

Lot 164
H5945-L80959922 

Lot 181 à 186
H5945-L80959175 H5945-L80959281 H5945-L80959385
H5945-L80959483 H5945-L80959994 H5945-L80960167

Lots 202 - 203
H5945-L80960026  H5945-L80960191


 Photographies Diverses


 Lots 204 à 219
 H5945-L80960194  H5945-L80960195 H5945-L80960197 
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H5945-L80960200  H5945-L80960201 
H5945-L80960203 
H5945-L80960205 H5945-L80960206 
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H5945-L80960214 H5945-L80960216 H5945-L80960226
H5945-L80960228 H5945-L80960229  H5945-L80960231 


Vêtements


Lot 312: MARILYN MONROE WORN DARK BROWN FUR STOLE.
Worn dark brown mink fur stole. Dark brown mink fur stole. Worn by the actress Marilyn Monroe. Acquired by Sid Cahuenga who visited the studio's in LA and purchased anything that had been used in the movies and worn by the stars. This dark brown mink fur stole measures 64 inches in length and is in very good condition.
Provenance: Supplied with a coa from Disney.
Estimated Price: £600 - £1,000
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Lot 313: MARILYN MONROE WORN BROWN FUR COAT.
A long brown fur coat with the manufactures initials sewn inside E J. Worn by Marilyn Monroe. A similar coat shown being worn by Marilyn. A fur coat measuring 44 inches in length, with metal catches and large initials sewn inside: E J by the manufacturer. Worn by the actress Marilyn Monroe. Acquired by Sid Cahuenga who visited the studio's in LA and purchased anything that had been used in the movies and worn by the stars.
Provenance: Supplied with a coa from Disney.
Estimated Price: £600 - £1,000 
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Divers


Lot 322 MICHAEL JACKSON DRAWING: MARILYN MONROE PORTRAIT.
'MM PORTRAIT' A drawing by Michael Jackson of Marilyn Monroe in light crayons. Signed in black crayon by MJ. 24x18 inches. 
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14 novembre 2014

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


Bijoux


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lot 732: MARILYN MONROE 1955 "GOLDEN DREAMS" CALENDAR
 A Marilyn Monroe "Golden Dreams" calendar from 1955. This vintage calendar was created after it was revealed that the model was Marilyn Monroe. Text to the right of Monroe's image reads "Posed by Marilyn Monroe." The infamous photograph was taken by Tom Kelley. Calendar pages are intact. Housed in a frame.
22 by 12 inches
 Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 733: MARILYN MONROE "GOLDEN DREAMS" PRINT
 A vintage color poster print of Marilyn Monroe from her Red Velvet session with photographer Tom Kelley, housed in a frame. "Golden Dreams" is printed at the lower center.
19 1/2 by 16 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $200 - $400 
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Lot 734: MARILYN MONROE "GOLDEN DREAMS" SALES SAMPLES
 A pair of sales samples of Marilyn Monroe “Golden Dreams” and “Lure of Lace” promotional images contained in an explanatory envelope. The images are promoted as “giveaway mounts” that can be printed with business information. The mounts are offered with the nude “Golden Dreams” image or the “Lure of Lace,” which is the "Golden Dreams" image “overprinted with lingerie finery.”
Largest, 14 by 11 inches
Winning bid:$1,600 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 735: MARILYN MONROE RED VELVET SESSION PLAYING CARDS
 A set of Marilyn Monroe playing cards featuring Tom Kelley’s Red Velvet photographs. Two unopened playing card decks with tax stamps, circa 1953. One deck shows Monroe in the pose titled “Golden Dreams,” the other deck is of Monroe in the pose titled “A New Wrinkle.” Contained in a presentation box stamped with an image of Monroe’s “A New Wrinkle” pose. A brief description is on the box's interior. Produced by Brown & Bigelow.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
8 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $512 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 736: MARILYN MONROE FIRST ISSUE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
 A copy of the first issue of Playboy Magazine that features Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Monroe also appears on the interior of the premiere issue in an article on pages 17-18 titled "What Makes Marilyn" and a color pin-up of Monroe taken by Tom Kelley during the 1949 Red Velvet session on page 19. Monroe is called "Sweetheart of the Month," which evolved to Playmate of the Month. No date appears on the cover because Hugh Hefner has stated that he didn't know if there would be a second issue. The magazine hit newsstands in December 1953 and sold for 50 cents.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $15,625 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 737: PLAYBOY 40TH ANNIVERSARY FENDER STRATOCASTER
 A Playboy 40th Anniversary limited edition Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster. The guitar body is custom painted by Pamelina H. and features an image of Marilyn Monroe from the Red Velvet session that appeared in the first issue of Playboy magazine against a black background. Fender Custom Shop neckplate, backplate engraved “Playboy” with an image of the Playboy Bunny logo. Headstock bears the image of a Playboy Femlin, numbered on back of headstock “DE2-092 of 175." Playboy bunny logo inlays on flamed maple fingerboard. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Fender Custom Shop dated April 25, 1994; a red leather "Playboy” guitar strap; and a red leather gig bag that fits into an SKB flight case.
39 by 13 inches
Winning bid: $25,000 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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01 février 2014

Manteau beige en poil de chameau

Camel Hair Overcoat
manteau en poil de chameau 

 1953

C'est un manteau de la garde robe personnelle de Marilyn Monroe. Approprié pour l'hiver, il est long, en poil de chameau, de couleur beige, avec un large col, de gros boutons, ceintré à la taille par une large ceinture avec une boucle surdimensionnée. C'est un manteau classique et moderne à la fois, intemporel, et luxueux car signé Christian Dior. Marilyn le porta à diverses occasions lors de l'année 1953, jusqu'en 1954:


Marilyn porte ce manteau le 1er septembre 1953 lors de son départ du Canada (qui marque la fin du tournage des scènes extérieures du film "La rivière sans retour"): elle marche alors avec des béquilles car elle portait un bandage après s'être foulée la cheville sur le tournage du film:

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Au début du mois de  septembre 1953 , Milton Greene la photographie dans les locaux du magazine Look: elle accessoirise sa tenue avec une paire de gants en dentelles noires et un foulard blanc à pois.

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Marilyn est à nouveau vue avec ce manteau le 10 septembre 1953 en sortant des répétitions pour l'émission du 'Jack Benny Show' (qui sera diffusée trois jours plus tard) à Los Angeles, en compagnie de Jack Benny:

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Puis Marilyn le porte encore le 4 décembre 1954 à une soirée au Palm Spring Racquet Club:

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Et probablement la même année, à New York:

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En Hiver 1955 à New York, Marilyn est photograhiée par ses fans:

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03 décembre 2011

Marilyn Monroe: the unseen files

The_TelegraphMarilyn Monroe: the unseen files 
Par Tim Auld, publié le 21/02/2011,
en ligne
sur telegraph.co.uk 

A new book reveals the extraordinary contents of Marilyn Monroe's private filing cabinets, thought lost for over 40 years after her death

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Detail of a test print from the Marilyn Monroe archive
 Photo: MARK ANDERSON

In November 2005 Millington Conroy, a businessman living in Rowland Heights, 40 miles east of Los Angeles, contacted Mark Anderson, a successful magazine photographer, to discuss an unusual commission.

He had in his possession two metal filing-cabinets, one brown, one grey, containing private papers and a collection of furs, jewellery and other assorted memorabilia, all belonging to Marilyn Monroe. Would Anderson be interested in photographing the collection?

The material – about 10,000 documents – had been thought lost for more than 40 years since the death of Monroe on the night of 4 August 1962. Now, here it was, a treasure trove, languishing in a Californian suburb.

It was the commission of a lifetime, the largest undocumented Monroe archive in existence. Yes, of course Anderson was interested, and, with the help of the biographer and Monroe aficionado Lois Banner, he set about creating a record of the archive's contents, which is now to be published for the first time as a book.

There are letters from Monroe glowing with admiration for Robert Kennedy; a half-finished love letter to her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio found in her room after she died from a drug overdose; unseen pictures of Monroe as a child and young woman; touching fan mail; rare insights into her marriage to the playwright Arthur Miller; and extensive documentation of her squabbles with the Hollywood studio Twentieth Century-Fox.


In these documents the flesh-and-blood Monroe, usually lost in the heady blaze of the images of her on film and in glamour photographs, comes alive in the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life.

We can see her bookshop receipt for The Life and Works of Sigmund Freud, volumes one, two and three (she was a slave to therapy); the newspaper cuttings, both flattering and critical; her witty little telegrams. Then there are the bills for enemas, facials and prescription drugs, the uppers and downers that in her later years carried her through the day, and eventually killed her.

Frank Sinatra, one of Monroe's lovers, is said to have suggested she buy the filing cabinets to protect her privacy when she was living in New York in 1958. In early 1962, when she moved to Brentwood, Los Angeles, she had the cabinets shipped down.

The grey one, containing private correspondence, was kept in the guest cottage at the Brentwood house; the brown one, containing business records, was stored across town in her office at Twentieth Century-Fox studios.

One account of Monroe's last night claims that she actually died in the guest cottage and was subsequently moved to her bedroom in the main house and rearranged on her bed.

What is certain is that sometime on the night of 4 August the cabinet in the guest cottage was broken into, and that crucial files were removed – perhaps pertaining to Monroe's relationship with the Kennedys and their links with the Mafia boss Sam Giancana, perhaps to her contractual arrangements with Twentieth Century-Fox.

How did these immensely valuable cabinets manage to vanish for so long only to resurface in a quiet corner of suburban California? The key to the mystery is Inez Melson, Monroe's business manager in the mid-1950s, guardian of Monroe's schizophrenic mother, and, following Monroe's death, administrator of her Los Angeles holdings.

In the days and weeks after Monroe died Melson, who received nothing in Monroe's will (the bulk of the estate and her personal effects were left to Lee and Paula Strasberg, her acting coaches), made sure the filing cabinets ended up in her possession.

She had the brown cabinet at Twentieth Century-Fox transported to her home in Hollywood Hills, and, fraudulently, using the name of one of her nephews, bought the grey cabinet for $25 at the Monroe Estate auction she herself had organised. Upon her death in 1985 Melson left her collection, including the cabinets, to her sister-in-law Ruth Conroy, who, upon her death, bequeathed it to her son Millington.

In the course of their research, it soon became apparent to Anderson and Banner that Melson had acquired the contents of her archive illegally and that Strasberg's third wife, Anna, was in fact the legal owner of the material.

'We told Mill what we had found,' writes Banner. 'Realising that his ownership of the collection could be in jeopardy, he threatened to sell it on the black market… We wanted to ensure that the [collection] remained intact and that it would eventually be shown to the public; so we informed Anna Strasberg of its existence. We were not privy to her ensuing negotiations with Mill. All we know is that, in the end, they reached a settlement.'

What is astonishing about the archive, says Banner, is quite how much material has survived, and also its quality. Amid the mass of bills, cheques, contracts and publicity shots there are insights into the most private corners of her life.

Monroe grew up effectively an orphan. She never knew her father, and her mother's illness meant Monroe spent her childhood and teenage years being passed from family to family, including a spell at the Los Angeles Orphan Home. She was left with a lifelong desire to truly belong in a family, and to bring up children of her own.

Monroe's horror at the idea of not being able to get pregnant is made starkly and rather zanily clear by a handwritten letter she taped to her stomach before having her appendix removed in 1952: 'Cut as little as possible,' it reads. 'I know it seems vain but that doesn't really come into it. The fact I'm a woman is important. You have children and you must know what it means. For God's sakes Dear Doctor no ovaries removed.'

Monroe suffered three miscarriages in the mid-1950s while married to the playwright Arthur Miller, and the archive is full of reminders of how painful that time must have been. There's a receipt for a maternity dress Miller bought, and a letter of condolence from the poet Louis Untermeyer, which sums up the paradox of her life – at once adored by millions and isolated in her suffering: 'It's grimly ironic that while the rest of the country was enjoying the comedy of your impersonations in Life [the December 1958 issue had a shoot in which Monroe spoofed the great sirens of history], you were going through your personal tragedy… Arthur's tribute was a model of good taste, artistic balance, and love. It must be an added comfort to know that everyone loves you – especially now.'

Most extraordinary is a letter she and Miller received on 24 January 1958, in the aftermath of her third miscarriage, offering them a child to adopt: 'Wonder if you might be interested in the adoption of a baby girl, that was born to an unwed mother about the same time your wife lost her child. It is a healthy and beautiful baby and the mother feels that you people would really make a good happy home for her… If you are interested you can reach me by phone.'

Would Monroe have been a good mother? Who can tell? But letters she wrote to her stepchildren, Bobby and Jane Miller, reveal a playfulness and understanding of childhood needs and disappointments that would surely have stood her in good stead.

In August 1957 we find her writing to them at summer camp in the guise of their basset hound, Hugo (she also wrote to them as their Siamese cat, Sugar Finney): 'It sure is lonesome round here! I made a mistake and I am sorry, but I chewed up one of your baseballs. I didn't mean to. I thought it was a tennis ball and that it wouldn't make any difference but Daddy and Marilyn said that they would get you another one, so is it all right for me to keep playing with this one as long as you are getting a new one? Love from your friend and ankle-chewer.'

The light-hearted, but slightly wistful tone of these letters (the word lonesome crops up again and again in her letters to the children at this time) are made more poignant by the fact that on 1 August Monroe had suffered her second miscarriage.

Anderson and Banner's selection of material presents Monroe in a positive light. She is a woman fighting to control her image in a man's world; a talented comic actress compared by directors to Garbo and Chaplin; a caring stepmother; a clever correspondent; a trustworthy friend.

The authors do not, however, gloss over her petulance ('I am exceedingly sorry but I do not like it,' reads her curt telegram to Twentieth Century-Fox on being sent the script for Pink Tights, which she'd already decided she did not want to make); nor over her refusal to compromise, which during the filming of The Misfits led to Dorothy Jeakins – a major Hollywood costume designer who had done costumes for Monroe on both Niagara and Let's Make Love – leaving the film ('I'm sorry I have displeased you. I feel quite defeated – like a misfit, in fact,' wrote Jenkins). Angry legal spats also bear witness to her legendary lateness, which resulted in almost everything she worked on running over schedule.

Despite knowing how infuriating she could be, it remains impossible not to like Monroe. She had a wit worthy of Mae West ('There is only one way he could comment on my sexuality and I'm afraid he has never had the opportunity!' she wrote of Tony Curtis, though he would later claim to have been her lover) and an ability to remain winsome even in adversity.

After she was fired from the film Something's Got to Give in 1962, as her drug habit escalated, she wrote to George Cukor, the director: 'I blame myself but never you. The next weekend I will do any painting, cleaning, brushing you need around the house. I can also dust.'

Marilyn always said it was the people and not the studios who had made her famous, and we see the best of her when she reaches out to her public. She received thousands of fan letters each week, and was meticulous about filing away those that had particularly touched her.

There is a charming letter from a 17-year-old Italian boy, who is clearly entirely overcome: 'I imagine that you and I dance wrapped in a sky of stars, and they smile on us.' He requests a lock of Monroe's hair. Monroe is clearly touched because along with the letter is found a note by her: 'Pic of him and dedication autographed and returned also a lock of hair. Also a letter which I will carry next to my heart always.'

Equally moving is a note from the mother of a soldier who saw Monroe perform in Korea in 1955. She quotes from the letter her son sent her: 'When she appeared on the stage, there was just a sort of gasp from the audience – a single gasp multiplied by the 12,000 soldiers present… The broadcasting system was extremely poor… However, it didn't matter. Had she only walked out on stage and smiled it would have been enough.'

If representatives of the Kennedys did remove documents from the filing cabinet on the night of Monroe's death, and Lois Banner is certain that they did ('I know who took them and what happened to them, but I don't feel at liberty to say at this point,' Banner told me), they were pretty thorough. The archive now has almost no material relating to Monroe's relationships with JFK and Robert Kennedy, which are thought to have dominated the final months of her life.

Tantalisingly, she makes two references to Robert Kennedy in letters written on 2 February 1962, the day after she had attended a dinner in the attorney general's honour. To Arthur Miller's son, Bobby, she writes: 'I had to go to this dinner last night as [Robert Kennedy] was the guest of honor and when they asked him who he wanted to meet, he wanted to meet me. So, I went to the dinner and I sat next to him, and he isn't a bad dancer either. But I was mostly impressed with how serious he is about civil rights.'

She is rather more circumspect when relating the incident to Miller's father, Isidore: '[Robert Kennedy] seems rather mature and brilliant for his thirty-six years, but what I liked best about him, besides his Civil Rights program, is he's got such a wonderful sense of humor.'

Smitten? Maybe. There are certainly no other letters here that emanate this wide-eyed flirty glow. But the remaining documents from Monroe's last spring and summer offer no hint as to where this relationship might have gone.

Instead there are ledgers and memos charting the increasingly poor state of Monroe's finances and revealing that her main expenditure was on medical bills. There is an eerie absence of anything else. Where are the letters from friends, the fan mail, the urgent telegrams of former times?

Stolen, perhaps? Or had the isolation that Marilyn always so feared begun to close around her. The only hint of human warmth to be found among a sea of cheques and tumbling balances is a note, signed with a heart, from Monroe's acting coach Paula Strasberg: 'Have faith,' it reads.

MM – Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe (Abrams, £22.50), by Lois Banner with photographs by Mark Anderson, published on Tuesday, is available from Telegraph Books (0844 871 1515; books.telegraph.co.uk) at £20.50 plus £1.25 p&p

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The private files of Marilyn Monroe

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  1/ PUBLICITY STILLS: Monroe in 1960 on the set of Let’s Make Love

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 2/LETTER TO HER SURGEON: A note Monroe taped to her stomach before her appendectomy in 1952, in which she urged the doctor to remove 'as little as possible... no ovaries’
3/ BOOKSHOP RECEIPT: When asked by journalists what her religion was, Monroe replied 'Freud’. She began reading his writings during her early years in Hollywood. This receipt shows the purchase of all three volumes of his life and works
4/ CLOTHING LIST: Favourite garments shipped to Monroe in New York in 1955. The seventh item is thought to be the dress she wore to perform to troops in Korea

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5/ LETTER FROM HER FOSTER MOTHER: Ida Bolender, who had looked after Monroe as a child, wrote to Marilyn’s half-sister after the star’s death to dispute stories of an unhappy childhood. The picture was taken by Monroe’s grandmother
6/ LETTER TO HER STEPCHILDREN: Monroe writes to Arthur Miller’s children at summer camp in the voice of their cat, Sugar Finney (or 'Feeny’ as she misspells it)
7/ FUR COAT: This leopardskin coat is thought to have belonged to Monroe and have been taken from her home after she died by Inez Melson

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8/ LETTER FROM A COSTUME DESIGNER: Dorothy Jeakins, a famous Hollywood costume designer, left The Misfits after a disagreement over her work. Here she writes to the actress to apologise for displeasing her
9/ FANMAIL: Two children from Brooklyn send a token of their esteem
10/UNUSED MATERNITY CLOTHES: Receipt for a bed-jacket Arthur Miller bought Monroe just before she suffered a miscarriage in December 1958

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11/ FOSTER BROTHER: The Bolenders called Monroe and Lester, another of their foster children, 'the twins’
12/ LETTER FROM HER PUBLICIST: In a letter of 1959 Joe Wolhandler lists the several inaccurate press stories he has had to deny in the past 24 hours. He concludes, 'I am in the business 20 years and I still don’t know how these things happen’
13/ TEST PRINT: A costume and make-up test for Something’s Got to Give

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14/ LETTER TO HER LAWYER: Monroe’s assistant writes to the lawyer’s secretary to make sure the parlous state of Monroe’s finances remains a secret

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15/ THE FILING CABINETS
16/ ADOPTION OFFER: Soon after one of Monroe’s miscarriages, she and Arthur Miller received this letter offering a baby girl
17/ RECORD RECEIPT: A bill for three records by Frank Sinatra, who is known to have had an affair with Monroe