03 juillet 2015

Les débuts de Marilyn Monroe sous l'objectif

Les débuts de Marilyn Monroe sous l'objectif
Publié le jeudi 25 juin 2015
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Vendredi (26 juin 2015) sera vendue aux enchères une série de clichés de Marilyn Monroe, réalisée lorsqu’elle avait 19 ans. La future star y pose souriante et visiblement détendue, vêtue d’un jean et d’une chemise à carreaux ou d'un maillot de bain. Même si elle n’est pas encore la bombe blonde platine aux lèvres rouges, Marilyn est reconnaissable sur cette plage, tirant à l’arc, regardant à travers un télescope, ou gardant entre ses mains un appareil photo. Le photographe Joseph Jasgur ne s’y est pas trompé: il a expliqué avoir su, à l’instant où il l’a rencontrée, qu’elle aurait un succès fou. Plongé dans ses yeux bleus, il disait avoir eu l’impression de «regarder dans un kaléidoscope».

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Les photographies et objets liés à Marilyn Monroe s’arrachent dans les ventes aux enchères. En juin 2011, la «subway dress» de la célébrissime scène de la bouche de métro dans «Sept ans de réflexion» avait été vendue pour 4,6 millions de dollars à Beverly Hills. Elle appartenait à une vente de 600 costumes qui appartenaient à l’actrice Debbie Reynolds, au cours de laquelle s’était également vendue la robe rouge à sequins de «Les hommes préfèrent les blondes». Cette tenue inoubliable s’était elle vendue 1,2 million de dollars, après avoir été évaluée à un prix entre 200.000 et 300.000 dollars.   

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21 juin 2015

'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later'

'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later': The astonishing treasure trove of rare images show Marilyn Monroe as you've never seen her before
By Astrid And Ben Franse
Published: 21:01 GMT, 20 June 2015
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They languished for decades in an old box, yet these extremely rare photographs, many never seen before, reveal the stunning transformation of a naive young model into the world’s biggest movie star... but only after she reluctantly agreed to break open the peroxide.

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A brunette Norma Jeane in 1946, the year she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe

Twenty years ago, Astrid and Ben Franse, owners of a Fifties memorabilia store, were in a vintage shop in Los Angeles when the shopkeeper came over with a box, telling them: ‘It’s press clippings and pictures of Marilyn Monroe. I only got a quick look. It was take it or leave it.’
The couple bought the box and took it home to the Netherlands, where it was stored under a desk and promptly forgotten – until 2012 when a dealer telephoned from the U.S. about a client who was a big Marilyn fan.
Ben remembered the box and went to check what it contained. He was stunned. It was the archive of Blue Book, the modelling agency that launched Marilyn’s career.
There were negatives, letters, telegrams, photos and worksheets.
Using this treasure trove of unseen images, Astrid and Marilyn expert Michelle Morgan, author of ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private And Undisclosed’, have been able to tell the little-known story of Marilyn before she was famous...

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In 1946, the year Marilyn signed her first film contract, with 20th Century Fox 

Emmeline Snively appraised the girl in front of her in the office of her model agency.
She was ‘in a simple white dress and armed with her portfolio, which offered no more than a few snaps. You wouldn’t necessarily wear a white dress on a modelling job, and it was as clean and white and ironed and shining as she was.’
Snively noted the 19-year-old’s measurements on an agency card: ‘Size 12, height 5.6, 36 bust, 24 waist, 34 hips. Blue eyes, perfect teeth and blonde, curly hair.’
But she would later recall: ‘Actually her hair was dirty blonde. California blonde, which means that it is dark in the winter and light in the summer.
'It curled very close to her head, and was unmanageable. I knew it would have to be bleached and worked on.’
It was August 2, 1945 and this was the first meeting between Norma Jeane Dougherty – later known as Marilyn Monroe – and the mentor who launched her career.

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This was taken approximately 1948. ‘She did have a pleasant personality; an all-American girl personality – cute, wholesome and respectable,' said Blue Book Model Agency's Emmeline Snively

Norma Jeane (she was christened Jeane with an ‘e’, but this was often misspelt) had been raised in foster homes – her father was unknown, her mother mentally ill. At 15, she met James Dougherty. He was good-looking and sporty.
She was looking for a way to avoid another stint in an orphanage so, after prompting by her foster mother and future mother-in-law, she agreed to marry Dougherty in 1942, weeks after her 16th birthday.
Two years later, her husband joined the navy and Norma Jeane moved in with her in-laws and took a job in the Radio Plane munitions factory.
She hated the job and living with her husband’s parents. So when a photographer organised a few modelling assignments for her, it seemed to offer a way out.
James initially approved of the work but made it clear that he would only tolerate it until he returned.
While she was at the factory the family trusted Norma Jeane completely, possibly because mother-in-law Ethel worked there too and could keep an eye on her.
But when she was crowned ‘Queen of the Radio Plane Picnic’ during a company outing, they saw that a normal life with a house and children was not on her mind.

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Marilyn posing with ski sticks in a 1944 photo shoot (FROM THE COLLECTION OF KIM GOODWIN USED WITH PERMISSION FROM DAVID CONOVER JNR); On a swimwear shoot in 1946

Things came to a head one evening when Norma Jeane, driving home from a modelling job and, by her admission, ‘dreaming again’, crashed into another vehicle and wrote off her husband’s car.
That was the beginning of the end for Norma Jeane and the Doughertys. Soon after she moved in with former foster parent ‘Aunt’ Ana Lower.
The long-distance marriage limped on for another year – even surviving a fling Norma Jeane had with a photographer. But while modelling might have caused problems with her husband’s family, she was determined it would be her key to a better future.
So, to put her nascent career on a serious footing she had come to Snively’s Blue Book Model Agency, based in Los Angeles’s opulent Ambassador Hotel.
Many in modelling believed Blue Book was essentially an escort agency, providing girls for lonely businessmen staying at the hotel to take to dinner.
The LAPD kept a close watch,’ said a source who knew the agency at the time.
Snively admitted: ‘Many of my girls whose husbands were overseas dated on several nights of the week. But not Norma Jeane. She was interested only in legitimate assignments.’
The reception walls were covered in glossy photos of clients past and present, as was Snively’s office. There was a statue of the ancient Eygptian princess Nefertiti on her desk – ‘the most beautiful woman of her era,’ Snively believed.
The boss spoke in an English accent, though she was American. And she was picky about who she took on.

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1/ Marilyn with her magazine covers in 1946
2/ As a Blue Book model in 1946
3/ Marilyn posing with a fellow Blue Book Model in 1946

Do you sing ?’ Snively asked.
Just a little,’ replied Norma Jeane.
Dance ?
A little.’
Ambitions of becoming an actress ?
No, none at all.’
Do you have your own wardrobe ?
Not really,’ said Norma Jeane. ‘A few items but not many.’

Snively later recalled, ‘She had a white dress which looked terrific on her, although models usually shy away from white. It accentuated her bust and called attention to her figure. It was extremely tight across the front.
The only other things she seemed to own were a bathing suit and a blue suit ‘that didn’t do a thing for her’, according to Snively.
She had a girl next door look. All right, you never saw a girl next door who looked like Marilyn but that’s how she looked the day she came in. For me that’s how she always looked.’
Norma Jeane’s looks, enthusiasm and naivity won over the agency owner. She signed her up and set about training her in grooming, presentation and coordination. There was ‘good solid work on my part to analyse and develop her best points (no pun intended)’.

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A 1946 press release from Blue Book, revealing Marilyn’s vital statistics 

She determined that Norma Jeane could do two types of modelling. She couldn’t enter beauty contests – a useful way of raising a model’s profile – because she was married, which disqualified her.
Nor could she do catwalk modelling. As Snively observed: ‘She did have a pleasant personality; an all-American girl personality – cute, wholesome and respectable.
'There was no sultry sexiness about her. That came much later, although I did realise immediately that Marilyn would never do as a fashion model. Most fashion models are tall, sophisticated-looking and slim-chested. Marilyn was none of these.
And there was another problem – her walk. Her famous ‘wiggle walk’ went against everything a catwalk model was ever trained to do.
It has been claimed that she used to cut part of the heel from one shoe, causing her bottom to rock from side to side. Another suggestion was she had suffered from an illness as a child, resulting in a slight limp. Snively had a different theory.

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1/ In 1945, the year she signed with the Blue Book modelling agency
2/ Marilyn posing outdoors in 1945

She’s double-jointed in the knees, so she can’t relax and that is why her hips seem to sway.
'She couldn’t stand with a relaxed knee like most models, because her knees would lock in a stiff-legged position. Her walk is a result of that locking action... This she turned into an asset.’

Another ‘problem’ was her smile, which the agency felt made her nose look too long.
She smiled too high, that’s what was wrong, and it made deep lines around her nose,’ Snively later recalled.We taught her how to bring her smile down, and show her lowers.’
This resulted in the famous lip quiver which lookalikes emulate to this day.

Finally, there was the hair. ‘It was so curly, so frizzy.’
While Norma Jeane was eager to soak up any advice about her smile, she was less happy with what Snively suggested for her hair: bleach and straightening. There was no way the young model could afford the upkeep of such a style, and she had no wish to be made into a glamour girl.
She was a believer in naturalness,’ wrote Snively. ‘Any suggestions about lightening her hair or even styling it met with defeat.’

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1/ During 1948-49, as she waited for her film career to take off, Marilyn continued to take modelling jobs, occasionally doing nude work
2/ Magazine covers led to items in gossip columns which in turn led to a screen test at Twentieth Century Fox.A studio executive chose the name Marilyn, and she picked her grandmother’s surname, Monroe
3/ She won a contract and tiny roles in two minor films before being cast in the lead as a burlesque dancer in a film called Ladies Of The Chorus. It wasn’t a hit but Marilyn’s profile was raised

The agency boss tried desperately to change Norma Jeane’s mind. She made a compromise by blow-drying it straighter occasionally, but bleaching and permanently straightening? No.
Her first assignment was a ten-day industry show at LA’s Pan Pacific Auditorium. It wasn’t glamorous but it paid $90. She found herself on the Holga Steel stand, talking to visitors, giving out leaflets and demonstrating one of the company’s products – a filing cabinet. Holga sent Snively a glowing report.

Next she was in a series of photos for American Airlines – her first proper photo-modelling job.
The photographer was impressed by ‘her healthy good looks’ – there were photos of Norma Jeane applying make-up in the bathroom, in slippers and a robe.

Eventually, a job came up that required a model with blonde hair.
Look darling,’ Snively told her. ‘If you intend to go places in this business, you’ve got to bleach and straighten your hair; your face is a little too round and a hair job will lengthen it. Don’t worry about money, I’ll keep you working.’
She was hired for a shampoo ad on the understanding that she would sort out her hair. When the photographer offered to pay for the process, Norma Jeane finally agreed to go to the Frank and Joseph salon in Hollywood.
Snively loved it. ‘It was bleached to take it out of the obscurity of dishwater blonde,’ she wrote.  

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1/ In 1949, the year before her breakthrough role in The Asphalt Jungle
2/ A studio publicity shot from 1949
3/ In 1949, the year she appeared in the Marx Brothers film Love Happy. That paved the way for ever bigger parts and her iconic starring roles in the likes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot

Marilyn emerged a truly golden girl... She went into her bathing-suit stage, and the demand for her was terrific.
'She averaged $150 a week, and men began talking to her about going into motion pictures.’
It was the beginning of Norma Jeane’s transformation into Marilyn Monroe and from modelling to movies. Around this time Marilyn was walking down the street one day when a man pulled his Cadillac up next to her. He rolled down the window and told the young woman that she was so beautiful she should be in movies.
The man said he worked for the Goldwyn Studio and she should come for an audition.
Unfortunately, his studio turned out to be a rented suite, where the ‘executive’ persuaded her to pose in a variety of inappropriate positions, while reading a script.
All the poses were reclining, although the words I was reading didn’t seem to call for that position,’ Marilyn recalled.
Naive as I was, I soon figured this wasn’t the way to get a job in the movies. I manoeuvred toward the door and made a hasty exit.’

But magazine covers led to items in gossip columns which in turn led to a screen test at Twentieth Century Fox.
A studio executive chose the name Marilyn, and she picked her grandmother’s surname, Monroe. She won a contract and tiny roles in two minor films before being cast in the lead as a burlesque dancer in a film called Ladies Of The Chorus. It wasn’t a hit but Marilyn’s profile was raised.

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Blue Book’s Emmeline Snively with Marilyn’s magazine covers in the late Fifties

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Being measured by Snively in 1954

 Her film career turned a corner when she was offered a part in the Marx Brothers movie Love Happy. That paved the way for ever bigger parts and her iconic starring roles in the likes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot.
Snively later recalled a chat with Marilyn, now married to baseball star Joe DiMaggio, the actress confessed that she felt inadequate in her career.

‘Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years’ by Astrid Franse and Michelle Morgan is published by The History Press on July 14, priced £25.
Offer price £18.75 (25 per cent off), until July 12. Pre-order at mailbookshop.co.uk, with free p&p

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Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years

Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years
Auteur: Astrid Franse, Michelle Morgan

book-before_marilyn Date de sortie: 10 novembre 2015
Relié 240 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Thomas Dunne Books
Prix éditeur: 32,86 Euros
ISBN 10: 125008590X
ISBN 13: 978-1250085900
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05 novembre 2014

Ken Westcott: flight engineer, prop master to the stars

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Ken Westcott: flight engineer, prop master to the stars
published on October, 4, 2014
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desertsun-ken1World War II veteran Ken Westcott and wife Bette celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24, and during their years together — the couple met at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles in 1941, when he was a senior and she was a freshman — they've brushed elbows with some of the most famous celebrities of our time.

Ken's grandfather, Frederick John Westcott, who went by the stage name Fred Karno, was the producer who brought Charlie Chaplain and Stan Laurel, of the comic duo Laurel and Hardy, to the United States from England, where they performed in a troupe known as "Fred Karno's Army." Ken's father, Fred Karno Jr., brought his wife and children to . this country when Ken was around 3 years old. He went to work at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City.

While Westcott was still young his father returned to England and wasn't heard from until many years later.
Following his father and grandfather into the entertainment business, Westcott started working at MGM while he was in high school. He worked in the studio's commissary during the filming of the 1939 movie, "Gone with the Wind." Each day, he served 800 box lunches to extras working on that film, which starred Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel.

desertsun-ken2He joined the U.S. Navy in February 1941 — nearly a year before the United States entered World War II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. After completing boot camp at North Island in San Diego, he attended submarine school in San Diego. Near the end of his training, he came down with a bad case of the flu and by the time he got out of the hospital, his class had graduated and its members had moved on to their assignments.

"They put me into a class to be an aviation machinist's mate," he said. "I spent a year there, then I was sent back to the West Coast."

He was shipped to the South Pacific in 1942, where he served as a flight engineer aboard a PBY5-A Catalina flying boat. He flew with Patrol Squadron VP-72.

From Kaneohe Air Force Base in Hawaii, Westcott and his crew flew to Funafuti Atoll in the Gilbert Islands. As a mechanic and flight engineer, he was in charge of the four other enlisted men aboard the seaworthy aircraft. The officers included a pilot, co-pilot, navigator and bombardier.

The hulking seaplane could land and take off in the water, carried two torpedoes and .50-caliber and .25-caliber machine guns.

"We had the 25 caliber in the tail. A lot of times, he would be firing out the back end. We would go out and patrol on 15 hour flights. Most of the time, we were low ... we'd fly around 400, 500 feet. We saw everything. We torpedoed enemy submarines and ships. I liked that plane. I liked what I was doing."
Westcott's crew flew missions every other day.
"You probably flew 35 or 40 miles until you got down into the enemy's area and you'd look, and if you saw something, you'd go in. We would go to one island and when that island was cleared, we'd go to another one.
The crew's living conditions on those remote sand specks in the Pacific were primitive.
"You couldn't take a bath — you were out there with a wash basin and a wash rag ... with a shower hanging out of a tree."

Westcott and his crew island-hopped across the Pacific from 1942-44, making stops in Kwajalein, and the Gilbert, Marshall and Mariana islands.
"We always had our plane on water, so we'd go out in a little boat and get on the plane and the only time we took it out of the water is when we had a check-over. Otherwise, it stayed in the water."

When Westcott returned to the states in early 1944, he proposed to Bette and the couple married in the fall.
They kept in contact during Westcott's overseas deployment.
"We wrote letters," Bette said. "He always signed them, 'Your big brother Ken.'"
"I wanted to marry her — that's the reason I wrote her a lot of letters," Ken said, laughing.
Westcott was sent to Corpus Christi, Texas for advanced training, and a month after the couple married, Bette took the train to join him.
Shortly after arriving, she found out she was pregnant. Not feeling well during her pregnancy, she went to stay with family in Oklahoma for a few months, and when Westcott received orders to go back to San Diego, the couple returned there together.

After Westcott got out of the service, he went back to MGM, where he landed a job as second assistant property master. During a strike, he worked temporarily for Armored Transport and UPS. He returned to the studio when the strike was over.
He spent a year in Rapid City, Iowa as an assistant property master, then worked on films including 1955's "Bad Day at Black Rock" with Spencer Tracy.
He left MGM to work at Hal Roach Studios, then returned to MGM, where he started working as property master on "The Lucy Show" (1962-68) and "Here's Lucy" (1968-74).
As property master, he was responsible for all of the props used in every scene of every show or movie.
"I had to make sure if they did a retake, items in the original shot had to be in the same place.

He has fond memories of his years with Lucille Ball, who sent him a four-page, handwritten letter thanking him for his diligence and patience throughout the years.
"She was a worker ... we'd have a meeting Monday morning in her dressing room and all of her cast would come into her dressing room and they would read until noon. Then they would go out at the table in front of the set and they would read the script, and they would work on that. The next day, they would start rehearsing ... on Thursday we did our show with a live audience."

A star-studded cast of celebrities guest-starred on Ball's show, including actors such as Joan Crawford (who also sent Westcott a note of thanks for his help during the episode in which she appeared), Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Claudette Colbert.
At one point, he mentioned to Ball that he had not seen or heard from his father in years.
"I was telling Lucy about that, and she called BeBe Daniels," Westcott said.

Daniels and husband Ben Lyons, both American actors, lived in England. At the time, Lyons was doing a show in London.
"BeBe Daniels and Ben Lyons looked into it for Lucy and they found out my dad was working on the show. I talked to him and I got a letter from him. I never heard from him before."

Bette spent some of her early teen years palling around and double-dating with a "very shy, sweet girl," who would later blossom into one of Hollywood's most famous starlets.
"I did not know Marilyn Monroe — I knew Norma Jeane Baker," Bette said. "We went to junior high school together."

The two lived in the Sawtelle district in Los Angeles, where they attended Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School, graduating in 1941.
"Here's Norma Jeane — we were up at Arrowhead," Bette said, flipping through a notebook filled with photos of Bette and the future movie star.

A little trivia: Kenneth Westcott's name appears as one of the players in the Palm Springs Golf Classic in "Lucy and Carol in Palm Springs." The episode aired on Nov. 7, 1966.

KEN WESTCOTT
AGE:
93
BORN: June 6, 1921
HOMETOWN: Culver City, California
RESIDENCE: Cathedral City
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S.Navy; VP-72
YEARS SERVED: February 1941 - October 1945
RANK: 1st Class Flight Engineer
FAMILY: Bette; four children, Pamela Sue Flora of Thousand Oaks, Kenneth Lee Westcott of Rancho Mirage, Michael B. Westcott of Santa Clarita and Deborah Lynn Westcott-Tyler of Havasu, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.


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1/ L to R: Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) and Bette Westcott, Sawtelle, Calif., 1940.
2/ Bette Westcott and Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) flanked by two friends. Sawtelle, Calif.

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3/ Center: Norma Jeane Baker's Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High Class of 1941 photo.
4/ Top, center note: Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe), signed the back of Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School Class of 1941 photo. "To a really cut egirl - Bette, Lots of luck with Melvin!" (Bette's boyfriend at the time).

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5/ Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) in Sawtelle, Calif.
6/ Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) in Sawtelle, Calif.

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7/ Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe), far left and Bette Westcott (center) picnic with friends.
8/ Front: Norma Jeane Baker and Bette Westcott with friends at Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

(Photos: Photo courtesy of Bette Westcott)

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24 octobre 2014

Que faisaient-ils à 20 ans ?

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Kennedy, Marilyn, Camus...
Que faisaient-ils à 20 ans ?

Marilyn Monroe a grandi trop vite

article publié sur linternaute.com
- le 7 août 2014

marilyn-monroe-a-grandi-trop-viteÀ 20 ans, Norma Jeane est une starlette telle qu'il en pullule dans le Hollywood des années 1940, une belle fille brune aux formes affirmées très tôt. Trop tôt sans doute pour elle qui a été violée par un voisin à 13 ans, et qui bientôt ne va vivre que pour et par le regard des autres, des hommes surtout. Désespérément en quête d'amour pour en avoir manqué, violentée par sa grand-mère, abandonnée par sa mère enfermée dans un hôpital psychiatrique, recueillie par des familles d'adoption pour 5 dollars la semaine.
Si elle s'est mariée à 16 ans, c'était pour échapper à l'orphelinat. Baker, Mortenson, et maintenant Dougherty, le nom de son mari est le troisième que le destin lui donne, et aucun n'est vraiment le sien. De quoi perdre la tête comme sa mère ! De quoi tout faire aussi pour devenir quelqu'un ! Elle ne renonce jamais, fait contre mauvaise fortune bon cœur, bégaie, s'attife mal mais, entre 18 et 25 ans, affiche le sourire et l'optimisme de la jeunesse. Bientôt, elle incarnera l'Américaine dans toute sa splendeur. Mais à quel prix ?

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19 mars 2014

Julien's Auction Hollywood Legends 04/2014


Photographies


lot 981: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH
A photograph of Marilyn Monroe mounted to board and inscribed on the board “Oh George,/ You’re a genius!/ Marilyn Monroe.” The black and white image was taken by Cecil Beaton and said to be Monroe’s favorite image of herself.
The consignor relates that in the late 1950s he attended an event at Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs home as a guest of Sammy Davis Jr. The consignor remembers the photograph being given by Monroe, who was also a guest of Sinatra’s, to Davis’ valet, whom he named as “George.” This is a possible inaccuracy and may have been given to Frank Sinatra’s longtime valet, George Jacobs. The consignor was given the image by the valet George, who said he could not take the item back to Los Angeles. The consignor has had the photograph in his possession since that time.

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lot 986 à 999: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PHOTOGRAPHS
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Lot 1001: COLLECTION OF MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS
A group of approximately 35 unsigned copies of photographs and images of Marilyn Monroe taken by various photographers, collected by photographer Joseph Jasgur.
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Lot 1003: MARILYN MONROE 1941 SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH
A vintage original Marilyn Monroe school photograph from Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School. Titled "Class of Summer, 1941." Monroe appears in the seventh row from the bottom and the 15th person from the right. inscriptions on verso are written to a student named Barbara. The then named Norma Jeane Baker was 15 years old.
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Lot 1004 à 1023: MARILYN MONROE ANDRE DE DIENES PHOTOGRAPHS
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Lot 1027: MARILYN MONROE HAROLD LLOYD PHOTOGRAPH PRINT
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Lot 1028: MARILYN MONROE BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOGRAPHS
A pair of photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the set of Niagara (20th Century, 1953). The black and white images show Monroe in a skirt suit and beret. One marked on verso "Marilyn Monroe/ in film 'Niagara'/ taken June 11, 1952/ Park St. Niagara Falls." The images are believed to have never been published.
1952-06-11-set_niagara-1 1952-06-11-set_niagara-2 1952-06-11-set_niagara-3 


Lot 1029: MARILYN MONROE AND BILLY WILDER PHOTOGRAPH
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Lot 1031: DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK WARDROBE AND PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE
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Lot 1032: THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS ARCHIVE
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Lot 1033-34, 1036-37: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS PHOTOGRAPHS
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 Lot 1035: MARILYN MONROE IMAGES
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Lot 1038: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP MILTON GREENE NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHTS
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Lot 1039: MARILYN MONROE AND TONY CURTIS PHOTOGRAPH
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Lot 1046 à 1050: MARILYN MONROE MANFRED LINUS KREINER PHOTOGRAPHS 
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 Lot 1051: MARILYN MONROE AND MARLON BRANDO AT PREMIERE
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Lot 1055: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
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lot 1061-62: THE MISFITS NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
The photographs offered here were taken on the Nevada set of the film by Thomas Kaminski in 1960.
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Lot 1067: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY ALLAN GRANT
An original vintage photograph signed by Allan Grant. This photograph was taken on July 7, 1962, in Monroe’s Brentwood home for an article in LIFE magazine that went to newsstands on August 3. Monroe died on August 5, two days later.
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lots 1074 à 1079: MARILYN MONROE BERT STERN "THE LAST SITTING" PHOTOGRAPH
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Documents papiers


lot 982: PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S BIRTHDAY GALA TICKETS AND PROGRAM
A pair of two tickets to President John F. Kennedy’s Birthday Party at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962. Side Balcony Seats 305 J 1 &2. With a color program titled on the cover "Happy Birthday Mr. President." The four-page booklet includes a list of the dinner committee and sponsors and order of appearance: Jack Benny, Ella Fitzgerald, Jerome Robbins Ballets, Danny Kaye, Henry Fonda, Maria Callas, Peggy Lee, Peter Lawford, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Durante and Eddie Jackson, Bobby Darin, Henry Fonda, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and Diahann Carroll.

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Lot 1002: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED MODEL RELEASE FORM
A signed model release form for Marilyn Monroe’s third modeling session with Joseph Jasgur. Jasgur photographed Norma Jeane Dougherty and the cast of a local production titled “The Drunkards” in color and black and white at Zuma Beach, California. The form is dated “March23-’46” and signed in ink “Norma Jeane Dougherty.” The form is also signed by Mary Lou Bennett and Tom Burton, who participated in the session.
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Lot 1042: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED FAN MAIL
A postcard and pair of envelopes received by Marilyn Monroe from fans. The fan mail was sent to Monroe at 20th Century Fox from international fans; envelopes are postmarked 1954. Accompanied by a contemporary print publicity still showing Monroe surrounded by fan mail.

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Lot 1044: MARILYN MONROE PRODUCTIONS BANK REGISTRY
A page of transaction activity for a Colonial Trust Company account of Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. dating from July 1, 1959, to July 30, 1959. Showing an ending balance of $78, 476.80.
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Lot 1045: MARILYN MONROE TRUSTEE ACCOUNT CHECK
A typed check written to the Screen Actors Guild, Inc. in the amount of $25.00, drawn from a Marilyn Monroe Trustee Account at Bank of America. The check is numbered 655 and dated March 9, 1956, signed by Inez Melson, Monroe's business manager. Description notes that this check was for Monroe's current SAG dues.
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lot 1056: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER CHECK
An unwritten check from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller's joint account at The First National City Bank of New York. The check is numbered 44 on the top right and still has the attached ledger on the left. 8 by 2 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 142, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe and Other Collections," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, California,
June 4, 2005
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 lot 1057: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CARD
A Marilyn Monroe signed card. The card, from Saks Fifth Avenue, is signed in blue ink and upside down from the department store name. 2 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches 
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lot 1059: MARILYN MONROE LETTERS TO AND ABOUT
A collection of letters sent to and about Marilyn Monroe. The group includes a letter written to Marilyn Monroe from Jack Hirschberg on Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) stationery, dated December 17, 1958. Hirschberg was the publicist for the film. He wrote to offer his condolences regarding Monroe’s miscarriage. Also included are a letter from American Airlines dated August 1, 1960, regarding a lost piece of luggage and attached form that was supposed to be filled out and returned to the airline, accompanied by return envelope; copies of letters written by Cherie Redmond and attached note dated July 27, 1962, ten days before Monroe’s death, to Eunice Murray explaining the two letters that are in regard to a furniture order of Monroe’s.

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lot 1060: LET'S MAKE LOVE ORIGINAL SCRIPT
A Let's Make Love script dated January 15, 1960. Blue paper cover, reads at upper right "Second Revised Shooting/ Final/ 4014-79/ Permanent File," 139 pages. The comedic film starred Marilyn Monroe opposite Yves Montand. The pair were rumored to have had an affair during the the production of the film.
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Lot 1064: MARILYN MONROE TAX DOCUMENT AND TYPED LETTER
Relating to Marilyn Monroe's purchase of her home at 12305 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, California. The typed letter, dated "March 6, 1962," reads, "Dear Sir: Please change your records to show that I am the owner of Lot 20, Tract No. 5462. Very Truly Yours, Marilyn Monroe."
Larger, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
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Lot 1068: MARILYN MONROE REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT
A Marilyn Monroe signed, typed purchase offer for Monroe's Los Angeles home on Helena Drive. This is the only home Monroe ever purchased. Document dated January 9, 1962, with a purchase price of $52,500. Monroe would die eight short months later.
15 by 9 1/4 inches
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Lot 1071: 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.
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Vêtements, Bijoux


lot 983: MARILYN MONROE/ANDY WARHOL LAVENDER TRIBUTE DRESS
A lavender Travilla tribute dress honoring Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol. The sheer crepe sunburst pleated halter dress was inspired by the white dress Monroe made famous in The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) and attributed by the Travilla estate as being re-created for an Andy Warhol memorial service at The Beverly Hilton in the colors of his iconic "Marilyn" silkscreen images. A label reads "Travilla." No size present.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
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Lot 1052: MARILYN MONROE EARRINGS
A pair of clip-on rhinestone earrings owned by Marilyn Monroe. Each earring is composed of a single full-cut prong-set rhinestone and five strands of cascading prong-set baguette cut rhinestones with simple clip backs. Monroe wore these earrings to the premiere of The Rose Tattoo (Paramount Pictures, 1955) and Actor's Studio benefit dinner which she attended with Marlon Brando. Also believed to have been worn to the opening of The Middle of the Night on Broadway in 1956. The play was produced by Joshua Logan who also directed Monroe in Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The link below contains video of Monroe wearing the earrings.
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PROVENANCE Lot 200, “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
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 lot 1053: MARILYN MONROE SKIRT
 A black wool straight skirt with arched seams down the front, a back zipper and a back slit; interior label reads "Jax." Marilyn Monroe had numerous basic black wool straight skirts that were virtually all identical, this being one of them. Accompanied by a reprinted image of Monroe in the same or similar skirt.
PROVENANCE Lot 32, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe and Other Collections," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 2005
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lot 1058: MARILYN MONROE BLACK BRASSIERE
Marilyn Monroe’s black brassiere. Underwire brassiere, sheer black material covers each cup with solid black fabric covering demi-cup. Originally intended for sale at the landmark Marilyn Monroe auction at Christie’s in 1999, it still bears a Christie’s tag. Housed with an image of Monroe with a small plaque that reads “From the Wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe.”
21 3/4 by 19 3/4 inches, Framed
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 72,"Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
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Lot 1063: MARILYN MONROE CEIL CHAPMAN COCKTAIL DRESS
A black jersey figure hugging Ceil Chapman cocktail dress from the personal wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe. The dress has a ruched bodice, draping to the hips, 3/4 sleeves, a ballerina neckline with piping trim that plunges to the back.
PROVENANCE Lot 226, “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
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Objets Divers


Lot 1000: JOSEPH JASGUR GRAFLEX CAMERA
Vintage Graflex R.B. Super D 4x5 film camera used by Joseph Jasgur to take photos of Norma Jeane (Marilyn Monroe). Accompanied by a 4x5 Graflarger back, five 4x5 film magazines, one Ektalite field lens for 4x5 back, one Polaroid Land back for Graflex camera, one box of Polaroid Polapan 4x5 Land Film Type 52, and four shutter release cables.
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lot 1024: PLAYBOY MAGAZINE FIRST ISSUE SIGNED BY HUGH HEFNER
A first issue of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner. The magazine, which launched in December 1953, sold for 50 cents a copy. Accompanied by a photograph of Hefner with the signed item.
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lot 1025: MARILYN MONROE 1954 "GOLDEN DREAMS" CALENDAR
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lot 1026: MARILYN MONROE 1955 GOLDEN DREAMS CALENDAR
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Lot 1030: MARILYN MONROE 1952 PHOTOPLAY AWARD
 An award plaque presented to Marilyn Monroe by Photoplay magazine. The bronze-tone plaque affixed to a wood frame reads "Photoplay Magazine/ Presents/ The New Star Award/ To/ Marilyn Monroe/ for her/ Rapid Rise to Stardom/ in 1952." Monroe wore the Travilla designed gold lamé gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) to the February 9, 1953, event where the award was presented. 14 by 11 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 313, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27-28, 1999
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Lot 1043: MARILYN MONROE HAIR ROLLER
A spring-style wire hair roller owned by Marilyn Monroe.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 245, "Property From the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
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lot 1054: MARILYN MONROE MASCARA
A gold-toned metal tube of Helena Rubinstein mascara.
Length, 4 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Partial lot 275, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe and Other Collections," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 2005
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Lot 1065: MARILYN MONROE MEXICAN TAPESTRY
A Mexican wall hanging wool tapestry owned by Marilyn Monroe. Tapestry reads “Chac Mool,” with figure holding a bowl of fire.  Accompanied by a Gene Anthony photograph of the tapestry in Monroe’s Brentwood home.
77 by 55 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 450, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27-28,1999; Lot 893, "Julien's Summer Sale," Julien's Auctions, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, June 27, 2009
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Lot 1066: MARILYN MONROE OWNED PAINTING
A framed oil on canvas painting, signed "Olga" on lower left corner.
30 1/4 by 49 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 426, “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27-28, 1999
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 Lot 1069: MARILYN MONROE OWNED BOOK
A copy of Relax and Live by Joseph Kennedy (New York: Prentice Hall, 1953) from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe with Christie's auction bookplate on front inside cover. Pencil markings can be found on page 43 and evidence of candle wax on page 47.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 559, “The Personal Collection of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
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Lot 1070: MARILYN MONROE OWNED BOOK
 A copy of Some Characteristics of To - Day by Dr. Rudolf Steiner (London: Steiner Publishing, 1942) from the personal collection of Marilyn Monroe with Christie's auction bookplate on front inside cover. Accompanied by a contemporary image of Monroe in front of a bookshelf.
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 559, “The Personal Collection of Marilyn Monroe,” Christie’s, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
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Lot 1072: LIFE MAGAZINE "REMEMBER MARILYN"
from September 8, 1972
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Lot 1073: MARILYN MONROE BERT STERN AVANT GARDE 2 MAGAZINE
published in March 1968
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10 octobre 2013

'Icons and Idols Hollywood' 11/2013 Photographies

lot 1237: MARILYN MONROE CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHS
A group of three vintage black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe as a child. An image of Monroe and another child on the beach is inscribed on the back "The Blonde is Norma Jeane [crossed out and rewritten in pencil 'Marilyn Monroe'] and the other is Dona, my Chum's little girl. P.S. Just two little (illegible)." An image of Monroe on the beach alone is marked on verso "Marilyn Monroe age 3 1/2 yrs." The final image is of Monroe and another child sitting on a bench. Marked on verso "Marilyn Monroe age 2 1/2 yrs." The photographs were taken when Monroe was living with her foster parents, Albert and Ida Bolender.
Each, 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148380 lot148382


lot 1238: MARILYN MONROE DAVID CONOVER PHOTOGRAPH
A contemporary photographic print of Marilyn Monroe taken by David Conover circa 1945. The black and white photograph shows a smiling curly haired Monroe. The photographs were made from the digitally restored original negatives.
30 by 24 inches
Estimate: $150 - 300
lot148384  


lot 1239: MARILYN MONROE "A NEW WRINKLE" TOM KELLEY PRINT
A limited edition print of Tom Kelley's 1949 photograph of Marilyn Monroe titled "A New Wrinkle." Signed in the lower right by Tom Kelley and numbered 1270/2000.
Framed, 20 1/4 by 16 1/4 inches; Image, 16 by 12 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148386 
lot148388 lot148390 


lot 1240: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 11 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe in a plaid shirt, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148393 


lot 1241: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 13 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800 
lot148395 


lot 1242: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs and three color photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the beach, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in a photoshoot for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148398  


lot 1243: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of 11 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and a group of local actors, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 at Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148400  


lot 1244: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs and one color photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 for Blue Book Modeling Agency. Gelatin silver prints. Some mounted, some with photographer's stamp on verso, one signed in ink on recto.
8 by 10 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148402 lot148408 lot148405
lot148411 lot148413 lot148406 


lot 1245: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PORTFOLIO 
A portfolio containing 39 photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 for Blue Book Modeling Agency. The album contains 20 signed black and white prints, 13 unsigned black and white prints, and 6 unsigned color prints. Prints are high-quality laser prints, printed later. Accompanied by a typed document written and signed by Jasgur, detailing his work photographing a young Norma Jeane Dougherty/Marilyn Monroe.
Prints, 14 by 11 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
Estimate: $4 000 - 6 000
lot148414  


lot 1247: MARILYN MONROE IN KOREA PHOTOGRAPHS AND COPYRIGHTS
An album of photographs taken by Daryl Mitchell, who served in the Korean War from August 1952 to August 1954 as "Senior Still Photographer" of the 101st Signal Battalion. Mitchell photographed visiting dignitaries, government visitors including Senator Richard Nixon, generals, and entertainers, namely Marilyn Monroe. Included in the album are approximately 93 vintage black and white photographs Mitchell took in Korea, including approximately nine of Nixon and eight of Monroe during her visit to Korea. The images of Monroe show her entertaining, signing autographs, getting out of a Jeep, getting food in line, and two of Monroe with the troops, wearing a flight jacket. Also accompanied by 10 color transparency slides of Monroe on stage entertaining the troops. Seven photographs of Monroe are 14 by 11 inches; one is 10 by 8 inches. Copyrights to these images will be transferred to the winning bidder. NOTE: While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s cannot accept liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Overall, 16 by 12 inches
PROVENANCE From the photographer's estate
Estimate: $2 000 - 4 000
lot148418 lot148421 lot148423
lot148425 lot148427 lot148429
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lot 1248: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL SLIDES
A group of three slides showing Marilyn Monroe on the roof of a building holding a white fan. Taken by an unknown photographer and believed to be previously unpublished. Accompanied by negatives of the slide images.
Estimate: $1 000 - 2 000
lot148436  
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lot 1249: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS PHOTOGRAPHS
 A suite of five George Barris photographs of Marilyn Monroe. Accompanied by a limited edition card stating that the images were published by Marilyn Monroe Weston Editions LTD. and numbered 833/2500. Contained in a white folder that reads "Marilyn Monroe/ 25/ 'The Last Photos.' "
Photographs, 14 by 11 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800
lot148445 lot148447 
lot148449 lot148451 lot148458
lot148454  lot148456 


Lot 1250: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH
  An original photograph of Marilyn Monroe with Ron Stein of Hollywood Fancy Feather Co. Stein provided feathers for studio props and costumes. This image hung in his North Hollywood shop. Accompanied by two black and white images of Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953), three publicity stills from other Monroe films, and four other images of Monroe.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
Estimate: $400 - 600
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Lot 1251: MARILYN MONROE SCREENPRINT
  A screenprint of Marilyn Monroe. Signed and numbered "3 of 40" in pencil on verso and stamped "Fugsreen Studios," "Printed by Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff" and "Galerie F" on verso.
24 by 20 inches
Estimate: $300 - 500
lot148462 lot148464  


Lot 1256: MARILYN MONROE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE CONTACT SHEET
 A contact sheet of 29 images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of the unfinished film Something's Got To Give (20th Century) believed to be from the negatives of photographer Lawrence Schiller. The images are primarily of Monroe in and around the pool on set. Some markings and notes on sheet.
14 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches
Estimate: $1 500 - 2 500
lot148481  


Lot 1264: 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 40s 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 Jean 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 Marilyn as a blonde, 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 Jean Dougherty.
56 by 32 inches, Framed
Estimate: $20 000 - 30 000
lot148811 lot148812 


Lot 1265: MARILYN MONROE PHILIPPE HALSMAN IMAGES
 A group of three original black and white photographs and proof images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Philippe Halsman. The photographs were purchased from Philippe Halsman’s daughter by the current owner and include images believed to have never been released previously. The two multiple proof images are mounted to board.
Largest, 21 by 15 1/4 inches, framed
Estimate: $10 000 - 20 000
lot148527 lot148530 lot148532

01 avril 2013

Julien's Auction 04/2013 - Joe Jasgur

lot n°718: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of four black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot128169  
lot128167 lot128171 lot128173


 lot n°719: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
Two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe drawing a heart in the sand at Zuma Beach, California, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600

lot128175 lot128177 


lot n°720: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of two color and two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in Hollywood. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
lot128179 lot128181 lot128183 lot128185


lot n°721: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in Hollywood, including two with Jasgur. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
lot128186 lot128191 lot128195 lot128193 
lot128189 


lot n°722: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of four black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
 lot128197 lot128199 lot128201 lot128203


lot n°723: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of four black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
lot128206  
lot128208 lot128210 lot128212


lot n°724: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of five black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 in Hollywood. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600

lot128214 lot128220 lot128222
lot128216 lot128218


lot n°725: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of seven black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946, including some with a group of actors at Zuma Beach, California. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
  
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lot n°726: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
A group of three color and one black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe in a striped bathing suit on the beach, taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Printed later. Each signed in ink lower right. Framed in blond wood frames.
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
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Julien's Auction 04/2013 - Photos Diverses

 lot n°715: MARILYN MONROE 1941 SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage original Marilyn Monroe school photograph from Ralph Waldo Emerson High School. Titled "Class of Summer,1941." Monroe appears in the seventh row from the bottom and is the 15th person from the right. Inscriptions on verso are written to a student named Barbara. The then named Norma Jean Baker was 15 years old.
Estimate: $2 000 - $3 000
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  lot n°716: MARILYN MONROE DAVID CONOVER PHOTOGRAPH
 A contemporary photographic print of Marilyn Monroe taken by David Conover circa 1945. The black and white photograph shows a smiling curly haired Monroe. The photographs were made from the digitally restored original negatives.
Estimate: $150 - $300
 
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lot n°717: MARILYN MONROE DAVID CONOVER PHOTOGRAPH
 A contemporary photographic print of Marilyn Monroe taken by David Conover circa 1945. The color photograph shows Marilyn Monroe in a blue and white striped shirt and white romper. The photographs were made from the digitally restored original negatives.
Estimate: $150 - $300
 
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lot n°727: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH
  A color photograph of a young Marilyn Monroe dipping her toe in a swimming pool. Printed later. Stamp on verso marked "Silver Screen."
Estimate: $200 - $300
 
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lot n°728: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH
  A black and white photograph of a young Marilyn Monroe in a floral bathing suit standing in a swimming pool. Gelatin silver print, printed later. Stamp on verso marked "Silver Screen."
Estimate: $200 - $400
 
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lot n°735: MARILYN MONROE NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHTS
  A group of six original negatives of Marilyn Monroe. Four images are of Monroe's radio debut on August 31, 1952, playing a murderess in a segment called "Statement in Full" on NBC Radio's Hollywood Playhouse. Two images are of Monroe exiting a helicopter to attend a party at the home of bandleader Ray Anthony in 1952. Accompanied by a print of each image and a signed letter transferring the rights to these images to the winning bidder.
Estimate: $1 000 - $2 000
 
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lot n°736: MARILYN MONROE IMAGE WITH COPYRIGHT
  Two prints of a black and white image of Marilyn Monroe accompanied by a signed letter transferring the rights to this image to the winning bidder.
Estimate: $1 000 - $2 000
 
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 lot n°737: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH
  A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe.
Estimate: $200 - $300

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lot n°749: MARILYN MONROE "A NEW WRINKLE" CALENDAR
  A calendar with a Marilyn Monroe "A New Wrinkle" image. The 1953 calendar reads "Collector's Item ... Compliments of Tom Kelley Studio." Photographer Tom Kelley took the revealing image of Monroe in 1949; it later went on to appear in the first issue of " Playboy " magazine. Housed in a frame.
Estimate: $600 - $800
   
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lot n°759: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY EVE ARNOLD
  A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, by Eve Arnold (American, 1912-2012) circa 1955. Gelatin silver print. Stamped on verso "Eve Arnold - Magnum" and "Magnum Photo Library Print / New York;" annotated on verso with printing directions.
Estimate: $400 - $600
  
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lot n°760: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH
   A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, seated with a fur. Gelatin silver print, printed later. Stamped on verso "The Silver Screen / 35 East 28th Street , New York , NY 10016."
Estimate: $200 - $400
 
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lot n°761: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
   A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe in a jeweled gown preparing to sign her signature, taken by Bernard of Hollywood. Vintage gelatin silver print. Photographer's copyright stamp on verso.
Estimate: $200 - $400
 
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lot n°764: 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: $600 - $800
 
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 lot n°768: MARILYN MONROE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD AVEDON
   A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe in black sequin dress and fur, taken by Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) in New York, May 6, 1957. Printed later. Unsigned. Stamp on verso marked "Silver Screen."
Estimate: $400 - $600

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lot n°787: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH WITH ARTHUR MILLER
  A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe and her husband, playwright Arthur Miler, circa 1960. Gelatin silver print, printed later. Stamp on verso marked " Silver Screen ."
Estimate: $200 - $300

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lot n°793: GROUP OF MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS
  A group of five photographs of Marilyn Monroe: three taken by George Barris in 1962 and signed in ink by the photographer; one of Monroe and Jane Russell putting their footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, 1953; and one of Monroe singing on stage. All prints are mounted to black mount board.
Estimate: $500 - $700
  
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lot n°813: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY CECIL BEATON
  A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, taken by Cecil Beaton (British, 1904-1980), 1956. Gelatin silver print. Unsigned. Stamps on verso marked "Valuable Original / Must Be Returned" and stamps prohibiting reproduction.
Estimate: $1 000 - $1 500
 
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30 novembre 2012

Profiles in History 15/12/2012: documents et objets

Profiles in History: Documents et Photos inédites aux enchères
profilesinhistory_catalogue_coverPartie 1/ Vente aux enchères organisée par Profiles in History. Le site de vente aux enchères ArtFact propose de nombreux lots aux enchères concernant Marilyn Monroe. On y retrouve des objets divers à l'effigie de la star (puzzle, tableaux...), des documents écrits (lettres, chèques, autographes signés par Marilyn), et des photographies, dont certaines totalement inédites; les lots sont présentés sur le site jusqu'au 29 novembre 2012 et la vente s'effectuera les 15 et 16 décembre 2012. Voici les lots sur les documents papiers et les divers objets:

> Documents écrits <

> Autographe (lot 119) 
"To Kirk, Best Luck Always, Marilyn Monroe
Le photographe Kirk Crivello a obtenu cette photo signée en rencontrant Marilyn au Mocambo nighclub de Hollywood en 1951.
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> Autographe (lot 417) 
"To Teddy, From all I hear you sound - nice! Marilyn Monroe"
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> Lettre 2 pages de Marilyn à Norman Rosten (lot 189)
non datée (circa 1954-55)
 lot189_H3257_L40185531  mm_letter_to_rosten-waldorf2 

Marilyn Monroe écrit à son ami proche à propos de sa dépressione et son désir d'avoir un enfant (et seulement un garçon plutôt qu'une fille, tel un désir "freudien"):
Dear Norman, It feels a little funny to be writing the name Norman since my own name is Norma and it feels like I’m writing my own name almost, However--
First, thanks for letting Sam and me visit you and Hedda last Saturday.  It was nice.  I enjoyed meeting your wife - she seemed so warm to me. Thanks the most for your book of poetry--with which I spent all Sunday morning in bed with. It touched me - I use to think if I had ever had a child I would have wanted only a son, but after reading  - Songs for Patricia - I know I would have loved a little girl just as much but maybe the former feeling was only Freudian for something...anyway Frued [sic]
I use to write poetry sometimes but usually I was very depressed at those times and the few (about two) people said that it depressed them, in fact one cried but it was an old friend I’d known for years.  So anyway thanks. And my best to Hedda & Patricia and you--  Marilyn M.”

> Lettre 3 pages de DiMaggio à Marilyn (lot 292)
du 15 juillet 1952
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Dear Marilyn, I just got through talking with you--and I don’t know what else to say than I have already said. However, it bothers me (call it guilt or what have you) to think about what happened the day I left for New York. I definately [sic] am punishing myself. I have always felt that I’ve been able to ‘take’ it, but in this particular instance, I find myself rather cold. It annoys me no end to think that I have ‘bit’ your feelings: you of all people, would be the last one I’d hurt! It has never been my nature to do that to anyone, and I’m certainly not going to start now. I’d rather take an ‘airship’--bow out gracefully is what I mean--rather than give you any misieres [sic; i.e., plural of misery], and please don’t get the idea I am saying these things because I want things to change -on the contrary, I have among other things great respect for you. For the time that I know you--you have done nothing but good--for me and some of your acquaintances--you have done nothing but take the worse of things when other people are involved in rough spots, and in our mild mannered way, people have taken advantage of you. I know all these things about you, and a lot more. I guess I could also mention how much you try, in everything that you do. Especially when you were here and went shopping just to please me. So you see Marilyn, I appreciate you as a real, solid, human soul, with tremendous inner feelings.
What you have already read has been put mildly and very brief.
I am handing you the ‘deck’ of cards now--you schuffle [sic] them and deal; all I ask is you forgive me. Love Joe.

> Chèque de $138.25 à City Collector (lot 75)
du 14 octobre 1959
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> Chèque de $14.25 à Colonial Trust Company (lot 76)
du 28 octobre 1960
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> Autographe Dimaggio & Marilyn (lot 1240)
de 1954
"Best wishes, Joe DiMaggio" / "Love & Kisses, Marilyn Monroe
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> Photos d'école signée par Norma Jeane (lot 1241)
de 1941 Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School
"To a swell, nice & perfect girl[?], Norma Jeane Baker."
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> Script 'The Misfits' de Clark Gable (lot 329)
Gable a donné son scrpt à Arthur Rosson le dernier jour de tournage
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> Objets divers <

> Caméra 'Mitchell BNC #206' pour The Misfits (lot 418) 
(Seven Arts Prod., 1961)
This Mitchell BNC #206 was used as the principal first unit camera on Marilyn Monroe's final completed film The Misfits.

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