05 septembre 2015

Hollywood Auction 74 - 09-10/2015 - Various

 Documents papiers

(Day 2) Lot 1147. Marilyn signs an early contract for the Charlie McCarthy show with a morality clause after nude photo debacle threatened to derail her fledgling career.
Document Signed, “Marilyn Monroe” and additionally, “MM” (ten times), four pages, 8.5 x 11 in. (with two 8.5 x 2 in. slips attached to pages three and four), Los Angeles, October 7, 1952, countersigned “Edgar Bergen,” who also adds his initials, “EB” ten times (each below Monroe’s). The contract concerns Monroe’s radio appearance on The Charlie McCarthy Show, recorded on October 18, 1952. A morality rider, attached to page four, addresses Monroe’s legendary sex appeal, in which she agreed Bergen could cancel the appearance, “… if I conducted or do conduct myself without due regard to public conventions and morals or have done or do anything which will tend to disgrace me in society or bring me into pubic disrepute, contempt, scorn or ridicule, or that will tend to schock [sic], insult or offend the community or public morals or decency or prejudice agency or sponsor or the entertainment industry in general …” This rider was especially important in light of the recent controversy over her nude photographs that had surfaced earlier in the year and threatened to derail her fledgling career. The same rider also evokes the “red scare” sentiment of the time. Not only did Monroe agree not to offend any moral sensibility during the program, she also agreed that her appearance could be terminated in the event she was “… held in contempt by any Congressional committee or other governmental body and any refusal to testify before any such committee or governmental body, whether for legally justifiable reasons or otherwise.” The language refers to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which had become infamous after it began investigating Hollywood in 1947. Monroe’s appearance with Charlie McCarthy was an enormous hit. During the program, the pair announced their engagement, much to the consternation of Edgar Bergen who “admitted that losing Charlie would be like having his pocket picked.” McCarthy, for his part, assured listeners that he would allow Ms. Monroe to continue her screen career. “Certainly I’m gonna let her work. I love the girl. I don’t want to interfere with her career—or her income.” Exhibiting file holes at top, stapled at left, very light soiling. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1148. Marilyn Monroe’s personally hand-annotated original shooting script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Marilyn Monroe’s personally-used and annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. An incomplete script, being a block of revisions delivered by the production to Marilyn Monroe comprising 69 pages total (numbered 48 through 117, missing page 93) plus a pink title cover-sheet printed “26 November 1952, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (Revised Final Script…13 Nov. 1952),” plus “TO ALL SECRETARIES: Please place these ADDITIONAL PAGES at the back of your script of the above date. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Majority of the prompts for Marilyn’s character “Lorelei Lee” are circled variously in graphite and non-repro blue pencil, with approximately 22 pages annotated in various inks and pencil in Monroe’s hand with amendments and additions to the script and notes on how she proposes to deliver lines and portray Lorelei’s character, with several other pages showing line deletions and other demarcations. Highlights of notes include: pg. 56, when Lord Beekman finds Lorelei stuck in Malone’s porthole, next to Lorelei’s line “Oh yes--Tea with Lady Beekman. Why, she must of forgot. She didn’t show up,” with Monroe adding an alternative line, “Well, I just wanted to see the view. It’s better from here”; pg. 58, Monroe changes the line “Piggie, will you run down to my cabin and get my purse?” to “Maybe I should have that Sherry - will you get me some”; pg. 79, Monroe has written a note to herself in the margin “Feeling that feeds the words, know the lines, go over it inteligently [sic]”; pg. 92, also to herself, “sense the feeling with the body” plus several dialogue changes; pg. 94, again to herself, “grit my teeth and forget it must have my,” “all of feeling in my words,” and “build pull back, don’t stop mutual conflict between partners.” Also, the following page (95) although bearing no notations, features the scene for Monroe’s classic musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” In generally very good condition, with expected handling wear, soiling, and creasing, and some small edge tears and damp-staining to cover page and a few internal margins throughout. Marilyn’s unique, revealing personal notations in this script reveal her private thought processes and fleeting self confidence. On set, she was haunted by her controlling acting coach Natasha Lytess, constantly striving for her approval and insisting on retakes even when director Howard Hawks had already approved. Co-star Jane Russell looked after Marilyn on set and was often one of the only people able to coax her out of her trailer during her bouts of self doubt. Despite her anxieties, it was the role of Lorelei Lee that first fabricated her ‘dumb blonde’ persona—a genius mixture of comedy and sexiness which Marilyn personified on screen, all the while taking her acting very seriously, as evidenced by her occasional heartfelt self-motivational notes in the margins. Monroe biographer Donald Spoto once said: “She put a twist on sexiness. It was not something wicked and shameful...it was something which was terribly funny. And Marilyn enjoyed it.” A remarkable and deeply personal artifact both from Marilyn’s aura imbued within it, and of Hollywood history in general. Provenance: Christies, New York, June 22, 2006, Lot 160.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1150. Marilyn Monroe historic signed RCA recording contract from the year of the release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (1953)
Vintage 4-page 8.25 x 11 in. contract signed in blue ink, “Marilyn Monroe on onion skin paper leaf, between Monroe and RCA with mention of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, dated October 8, 1953. Among Hollywood historians, it’s generally agreed that 1953 marked Marilyn Monroe’s ascent to legend. Though she’d inked a seven-year deal with Twentieth Century-Fox previously, she didn’t achieve super stardom until the 1953 release of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. That mid-summer release, with its box office acclaim, served as the momentum for her signing this singing recording contract with RCA. There’s no mention in the agreement about Monroe’s compensation except her cut of resultant royalties. Monroe was obliged to record not fewer that “16 sides,” or single tunes on two sides of a record album. Text of the contract makes frequent reference to Twentieth Century-Fox. At the conclusion on page 4, the signatures of the principals appear, “Emanuel Sacks” for RCA, “Joseph Schenck”, Executive Director of Twentieth Century-Fox, and of course, “Marilyn Monroe”. Monroe is assumed to have faithfully fulfilled this contract – to include tunes from her two ensuing films, River of No Return and There’s No Business Like Show Business. Retaining 2-hole punch at upper boarder, white tape at the upper margins, and staple holes in the lower left and in the upper left corners. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1192. Pat Newcomb handwritten letter giving support to Marilyn Monroe during her pending divorce from Arthur Miller. 1-page, Quarto, on “In Flight – American Airlines” letterhead stationery, dated December 31, 1960, written “Personal” at the lower left corner. As Marilyn’s personal friend and publicist, she writes to support Marilyn as her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller was coming to an end. Newcomb pens, in part: “Dear Marilyn,…I hope you will take good care of yourself. I know and understand what you are going through – but you will make it! Just take it ‘nice ‘n easy’. It will all work out – because you want it to and you have the capacity to make it work! Start with the nurse this week and please call me anytime during the night or day that you feel like talking…This week will be a rough one – but it’s worth it and very important for you. Thank you so very very much again for the wonderful ‘lifetime gift.’ I adore it!!! I can only give you one ‘lifetime gift’ – and that’s my friendship – which you know you already have! Love, Pat. See you on the 19th.” At the time this letter was written, Marilyn was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She had separated from Arthur Miller in October, and their divorce was announced to the press on November 11th. Newcomb’s closing phrase in this letter, “See you on the 19th”, is a direct reference to the divorce proceedings that had already been scheduled. The divorce was finalized on January 24, 1961. Accompanied with original transmittal envelope. In fine condition. Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1193. Arthur Miller passionate love letter in which he bears his soul to his new love and future wife, Marilyn Monroe. Miller, Arthur [to Marilyn Monroe]. Incredible Five Page Typed Letter Signed, “Art”, Quarto, five pages, dated May 17, 1956, and written to “Dear Heart; My Own Wife; My Very Own Gramercy 5; Sweetheart:” Miller writes (in part):
I am enclosing a letter I got today from the first woman I ever knew in my life. My mother. Now maybe you will understand where I learned to write and to feel.
I know I am liable to get very sentimental and maudlin about this, but today is one of the most revelatory days of my life. I could write many pages even a volume, about what this letter brings to my mind. I think that had I died without ever receiving it, I should never have known some unbelievably simple but important things.
You see, Poo, I often try to tell you that you mean things to me beyond your body, beyond your spirit, beyond anything you can know about yourself, and it is hard for another person to understand what she –or he—really signifies to one who lovers her. I will try to tell you a few of the things you mean to me, and which became absolutely clear to me when I got this letter today. (I got it today, Thursday, by the way, because I was in Reno for my passport business, and picked up my mail at the post office.)
First let me say what I feared. They are very conventional people. That doesn’t mean they’re stiff—far from it. But they believe in family virtues, in wives being wives and husbands being husbands. They are not especially scandalized by infidelity, but neither do they forget that the big happiness is family happiness. Above all, they know how to love their children, and truly, if I ever needed anything they would die to get it for me. At the same time, my father could take advantage of me and my brother, if we let him, but he would do that as a father’s privilege; which sounds strange, but when he was a young man it wasn’t until he was twenty five or so that his father let him keep his own paycheck. Everything went into the family pot. It was the European way. So I rebelled in many ways against both of them and for many of the usual reasons, but the time came when I began to write successfully, when once again we were friends. I had established my independence from them; they understood it, and we created the necessary adult distance between ourselves, my parents and I, and yet a friendship of grown people, more or less…
Now I receive this letter. (All the above thoughts came as a result of receiving it.) I sat in the public square outside the post office in Reno reading it and my whole life suddenly seemed so marvelously magical. I had saved it! Darling, I had done the right, the necessary, the gloriously living thing at last! For suddenly I saw many questions answered, and many weights lifting off my heart.
It is not that I would hesitate to marry you if they disapproved. Truly, sweetheart, that was not it. It was that somewhere inside me I wanted their love to flow toward both of us because it would give me strength, and you too. It is not that they are my judges, but the first sources of my identity and my love. I know now that I could enjoy seeing my mother. She becomes a pest after too long with her, but that’s another thing. And it is not her, so much—not her corporeal, real being, but what she represents that I can now hold up instead of trampling on it. It is my own sexuality, do you see? I come to her with you, and to my father, and in effect I say—I am a lover. Look, I say, look at my sweet, beautiful, sexy wife. I can see my father’s pleasure at the sight of you—if only because he loves clothes, having been in that business all his life, and he will go mad seeing how you wear them! And if it will only be possible—I can see us with Bob and Jane and all of us joined with one another in joy. I see blue, clear air for the first time in my life when I think of myself and my wife and my children in the house of my parents…
Every time I had trouble with Mary, the worst threat she thought she could make was to go to my parents and tell them I had been unfaithful…She simply cannot conceive that my mother will accept you and my marriage, with you because you are a sexual being, and therefore I am, and parents are by their nature, in her mind, the punishers of sexuality not its helpers and allies…
Wife, Dear, Dear Woman—I have been thinking crazy thoughts. For instance, a wedding with maybe fifty people. Maybe in Roxbury, maybe somewhere else in a big house. And Bob and Jane there. And just a little bit of ceremony. Not fancy, but maybe my old friend Reverend Melish, a courageous and wonderful fighter for fine causes; or a Rabbi of similar background—I know one. Or maybe just somebody who can marry people. I want to dress up, and I want you dressed up; I want all my past looking on, even back to Moses. I want the kids to see us married, and to feel the seriousness and honorableness of our marriage, so that nothing Mary can say to them will ever make them believe we have sneaked away to do this, or that I have hidden myself and what I wanted to do. And I want this for their sakes as much as for my own pride and my joy; so that they will see their Grandma and Grandpa full of happiness—and crying too, of course. (Isn’t it strange?—I didn’t have my parents to my first marriage, which was in Cleveland. It could have been arranged, but I felt better not to have them there. That time I felt untrue, you see? This time I feel true, and if the world wanted to come I would embrace them all.)
Do you see why I say I am proud of you? You have given me back my soul, Darling. And thank god I knew it always; always and always since the hour we met, I knew there was something in you that I must have or die. And the revolution it implied for me was so much more than uprooting my household, my life; facing my own damning curse for depriving the children of my—as I thought of it then, and so on. The revolution was of another sort. It meant that I must face myself and who and what I am. It meant that I must put down those fearfully protective arms of reticence and blushing and all that stupidity, and put my arms around the one I loved and face the startling, incredible, simply glorious fact, that I am a tender man and not the fierce idiot I have tried—and failed—to become. How could you have known that, Darling? How I bless you that you knew it! I am near tears this minute at the miracle you are to me. How happy I will make you! What beautiful children I will give you! Oh, I will watch over you, and pest you, and worry about you.
I feel something today that marks it, like an anniversary, or more truly, my real day of birth. I have reached a kind of manhood I never really knew before. I tell you dear, I am afraid of nothing in this world. The soul of my talent is coming up in me as it has been these past six months, but now I feel it like bread in my hands, like a taste in my mouth. Because I am touching its source and not turning away from it anymore. Believe in me, Darling—I am certain enough of myself to tell you that. And worry nothing about yourself. You are beyond all danger with me because I love you like life itself. Truly, you are my life now.
Your husband, Art
[in Miller’s hand]
Some more ----------------
PS…If we got married before you had to leave, I could then come and live openly with you and we could maybe tour around on your free time and have some fun. The problem is the lack of time before you have to leave. I’ll be back from Michigan on the 17th. The kids, by our agreement, have to be back with Mary by the 22nd, in order to have a week’s time—(a little less)—to prepare for camp, shopping, etc. Assuming I have a divorce by June 1 or a few days after—as in now planned—we would either have to do it between June 1 and June 15th; or between June 17th and July 7th…The whole problem is to juggle the time I have with them, and the time you’ll be around to attend the ceremony. Don’t worry about it, though. I’m just warning you, however,--you’ll be the most kissed bride in history when my family is there. I’ll have to fight the bastards off. I’m going to put up a sign, “ONE KISS TO A RELATIVE!” (Don’t worry, there won’t be that many.)
How I love you. My heart aches when I think of you being so tired. But you’ll perk up here right off, dear wife. OH, AM I GOING TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU, BEGINNING WITH THE SOLES OF THE FEET AND GOING DUE NORTH, UNTIL SLU-U-U-SH!—RIGHT INTO GRAMERCY PARK!
The World’s Luckiest Man Since Adam Art
Arthur Miller was introduced to Marilyn Monroe by Elia Kazan in 1951. After the introduction, they had a brief affair to which Miller admitted to his wife, college sweetheart, Mary Slattery. Miller and Monroe were married on June 29, 1956, only days after he divorced Slattery. In this fascinating and revealing letter, Miller chronicles his deteriorating marriage and divulges deeply personal family issues. In this incredible letter, Miller lays bear issues which mirror some of the central themes his characters wrestled with in his dramas: personal and social responsibility, moral conviction, betrayal and the issues of guilt and hope.
Moderate toning, otherwise vintage very good to fine condition. Provenance: From the estate of Marilyn Monroe’s NYC attendant Mrs. Fanny Harris. With original transmittal envelope of this letter addressed to Mrs. Harris with TLS on Marilyn Monroe Productions letterhead signed by Mrs. Fanny Harris releasing Monroe of any salary claims or demands.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

(Day 2) Lot 1194: The Misfits autograph book with cast signatures including Marilyn Monroe and others. (United Artists, 1961)
Vintage board and paper bound 40+ page 5.5 x 4 in. young girl’s autograph book. The commercially made book contains the clipped and affixed autographs of cast members of The Misfits. Including Marilyn Monroe, (2) Montgomery Clift, Arthur Miller, Eli Wallach, stuntman Chuck Roberson, (2) John Huston, and 1-unidentified. Interspersed throughout the book are charming youthful entries from schoolmates and teachers. The irregularly clipped signatures by celebrities are in pen, with one of the 2 Montgomery Clift signatures on a page torn from another autograph book and folded in quarters. Exhibiting signs of age and handling. Overall in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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(Day 2) Lot 1202: Marilyn Monroe Something’s Got To Give final-draft script for her uncompleted last film. (TCF, 1962)
Vintage 143-page March 29, 1962 final-draft incomplete (as issued) “planning” script for the uncompleted project from which Marilyn was fired, partly owing to her “dereliction of duty” by leaving production to fly to New York for JFK’s birthday celebration. Bound in studio labeled cover and period brads, printed entirely on green revision paper, and marked with [illegible] cast or crew member’s name. Preface page boldly states “THIS SCRIPT SHOULD BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL AND REMAIN IN THE POSSESSION OF THE PERSON TO WHOM IT HAS BEEN ISSUED.” Minor handling to cover extremities; interior remains in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
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 Objets Divers

(Day 2) Lot 990. Lucille Ball as “Marilyn Monroe” mink cuffs from I Love Lucy. (DesiLu Prod., 1951-1957)
Vintage original pink mink fur sleeve cuffs worn by Lucille Ball when she dresses up as “Marilyn Monroe” in Season 4: Episode 5, “Ricky’s Movie Offer” of I Love Lucy. The slip-on cuffs are lined with cotton mesh netting and crème-colored cloth. The fur remains full and supple. Highly visible in the glamorous ensemble seen in the episode. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1112. Marilyn Monroe lobby card for her first film appearance Dangerous Years. (TCF, 1948)
Vintage 11 x 14 in. portrait lobby card with the earliest appearance of Marilyn Monroe on any known movie paper. Glowing image of a fresh-faced young Marilyn as a diner waitress. Tiny trace of handling, in vintage fine to very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600

(Day 2) Lot 1122. Marilyn Monroe vintage original “Golden Dreams” nude calendar earliest sample variant. (circa 1952)
Vintage 12 x 16.5 in. color chromo-litho calendar-salesman’s sample “Golden Dreams” of Marilyn Monroe, being the earliest known variation of the infamous Tom Kelly nude photo sessions. All known subsequent variations of the Tom Kelly/Marilyn nudes list her name with the alternating titles (“Golden Dreams” or “A New Wrinkle”), and only a handful of examples prior to her name addition are known to survive. Virtually unhandled, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500

(Day 2) Lot 1123. Marilyn Monroe vintage original censored calendar artwork variant. (circa 1952)
Vintage 9.75 x 16.5 in. calendar-salesman’s sample artwork interpretation of Tom Kelly’s “Golden Dreams” Marilyn Monroe pose, with screened-over bra and lace panties for conservative communities. Artwork is in the style of Earl Moran or Zoe Mozert, but is uncredited here. Just a trace of handling and corner creasing, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300

(Day 2) Lot 1124. Marilyn Monroe in revealing halter-top oversize vintage original salesman’s sample pin-up calendar. (circa 1952)
Vintage 12 x 16.5 in. color chromo-litho calendar-salesman’s sample of Marilyn Monroe, being an exceptionally rare variation in revealing halter-bra and open-sided skirt, with printing that illuminates Marilyn’s blonde hair, blue eyes, and crimson lips. Virtually unhandled, in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300

(Day 2) Lot 1127. Marilyn Monroe lobby card #5 for The Fireball with exceptional early image in revealing sweater. (TCF, 1950)
Vintage 11 x 14 in. lobby card of Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Rooney in their Roller Derby epic. Young fresh Marilyn was asked to provide her own personal wardrobe on some of her earliest films, and this lovely form-fitting sweater makes a few appearances on her exceptional frame at this point in history. Tiny marginal tear, otherwise in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300

(Day 2) Lot 1130. Marilyn Monroe calendar. (1952)
Vintage original 16 x 34 in. color chromo-litho calendar with complete date-pad depicting an interpretation of Tom Kelly’s “Golden Dreams” Marilyn Monroe pose, with screened-over bra and lace panties for conservative communities. Entitled here “The Lure of Lace, Posed by Marilyn Monroe In The Nude, With Lace Overprint”. Just a trace of marginal wear and slight internal creasing, in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600

(Day 2) Lot 1137. Some Like It Hot Italian one-panel poster. (United Artists, 1959/ ca. 1970)
Italian 39 x 55 in. one-panel poster for the Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe comedy. Featuring Monroe and co-stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Folded as issued. Overall vivid color in vintage, very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300

(Day 2) Lot 1149. Travilla historic vintage original costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pink satin dress for the “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage 15 x 20 in. pencil, gouache and India ink sketch on double artist’s board of one of the most memorable and timeless gowns in film history, the pink satin strapless evening gown with matching opera gloves and poof derriere bow worn by Marilyn Monroe as “Lorelei” for the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. William Travilla’s sketch also includes copious jewelry to highlight the “Diamonds” element of the title. Signed by Travilla just below the figure, with his notation at upper right “Marilyn Monroe ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ #17”. A long clean diagonal surface-slice which bisected horizontally just below her knees has been archivally filled and retouched making it virtually undetectable, and the restorer also cleaned and enhanced the notations including light airbrushing to blank background, while leaving the sketch itself virtually untouched. One of the most spectacular original artifacts not only from the legacy of Marilyn Monroe, but from the entire artistic span of the silver screen. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1153. Marilyn Monroe screen-used water pitcher from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage “R.Wallace” silver-plate 3-pint water pitcher 8 x 8.5 x 4.5 in., screen-used by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Prominently handled by the lovely ladies when they entrap Elliott Reid in their cabin and pour water from this pitcher all over his pants in order to get them off him expeditiously. Engraved on side as an original artifact “U.S.N.” with Navy anchor and rope symbol, plus engraved on bottom by Fox properties dept. “32-2-21422 20th-C-Fox”. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1154. Marilyn Monroe 1-sheet poster for How To Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage U.S. 27 x 41 in. poster for one of the very first wide-format Cinemascope films. An overt attempt to liven up the film-going experience against the onslaught of TV. Pleasing artwork of the three “golddiggers” Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. A curious footnote here is that TCF had been grooming Marilyn specifically to replace Grable, who had been their #1 stable star over the prior decade. Japan-paper backed without retouching to folds, consequently in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

(Day 2) Lot 1156. Marilyn Monroe screen-used table from How to Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage metal and acrylic table 29 x 18 in. screen-used by Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. Most prominently viewed (with its matching twin, not offered here) as all three girls meet to compare “millionaire date” notes in the powder room of the swanky restaurant where they have their first official dates. A period copy/translation of famous designer Andre Arbus’s late art-deco tables “Paire de Gueridons”. Painted silver over its original gold/bronze color for re-purposing in Young Frankenstein (TCF, 1974) in which it is quite prominently viewed (once again with its now-absent twin) at end of film in Madeline Kahn’s bedroom. Beneath the silver paint is barely visible the property dept.’s “20th-C-Fox-32-1-22278”. In vintage screen-used very good condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1157. Marilyn Monroe screen-used (3) table lamp bases from How to Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage (3) glass with metal fixture 10 x 4.25 in. table-lamp bases, screen-used by Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, and Betty Grable. Most prominently viewed at each table of the swanky restaurant as all three girls have their first official dates, Marilyn with Alex D’Arcy, Betty with Fred Clark, and Lauren with William Powell. Etched in base by the Fox property dept. “20th-C-Fox-32-1-25416” followed variously by “V”, “F,” and “N”. Each retains what appears to be its original wiring and lamp-socket, though circuitry not tested. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600
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(Day 2) Lot 1170. The Seven Year Itch 3-sheet poster. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage 41 x 78.5 in. U.S. 3-sheet poster. Arguably the best poster for Marilyn Monroe’s most popular film, as it comes closest to a life-size depiction of the iconic subway skirt-blowing scene, one of the most famous in all Hollywood history. Linen-backed with older simple retouching to folds and creases; would benefit greatly from a fresh restoration, though is certainly presentable as is. In vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

(Day 2) Lot 1175. Marilyn Monroe screen-used Lamp from Richard Sherman’s apartment in The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
Vintage carved wood with metal fixture 31 x 7.25 in. table-lamp base, screen-used by Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell. Carved as a classical Roman male bust, it is most prominently viewed (with its female counterpart, not offered here) in Tom Ewell “Richard Sherman’s” apartment, which is where nearly the entire course of action between Marilyn and Ewell takes place. Etched in rear of base by the Fox property dept. “20th-C-Fox-8-36588” then later on bottom of base for the 1971 Sotheby’s sale, “TCF 1200”. Retains what appears to be its original wiring and lamp-socket, though circuitry not tested. In vintage screen-used fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 
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(Day 2) Lot 1176. The Seven Year Itch German A1 poster. (TCF, 1955/ R-1966)
Vintage original 23 x 32 in. German A-1 one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe comedy. Featuring the central image of Monroe done in colorful pop-art style after Andy Warhol. Folded as issued. Exhibiting minor corner bumping and wrinkling from storage. In overall, very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500

(Day 2) Lot 1177. Marilyn Monroe uncommonly scarce vintage original “Topless Cowgirl” pin-up calendar. (1948/1955)
Vintage 8.25 x 12.25 in. 4-page chromo-litho spiral-bound cheesecake pinup calendar of Marilyn Monroe in (3) highly suggestive topless cowgirl poses, plus the familiar Tom Kelly “Golden Dreams” nude pose with lace overlay. The cowgirl poses are variously titled “Southern Exposure” (a rear-view), “Caught Short” (arms wrapped round her chest) and “Coming Out On Top”. An extraordinarily scarce artifact from Marilyn’s naughty history, especially being intact with all four pages (each of which displays three months of 1955). Two spiral loops broken with a trace of wear at perforations, otherwise in vintage fine to very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800
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(Day 2) Lot 1181. Marilyn Monroe Bus Stop 1-sheet poster. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage original U.S. 27 x 41 in. 1-sheet poster. Linen-backed, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600

(Day 2) Lot 1184. Bus Stop French grande 1-sheet poster. (TCF, 1956/R-1980s)
French 47 x 63 in. grande-format poster for the circa 1980s reissue poster for the Marilyn Monroe classic drama. Folded as issued. Minor, nearly undetectable age. Vivid colors. In overall very fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300

(Day 2) Lot 1186. The Prince and the Showgirl vintage original painting of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier by Francis R. Flint. (Warner Bros., 1957)
Vintage 20 x 30 in. oil or acrylic on canvas painting of Marilyn Monroe joining Laurence Olivier. Executed at the time of the film’s production by Francis Russell Flint, the son of famed illustrator Russell Flint, who is a respected and collected artist in his own right. Acquired from the artist’s estate, and retains his pencil-inscribed title on stretcher-bar verso “Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier in ‘The Sleeping Prince’” (the film’s early working title, hence evidence documenting this painting’s early status). Also shows artist’s London address notations on stretcher bar verso, with framing notes. In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800

(Day 2) Lot 1199: Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits approx. 48 minutes of unseen 8mm footage sold with copyright. (UA, 1961)
Original unpublished approx. 48 minutes of color 8mm documentary film footage captured throughout the entire location shoot for Marilyn Monroe’s final [completed] film, The Misfits. Shot by uncredited extra Stanley Killar (with help from an assistant, as Killar appears occasionally on camera interacting with the cast and crew). Killar and his camera were clearly accepted with full access, judging from the intimacy of the hand-held camera with Marilyn, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, John Huston, and others. Filming begins in Reno on the casino strip filled with flashing neon signs, and around the “Mapes Hotel and Casino” which was official headquarters for the production while on location. Includes Marilyn first in the legendary cherry dress, truly radiant, then throughout the footage in a few different outfits preparing for and rehearsing scenes like the courthouse (consulting with her coach Paula Strasberg), the rodeo and the tavern; Gable riding horses, practicing roping with a lasso, getting in and out of his beautiful personal Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, rehearsing the drunken tavern scene with Marilyn, and much more, and nearly always with cigarette in holder; real stunt cowboys rehearsing the bull-riding and bulldogging scenes (at obvious great peril) as doubles for Montgomery Clift, who we then see practicing falls as inserts into the filmed stunt action (his nose injury seen in the film was genuine from earlier rodeo rehearsing); and numerous shots of director John Huston and his camera crew at work, and near the end, at play in the Virginia City, Nevada camel races. Also includes occasional shots of Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, producer Frank Taylor, Arthur Miller, and other cast and crew. The Misfits is widely considered Marilyn’s finest dramatic acting role, as well as being one of the best for both Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Reasonably professional (at least to a certain degree) in nature and shot from start to finish as a sequential “film in production” documentation, with apparent working title On Sets: The Misfits. To the best of our knowledge, this footage has not been previously published or broadcast (apart from its acquisition at auction from Killar’s heirs in 2008), and is offered here with full rights and assignment of copyright to its entire content. The original 8mm film stock has been properly transferred to (2) 7 in. reels in the process of recording its entire contents onto (2) different types of DVDs, while the original metal reels and cardboard Bell & Howell boxes are retained for posterity. Film stock itself is not inspected off the reels for condition, but no problems are apparent from viewing the DVD transfer. An extraordinary and absolutely unique previously missing puzzle piece in the brief, convoluted history of Marilyn Monroe on and off screen. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1206: (2) books from the personal property of Marilyn Monroe. (1947, 1957)
Vintage (2) 8vo cloth-bound self-help/ psychology books from the personal library of Marilyn Monroe, with Christie’s “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” auction special bookplates. Entitled Hypnotism Today by L. M. Le Cron and J. Bordeaux, and The Tower and the Abyss by Erich Kahler, both retain original dust-wrappers, and one of which exhibits a pencil notation presumed in Marilyn’s hand, “The conditioning has in some cases created a new, independent quantity—The person, who proceeds to condition himself.” Dust-wrappers chipped and stained, otherwise books themselves are in vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

(Day 2) Lot 1207: (2) books from the personal property of Marilyn Monroe including Joseph Campbell’s The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology. (1948, 1959)
Vintage (2) 8vo cloth-bound self-help/ mythology books from the personal library of Marilyn Monroe, with Christie’s “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” auction special bookplates. Entitled The Open Self by Charles Morris and The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology by Joseph Campbell, the latter retaining original dust-wrapper and exhibiting a pencil notation presumed in Marilyn’s hand, “x: After all, what are you [I] here for but pleasure. But is it pleasure. When the actress is kissed and feels the warm breath of her lover on her neck—can you feel it? No. It is not pleasure you’ll find here but it’s as if it were. We are [pretending?] it is our pleasure. The real pleasure you can only take at home, when tonight [illegible] in your bed.” Dust-wrapper shows only a trace of marginal handling, otherwise books themselves are in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 
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(Day 2): Lot 1208: Marilyn Monroe extensive vintage original (40+) press file including obituaries. (1961-1965)
Vintage (40+) news clippings and full sections encompassing the last year of Marilyn Monroe’s troubled life, her obituaries, plus revelations and theories to follow. A treasure trove of information contemporaneous to the time of her questionable death, including a magazine article blaming (without naming) JFK. In vintage aged, archived condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300
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(Day 2) Lot 1209: Marilyn Monroe (8) half-sheet posters including Dangerous Years, Bus Stop, River of No Return and others. (Various, 1948-1960)
Vintage (8) U.S. 22 x 28 in. half-sheet posters for films featuring Marilyn Monroe throughout the entire span of her career, including Dangerous Years, Home Town Story, Let’s Make it Legal, Monkey Business, Clash by Night, River of No Return, Bus Stop, and Let’s Make Love. Each is card-stock paper-backed to correct folds, marginal losses, or other wear, though none shows extensive repair much beyond marginal and fold retouching. Overall in vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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(Day 2) Lot 1210: Marilyn Japanese “B2” poster. (TCF, 1963)
Japanese 20 x 28 in. “B2” poster for the post-mortem documentary by Fox to capitalize on the Marilyn cult sweeping the world after her untimely death. Highlighted by the climactic moment in the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” number. Unfolded, in vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300


(Day 2) Lot 1211: Andy Warhol signed “Marilyn” Castelli Gallery invitation. (1981)
Vintage original invitation to the Castelli Gallery’s Andy Warhol print retrospective (1963-1981). The 12 x 12 in. colorful invitation with Warhol’s iconic original “Marilyn” silkscreen print (1967). On the occasion of her death in 1962, Warhol chose the Gene Korman publicity photo of Monroe as “Rose Loomis” from the film Niagara as the basis for his instantly recognizable Pop Art treatment of the Hollywood sex symbol. Featuring printed red text on hot pink background in the lower left and right corner reading, “Andy Warhol” and “Castelli Graphics”. The legendary artist has signed boldly, in black pen, “Andy Warhol” vertically, to the left of the image. Show information, gallery address, November 21 through December 22, 1981 date and original print info: “Illustrated: Marilyn, 1967, silkscreen, 36 x 36 inches, edition of 250, published by Factory Additions” on the verso. With very minor signs of age. In vintage, very fine condition.
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000

(Day 2) Lot 1212: 20th Century Fox “Marilyn Monroe” CineSimplex Model D Camera #6.
The CineSimplex Model D was truly built as a better choice than the heavily-blimped Mitchell cameras at other studios. It was extremely light. Indeed, the camera was so revolutionary that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded it a Class One Technical Academy Award. The camera cost $140,000 to build in 1940, a time when a Mitchell could be purchased for $15,000! Of the 17 CineSimplex Model D cameras designed and built for 20th Century Fox, only six still exist today. This #6 camera is the only example with its complete set of Bausch & Lomb Baltar lenses (25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 75 and 100mm) built specifically for this camera, matched to be optically perfect. Of particular importance, this #6 camera photographed more Marilyn Monroe films than any other, including, How To Marry A Millionaire, Let’s Make Love, Bus Stop, River of No Return, Monkey Business, and her last film Something’s Got To Give. 20th Century Fox assigned cameras to specific Directors of Photography. This #6 camera was assigned to Charles G. Clarke, ASC by the studio. Mr. Clarke’s camera was the very first used to photograph in CinemaScope. All tests for the new process were done with #6 and it worked with Leon Shamroy’s camera on The Robe. Comes with Mitchell head and wooden tripod with spreader, 20th Century Fox wooden lens box, (1) Bausch & Lomb CinemaScope lens and wooden case full of camera accessories with “Hugh Crawford Camera” (Clarke’s assistant’s) name painted on the lid. Comes with a letter of provenance from Roy H. Wagner, ASC. From the collection of Debbie Reynolds.
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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(Day 2) Lot 1220All About Eve screen-used prop “Sarah Siddons” award.
 (TCF, 1950) Vintage original gold-lacquered cast acrylic 5.5 x 5.5 in. sculpture of 18th Century actress Sarah Siddons (based upon Sir Joshua Reynolds 1784 portrait of her as “The Tragic Muse”) which is a key integral plot element in the Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and Marilyn Monroe classic film of backstage imbroglios. On 3.5 x 5.75 in. black-painted wooden base. Bette Davis as “Margo Channing” portrays the consummate stage actress and object of idolatry and envy in newcomer Anne Baxter as “Eve Harrington”, who manipulates Channing in order to usurp her crown as queen of the theatre, with the “Sarah Siddons” award being the badge of that distinction. This is one of the most recognized and revered “award” props ever featured in any film, not only from its importance in the story, but even more so from the continually growing fame and respect this extraordinary film garners. One of only three Sarah Siddons Award props visible during the ceremony, the statues are not only the object of specific attention through the opening sequence but one is then visible prominently throughout the film displayed on Margo Channing’s mantle. Years of storage have left the figure bereft only of its hands, with just a few tiny paint chips and bumps to figure and base, which is also missing the name placard. A truly fantastic, indelible icon from the golden-age of Hollywood. In vintage very good condition.
Estimate price: $4,000 - $6,000
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22 juillet 2015

30/06/1962 'Tim Leimert House' par Barris

Le 30 juin 1962, Marilyn Monroe est photographiée par George Barris pour le magazine Cosmopolitan, chez Walter 'Tim' Leimert, un magnat de l'immobilier, ami du photographe, dont la villa se trouve au 1506 Blue Jay Way située dans les collines au Nord d'Hollywood. Série "Blouse Pucci".
On June, 30, 1962, Marilyn Monroe is photographed by George Barris for the Cosmopolitan magazine, at Walter 'Tim' Leimert's house, a real estate tycoon, friend of the photographer, whose villa is at 1506 Blue Jay Way in the Nord Hollywood hills. "Pucci Jacket" sitting.

****  Pucci Jacket Sitting ****
Série Blouse Pucci

-- Parking voitures
Car's Parking  --
-- Avec Patricia Newcomb (attaché de presse) et Whitey Snyder (maquilleur)
With Patricia Newcomb (press attache) and Whitey Snyder (for make-up man)  -- 
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-- En voiture
By car  --

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-- Dans le patio
In the patio  --

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 -- Au salon bar
At the lounge bar  --

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-- Avec Agnes Flanagan (coiffure) et Whitey Snyder (au maquillage)
With Agnes Flanagan (hairdresser) and Whitey Snyder (for make-up)  -- 
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 -- Dans le salon
In the living room  --

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-- Dans la chambre
In the Bedroom  --

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-- Dans la salle de bain
In the Bathroom  --

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Marilyn confie à Barris: "La période la plus heureuse de ma vie, c'est en ce moment... L'avenir est devant moi, et j'ai hâte d'y être, ça va être passionnant ! J'ai l'impression que je commence à peine: je veux jouer dans des comédies, des tragédies, un mélange des deux... Je n'ai aucun regret car, si j'ai commis des erreurs, je suis seule responsable... J'aime beaucoup rester ici (en Californie) mais, de temps en temps, j'ai des envies de New York. Alors, tout ce que j'ai à faire c'est fermer les portes [de devant et de derrière] et partir. J'aime bien avoir un ancrage solide."
Marilyn tells to to GB: "The happiest time of my life is now... There's a future and I can't wait to get to it -it should be intereting ! I feel I'm just getting started; I want to do comedy, tragedy, interspersed... I have no regrets, because if I made any mistakes, I was responsible... I like to stay here (in California) but every once in awhile I get that feeling for New York. Here all I have to do is lock the [front and back] doors and go. I like ground to stand on."

L'assassinat de Marilyn Monroe, par Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin
The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed, by Jay Margolis, Richard Buskin

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copyright text by GinieLand.

14 novembre 2014

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

 Documents papiers

 A Marilyn Monroe received letter. The envelope is addressed to Marilyn Monroe at 1215 Lodi Place in Los Angeles from Opal M. Clark and postmarked July 22, 1948. A note to Monroe reads in full, “Here is your bond Norma – please sign the enclosed receipt + return to me. Hope all is well with you. With love – Opal.” At the time, Monroe was living at the Hollywood Studio Club, a residence for women in the film industry.
4 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $150 - $300

 A group of seven Marilyn Monroe employment documents from Twentieth Century-Fox Studios. The documents date from 1947 to 1949 and include two employment opening and four employment closing notices as well as one change of rate card. These cards represent Monroe’s first forays into film work. Notable are the cards filled out during her work on The Dangerous Years (20th Century, 1947), indicated on the opening and closing cards as being for a “Sol Wurtzel Prod.,” and a starting card dated August 27, 1949, for her role as Clara in the film A Ticket to Tomahawk (20th Century, 1950), indicating that Monroe flew to the filming location with a closing card from this film dated October 21, 1949, stating that filming was finished. One closing card indicates her first firing from Fox. Dated August 25, 1947, the card explains “Option Not Exercised” after only a year; the studio opted not to take Monroe under contract again at that time. Monroe changed her name from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe when she got her contract with Fox in August 1946. Monroe’s salary during this period ranged from $125 to $200 per week.
4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000


 A Marilyn Monroe signed check dated September 15, 1957, check number 35, in the amount of $12.12 paid to the New York Telephone Company from a Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. account with Colonial Trust Company. The check information is typed and signed by Monroe in blue ink. Below her signature is her title with Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc., President.
3 by 8 1/4 inches
 Winning bid:$7,040 - Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000

 A five-page screenplay synopsis for the unproduced film "Miss Nobody" written by Garson Kanin. The typed document heading reads “ Original Screenplay – 140pp.” and “Henry F. Greenberg/ May 5, 1950.” It is presumed Monroe was approached to participate in the production.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A Marilyn Monroe telephone bill and other telephone company related documents. Items include an April 1951 telephone bill for $180.41 (when adjusting for inflation that is almost $1600 in the 2013 economy); a bill pay reminder; an itemized list of long-distance calls from the phone company (undated); a rate information card addressed to "M. Monroe," postmarked May 1961; and other telephone company related items.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A Cary Grant typed, signed letter to Marilyn Monroe. The undated letter, written on Grant's personal stationery, followed a recent trip by Grant and his wife to visit troops in Japan and Korea. The letter was accompanied by a gift Grant was asked by a soldier to take to Monroe. Grant also offers his assistance if Monroe should also go visit the troops in Asia. The pair worked together on the film Monkey Business (20th Century, 1952). A notation on verso is written in pencil in an unknown hand.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$3,840 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A 22-piece collection of Marilyn Monroe’s earning records from 20th Century Fox. The quarterly records span from 1946 to 1953 beginning after Monroe’s first contract with Fox in August 1946. The weekly accounting of Monroe’s salary illustrates the actress’ rise in star power throughout her career at Fox. In 1953, 20th Century Fox released three Monroe films: How to Marry A Millionaire, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Niagra. The records reflect two different employee numbers for Monroe, 63015 and 661616, most likely due to the break in her contract with Fox.
Each, 5 1/2 by 11 inches
 Winning bid:$6,250 - Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

 A Jane Russell handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe. The 10-page letter is written on onionskin paper. Russell starts the letter "Dear Little One" and signs it "Old Jane." In the letter, Russell addresses rumors of Monroe's divorce from Joe DiMaggio and encourages Monroe to rely on religion to help her through this rough period. She discusses Hollywood marriages, including her own, and gives her opinion on fellow actresses' marriages. In part, Russell writes, "I've never written such a letter - But I love you very dearly + I don't want you to be unhappy ever... ."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid: $3,200 - Estimate: $500 - $700
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 A typed letter sent to Marilyn Monroe by Major General Lionel McGarr. Dated February 16, 1954, McGarr thanked Monroe for her appearance, stating that she provided relaxation and a boost for morale. Monroe entertained troops in Korea February 16-19, 1954, while on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio. Accompanied by the original hand-delivered transmittal envelope typed “Miss Marilyn Monroe/ ‘Marilyn Monroe VIP Show'/ Korea.”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $768 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A group of Marilyn Monroe received floral enclosure cards and other personal cards from friends and family members, including Freddie Fields, “all the boys at M.C.A.," Patsy & Rose D’Amore, “Judy & Jay,” “Aunt Allis,” “Sydney,” Arthur O’Connell, Vernon Scott and others, with personal messages to Monroe. Accompanied by a note written in an unknown hand on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery regarding “M. McCarthy” and a typed message dated November 8, 1954, for Mrs. DiMaggio regarding a cousin. This note has a handwritten notation that reads “he is ??”.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 6 3/4 by 5 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $576 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A two-page handwritten letter from Sid Ross to Marilyn Monroe. Written on American Airlines stationery, postscript on a third page. The letter expresses Ross’ regret that Monroe couldn’t meet with him and goes on to offer her advice, including “Don’t be the baseball; be the bat.” Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope postmarked May 17, 1953. Ross wrote an article about Monroe in 1952, and his brother, photographer Ben Ross, had three sittings with Monroe in the early 1950s.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches
 Winning bid: $640 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A pair of letters received by Marilyn Monroe from her teacher and friend, mime Lotte Goslar. Both letters are from January 1954. One is a single-sided handwritten note. The other is handwritten on two-pages, double sided, in which Goslar congratulates Monroe on her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $448 - Estimate: $600 - $800


 A Joe DiMaggio three-page handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe postmarked October 9, 1954. DiMaggio dates the letter as "Saturday - a.m." and greets Marilyn "Dear Baby." The letter came to Marilyn on the heels of her October 6th announcement to the press that she and DiMaggio were divorcing. In the letter DiMaggio discusses watching the announcement. The letter reads in part, "Don't know what you're thoughts are about me, - but I can tell you I love you sincerely, - way deep in my heart, irregardless of anything." Accompanied by original transmittal envelope addressed to the house the couple shared in Beverly Hills, California.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$78,125 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

 A five-page handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe from actor Tom Neal. Neal reminds Monroe where they had met previously and offers her support and encouragement during her divorce from Joe DiMaggio. Citing his time in the media spotlight due to his love triangle with Barbara Payton and Franchot Tone, Neal writes in part “Marriage is rough enough without taking on an added burden of marrying someone who doesn’t understand the film industry.” Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope postmarked October 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$512 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A 16-page letter from Sam Shaw to Marilyn Monroe. Handwritten on small notebook paper. Shaw has labeled two pages “7.” He discusses an art opening that he went to and Monroe’s marriage to and divorce from Joe DiMaggio. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope postmarked December 3, 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
7 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches
 Winning bid:$1,562.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 A Western Union telegram sent to Marilyn Monroe by Twentieth Century-Fox Studios dated December 23, 1954. The telegram summons Monroe to meet with Lew Schreiber regarding The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) on December 28, 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$ 1,280 - Estimate: $400 - $600 

 A three-page handwritten letter from Sam Shaw to Marilyn Monroe. The letter discusses a film Shaw has just seen and a postscript that continues on to the back of the third page discussing Monroe’s interest in collecting art. Below the postscript Shaw has drawn a caricature of Monroe with paintings in frames. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope postmarked December 8, 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
12 1/2 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $1,125 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 A 12-page handwritten letter from Sam Shaw to Marilyn Monroe. In the letter, Shaw offers his advice for dealing with the press and Monroe’s public image. On the back of the last page Shaw has drawn a caricature of his family with the text “We all love Marilyn/ the Shaws.” Reads in part “I found a shot of you that we both liked...I think this photo puts me in Milton’s class.” Shaw has included a newspaper clipping of Monroe dancing with Clark Gable. Accompanied by two envelopes, the first is stamped without postmark, the second is postmarked December 9, 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 6 inches
Winning bid: $1,125 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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 A one-page handwritten letter from photographer, artist and producer Sam Shaw to Marilyn Monroe. Shaw chastises Monroe for sending neither a hello nor a goodbye note to him and references Shaw giving Monroe’s address to Dame Edith Sitwell. With a drawing on reverse of a grave with a shovel and a tombstone that reads “Here lies his [drawing of a heart] and luve [sic] gone but no [sic] forgotten.” Accompanied by original transmittal envelope postmarked December 10, 1954.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$ 2,187.50 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 A letter written to Marilyn Monroe from her lawyer, Lloyd Wright Jr. The two-page typed, signed letter, dated October 26, 1954, discusses contracts, endorsements, with references to ghostwriter Ben Hecht and a payment due to Alfred Hayes. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $500 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 An enclosure card handwritten to Marilyn Monroe from Marlon Brando. The small card has an image of Asian-inspired scene of a boat in a body of water. Reads in full, “Happy birthday Marylin [sic] from Marlon.”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 by 4 inches
 Winning bid: $1,920 - Estimate: $400 - $600

A group of three letters from Henry Rosenfeld to Marilyn Monroe, undated, written on lined notepaper. One note addressed “darling” informs Monroe of a present that Rosenfeld purchased for her on the occasion of her birthday. He closes the note, “I want you to be happy above everything else in the world. Always and always, Henry.” Rosenfeld, a wealthy New York dress manufacturer, met Monroe in 1955. They became close, and at some point he proposed to Monroe. The proposal came to nothing, but the pair remained friends.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 756, "Julien's Summer Sale," Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 26, 2009
12 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A letter written to Marilyn Monroe by producer/director Cheryl Crawford. The letter is typed, signed and contains a handwritten postscript. In the letter, Crawford expresses a desire to work with Monroe on future productions. Typed on Crawford’s personal stationery and dated June 8, 1955. Earlier in the year, Crawford introduced Monroe to Lee Strasberg.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $320 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A letter from Twentieth Century-Fox Executive Manager Lew Schreiber to Marilyn Monroe. The single-page typed, signed letter, dated December 16, 1954, is in regard to the disagreement between Monroe and the studio over her contract. In January 1955, Monroe formally announced the formation of Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $1,250 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200

A typed and signed letter to Marilyn Monroe from Henry Grunwald hand dated "Dec. 30., 1956." The letter reads in part, "It's not the story I had wanted to do on you, of course, but I think it did you justice... ." The letter was written when Grunwald was a senior editor at TIME magazine.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid: $896 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A group of three notes sent to Marilyn Monroe. The first is a handwritten note regarding a shooting schedule, In an unknown hand signed simply with a heart.The note reads in part, "RELAX - rest and go over the scenes we worked on last Saturday." Written on the back of a TIME magazine memo sheet. The second is a handwritten note believed to have been written by photographer Zinn Arthur to Milton Greene and Monroe. Reads in full, "Milt Thanks for Tryin'. Marilyn - You're a damn good actress and my hat goes off to you - Zinn (Sin)." The third appears to be a typed telegram inviting Monroe to an event at the Ambassador Hotel.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
4 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $320 - Estimate: $400 - $600 

 A two-page typed memo to Marilyn Monroe from Pat Newcomb. Typed on Arthur P. Jacobs Public Relations stationery and dated May 21, 1956. Newcomb wrote regarding the importance of personally reaching out to journalists who had written about Monroe. Handwritten note and sign-off from Newcomb.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A handwritten card from Amy Greene to Marilyn Monroe that has been ripped in half. On the front of the card is printed “Mrs. Milton Greene.” Dated November 10, 1954, the card gives Greene’s good wishes for Monroe's recovery and an invitation to recuperate from her surgery with the Greenes. Accompanied by a note to “Sidney” on the front of the envelope, also ripped in half, with instructions to deliver the note to Marilyn.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Original size, 3 by 4 inches
Winning bid: $125 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 A Marilyn Monroe received letter from superfan James Haspiel. The handwritten letter is dated June 9, 1956, and reads in part, “I hope you didn’t mind that wild ride back from the airport – it was wonderful seeing you again, + I guess we all got carried away… .” Accompanied by a “Good-Bye” card from “The Monroe Six” and original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A group of seven greeting cards sent to Marilyn Monroe. The cards have birthday and get well messages. Birthday greetings: belated birthday card signed “Delosky” (undated); a belated birthday greeting from Dan Hanrahan, who has included his business card and a lengthy handwritten message (June 1961); and a birthday greeting from Betty Doktor (June 1961). Get well wishes from The Monroe Six (April 1956); Anne McDowell (April 1956); Mr. & Mrs. Henry Peterson (May 1961); and Frank Young (May 1961). Most accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 8 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches
Winning bid:$ 2,187.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A double sided typed letter from Delos Smith Jr. to Marilyn Monroe. Smith wrote in reaction to a TIME magazine article and Delos own discussions with a TIME editor. Smith goes on to gossip about other Hollywood stars and praising Monroe’s appearance at The Actors Studio. Smith signed the letter “Happy Mothers Day, Delos.” Accompanied by a greeting card with a handwritten note from Smith. He signed the card “Bring that old Bus to a Stop and hurry home. Love Delos.” With original transmittal envelope postmarked May 6, 1956.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Larger, 9 by 6 inches
Winning bid: $256 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A typed, signed letter from Pat Newcomb to Marilyn Monroe; Milton Greene was cc’d. Dated April 24, 1956, the letter is in regard to an event for Nunnally Johnson. Typed on Arthur P. Jacobs Public Relations stationery, Newcomb references recent doctor’s orders have clamped down on Monroe’s social life in order to “complete the picture in good health.” The film Newcomb refers to was Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), Monroe’s first film under new contract with 20th Century Fox and her newly formed company, Marilyn Monroe Productions.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $320 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of three letters received by Marilyn Monroe. The first is a handwritten letter dated January 6, 1956, that reads in part, “I think it’s wonderful that you stood your ground and got your way.” Signed indistinctly. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope with a New York return address from “Rella.” The second is a greeting card from June Alpino with an invitation for Monroe to join her at the circus and a gift to give Monroe from a third party. Alpino has included a small black and white photograph of herself. The third is a five-page letter from “Jeanie” handwritten on Disneyland Hotel stationery. The letter mentions Jeanie and her husband Frank going to spring training and laments the fact that she hasn’t seen Monroe in more than a year. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope postmarked March 26, 1956.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $375 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A pair of shipping inventory receipts from Western Costume Company. Both are dated May 28, 1956, regarding the leasing of costume items to Marilyn Monroe Productions. Each notes that the statement should be sent to “Milton Green” [sic]. These items were most likely used in Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), which began shooting in May.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $320 - Estimate: $100 - $200


 A pair of papers with the typed lyrics of the song "That Old Black Magic," one on Chateau Marmont stationery with handwritten corrections and two smaller half sheets with the typed lyrics stapled together. Marilyn Monroe sang "That Old Black Magic" in the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The documents are presumed to have been used to rehearse or during filming of the scene.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $768 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200

 A typed, signed letter to Marilyn Monroe from Bob Jennings, a staff writer at Parade Publications Inc. Dated March 6, 1956, Jennings' letter refers to an article Jennings was writing about Korea that included Monroe. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope with numerous markings on the outside, including one that reads “important take care this afternoon!”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$ 1,152 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A Marilyn Monroe slip of paper with two prescriptions written by Fox studio physician Lee Seigel dated April 6, 1956. The prescriptions are for Diamox and Achenalin. Both appear to be prescribed for an eye issue.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$375 - Estimate: $200 - $300


  A handwritten letter from psychotherapist Margaret Herz Hohenberg to Marilyn Monroe on Hohenberg’s stationery and dated May 10, 1956. The letter concerns the accompanying account statement and a recent telephone session. Also present is the original transmittal envelope addressed to Monroe at Chateau Marmont. Monroe began to see Hohenberg in 1955 at the recommendation of Milton Greene.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $600 - $800


 A pair of Marilyn Monroe handwritten notes. The first is pencil on lined legal paper that appears to be a Lee Strasberg quote; the page is titled “Lee S.” The second is written in pencil on a blank sheet of paper and reads “My Darling, my darling, my poppy.”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 12 1/2 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$ 4,687.50 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

 A belated birthday card sent to Marilyn Monroe from Peter Leonardi. The card appears to be postmarked June 2, 1956. This would make it after Monroe’s break from Leonardi at a time when it was proposed Monroe had written in her journals that she was afraid of him and thought “… Peter wants to be a woman – and would like to be me – I think…” (see Fragments p. 96 and Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (p. 289-290).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 by 5 inches
Winning bid: $128 - Estimate: $100 - $200

 A group of Marilyn Monroe Sahara Hotel documents. Dated 1956, the documents relate to Monroe’s stay at the Sahara Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Items include two telegrams sent to Monroe at the hotel, three hotel message slips, and a letter to Monroe written on Sahara Hotel stationery from Dr. S. Purple, with original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Sizes vary
 Winning bid: $896 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A group of correspondence received by or regarding Marilyn Monroe, including a 1956, letter from Inez Melson to Florence Thomas; a March 10, 1956 letter from “Olive” to “Jean”; eight hotel telephone message slips from March and May 1956; several phone messages on scraps of paper; a handwritten note left for Monroe by Ted Harper; an invitation to The Original Wine House with handwritten note on verso from proprietor Bob Purvis; empty transmittal envelopes addressed to Monroe; and two newspaper clippings about Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 4 by 10 inches
Winning bid:$1,152 - Estimate: $300 - $500 


 A pair of letters received by Marilyn Monroe. The first is from Fred Libby written on Pan American World Airways stationery, addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Miller, dated July 6, 1956. Libby congratulates the pair on their recent wedding, and he says he hopes to meet Mr. Miller someday. The second letter is addressed to Monroe from a chiropractor named Jacob Kaufman. Kaufman had never met Monroe, but after hearing of her frequent illnesses, he felt compelled to write her with his advice. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope postmarked March 7, 1960.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
 Winning bid:$256 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A small note handwritten by Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe dated "Wed., April 4 - 1:12 p.m." The note reads in part, "I am deeply happy. And agonized that you're not in reach." Signed simply "A."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 by 5 inches
 Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $600 - $800

 An Arthur Miller handwritten card to Marilyn Monroe dated "Christmas 1955." The front of the card is a cartoon of two despondent characters. Printed text reads, "No, I'm more depressed than you are." Under the text Miller has handwritten "You're not either." The salutation on the card reads "For Marilyn." It goes on to discuss the present that accompanied the card. Also present is the original envelope that reads simply "For Noodle."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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 An Arthur Miller typed and handwritten love letter to Marilyn Monroe. In the letter Miller addresses Monroe as "Dearest Wife" although their wedding was a month away and his divorce not yet final. Miller has signed the letter "Art," and below his signature he has written, "Please - if I have ever made you cry, or made you one ounce sadder even for a second - forgive me. My perfect girl." Accompanied by original transmittal envelope dated April 30, 1956.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$6,875 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 A typed, signed love letter from Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe dated April 26, 1956. The letter reads in part, "The publicity is beginning to break evidently. Winchell this morning says I call you long distance all the time...I just worry that Bob and Jane won't be getting any kind of shock out of all this that will make it harder when they meet you." The letter discusses other details of Miller's life at that time. Signed, "kiss you, Art." Miller enclosed a letter from friend Norman Rosten that reads in part, "What are your plans? We won't tell, but we're curious. Even Mary is curious. What's his rush for a divorce, she asked me last week? (As though this was brand new)." Rosten's letter also discusses the press and appears to refer to the pressure on Miller by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Also present is a London review of The Crucible and the original transmittal envelope to Monroe.  Please note that this lot comes with a single transmittal envelope.  Two were shown in the printed catalog.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$3,520 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 A pair of letters from Arthur Miller's children mailed by Miller to Marilyn Monroe. The first letter is a single page typed from Robert Miller and dated April 23, 1956. The second is a double-sided handwritten letter from Miller's daughter Jane. Both state they miss their father, thank him for gifts he recently gave them, and share the events of their recent days. Both also state they are sending him their footprint (not present). Jane and Robert are Miller's children with his first wife, Mary Grace Slattery. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$100 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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 An Arthur Miller two-page typed signed love letter to Marilyn Monroe dated May 9, 1956. The letter begins "Dearest, Best Person" and reads in part, "It is your suffering in the past that I respect and even bow down to. I see i often as a kind of trial to which you were cruelly put...You were placed in the jaws of this society without the protection of a family, a name, an identity; it is quite as though you were the pure victim...I do know how desperately you want to shake loose from all the dragging horrors of the past." Miller discusses his initial attraction to Monroe, his divorce, and his love for her. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$5,312.50 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 An Arthur Miller four-page typed and handwritten love letter to Marilyn Monroe dated April 29, 1956. The letter provides insight into Miller's feelings about Monroe just before their wedding. Reads in part" "But what can I do? I love you. When I love somebody I love them, I want them to be near me, to bear my children, to be my wife. You think I am so clean, so faultless, so incapable of untruth that in comparison you are defiled? I have sinned, Marilyn; I am no better than you in any way. I can hate every man you were ever with but I can't hate you." On the third page Miller has affixed a piece of petrified wood and signed the letter "Your lover, slave, friend, father, son, and Pest, Art." The fourth page, written later that same day, is additionally signed "Art." Accompanied by original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$7,040 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 An Arthur Miller two-page typed and handwritten love letter to Marilyn Monroe dated May 9, 1956. Miller begins the letter relaying frustration with his soon to be ex-wife Mary Grace Slattery and goes on to tell Monroe that he has disclosed their relationship to his parents and his concerns about his family and children. Miller also references the film "Viva Zapata" (20th Century, 1952), a film that Monroe wanted to work on but was denied by the studio. Miller enclosed sage in the letter and writes below his signature "A little sage brush for your pillow." He additionally asks, "And where is your footprint!!!" Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$4,160 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 An Arthur Miller three-page typed, signed love letter to Marilyn Monroe dated May 7, 1956. Miller discusses his upcoming divorce, tension between Monroe and Milton Greene, plans for Monroe to visit him in Reno, and their plan to introduce Monroe to Miller's children. Miller also discusses a recent argument the pair had: "I was separated from you, leaving you in a world of men lusting for you. I wanted you to be reminded that I am desirable...Nevertheless, it was still more alarming to you than it should have been -- your reaction was out of proportion... ." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope addressed to Monroe at Hotel Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$4,160 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 An Arthur Miller handwritten love letter dated May 11, 1956. Written on two lined pages. Salutation is to "Dearest Wife." Reads in part, "I am walking around in a daze of love...I wanted to buy a wedding ring but they don't have really nice ones here - I looked... ." Miller goes on to discuss an apartment he would like to rent, recent negative articles, and his love for her. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Winning bid:$12,160 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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 A Marilyn Monroe single-page handwritten letter to Arthur Miller, presumably unsent. In the undated letter Monroe is responding to an earlier letter she received from Miller. The letter reads in part, "...there was no choice to make - the same road was always before me. So when you speak of my nobility it really wasn't so noble... ." Accompanied by two sheets of blank paper found with this letter.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$43,750 - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

 Marilyn Monroe’s copies of publicity reports for the film “The Sleeping Prince,” which was the working title of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). One document is titled “Projected Logistical Report/ Publicity” and contains 45 pages of information. The second is a 14-page document titled “Publicity and Promotion Budget for U.K.” Both cover pages list the people cc’d on the documents. Next to Monroe’s name is a check mark, indicating that these were her personal copies.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A typed letter to Marilyn Monroe from Pat Newcomb. The letter is cc’d to Milton Greene, undated, typed on Newcomb’s stationery. Newcomb asks if Monroe can meet with a journalist who has flown in from London. She also mentions mailing Monroe her swimsuit and asks if she can bring her anything else.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A Marilyn Monroe handwritten note to "Vera." Written in pencil on a tablet of unlined white paper. The note was presumably never sent. The note reads in part, "...I never had a friend before this - I mean one that was a girl..."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid:$3,520 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

 A group of four letters, two drawings, and one postcard from two of Arthur Miller’s children, Bobby and Jane, to their father and Marilyn Monroe and one letter from Jane to their pets. Most addressed “To Daddy,” one to “MMM” from Bobby Miller. Those letters that are dated are from 1958 and 1959.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Partial Lot 816, "Julien's Summer Sale," Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 26, 2009
Largest, 9 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$ 128  -  Estimate: $200 - $400

 An Arthur Miller typed manuscript sent to Marilyn Monroe. The seven-page draft of an article that Miller wrote for LIFE magazine is about his then wife and the series of photographs she took with Richard Avedon posing as five different actresses: Lillian Russell, Marlene Dietrich, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow and Theda Bara. The manuscript contains a number of handwritten corrections. The final article was rewritten and ultimately titled "My Wife Marilyn" and appeared alongside Avedon's photographs in the December 22, 1958, issue of LIFE magazine. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$ 6,250  -  Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

 A telegram received by Marilyn Monroe from Warner Brothers, dated May 24, 1957. The two-page telegram is in regard to Monroe’s former business partner, Milton Greene, receiving a credit on the film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Accompanied by an undated typed statement by Monroe regarding the situation with Greene, condemning his leadership of Marilyn Monroe Productions and his attempt to receive an Executive Producer credit for this film.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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 A pair of letters sent to Marilyn Monroe. The first is from Alex North, a neighbor in Connecticut; accompanied by transmittal envelope. The second is from Herb Martin and is written on the back of a copy of a newspaper article that mentions Martin. Both letters express a desire to see Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $75 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A group of letters written by and regarding Marilyn Monroe's troubled mother, Gladys Eley (previously Monroe, Baker, and Mortenson). Group includes letters written by Eley while institutionalized at Rockhaven Sanitarium in Verdugo City (Montrose), California, circa late 1950s to early 1960s. Several of the letters are stamped but not postmarked, believed to have been saved from the mail by Inez Melson, who was appointed guardian of Eley. The letters reveal insight into Eley's schizophrenia. The handwritten letters are addressed to The President of the United States, Mother Church – The First Church of Christ Scientist, and a letter that was mailed to Melson from Eley. Also present is a letter from Bernice Miracle, Marilyn's sister, to Melson. Those that are dated are from the early 1960s.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 131, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
Sizes vary
Winning bid:$6,400 - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

 Three Marilyn Monroe received postcards. The first, with an image of the Golden Gate Bridge, was sent to Monroe in Idaho in May 1956. Possibly sent by Peter Lawford, initialed indistinctly as “PL” or “RL.” The second, sent from “G,” is a postcard of La Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Sent to Monroe in May 1961. The card reads in part, “Hope your ‘Killer Kut’ is still in good shape," indicating that "G" stands for hairstylist George Masters. The third is a card sent in 1956 from Suzanne, who writes, “I hadn’t heard from you in 2 weeks so I played hookey.”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$500 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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 A handwritten letter from May Reis to Marilyn Monroe. The letter is written on Renvyle House Hotel stationery, dated May 10, 1961. Reis writes about her stay in Ireland and travels; signed simply “May.” Reis was Monroe’s personal secretary and friend. Accompanied by original transmittal envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/2 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$1,000 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A group of Marilyn Monroe medical invoices that includes invoices from Dr. D. Russell Anderson, Dr. Margaret Herz Hohenberg, dentist Paul Kniss, Dr. Edward J. Simons, and one from the offices of Dr. Myron Prinzmetal and Dr. Rexford Kennamer, among others; seven items total.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$ 437.50 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of more than 75 letters, photographs, religious tracts and postcards sent to Marilyn Monroe by her fans. The letters span from 1956 to 1961. The letters, mailed by Monroe's fans from around the world, offer advice, matchmaking, and get well wishes and make requests.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A scrapbook given to Marilyn Monroe by a dying fan. The 30-page book contains inspirational images and text, both handwritten and pasted in. Most of the entries are religious in nature. Accompanied by a letter from the fan.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A group of more than 100 letters, cards and postcards sent to Marilyn Monroe by her fans. The letters, which span from 1954 to 1962, were mailed from fans around the world, including a card in a mailing tube from Lyle & Scott LTD in Scotland that was signed by approximately 900 employees of the clothing manufacturer.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Sizes vary
 Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A group of approximately 90 letters sent to Marilyn Monroe by her fans. The majority of the letters were sent to Monroe posthumously in the second half of 1962. The letters were mailed from fans around the world.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest envelope, 7 by 4 inches
 Winning bid:$4,375 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A Marilyn Monroe received typed note signed “Norm,” believed to be from Norman Rosten. The humorous undated note reads in part, “Thanks for your sweet darlin’ wire: it all helped carry me through the valley of the shadow...Did you ever think that some people just gotta stay alive?” Rosten goes on to mention recent reviews.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
4 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$ 512 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 A postcard to “Marilyn Miller” from Norman Rosten sent from Alaska. The image on the front of the card is of a nude Inuit woman in the snow. Signed simply “N,” postmarked January 26, 1959. Stamp has been cut away. Rosten wrote Marilyn: An Untold Story in 1973.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$256 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A Marilyn Monroe signed check from a Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. account with Colonial Trust Company in New York City. Numbered 240, dated February 5, 1960, and written to Hedda Rosten in the amount of $65.85. The typed check also details in the upper right corner taxes removed from the gross amount due Rosten of $75.00. Rosten and her husband, Norman, were friends of Monroe’s, and Hedda was also employed by Monroe as a private secretary. Endorsed by Hedda Rosten on verso.
3 1/8 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $5,120 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

 A Marilyn Monroe received letter from the New York Post and a typescript copy of a New York Post article. The typed signed letter is from New York Post columnist Max Lerner, dated May 10, 1961, and written on New York Post stationery. The typescript is of an article written by New York Post gossip columnist Earl Wilson circa 1961. Titled “Marilyn’s not A-Marryin’ ” and is typed on three pages.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A pair of postcards handwritten to Marilyn Monroe by Pat Newcomb and sent to Monroe’s address, 882 North Doheny Drive in Los Angeles. Both cards were mailed in 1961, one sent from New Delhi with an image of the Taj Mahal, the other from Hong Kong with an image of the city. The addressee on both cards is “Marge Stengel.”
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$320 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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 A telegram to Marilyn Monroe from producer Ann Marlowe again offering Monroe a part in the teleplay Rain . Monroe appears to have dictated a response to her secretary, who wrote in pencil, “I would only consider it if Lee Strasberg directed it.” Dated June 21, 1960.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$512 - Estimate: $600 - $800

 A group of three letters received by Marilyn Monroe from MCA Management Ltd. The first is dated May 17, 1955, and was sent to Monroe in New York. The second is dated May 3, 1961 and is accompanied by a confidential letter typed on 20th Century Fox stationery addressed to George Chasin regarding a role for Monroe in a film adaptation of the book Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm. The third is from Chasin, dated May 2, 1961, regarding two screenplays delivered via messenger to Monroe’s bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where she was recovering from sinus trouble.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 6 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 A typed, signed letter from 20th Century Fox to Marilyn Monroe Productions. Dated March 4, 1959, the letter directs Monroe to appear at the studio on April 14, 1959, to begin work on "Time and Tide," later re-titled Wild River (20th Century, 1960). Monroe was ultimately replaced by Lee Remick.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$875 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A pair of Marilyn Monroe received letters regarding potential film projects. The first is a three-page typed, signed letter from director Melvin Frank regarding Monroe starring in The Road to Hong Kong (UA, 1962). The undated letter, typed on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery, reads in part, “I wanted to thank you again for reading our script and tell you how curiously frustrated and bumbling I felt on the phone last night… .” Signed “Mel.” The second is a two-page handwritten letter from producer Harold Hecht. The letter is in regard to an unproduced film, "Lucy Crown" that Hecht would like Monroe to star in. Accompanied by original envelope.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $512 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 A group of four letters sent to Marilyn Monroe by members of the entertainment industry. The first is a typed, signed letter from agent Freddie Fields dated May 20, 1961. It references a script that is no longer present. The second is a typed, signed letter from agent Johnny Maschio typed on Showcase Enterprises, Inc stationery and dated April 28, 1961. Maschio asks Monroe to contact him, emphasizing "It is very important." The third letter is a typed signed solicitation from casting director Owen McLean on Twentieth Century-Fox stationery. The fourth is a typed letter, written on Twentieth Century Fox stationery, is dated May 29, 1956 that appears to be signed "Harry." It reads "Marilyn: The post art turned out fine. Thanks for your gracious help."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 A pair of handwritten doctor’s notes left for Marilyn Monroe. The first is a single double-sided sheet signed indistinctly by a doctor. The message states that the doctor left two prescriptions for Monroe with Dr. Hohenberg and gives directions on how to use the medication. The second is a small single-sided note written in an unknown hand, also about medication and notes about a doctor.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 6 inches
Winning bid:$384 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A Marilyn Monroe retained note written on a small piece of paper from the Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalysis. The note refers to a Dr. Walter Greenson. Written in an unknown hand.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$437.50 - Estimate: $200 - $400

 Marilyn Monroe carbon copy receipts from The Prescription Center in Beverly Hills, California. Both are dated April 22, 1961, but with separate amounts. The second receipt bears Monroe’s signature on the carbon. One receipt is primarily for prescriptions, the other for makeup and personal care items. Accompanied by an invoice from The Prescription Center.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
6 by 4 inches
Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 A typed sheet of instructions for Marilyn Monroe’s medications. The sheet is titled “Marilyn is to take Pills as follows.” It is undated and does not name, only describes the size of the medications.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
11 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $500 - $700

 A pair of telegrams received by Marilyn Monroe. The first is an urgent message from Monroe’s doctor to call, May 19, dated 1956. The second is from one-time business partner Milton Greene delivered to Monroe while she was a patient at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, dated November 12, 1954. Greene writes that he cannot wait to be with Monroe and that he has great news. Accompanied by two Western Union transmittal envelopes.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 3/4 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$1,024 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of three telegrams sent by friends and colleagues to Marilyn Monroe. The first is from “May,” presumed to be May Reis, that offers Monroe get well wishes. The second is from Harold Mirisch. It reads “As long as we cannot talk to each other on the telephone how about you and I having dinner Monday night love = Harold Mirisch.” The third is from Nedda Logan sent to Monroe at the Chateau Marmont on May 17, 1956. Logan raves about Monroe’s performance in Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956) which her husband directed.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 5 3/4 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A pair of telegrams regarding Marilyn Monroe. The first was sent to Monroe on November 23, 1954 from the Showmen’s Trade Review regarding Monroe being named Female Money Making Star for 1954. The second is a two page telegram from The Daily Mirror in London sent to Pat Newcomb with interview questions for Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 5 3/4 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 Marilyn Monroe financial documents relating to loans. A William Morris interoffice memo cover sheet on the first document is dated “2/13/51” with details of expenditures in 1949 and 1950. The second document concerns a $74,000 loan dated May 29, 1962, only three months before Monroe’s death. Five pages total.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$256 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 A Marilyn Monroe statement regarding the death of actor Gérard Philipe. Handwritten in an unknown hand on the back of a Beverly Hills Hotel notecard in blue ink. Monroe laments that she never had the opportunity to work with the French actor. Marked in pencil “Statement, Radio 1 – Europe.” Philipe died in 1959 just shy of his 37th birthday.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$437.50 - Estimate: $100 - $200
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 A group of three invitations sent to Marilyn Monroe. The first is a card believed to have accompanied flowers sent to Monroe at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The card invites Monroe and Pat (presumably Pat Newcomb) for a quiet evening free of "shop talk." Signed "Minerva (Nelli)." The second, written on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery, reads in part, "I just traveled 6000 miles to see you and find out how you are." It is signed "Henry." The third is written on a Beverly Hills Hotel card inviting Monroe to dine. Signed "Jack Halperin." All are accompanied by unpostmarked transmittal envelopes.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$192 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of Marilyn Monroe invoices, bills and two checks. The group includes a pair of checks from the Colonial Trust Company of New York, the first is blank except for the check number “21,” the other is dated April 14, 1956, and has been made out to Dr. C. Russell Anderson but is unsigned, written in an unknown hand; a Jurgensen’s Grocery Company invoice from April 1961 and promotional flyer, return envelope and original transmittal envelope; an invoice from Beverly Hills Music Company dated May 1961 for 28 LPs purchased by Monroe, with itemized slip, return envelopes and original transmittal envelope; an invoice from Au Petit Jean restaurant from April 1961, with original transmittal envelope; and insured postage receipts from the United States Post Office from 1956.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 5 3/4 by 11 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May 1 to May 6, 1961, and include messages from George Chasin, Norman Brokaw, José Ferrer, Frank Rosenberg, Henry Rosenfeld, and George Masters, among others. Accompanied by four Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May 8 to May 15, 1961, and include messages from George Chasin, Jay Kanter, Mr. Gillerof (presumed to be Sydney Guilaroff), Henry Rosenfeld, Sidney Skolsky, and Julie [sic] Styne, among others. Accompanied by four Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May 8 to May 15, 1961, and include messages from George Chasin, Jay Kanter, Mr. Gillerof (presumed to be Sydney Guilaroff), Henry Rosenfeld, Sidney Skolsky, and Julie [sic] Styne, among others. Accompanied by four Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $400 - $600

A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May 15 to May 20, 1961, and include messages from George Chasin, Harold Mirisch, Sidney Cassipell, Melvin Frank,and Rupert Allan among others. Accompanied by three Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$1,024 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May 21 to June 1, 1961, and include messages from Agnes Flanagan, Donald Barry, Ben Gary, Minna Wallis, Ernie Kovak [sic], Ben Platt Jr. and Clifton Webb, among others. Accompanied by three Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of 20 hotel telephone message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from June 1 to June 12, 1961, and include messages from Ted Jordan, Dr. Krohn, Harrison Carroll, George Chasin, Clifton Webb and Mr. Guilaroff (presumed to be Sydney Guilaroff), among others. Accompanied by three Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of 17 hotel telephone and package delivery message slips for Marilyn Monroe. Messages date from May to June 1961 and include messages from Norman Brokaw, Richard Conte, George Chasin, Bill Penzer, Miss Wallace (believed to refer to Minna Wallis), Ted Jordan and Harold Mirisch, among others. Thirteen of the messages are accompanied by or still affixed to Beverly Hills Hotel door hangers.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Winning bid: $640 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A Beverly Hills Hotel note pad with a notation on the top page together with more than 30 loose pages from a similar note pad. The pages contain phone messages, including ones from George Chasin, Glenn Ford, Frank Sinatra, Josh Logan and Sandy Meisner; telephone numbers; notations; appointment reminders; and a single sheet with handwritten prose that has been crossed out but appears to be in Monroe’s hand. It reads, “All day long he stayed/ with me; and one sailed in perfect calmness… .”
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 1/2 by 4 inches
Winning bid:$14,080 - Estimate: $600 - $800

 A folder of Marilyn Monroe's financial documents relating to loans from City National Bank in Beverly Hills, California. The documents date from 1961 to 1962 and include file copies of typed letters from Monroe's lawyer Milton Rudin and of letters sent from Monroe's secretary as well as deposit receipts. Correspondence discusses transfers, deposits and financial arrangements made on behalf of Monroe. Folder has a typed label that reads “MARILYN MONROE 1961-1962/ CITY NATIONAL BANK OF BEVERLY HILLS.”
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
Largest, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Winning bid:$1,152 - Estimate: $400 - $600

 A group of Marilyn Monroe documents relating to Chasen’s restaurant. The first is an invitation dated May 3, 1961, with a handwritten note that reads “Chasin,” which could refer to Monroe’s agent or that it came from him. Found with: Chasen's restaurant invoice and credit form from May 1962; a Chasen's card with Monroe’s typed name; and a telegram invitation for an event with French director Christian–Jacque.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $100 - $200

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 A handwritten card from Delos V. Smith Jr. to Marilyn Monroe. The card, with an image of a Native American man in front of a tipi, reads in full, “New Teepee?/ Enjoy Heapee!/ Little Peepee,” with original transmittal envelope postmarked April 1961. Envelope has additional writing and post office notations. Together with two envelopes addressed to Monroe from Smith.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
3 by 5 inches
Winning bid:$256 - Estimate: $300 - $500

 A Marilyn Monroe signed, typed purchase offer for Monroe's Los Angeles home on Helena Drive. This is the only home Monroe ever purchased. The document dated January 9, 1962, and contains a purchase price of $52,500. Monroe would die just eight months later.
15 by 9 1/4 inches
Winning bid:$ 17,500 - Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
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 A pair of receipts from the Mart on Santa Monica Boulevard. One is dated July 31, 1962, for the purchase of a tapestry; the second, undated, is for the purchase of a table. Both are marked paid on August 1, 1962. Accompanied by a business card from the Mart. Monroe seems to have been actively decorating the house she had purchased only a few months earlier. Five days after visiting the Mart, Monroe passed away.
Each, 6 by 3 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$1,625 - Estimate: $1,300 - $1,600


A Marilyn Monroe automobile insurance document with effective date March 23, 1962, issued by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company through Ebenstein and Company. The endorsement portion of the document states that Monroe is excluded as a driver under this policy. Five pages total.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
12 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $1,600  - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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 An original card from the funeral of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesday, August 8, 1962, at the Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles. The front of the card bears an image of the Bok Singing Tower. The inside reads in part, "In Memory of/ Marilyn Monroe/ Born June 1st, 1926/ Passed Away/ August 5th, 1962,” with the details of her funeral service. Facing page is printed with Psalm 23. Accompanied by a photocopy of an information packet about the services for Monroe that includes the eulogy given by Lee Strasberg, a list of invited guests, and a letter to those not invited to the service.
5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches
Winning bid: $2,560 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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21 juin 2014

9/06/1962 BallGame

Le journal du 'Cedar Rapids Gazette' du 10 juin 1962, rapporte que Marilyn Monroe, accompagnée de Jim Swift, Wally Cox (son partenaire dans Something's Got to Give), Pat Newcomb (son attaché de presse) et l'acteur Mack Gray étaient au BallGame.  
The 'Cedar Rapids Gazette' newspaper of June 10, 1962, reports that Marilyn Monroe, accompanied by Jim Swift, Wally Cox (his partner in Something's Got to Give), Pat Newcomb (her press agent) and actor Mack Gray were at the Ballgame .


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21 février 2014

5/08/1962 de Brentwood à la Morgue et Autopsie

Journée du dimanche 5 août 1962, au lendemain du décès de Marilyn Monroe.
Day of Sunday, August, 5, 1962, the day after the death of Marilyn Monroe.

 > à 4h25: Le Dr Hyman Engelberg (docteur généraliste de Marilyn) téléphone à la police (the West Los Angeles Police Station) pour dire que "Marilyn Monroe est morte. Elle s'est suicidée. Je suis chez elle."
at 4.25 am: Dr. Hyman Engelberg (Marilyn's doctor) calls the police (the West Los Angeles Police Station) to say "Marilyn Monroe died. She committed suicide. I'm at her home."

> à 4h30: les employés de l'agence de publicité d'Arthur Jacobs sont prévenus de la mort de Marilyn et décident de se retrouver à sa maison au Fifth Helena Drive. Michael Selsman se souvient: "C'était la panique, bien sûr. Les événements étaient déjà hors de contrôle, et là, elle était morte, la presse n'était pas contrainte de cacher ce qu'ils savaient, sauf, bien sûr, pour les choses sur Kennedy, qui sont apparues plus tard. Je repoussais les médias en disant que nous ne savions pas quelle était la cause de la mort, parce que nous ne le savions pas."
at 4.30 am: the employees of the advertising agency of Arthur Jacobs are notified of the death of Marilyn and decided to go to her home at Fifith Helena Drive. Michael Selsman remembers: "It was panic of course. Events were already out of control, and now she was dead the press didn't fell constrained to hide what they knew -except, of course, for the Kennedy stuff, which came later. I fended off the media by saying we didn't know what the cause of death was, because we didn't."

> à 4h40: Le sergent Jack Clemmons est le premier policier à arriver au domicile de Marilyn; il découvre Eunice Murray (la gouvernante) en train de faire le ménage, nettoyant la maison et mettant une lessive dans la machine à laver, avec d'autres linges propres pliés à côté, et les Dr Greenson et Engelberg dans la chambre avec le corps de Marilyn gisant dans son lit à plat ventre sous les draps: "Son corps avait été bougé. Marilyn était allongée sur le ventre dans ce que j'appelle la 'position du soldat'. Son visage était appuyé contre un oreiller, ses bras étaient sur les côtés, le bras droit légèrement plié, et ses jambes étaient parfaitement alignées, comme si elle prenait la pose pour des photos. J'avais l'impression d'arriver sur une scène de crime. J'étais déjà intervenu sur des scènes de suicides par barbituriques, et avant de mourir, les victimes font des convulsions, vomissent et leurs corps sont en distorsions. (...) Les boîtes de pillules posés sur la tablette avaient été clairement disposées en bon ordre et le corps délibérément repositionné. Tout semblait trop rangé."
at 4.40 am: Sergeant Jack Clemmons was the first police officer to arrive at the Marilyn' home, he discovers Eunice Murray (the housekeeper) doing housework, cleaning the house and putting a laundry in the washing machine, with other clean cloths folded side, and Dr. Greenson and Engelberg in the bedroom with Marilyn's body lying in bed face down under the sheets, "Her body seemed to have been moved. Marilyn was lying face down in what I call the soldier's position. Her face was in a pillow, her arms were by her side, her right arm was slightly bent, and her legs were stretched out perfectly straight, as if she were posing for pictures. It was the most obviously staged death scene I have ever seen. I had already seen scenes of suicides by barbiturates, and before dying, victims suffer convulsions and vomiting in a somewhat contorted position.. (...) The pill bottles on her bedside table had been arranged in neat order and the body deliberately positioned. It all looked too tidy".

> Chambre de Marilyn
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> Les boîtes de pillules sur la table de nuit
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> Le fil du téléphone passant sour la porte de la chambre

Arrivée de l'inspecteur Robert E. Byron, qui recueille les déclarations du Dr Greenson, du Dr Engelberg et de Eunice Murray. Il consigne dans son rapport officiel: "L'opinion de l'officier de police est que Mrs Murray était aussi vague et évasive que possible dans ses réponses aux questions concernant les activités de Miss Monroe avant sa mort."
Arrival of Inspector Robert E. Byron, whoh collects reports of Dr. Greenson, Dr. Engelberg and Eunice Murray. He writes in his official report: "The opinion of the police officer is that Mrs. Murray was vague and evasive as possible in her answers to questions about the activities of Miss Monroe before her death."

> Vers 5 h, le journaliste Joe Ramirez (qui travaillait pour la petite agence "City News") reçoit un appel lui annoncant le décès de Marilyn; mais l'information arrive trop tard pour paraître dans les journaux du jour.
> William "Bill" Woodfield (photographe) et Joe Hyams (correspondant au "New York Herald Tribune") se rendent ensemble chez Marilyn sitôt qu'ils apprennent la nouvelle.
Tout comme James Bacon (chroniqueur d'"Associated Press") qui racontera: "Je recourus à une vieille ruse; je me suis présenté devant un flic en prétendant que le bureau du coroner m'avait dépêché sur place. Je suis entré dans la maison mais ne suis pas resté longtemps, juste le temps pour la voir gisant sur son lit. Je remarquai que ses ongles étaient négligés."
Around 5 am, the journalist Joe Ramirez (who worked for the small agency "City News") receives a call announcing the death of Marilyn, but the information comes too late to appear in daily newspapers.
> William "Bill" Woodfield (photographer) and Joe Hyams (corresponding to the "New York Herald Tribune") go together at Marilyns soon as they hear the news.
Just as James Bacon (columnist of "Associated Press") that will tells: "I resorted to an old trick, I introduced myself to a cop claiming that the coroner's office had sent me there. I went into the home but did not stay long, just long enough to see lying her on bed. I noticed that his nails were overlooked."

Au Fifth Helena Drive, chez Marilyn, une foule de personnes se constitue peu à peu, s'agglutinant aux abords de la maison: des journalistes reporters de la télévision, de la radio, de la presse, des paparazzis, des camions et voitures obstruent la rue.
De nombreuses photographies sont prises autour de la maison: devant le patio, la chambre à travers la fenêtre, mais aussi le jardin, où l'on y voit deux animaux en peluche dans l'herbe devant la piscine; Marilyn avait reçu la veille (le 4 août), par colis, un tigre en peluche, dont on ne connait pas le destinataire.
At Fifth Helena Drive, at Marilyn's home, a crowd of people is gradually agglutinating near the house: journalists, reporters from television, radio, press, paparazzi, trucks and cars clog the street.
Many photographs are taken around the house: front patio, the bedroom through the window, but also the garden, where we see two stuffed animals in the grass in front of the pool; Marilyn had received the day before (August 4) per package, a stuffed tiger, which we don't know the recipient.

> Devant le portail de la maison de Marilyn
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> Devant la maison
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> Dans le jardin, la piscine
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- photographie de Barry Feinstein >>

 > La fenêtre de la chambre de Marilyn
dont le carreau a été cassé par le Dr. Engelberg
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> Vers 5h10: Jack Clemmons est remplacé par un officier de police d'un grade supérieur (le chef de la police William Parker) pour mener l'enquête et ainsi, soumettre au silence Clemmons qui avait relevé plusieurs faits incohérents (Murray lui avait informé qu'elle avait découvert le corps à minuit, alors qu'elle affirmera par la suite avoir découvert le corps à 3h; d'après Clemmons, le décès devait remontait à environ 8 heures). Clemmons va ensuite appeler son collègue Jim Dougherty, le premier mari de Marilyn, pour l'informer du décès de celle-ci. 
Around 5.10 am: Jack Clemmons is replaced by a police officer of higher rank (the Chief policer William Parker) to investigate and thus submit to silence Clemmons who had identified several inconsistent facts (Murray had informed him she had discovered the body at midnight, while she will affirm after to have discovered the body at 3 am; for Clemmons, the death had occurred some 8 hours before). Clemmons will then call his colleague Jim Dougherty, the first husband of Marilyn, informing him of the Marilyn's death.

Arrivée de l'officier Don Marshall qui fouille la maison à la recherche d'un message attestant le suicide. Il interroge les plus proches voisins de Marilyn, Mr et Mrs Abe Landeau, qui déclarèrent n'avoir rien entendu de suspect pendant la nuit.
Arrival of the officer Don Marshall who search in the house a message stating suicide. He asks the nearest neighbors of Marilyn, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Landeau, who declared to have heard nothing suspicious during the night.

> L'envoyé du coroner, Guy Hockett constate que le décès "remonte à plusieurs heures. Elle était raide et il fallut près de 5 minutes pour la redresser. (...) Elle gisait, assez droite, dans une position semi-foetale. Ses cheveux, desséchés, étaient en très mauvais état à cause de tous ces traitements. Elle n'était pas très belle à voir, au point qu'on avait du mal à croire que c'était bien elle. On aurait dit une pauvre femme ordinaire qui venait de mourir. Pas de maquillage, les cheveux négligés sans mise en plis, un corps fatigué. Nous eûmes tous la même impression, à des degrés divers."
The representative of the coroner Guy Hocknett notes that the death "goes back several hours. She was stiff and it tooks about 5 minutes to recover her. (...) She lays quite right in a semi-fetal position. Her hair, dried, were in very poor condition because of all these treatments. She was not very nice to see, to the point that it was hard to believe it was really her. She seemed as a poor ordinary woman who had just died. No makeup, hair styling neglected, a tired body. We had all the same impression, to varying degrees."

> Vers 5h30: Patricia Newcomb arrive à la maison de Marilyn (elle racontera avoir été prévenue par téléphone à 4 h par Milton Rudin, l'avocat de Marilyn), provoquant une scène, en hurlant aux photographes: "Allez-y, mitraillez, vautours ! ... Espèces de buveurs de sang ! Vampires ! Ne pouvez-vous même pas la laisser mourir en paix ?"; Eunice Murray raconte que lorsque Pat Newcomb est arrivée, "il y avait tant de gens que personne ne l'a remarquée." Pat Newcomb se souvient que "il y avait plus de cinq personnes dans la maison" quand elle y est entrée; elle dit aussi ne pas avoir vu le corps de Marilyn. Elle restera quasiment tout le temps au téléphone, traitant des appels téléphoniques des médias du monde entier; elle racontera: "J'ai parlé à plus de 600 journalistes ce dimanche là. C'était mon travail de faire ce que je pouvais pour Marilyn."
Pat Newcomb était "hystérique" comme le dira Eunice Murray: "Même après que la police décida de fermer la maison, elle refusait toujours de partir. Il a fallu qu'on la fasse sortir."
Around 5.30 am: Patricia Newcomb arrives at Marilyn's home (she will tell to have been prevented by phone at 4 am by Milton Rudin, the Marilyn's lawyer), screaming to photographers: "Go ahead, shoot pictures, vultures ! ... Bloodthirsty Vampires ! Can't you even let her die in peace ?" Eunice Murray says that when Pat Newcomb arrived, "there were so many people that nobody noticed her." Pat Newcomb remembers that "there was more than five people in the house" when she comes in, she also says to don't have seen the Marilyn's body. She will stays almost the time on the phone, dealing with telephone calls from media around the world; she will tell later: "I spoke to over 600 journalists that Sunday. It was my job to do what I could for Marilyn."
Pat Newcomb was "hysterical" as Eunice Murray will tell: "Even after the police decided to close the house, she still refused to go. We had to make exit her. "

> Quand Allan Whitey Snyder, le maquilleur de Marilyn qui, dès qu'il apprend la triste nouvelle, se précipite chez Marilyn, il se fait renvoyer par un policier qui lui refuse l'accès à la maison. Il racontera "qu'il fallait que je voie de mes yeux ce qui était vraiment arrivé." Quand il remonte dans sa voiture et entend à la radio que "Marilyn est morte d'une overdose de barbituriques qu'elle s'est administrée", Snyder ne parvient pas à croire au suicide.
When Allan Whitey Snyder, Marilyn's makeup artist, who, when he learns the sad news, rushed to Marilyn's home, he gets fired by a policeman who refuses him the access to the house. He will tell "that I had set my eyes what really happened." When he goes back to his car and heard on the radio that "Marilyn died of an overdose of barbiturates that she administered herself" Snyder can not believe in suicide.

> Joe DiMaggio, qui est à San Francisco, apprend la nouvelle très tôt le matin. Il se rend immédiatement à Los Angeles, contacte son fils Joe Jr. qui se trouve au camp Pendleton, et se réfugie avec deux de ses amis dans la suite 1035 du Miramar Hotel. Il refuse de faire la moindre déclaration à la presse et reste enfermé dans sa chambre d'hôtel. Son ami Harry Hall racontera que Joe pleurait sans consulter les nombreux télégrammes reçus: "Il considérait Bobby Kennedy comme responsable de sa mort."
Personne ne réclame le corps de Marilyn et le coroner ne peut délivrer le corps qu'avec l'autorisation d'un membre de la famille: sa mère en est incapable, et sa demie-soeur Berniece, contactée par télégramme, donne sa permission à Joe DiMaggio de s'occuper des funérailles.
Joe DiMaggio, who is in San Francisco, heards the news early in the morning. He immediately goes to Los Angeles, contacts his son Joe Jr. who is at Camp Pendleton, and stays with two of his friends in the suite 1035 of the Miramar Hotel. He refuses to make any statement to the press and remains locked in his hotel room. His friend Harry Hall tells that Joe was crying without consulting the many telegrams he received: "He considered Bobby Kennedy as responsible for her death."
Nobody claims the body of Marilyn and the coroner may not issue a body with the authority of a member of the family: her mother is unable to act, and her half-sister Berniece, contacted by telegram, gives permission to Joe DiMaggio to arrange the funeral.

> Peter Lawford est chez lui à L.A. Il est en état de choc, hagard, en larmes, terrassé, répétant sans cesse qu'il était la dernière personne à avoir parlé à Marilyn (au téléphone). Sa mère, Lady May, surnommée "Lady L." le contacte par téléphone quand elle apprend la nouvelle, et elle reproche à son fils de ne pas être allé chez Marilyn, quand cette dernière appela Peter. Puis quand Rupert Allan téléphone à Lawford, il a au bout du fil un homme hors de lui, furieux, aux propos incompréhensibles, entrecoupés de sanglots.
Peter Lawford is at his home L.A. He is in shock, distraught, in tears, overwhelmed, constantly repeating that he was the last person to have spoken to Marilyn (on the phone). His mother, Lady May, named "Lady L." calls him when she heards the news, and she blames her son to don't have gone to Marilyn's home, when she called Peter. Then, when Rupert Allan phone Lawford, he has on the phone a man out of him, furious, with incomprehensible words, interspersed with sobs.

> Dans la propriété des Kennedy sur la côte Est où la famille est réunie autour de la piscine, la nouvelle de la mort de Marilyn passe à la radio: ce fut le silence total. Pat Kennedy Lawford s'effondre en larmes.
In the property of the Kennedys on the East Coast where the family gathered around the pool, the news of the death of Marilyn is broadcoast on the radio: it was a full silence. Pat Kennedy Lawford collapses in tears.

> A peine à 6 km de chez Marilyn, Jayne Mansfield apprend la nouvelle chez elle dans sa maison du Pink Palace; elle devient hystérique et pleure beaucoup, serrant son assistant Ray Strait: "Je suis peut être la prochaine sur la liste." (Jayne était aussi la maîtresse des frères Kennedy).
At Just 6 km from Marilyn's home, Jayne Mansfield heards the news at her Pink Palace home; she becomes hysterical and crying a lot, shaking his assistant Ray Strait: "I may be next on the list." (Jayne was also the mistress of the Kennedy brothers).

> à 7h30: Les hommes du coroner, accompagnés de Guy Hockett (propriétaire du Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery), emportent le corps de Marilyn, dissimulé sous une couverture bleue ordinaire, sur un chariot, et le chargent à bord d'un vieux break, qu'ils conduisent au dépôt mortuaire de Westwood Village, où sa dépouille reste quelques heures dans un réduit encombré de brosses et de bocaux où le photographe Bud Gray du "Herald Examiner" fait un cliché de sa dépouille enveloppée. 
At 7.30 am: Coroner's men, accompanied by Guy Hockett (owner of Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery) outweigh Marilyn's body, hidden under an ordinary blue blanket on a cart, and charge her on an old break that they drive to the mortuary Westwood Village, where she remains few hours in a small room crowded by brushes and jars.

> Départ du corps de Marilyn de sa maison 

> Arrivée du corps de Marilyn à Westwood Village 
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- photographies de Lawrence Schiller >>

 - photographie de Bud Gray >>

> Au cimetière de Westwood, tombe de Grace Goddard
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 > Marilyn est ensuite transportée dans la case 33 de la County Morgue, au palais de justice de Los Angeles. Son numéro de dossier du coroner est le 81128.
Un photographe parvient à s'introduire dans la morgue: Leigh Wiener, qui enverra ses photographies au magazine Life, parvient à prendre de nombreux clichés en échange de bouteilles de whisky offertes aux employés: un employé ouvre la porte en acier inoxydable et tire l'étagère coulissante où repose la dépouille de Marilyn. Wiener la mitraille, couverte et découverte (il aurait pris 6 clichés de Marilyn morte).
Marilyn is then transported in box 33 of the County Morgue of Los Angeles. Her coroner file number is 81128.
Two photographers manage to get into the mortuary: Bud Gray of "Herald Examiner" takes a snapshot of his body wrapped; and Leigh Wiener, who will send his photographs to "Life" magazine, manages to take many pictures in exchange for whiskey bottles offered to employees: an employee opens the stainless steel door and pulls the sliding shelf where the body of Marilyn remains. Wiener shoots pictures of Marilyn with covered and uncovered (he would take 6 shots of Marilyn dead).

> Départ du corps de Marilyn de Westwood Village
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> County Morgue de L.A., le casier 33
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> à 10h30: Début de l'autopsie, dans une salle sans fenêtres des sous-sols du palais de justice de L.A., sur la table 1, équipée d'un système d'arrivée d'eau et d'évacuation, et d'une balance. Le médecin légiste est Thomas Noguchi, assisté de Eddy Day, en présence de John Miner, observateur du District Attorney.
At 10.30 am: Beginning of the autopsy, in a windowless room of the County Morgue of L.A., on the table 1, equipped with a water inlet and exhausted system, and a balance. The medical examiner is Thomas Noguchi, assisted by Eddy Day, in the presence of John Miner, observer of District Attorney.
(> Lire le rapport d'autopsie < read the autopsy report)

> Avant l'autopsie: Photo post-mortem 1 
(Avertissement: image choquante de Marilyn morte)

La photographie post-mortem du dossier de police montre Marilyn avec un visage flasque, enflé, les cheveux plats et raides mais précisons que les muscles de son visage ont été sectionnés pendant l'ablation du cerveau et qu'après l'autopsie, sa dépouille a été lavée à grandes eaux. 
The post-mortem photograph of the police report shows Marilyn with a flange face, swollen, flat and straight hair but let's specify that the muscles of her face were severed during removal of the brain and after the autopsy, her body was washed with plenty of water.

> Après l'autopsie: Photo post-mortem 2
(Avertissement: image choquante de Marilyn morte)

> Retour du corps à Westwood Village après l'autopsie

- photographies de Bud Gray >>
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- Guy Hockett conduit la voiture >>

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> Vers 11h: premier rapport de police établi (complété ensuite le lendemain).
Around 11 am: the first police report is established (then completed the next day).
(> Lire le rapport de police < read the police report)

> à 11h, Ralph Greenson et Milton Rudin font monter Pat Newcomb dans la voiture d'Eunice Murray; les reporters se précipitent devant la voiture dans la petite impasse et un journaliste de NBC News demande à Pat comment elle se sent, ce à quoi, elle lui répond, en larmes: "Si votre meilleur ami venait de se tuer, qu'éprouveriez-vous ? que feriez-vous ?".
A ce moment là, la maison était remplie de monde: les policiers, Arthur Jacobs, trois gardes du service de sécurité de la Fox envoyés par Peter Levathes, le technicien du General Telephone (qui coupera les lignes le jour même), les journalistes James Bacon et James A. Hudson de United Press International, mais aussi quatre hommes en noir (dont certains pensent qu'il pourrait s'agir d'agents du FBI ou de la CIA). 
At 11 am, Ralph Greenson and Milton Rudin drive up Pat Newcomb in Eunice Murray's car; reporters rushed to the car and an NBC News reporter asks to Pat how she feels, and she replied in tears: "If your best friend just came to kill, how would you feel ? What would you do ?".
At that time, the house was full of people: policemen, Arthur Jacobs, three guards of the security service of the Fox sent by Peter Levathes, the General Telephone technician (who cut the lines the same day), journalists as James Bacon and James A. Hudson of United Press International, but also four men in black (some people think it might be men from FBI or CIA).

> On emmène Maf, le chien de Marilyn
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- photographie de Dan Tompkins >>

- Milton Rudin (à gauche) >>

> Eunice Murray et son gendre Norman Jefferies
- photographies de Dan Tompkins
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> Départ de Patricia Newcomb
- photographies de Dan Tompkins
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- Pat avec Norman Jefferies
- Un journaliste interpelle Pat

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> peu avant 12h00: Hazel Washington (femme de chambre de Marilyn) et son mari Rocky (policier de Los Angeles) arrivent à la maison pour récupérer des tables et chaises prêtées à Marilyn en février, car la maison serait ensuite fermée. Mrs Washington va remarquer un des hommes en noir brûler des documents dans la cheminée: des blocs-notes de Marilyn, des papiers de la Fox, des pages d'agenda, des bandes de magnétophones. Les serrures de classeur avait été forcées et les tiroirs vidés.
Avant de partir, Mrs Washington remarque que les gardes du studio de la Fox avaient investi toute la maison et de voir Frank Neill et trois autres attachés à la publicité de s'emparer de tous les documents relatifs à la Fox (notamment le nouveau contrat de négociation et de réintégration de Marilyn à la Fox avec la reprise du tournage de Something's got to give ont disparu).
Les hommes en noir ont même vérifié le contenu de la voiture de Hazel et Rocky avant leur départ.
Cependant, ces allégations affirmant que des papiers ont été détruits ont été formellement démenties par les officiers de police présents sur les lieux toute la journée. Néanmoins, il est indiscutable que des personnes sont parvenues à emporter des documents, tel que le confirme l'auteur Donald Spoto qui consultera des papiers acquis lors de la succession d'Inez Melson.
shortly before 12.00 am: Hazel Washington (Marilyn's maid) and husband Rocky (Los Angeles' policeman) arrive at Marilyn's home to retrieve tables and chairs lent to Marilyn in February, as the house would then be closed. Mrs. Washington notices one of the men in black burn papers in the fireplace: Marilyn's notebooks, Twentieth Century Fox 'papers, calendar pages, strips of tapes. The locks of workbooks had been forced and the drawers were emptied.
Before leaving, Mrs. Washington notes that guards from Fox Studios had invested the house and she sees Frank Neill and three others guy from publicity department to take all documents relating to the Fox (including the new contract with negotiation and reintegration of Marilyn to the Fox Studios with the resumption of filming 'Something's got to Give' which have disappeared ) .
Men in black have even checked the content of the car of Hazel and Rocky before they leave.
However, these allegations stating that the papers were destroyed, have been formally denied by the police officers who were present all the day. Nevertheless, it is indisputable that some people were able to take documents, as confirmed by the author Donald Spoto who will consult papers acquired in succession of Inez Melson.

> La police met la maison de Fifth Helena Drive sous scellés.
Police put the house of Fifth Helena Drive sealed.

> La police pose les scellés sur la porte
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- photographie de Dan Tompkins >>
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Des gens se réunissent devant le Grauman's Chinese Theatre de Los Angeles et déposent des fleurs devant la plaque où Marilyn Monroe avait laissé ses empreintes (le 26 juin 1953).
People meet in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and lay flowers in front of the foot and hans prints left by Marilyn Monroe (in June, 26, 1953).


- photographie de Gene Anthony >>

L'information de la mort de Marilyn Monroe défile sur les panneaux lumineux du New York Times sur Times Square à Manhattan, New York.
The news of the Marilyn Monroe's death scrolls on the light panels on the New York Times building in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City.

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> News USA

> Divers extraits

> Eunice Murray, Norman Jefferies, Pat Newcomb et Maf

> Original du certificat de décès
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Les réactions des proches de Marilyn recueillies par les journalistes:

  • James Dougherty: "Je suis atterré". Quand son collègue Jack Clemmons lui apprend la nouvelle, Dougherty se tourne vers sa femme et lui dit: "Fais une prière pour Norma Jeane. Elle est morte."
  • Arthur Miller, à Paris avec sa nouvelle femme Inge Morath, refuse de s'exprimer publiquement, sans doute étant trop bouleversé. A l'un de ses proches, il aurait dit: "Il fallait bien que ça arrive. Je ne savais ni quand, ni comment, mais c'était inévitable."
  • Isadore Miller (père d'Arthur): "Elle était comme ma propre fille. Elle était une fille gentille et bonne. Je suis tellement désolé, je n'étais pas là pour être avec elle. Elle a du se sentir vraiment seule et effrayée."
  • Billy Wilder, interviewé à sa descente d'avion par des journalistes qui ne le tiennent pas au courant, ne dit que des banalités sur Marilyn. Il apprendra la nouvelle dans le taxi qui l'amenait à l'hôtel.
  • Joshua Logan: "Marilyn était l'une des personnes les plus sous-estimées de la terre !"
  • Paula Strasberg: "Marilyn était une actrice comme il n'en existe aucune autre."
  • Milton et Amy Greene sont à Paris et apprennent la nouvelle par téléphone à leur hôtel. Ils sont bouleversés (avant leur départ, après un mauvais pressentiment, Amy avait incité Milton à contacter Marilyn, qui semblait heureuse et leur avait assurer que tout allait bien).
  • Frank Sinatra se dit "profondément affligé (...) Elle va beaucoup me manquer." George Jacobs, son domestique, racontera que "Il demeura dans une sorte d'état de choc pendant des semaines après la mort de Marilyn, profondément angoissé."
  • Kay Gable (veuve de Clark Gable) apprend la nouvelle au flash d'information à 7 heures: "Je suis allée à la messe, j'ai prié pour elle."
  • La famille Greenson se dit "accablée de chagrin". Le Dr. Greenson rencontre DiMaggio et les deux hommes se serrent dans les bras, se consolant l'un et l'autre.
  • Peter Lawford: "Pat et moi l'aimions profondément. C'est probablement l'un des êtres humains les plus merveilleux et les plus chaleureux que j'ai connus. Tout ce que je pourrais dire d'autre serait superflu."
  • L'Osservatore Romano du Vatican: "Elle a été la victime d'une mentalité et d'un mode de vie dont on l'a forcée à être le symbole. Sa mort transcende les limites d'une tragédie personnelle pour atteindre un retentissement universel." 

Marilyn Monroe, encyclopédie d'Adam Victor
Les vies secrètes de Marilyn Monroe
, d'Anthony Summers

Marilyn Monroe, biographie de Barbara Leaming
Marilyn Monroe, Private and Undisclosed, de Michelle Morgan
Marilyn, Histoire d'un assassinat, de Brown et Barham

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11 janvier 2014

Sur le tournage de Bus Stop 7 -partie 1

Arrêt d'Autobus
Sur le tournage - scène 7

 Marilyn Monroe sur le tournage de "Arrêt d'Autobus"
en mars 1956 à Phoenix dans l'Arizona
Marilyn Monroe on the set of "Bus Stop"
in 1956, March, in Phoenix, Arizona

> dans les gradins

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- avec Don Murray 

- avec Eileen Heckart et Florence Thomas 
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- Marilyn Monroe
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- avec Milton H Greene:
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> dans l'arène du rodéo 

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  - avec Eileen Heckart, actrice partenaire de Marilyn:
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- avec Milton H Greene, photographe:
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- avec Buddy Adler, le producteur du film: 

- avec George Axelrod, l'auteur (script) du film :

- avec Whitney Snyder (maquilleur) et Gladys Rasmussen (coiffeuse):
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- avec Paula Strasberg (sa coach):

> dans les coulisses / en backstage

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 - avec Joshua Logan, le réalisateur du film:
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- avec Milton H Greene, photographe:
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- avec Paula Strasberg, coach de Marilyn:

> devant la loge caravane

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- avec des soldats de la Air Force :
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- avec Joshua Greene, le fils de Milton Greene

- avec Patricia Newcomb, son attaché de presse:

> planches contact
during the Jaycee World Championship Rodeo in Phoenix
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01 septembre 2013

20/01/1961 Divorce Miller

Le 20 janvier 1961, Marilyn Monroe quitte New York en compagnie de son attaché de presse Pat Newcomb et de son avocat new-yorkais Aaron Frosch pour se rendre au Mexique (à Juarez, via El Paso, une ville du Texas) afin de finaliser son divorce d'avec Arthur Miller qui n'était pas présent: il avait signé une renonciation de ses droits à contester une demande unilatérale de divorce. Et en ce même jour, Miller assiste à la cérémonie d'investiture du Président Kennedy à Washington.
In January 20, 1961, Marilyn Monroe leaves New York with her publicist Pat Newcomb and her New York lawyer Aaron Frosch to go to Mexico (in Juarez, via El Paso, Texas) to finalize the divorce with Arthur Miller who was not there: he signed a waiver of his right to challenge an unilateral divorce. And that same day, Miller attended the Inaugural Adress and Bal of President Kennedy in Washington.

Le divorce du couple est prononcé pour "incompatibilité d’humeur" par le juge Miguel Gomez Guerra.
Arthur Miller obtient la garde de leur chien (basset) Hugo et conserve sa propriété à Roxbury; il n'y a pas de pension.
The couple's divorce is pronounced for "irreconcilable differences" by Judge Miguel Gomez Guerra.
Arthur Miller keeps their dog Hugo and retains its house in Roxbury; there is no pension.

> Marilyn quitte son appartement new-yorkais
Marilyn leaves her New York Apartment
(au 444 East 57th Street)
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10 décembre 2012

1/03/1956 The Warner Bros Key

1956_03_01_Warner_Bros_KeyLe 1er mars 1956, une conférence de presse est organisée: Marilyn Monroe et son associé Milton Greene rencontrent Jack Warner pour annoncer officiellement qu’un accord de distribution (représenté par une clé) a été conclu entre les Marilyn Monroe Productions et la Warner pour le film "The sleeping prince" (le titre provisoire pour "The prince and the showgirl" / "Le prince et la danseuse").
Parmi les personnalités présentes, se trouvent le réalisateur Billy Wilder et l'acteur James Stewart.
Pat Newcomb, l'attaché de presse de Marilyn, est à ses côtés.
De nombreux journalistes de la presse américaine et étrangère sont sur les lieux: Francis Bacon, Louella Parsons, Jose Jasd, Joan Mc TrevorPedro de Samaniego et Olga Andre.

> Remise de la clé: Milton Greene, Marilyn et Jack Warner
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> Inscription de la Clé:
"Welcome to Warner Bros Studios, the largest in the world"

> Jack Warner offre un bouquet de fleurs à Marilyn
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> Billy Wilder, Milton, Marilyn et Jack Warner
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> Marilyn et les journalistes 
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avec Francis Bacon

avec Jose Jasd
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avec Louella Parsons
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avec Joan Mc Trevor
(correspondante française pour "Ciné Revue")

avec Olga Andre
(correspondante espagnole pour "Primer Plano")

avec Pedro de Samaniego
(correspondant espagnol)

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On March 1st, 1956, Marilyn Monroe laughs heartily with Jack Warner, president of Warner Bros. Studios here, after Warner announced that Miss Monroe will co-star with British actor Laurence Olivier in the film version of "The Sleeping Prince" for Warner Bros. It was announced that the movie will be produced jointly by Marilyn Monroe Productions and Olivier, who will star and direct the movie for Warners.

27 août 2012

Novembre 1960 Portraits pour The Misfits

Les désaxés
Photos Promotionelles 

Après la fin du tournage des Misfits (10 jours supplémentaires avaient été prévus en studio, du 24 octobre au 4 novembre 1960), Marilyn Monroe fixa la date pour des prises de vues en studio avec Eve Arnold; la séance photos eut lieu à Los Angeles le week-end suivant le tournage de la dernière scène du film -soit le 5 ou 6 novembre 1960. Bien qu'une multitude de photos avaient été prises sur le tournage des Misfits, les producteurs avaient besoin de portraits en studio de Marilyn Monroe pour les couvertures de magazines qui les sollicitaient. La photographe Eve Arnold avait reçu la permission des studios d'utiliser leurs locaux, ainsi qu'un technicien éclairagiste pour l'aider. Le producteur avait envoyé une caisse de champagne et un kilo de caviar; et Eve Arnold avait apporté des fleurs et des disques de Sinatra.

Marilyn Monroe arriva une heure en retard (ce qui était plutôt un exploit, car ses retards étaient souvent bien plus longs).
Marilyn était venue accompagnée de sa 'bande': Agnès Flanagan (sa coiffeuse), Bunny Gardel (maquilleur corps), May Reis (sa secrétaire), Pat Newcomb (son attachée de presse), Shirlee Strahm (costumière), Rudy Kautsky (son chauffeur) et 'Whitey' Snyder (son maquilleur).
Pendant que Snyder finissait son maquillage, Marilyn jeta un regard sur tout ce qui avait été prévu pour lui faire plaisir (le champagne, la caviar, les fleurs...) et elle dit à Whitey: "Whitey, tu te souviens de notre première séance photo? Il n'y avait que toi et moi, mais nous étions à l'époque pleins d'espoirs."
On apporta à Marilyn les bouteilles de champagne, et tout le monde se joignit dans sa loge pour lui porter un toast. En regardant dans le miroir, Marilyn leva son verre de champagne.

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La mode était au 'jax slacks', des pantalons moulants avec une fermeture éclair dans le dos. Marilyn prenait plaisir à aller et venir dans sa loge avec la fermeture ouverte. Lorsque Eve Arnold s'apprêtait à photographier Marilyn de cette manière, son attachée de presse Pat Newcomb surgissait pour refermer la fermeture éclair puis elle repartait et Marilyn redescendait alors la fermeture et Pat revenait à nouveau. Cela dura un moment, sans que personne ne prononça de paroles.

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La costumière Shirlee Strahm avait apporté des costumes du film The Misfits, mais aussi des vêtements personnels de Marilyn. Pour les photos, Marilyn pose avec un bikini à 300 Dollars et une combinaison à 700 Dollars, qu'elle porte tous les deux dans le film. 
Le corps de Marilyn a été entièrement maquillé. Le maquillage est long et fastidieux car le maquilleur ombre certaines parties du corps et met d'autres en lumière. Eve Arnold raconte que lorsque Marilyn sorta enfin de sa loge: "Tout était impeccable: les cheveux, le visage, le corps, les ongles des mains et des pieds. Son entourage applaudit."
Il avait fallu à Marilyn entre trois et quatre heures pour se préparer. Mais le travail photographique se fit ensuite rapidement.
Il y avait une bonne ambiance dans le studio et une bonne humeur faite de joie et de rire.

Avant de commencer la séance, Eve Arnold demanda à Marilyn: "A quoi aimerais-tu ressembler? Qu'aimerais-tu être ?",
et Marilyn de répondre: "La Vénus de Botticelli". 

> The Venus Sitting
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> The Black Boa Sitting 
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I remember we laughed a lot, particularly at the end, when I found that although I had had a white paper cone built around us for greater privacy and concentration, the crew had cut eyeholes in the paper and had been watching us all afternoon, supporting her with approving eyes. She had, of course, seen them, and was performing for them, making love to my camera–or really making love to herself–but playing to her public. Being photographed was being caressed and appreciated in a very safe way. She had loved the day and kept repeating that these were the best circumstances under which she had ever worked.
– Eve Arnold, Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation (Knopf, 1987)

   > The Chair Sitting (nude)
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> The Chair Sitting (gown)
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> The Armchair Sitting
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>> couvertures de magazine 
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>> source:
livre "Marilyn Monroe Eve Arnold", Ed. La Martinière

12 mai 2011

2/03/1962 Retour à Los Angeles

Le vendredi 2 mars 1962, Marilyn Monroe est de retour à Los Angeles, après avoir passé une dizaine de jours au Mexique. Pat Newcomb, Eunice Murray et Jose Bolanos l'accompagnent.
Photographies de George Fry.
On Friday, March 2, 1962, Marilyn Monroe is back in Los Angeles after having spent ten days in Mexico City. Pat Newcomb, Eunice Murray and Jose Bolanos are with her. 
Photographs by George Fry.

> Sur le tarmac de l'aéroport international de Los Angeles (LAX)
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Articles de presse du 3 Mars 1961
Voice of Broadway by Dorothy Kilgallen.
Robert Goulet says he’s been asked to play the lead opposite Marilyn Monroe in her next film, “ Something’s Got to Give’’ — but something will have to give before he can say “yes.” He's tied to “Camelot” until October. Meanwhile Marilyn has slimmed down to the point where her chassis never looked better, and anyone who thinks she is unhappy about Arthur Miller’s recent wedding just doesn’t know her. She was alerted well in advance of the nuptials, and couldn’t care less.
La Voix de Broadway par Dorothy Kilgallen.
Robert Goulet raconte qu'il a été invité à jouer le rôle principal face à Marilyn Monroe dans son prochain film "Quelque chose va craquer" - mais quelque chose devra donner avant qu'il puisse dire «oui». Il est lié à "Camelot" jusqu'à octobre. Pendant ce temps, Marilyn a maigri au point où son corps n'a jamais été aussi mieux, et quiconque pense qu'elle est malheureuse au sujet du récent (re)mariage d'Arthur Miller, ne la connait pas. Elle a été bien averti bien à l'avance des noces, et ne pouvait pas s'en soucier.

MM Returns to Hollywood - HOLLYWOOD (AP)
Actress Marilyn Monroe is back in Hollywood. She arrived at International airport Friday in typical Monroe fashion—late. Her plane from Mexico was an hour behind schedule.
Marilyn retourne à Hollywood.
L'actrice Marilyn Monroe est de retour à Hollywood. Elle est arrivée à l'aéroport international vendredi à la mode typique de Monroe -en retard. Son avion en provenance du Mexique avait une heure de retard.

Marilyn Ends Mexico Vacation -HOLLYWOOD (AP)
Marilyn Monroe ended a Mexico City vacation yesterday returning to Hollywood in dark glasses, mink coat, tan slacks and a gaily coloured blouse. The movie queen wore little or no makeup when she stepped from the plane at Los Angeles International Airport. It wasn't established immediately how long she'll remain in the film capital
or whether she'll be working. She told newsmen she may make a movie, "Something's Got to Give," but she wasn't sure. "It's supposed to be a comedy," she added. Asked about boy friends, she was especially vague.
She said she didn't know whether ex-husband Joe Dimaggio planned to visit her. She denied knowledge, in fact, of the baseball celebrity's whereabouts.
Fin des vacances de Marilyn au Mexique.
Marilyn Monroe a terminé ses vacances dans la ville de Mexico hier, revenant à Hollywood en lunettes noires, manteau de vison, un pantalon beige et un chemisier gaiement coloré. La reine du cinéma portait peu ou pas de maquillage quand elle sortit de l'avion à l'aéroport international de Los Angeles. Il n'a pas été établi immédiatement combien de temps elle va rester dans la capitale du cinéma ou si elle va travailler. Elle a dit à des journalistes qu'elle allait peut être faire un film "Quelque chose va craquer", mais elle n'en était pas sûre. "C'est censé être une comédie, a-t-elle ajouté. Interrogée sur ses petits amis, elle était particulièrement vague.
Elle a dit qu'elle ne savait pas si son ex-mari Joe DiMaggio avait prévu de lui rendre visite. Elle a nié avoir connaissance, en fait, de la localisation de la star de baseball.

Los Angeles Times.
Marilyn Monroe arrives in Los Angeles after jet trip from vacation in Mexico, and refuses to comment on rumors that she will be rewed to first husband Joe DiMaggio.
Marilyn Monroe arrive à Los Angeles après après un voyage éclair de repos Mexique, et refuse de commenter les rumeurs qu'elle aurait renoué avec son premier mari Joe DiMaggio.

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