Lot 515 MARILYN MONROE NAME CHANGE MEMO
A Twentieth Century-Fox inter-office memo regarding Marilyn Monroe's name change from Norma Jeane Dougherty to her now famous professional name. The typed memo is dated December 9, 1946, and refers to the December 3, 1946, letter that first confirmed the change. This particular memo was intended for Mr. A. De Weese and is signed by George Wasson.
Winning bid:$8,960 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lot 518 MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe signed check dated October 2, 1951, in the amount of $3.00, paid to Hollywood Mineral Baths. The information is handwritten aside from the establishment's name, which is stamped.
3 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 74, “Pop Culture,” Christie’s, New York, Sale Number 2012, June 25, 2008
Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Lot 522 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK, 1953
A Marilyn Monroe handwritten and signed check from a Bank of America Los Angeles account, dated March 21, 1953, in the amount of $50.00 paid to Mr. John R. Tilley. The check is housed in a frame with an image of Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton, said to be her favorite photograph of herself.
unsold - Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Lot 529 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CONVERSION TO JUDAISM CERTIFICATE
Marilyn Monroe's certificate of conversion to Judaism. Signed by Monroe and dated July 1, 1956. Monroe converted to Judaism to marry playwright Arthur Miller. The couple had a traditional Jewish wedding on July 1, 1956. The certificate, signed by Miller and other witnesses, reads in part "Hear O Israel The Lord Our God/ The Lord is One/ Certificate of Conversion/ This is to record that Marilyn Monroe [signed]/ having sought to join the house of Israel by accepting/ the religion of Israel and promising to live by its principles/ and practices was received in the Jewish Faith/ on July 1, 1956/ corresponding to the Hebrew date 22nd Tammuz, 5716/ at Lewisboro, New York." Housed in a framed display with three black and white images of Monroe and Miller at their wedding and an informational plaque.
26 by 39 1/4 inches, framed
Winning bid:$70,400 - Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Lot 531 MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED NAPKIN
A Marilyn Monroe inscribed American Airlines napkin that reads "To Alex, Love and Kisses Marilyn Monroe." Accompanied by a business card from the American Airlines employee who obtained the napkin.
Winning bid:$2,240 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Lot 533 GARY COOPER LETTER TO MARILYN MONROE
A Gary Cooper typed, signed letter to Marilyn Monroe. The letter is written on Cooper’s personal stationery and dated June 22, 1960. The letter is addressed to “Miss Monroe” and reads in part, “The roses were beautiful and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the trouble you went to. I just want to thank you with all my heart,” signed “Gary.”
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Lot 535 MARILYN MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe typed, signed check dated May 26, 1961, in the amount of $65.85 paid to Hedda Rosten, drawn from an account at Bankers Trust Company New York and signed in blue ink.
Winning bid:$3,200 - Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Lot 536 MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SETTLEMENT
A Marilyn Monroe signed settlement contract between Monroe and Irving Stein following the departure of Stein from Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. The contract is dated February 19, 1959, and signed on the fourth page by Monroe, Stein, and their respective attorneys. The final page is cut down from its original size and now measures 7 1/2 by 8 inches. According to the settlement, Monroe agreed to pay Stein $33,000 to end their relationship and any ownership interests Stein once held in Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Additional notes and initials within the document not believed to be in Monroe's hand.
unsold - Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Lot 543 SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE SCRIPT AND SHOOT INDEX
A script titled Something's Got To Give dated March 14, 1963, with a shoot index dated March 25, 1963. The 1962 production of this film ended abruptly and was recast and retitled as Move Over, Darling (20th Century, 1963). This script belonged to Ad Schaumer, assistant director of Move Over, Darling.
Larger, 11 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Ad Schaumer
Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Le 26 janvier 1956, Marilyn Monroe reçoit à New York un certificat décerné par "The Women's Division of the Federation of Jewish Philantropies" en reconnaissance de sa capacité à divertir des millions d'Américains par son talent, sa personnalité lumineuse, son cœur ouvert et son esprit généreux. Marilyn a choisi de se convertir au judaïsme à l'approche de son mariage avec Arthur Miller. Ce jour là, Orson Welles et Victor Borge (comédien et pianiste) étaient présents, recevant aussi leurs certificats.
On January 26th, 1956, in New York, Marilyn Monroe receives a certificate given by "The Women's Division of the Federation of Jewish Philantropies" in recognition of her ability to enjoy the millions of Americans through her talent, her bright personality, her open heart and generous spirit. Marilyn chooses judaism just before her marriage with Arthur Miller. On that day, Orson Welles and Victor Borge (a comedian and pianist) are there, after being also converted.