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09 novembre 2016

Marilyn Monroe Auction - 11/2016 - photos 3-carrière


Photographies - River of no Return
Photographs


Lot 207: MARILYN MONROE RIVER OF NO RETURN SNAPSHOTS
 Two vintage black and white snapshots from 1953 of Monroe during the production of River of No Return, one featuring Monroe posing with her stunt double.
5 by 3 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 208: MARILYN MONROE PROMOTIONAL PIECES
 A promotional proof for the release of the song "I'm Gonna File My Claim" from the film The River of No Return, together with a mock-up of the LP label for the same release.
Largest, 11 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 648: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID AND CONTACT SHEET PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of nine original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on the set of River of No Return (20th Century, 1954) in Canada, circa June 1953, appearing to have been cut from the original contact sheet, with seven of the photographs having writing consisting of "MM" together with a reference number. Monroe is shown with cast members from the film, including Robert Mitchum, going over musical numbers and on set preparing for filming. Some photographs from this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 649: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR RIVER OF NO RETURN
 A vintage archive of approximately 60 photos related to River of No Return (20th Century, 1954), including 45 movie stills and 15 publicity photographs.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 855: MARILYN MONROE RIVER OF NO RETURN BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage Marilyn Monroe snapshot taken in Jasper National Park in Canada. The photograph, taken in 1953, shows Monroe with an unknown crew member on the set of River of No Return (20th Century, 1954). Notation in pencil on verso reads "Jasper National Park/ Jan -1956." 1956 may refer to the year the photograph was developed.
3 1/2 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 168, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Photographies - There's no Business
Photographs


Lot 51: THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS POSTER
 A rare original 1954 British quad poster for the Marilyn Monroe film There’s No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954).
Framed, 33 1/2 by 43 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 190, “Vintage Film Posters,” Christie’s, London, Sale number 9689, September 19, 2003
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 646: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
 A vintage archive of approximately 50 photographs related to There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954), including approximately 45 movie stills and five publicity photographs.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 859: MARILYN MONROE THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS 3D SLIDES
 A pair of stereo viewer slides showing Marilyn Monroe in her role as Vicky Parker in the film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954). The stereo three-dimensional slides come from the collection of Ad Schaumer of Ad Schaumer, an Assistant Director active in Hollywood between 1928 and 1966. Each slide contains two pieces of film in a single mount.
Each, 1 5/8 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Ad Schaumer
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 860: MARILYN MONROE HOLLYWOOD RELATED STEREO 3D SLIDES
 A collection of nine boxes of Stereo 3D slides from the collection of Ad Schaumer, an assistant director active in Hollywood between 1928 and 1966. The boxes are labeled in an unknown hand: "Dean Martin/ Monty Clift/ Brando/ Young Lions" from the production The Young Lions (20th Century, 1958); "France/ * Might be the young lions"; "Young Lions" and "Young Lions/ Desert Scenes"; "Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea," Schaumer worked on both the 1961 film and the television series; "Lost World" presumably from the The Lost World (20th Century, 1960); "Mantz" and "Show Biz" from the film There's No Business Like Show Business; "3 weeks/ in Balloon/ Lion - Monkey/ Sherwood/ Forest" referencing the production of Five Weeks in a Balloon (20th Century, 1962); "'3 Weeks in A Balloon'/ Irwin Allen Prod."; "5 Weeks In Balloon"; "Japan - S.F." that appears to contain one slide of Marlon Brando in the film Sayonara (Warner Bros., 1957); "Japan/ Inland Sea"; and one box labeled "Miscellaneous." Not all of the slides have been viewed. Each box contains up to 28 slides. Each slide has two pieces of film in a single mount. Accompanied by seven boxes of additional slides that appear to be personal and travel related.
Slides, 1 5/8 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Ad Schaumer
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Photographies - The Seven Year Itch
Photographs


Lot 651: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE
 An archive of approximately 110 vintage photographs related to The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955), including 40 publicity photos, 60 movie stills, and 10 sheets of photo reproductions of various photographs taken on the set of the film, collected by Frieda Hull.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 652: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original color photograph of Marilyn Monroe and co-star Tom Ewell on the set for The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955), filming the now famous skirt-blowing subway scene from the film, shot on September 15, 1954. Fans and photographers can also be seen in this photo. This photograph is likely never before seen.
4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 653: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of Marilyn Monroe original color and black and white photographs, likely at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on September 15, 1954, the same day she filmed the now famous subway skirt-blowing subway scene from The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). Monroe wears the iconic white halter dress costume from the film, together with what is likely the mink coat gifted to her by husband Joe DiMaggio. She holds the film's script in her left hand. This lot includes one color and one black and white photograph; the color photograph is likely never been seen.
Larger, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 654: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A large, glossy black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe during the subway grate scene for The Seven Year Itch in New York City, 1955.
14 by 11 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 655: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 10, possibly never before seen, color slides of Marilyn Monroe, some with co-star Tom Ewell, on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) from the September 15, 1954, filming of the now famous skirt-blowing subway scene. Fans and photographers can also be seen in these images.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 862: MARILYN MONROE BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD SEVEN YEAR ITCH PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition candid color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1954. The photograph was taken on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). Monroe seen is pictured standing with co-star Tom Ewell. The photograph is numbered 3/50 and signed by the estate of Bernard of Hollywood. This is the first time the photograph has been made available for sale.
20 by 24 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 863: MARILYN MONROE CONTACT SHEETS
 A pair of vintage Marilyn Monroe contact sheets. The first is a black and white contact sheet from the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) with 25 frames showing Monroe and one frame of her co-star Tom Ewell. The second black and white contact sheet contains 15 frames, marked on verso "Credit Sam Shaw." Most of the images appear to have been taken at a 1957 photoshoot of Monroe with photographer Richard Avedon.
Each, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Photographies & Film - Bus Stop
Photographs & Film


Lot 52: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP POSTER
 An original 1956 U.S. insert poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956) with a Dutch film censor stamp to the upper right corner.
39 by 17 inches, framed
PROVENANCE Lot 192, “Vintage Film Posters,” Christie’s, London, Sale number 9689, September 19, 2003
 Estimate: $150 - $300
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Lot 53: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP POSTER
An original 1956 British double-crown poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), illustrated by Tom William Chantrell.
31 by 21 inches, framed
PROVENANCE Lot 88, “Vintage Film Posters,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale Number 5424, September 17, 2008
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 262: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP SNAPSHOTS
 Four vintage color photographs on Pavelle color print paper. The images feature Monroe in costume posing with Don Murray, her co-star in the film Bus Stop. Together with two 35mm contact prints cut from a larger contact sheet with red wax pencil X's, featuring images of Monroe from the film.
2 3/4 by 1 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 731: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 39 slides, from the original preview/trailer for Marilyn Monroe's film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), together with the original "Mercury Jiffy Mask" box.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 732: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS SOLD WITH COPYRIGHT
 A group of seven black and white original photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the set in Phoenix, Arizona, during the filming of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Six of the images have handwritten annotations on verso, "MM sitting in stands waiting for filming to start"; "MM walking to stands to start working. Reminds me of her walk in 'Niagara'"; "MM with rodeo official"; "MM talking to director Josh Logan"; "Boy shaking hands with MM. He was also at the airport when she arrived. She picked him up and held him. When she saw him again, she remembered him from the airport"; and "Filming finished, MM and Milton H. Greene walk to her car. That evening she left Phoenix for Calif." All images are likely never before seen.
This item sold with copyright but is not sold with copyright documentation. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to apply for copyright. While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
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Lot 734: MARILYN MONROE FILM TRAILER
 A reel of 35mm color film containing the film trailer for Marilyn Monroe's 1956 film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The reel is in a cardboard box with Frieda Hull's address and telephone number written on the outside in green marker.
4 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $50 - $75
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Lot 735: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE BUS STOP PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE
 A vintage archive of approximately 180 photographs related to Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), including approximately 150 movie stills and roughly 30 publicity photographs. Note: Several duplicate photographs are contained in this lot.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 736: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP LOBBY CARD ARCHIVE
A collection of 18 lobby cards for Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956), one of which is signed by Eileen Heckart, Monroe's co-star in the film.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 876: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of five vintage negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Marilyn Monroe and others on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 1 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 877: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP PHOTOGRAPHS AND SIGNATURE
 A group of three small photo books containing 26 vintage black and white photographs taken on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Marilyn Monroe appears in eight of the photographs and has signed the back of one image. The photographs come from an extra who worked on the film during the scenes shot at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. These photographs are believed to be unpublished.
Photographs, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 879: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of four vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe in a robe on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyrights to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
1 1/2 by 6 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 880: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of four vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe, Don Murray, and others on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 1 1/2 by 3 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 881: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of three vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and others, including co-star Eileen Heckart, on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Each, 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 882: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP STUDIO IMAGES
 A group of seven vintage studio images of Marilyn Monroe from the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Includes three color publicity photographs stamped "Theatre Poster Exchange" on verso and four black and white studio images from the film, including one taken by Milton Greene.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 883: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of three vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and co-star Don Murray on set during filming in a bedroom. Murray has been quoted as saying that Monroe was nude under the sheets because she felt that was what her character would do. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 1 1/2 by 3 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 884: MARILYN BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of five vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and co-star Don Murray on set during filming in a bedroom. Murray has been quoted as saying that Monroe was nude under the sheets because she felt that was what her character would do. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arriving as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Each, 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 885: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of five vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and others on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
1 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 886: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE NEGATIVE AND COPYRIGHT
 A vintage Marilyn Monroe negative produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe in costume as her character Chérie posing with the children of her co-star, Eileen Heckart. Accompanied by the copyright to the image.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 887: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of five vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and others on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 1 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 888: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of four vintage Marilyn Monroe negatives produced by Milton Greene while on the set of Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). The black and white images show Monroe and others on set during filming. Accompanied by the copyright to the images.
The seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright. Application for copyright has not been completed. It is the responsibility of the winning bidder to obtain proper copyright. Julien’s can accept no liability in relation to any matters arisiing as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.
Largest, 1 1/2 by 3 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Photographies - The Prince and the Showgirl
Photographs


Lot 372: MARILYN MONROE PROGRAM FROM THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL PREMIERE
 A program from the June 13, 1957, premiere of The Prince and the Showgirl at Radio City Music Hall with a benefit and gala champagne supper-dance held at the Waldorf Astoria afterwards. The gala benefited of the Free Milk Fund for Babies Inc.
12 by 9 inches
 Estimate: $700 - $900
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Lot 741: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS SIGNED BY LAURENCE OLIVIER
 A group of four vintage glossy black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier from the film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) as well as from press events for the film. Each of the images is signed in red wax pencil "Laurence Olivier."
8 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800 
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Lot 744: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE
 A vintage archive of 73 photographs related to The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957), including 50 movie stills, 20 publicity photographs, and three original lobby cards, collected by Frieda Hull.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 745: MARILYN MONROE THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL LOBBY CARD ARCHIVE
 A nearly complete lobby card collection for The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). The series is missing card No. 9.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 920: MARILYN MONROE NEGATIVES FROM THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL
 A group of 12 negatives relating to Marilyn Monroe and The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) including four images taken by Milton Greene, images taken at publicity events for the film, and images taken on set.
Largest, 10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 923: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of 9 vintage photographs and four negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe's person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked on the cover "Kill" and on the interior "Not retouched to be app. by MM."
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 924: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of ten vintage photographs and six negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe’s person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked on the cover “Kill” and on the interior “Not retouched to be app. by MM.”
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 925: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of 10 vintage photographs and negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe's person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked "Kill" and are believed to have been rejected by Monroe. Note that not all photographs and negatives match.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 926: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of 10 vintage photographs produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe's person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked "Kill" and are believed to have been rejected by Monroe. Note that not all photographs and negatives match.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 927: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of 9 vintage photographs and negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe's person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked "Kill" and are believed to have been rejected by Monroe. Note that not all photographs and negatives match.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 928: MARILYN MONROE FILM PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES
 A group of 9 vintage photographs and negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced while on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) housed in glassine envelopes with markings. Some of the markings indicate areas on Monroe's person that should be retouched. The images were formerly housed in a folder marked "Kill" and are believed to have been rejected by Monroe. Note that photographs and negatives may not match.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 929: MARILYN MONROE COLOR TRANSPARENCIES
 A group of approximately 40 color transparencies taken on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Most of the images are of Marilyn Monroe and are in plastic sleeves. Some of the sleeves have been marked with red grease pencil. These transparencies were housed in an envelope that read "MM Color Rejects" and "Bad."
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 930: MARILYN MONROE COLOR TRANSPARENCIES
 A group of approximately 30 color transparencies taken on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Most of the images are of Marilyn Monroe and are in plastic sleeves. Some of the sleeves have been marked with red grease pencil. These transparencies were housed in an envelope that read "MM Color Rejects" and "Bad."
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 931: MARILYN MONROE COLOR TRANSPARENCIES
 A group of approximately 35 color transparencies taken on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Most of the images are of Marilyn Monroe and are in plastic sleeves. Some of the sleeves have been marked with black or red grease pencil. These transparencies were housed in an envelope that read "MM Color Rejects" and "Bad."
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 932: MARILYN MONROE COLOR TRANSPARENCIES
 A group of approximately 30 color transparencies taken on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Most of the images are of Marilyn Monroe and are in plastic sleeves. Some of the sleeves have been marked with black or red grease pencil. These transparencies were housed in an envelope that read "MM Color Rejects" and "Bad."
5 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 933: MARILYN MONROE COLOR TRANSPARENCIES
 A group of 27 color transparencies taken on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Most of the images are of Marilyn Monroe and are in plastic sleeves. Some of the sleeves have been marked with red grease pencil. Contained in an envelope that reads "MM Color Rejects" and "Bad."
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Photographies - Some Like It Hot
Photographs


Lot 66: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT POSTER
 An original 1959 U.S. half-sheet style B poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Some Like It Hot (20th Century, 1956).
28 1/2 by 36 1/2 inches, framed
PROVENANCE Lot 90, “Vintage Film Posters,” Christie’s, South Kensington, Sale number 5424, September 17, 2008
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200 
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Lot 421: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT ADVERTISEMENTS
 Three trade advertisement pieces promoting the film Some like It Hot saying "Hot Hit Ahead … Book it now for Easter!!" The ads also present some of the critical praise received during advance screenings of the film and present Monroe together with her co-stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis throughout.
12 3/8 by 18 5/8 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600 
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Lot 422: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT COVER PROOF
 A printer's proof of the front and back cover artwork for the paperback version of Some Like It Hot by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond published by the New American Library.
7 1/2 by 9 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 423: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT POSTER
 An in-store promotional poster for the original motion picture soundtrack of Some Like It Hot from United Artists, featuring an image of Monroe with co-stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.
13 1/4 by 13 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 424: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT POSTER
 An in-store promotional poster for the original motion picture soundtrack of Some Like It Hot from United Artists, featuring an image of Monroe's character playing the ukulele.
13 1/4 by 13 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 425: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT CALENDAR
 A promotional poster created to promote the March 18, 1959, release date for Some Like It Hot. The calendar features four pages inside the staple-bound covers each featuring an image of Monroe from the film, one declaring March 18 as M-Day and the inside back cover featuring the poster artwork for the film.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Photographies - Let's Make Love
Photographs


Lot 444: MARILYN MONROE LET'S MAKE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHS
 Five vintage black and white photographs of Monroe on the set of Let's Make Love . Three feature Monroe celebrating her birthday with director George Cukor and co-star Yves Montand, one features Monroe receiving a card from the cast and crew, and the last is a glossy print of Monroe's hair and makeup for the film.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 448: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS
 Three black and white photographs of Monroe with a young man on the set of Let's Make Love, 1960. The vintage matte finish prints are unmarked, but feature Monroe in one of her show-stopping gowns from the film.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 449: MARILYN MONROE PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD
 A vintage promotional postcard for Monroe's film Let's Make Love, with facsimile message from Monroe on verso reading "Dear Friend - you will be seeing more of me soon in - 'Let's Make Love' Marilyn."
8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 450: MARILYN MONROE TRADE ADS
 Two stapled magazine ads, each slightly different four-page ads, as they ran in the August 23, 1960, issue of The Hollywood Reporter and the August 24, 1960 issue of Variety .
12 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 768: MARILYN MONROE LET'S MAKE LOVE
 20th Century Fox, 1960 half-sheet film poster with heavy crease lines.
22 by 28 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 973: MARILYN MONROE LET'S MAKE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage black and white images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of Let’s Make Love (20th Century, 1960). Stamped on verso “Kindler Und Schiermeyer Verlag AG Archiv.”
Each, 9 1/2 by 12 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Photographies - The Misfits
Photographs


Lot 67: MARILYN MONROE EVE ARNOLD SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A framed black and white portrait of Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (United Artists, 1961) taken by Eve Arnold. Printed at a later date and signed by the photographer.
Framed, 14 by 17 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 509: MARILYN MONROE CONTACT SHEETS FROM THE MISFITS
 22 frames of Monroe posing for wardrobe test photos for The Misfits, 1961.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 510: MARILYN MONROE CONTACT SHEETS FROM THE MISFITS
 Three vintage black and white contact sheets featuring 26 frames of Monroe sitting for hair and makeup test photos for The Misfits, 1961. One frame captures famed Hollywood hairstylist Sydney Guilaroff and an assistant fixing Monroe's hair.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Photographies - Something's Got to Give
Photographs


Lot 579: MARILYN MONROE HAIR TEST PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five color snapshots of Monroe taken during preparation for the unfinished film Something's Got To Give, 1962.
4 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 784: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTED BY FRIEDA HULL
 A group of four reproduction color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on the set of her final film Something's Got To Give on or around May 7, 1962.
Largest, 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 983: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white photographs taken by Lawrence Schiller on the set of Something’s Got To Give in 1962. The images show Monroe seated at the side of a pool wearing only a nude bikini bottom. Both are stamped on verso “Times” and “Copyright Camera Press LTD.” with additional handwritten notations. Accompanied by a snipe providing information about the photographs and additionally crediting photographer William Read Woodfield.
Larger, 12 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Photographies - Divers Films
Photographs - Various Movies


Lot 43: MARILYN MONROE NIAGARA POSTER
 An original 1953 U.S. linen-backed one-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Niagara (20th Century, 1953).
47 by 33 1/2 inches, framed
PROVENANCE Lot 84, “Vintage Film Posters,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale number 5424, September 17, 2008
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 45: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH
A photograph of Marilyn Monroe with her arm around a man on a film set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) inscribed "To Paul/ I love you/ friend/ Marilyn Monroe."
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 57, “Rock & Roll and Entertainment Memorabilia,” Christie's, New York, Sale number 1438, December 17, 2004
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 605: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR EARLY FILMS, 1947-1952
An archive of 168 movie stills and publicity photographs related to the early films in Monroe's career from 1947 to 1952, including Dangerous Years (two photographs), Ladies of the Chorus (17 photographs), Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (one photograph), Love Happy (four photographs), A Ticket to Tomahawk (14 photographs), All About Eve (six photographs), Right Cross (one photograph), The Asphalt Jungle (20 photographs), Love Nest (three photographs), Let's Make It Legal (10 photographs), Home Town Story (four photographs), As Young As You Feel (13 photographs), O. Henry's Full House (two photographs), Clash by Night (15 photographs), Monkey Business (30 photographs), and We're Not Married (26 photographs).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 608: MARILYN MONROE PRESS BOOKS
 A group of five exhibitor's campaign books for Monroe's films including As Young As You Feel, 1951; Let's Make It Legal, 1951; Niagara, 1953; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953; and The Misfits, 1961.
Largest, 18 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 610: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white publicity headshot of Marilyn Monroe taken for her film Clash By Night (RKO,1952). Signed in blue ink in lower right "Marilyn Monroe." Some creases and minor tears to edges.
8 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 611: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PUBLICITY IMAGE ARCHIVE
 An archive of approximately 50 vintage black and white publicity images and publicity stills featuring Marilyn Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 612: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PUBLICITY IMAGE ARCHIVE
 An archive of approximately 50 vintage black and white publicity images and publicity stills featuring Marilyn Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 621: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK
 A vintage archive of approximately 45 photographs related to Don't Bother to Knock (20th Century, 1952), including 45 movie stills and five publicity photographs.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 628: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR NIAGARA
 A vintage archive of approximately 20 photographs related to Niagara (20th Century, 1953), including movie stills and publicity photographs.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $50 - $100
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Lot 637: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
 A vintage archive of approximately 60 photographs related to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953), including approximately 45 movie stills and roughly 15 publicity photographs. Note: Several duplicate photographs are contained in this lot.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 641: MARILYN MONROE RELATED PROGRAMS
 A nine-page color souvenir program from the Marilyn Monroe 1953 film How To Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953), together with a program from the American Newspaper Publishers Association convention held at the Waldorf Astoria on April 26, 1955. The program features the menu for the evening as well as the entertainers slated to appear, including Monroe.
12 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
Estimate: $100 - $150
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Lot 642: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
 A vintage archive of approximately 80 movie stills from How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 723: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE FOR LATER FILMS, 1959-1961
 An archive of 14 movie stills and publicity photographs related to the later films in Marilyn Monroe's career from 1959 to 1961, including Some Like It Hot (four photographs), Let's Make Love (eight photographs), and The Misfits (two photographs).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
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Lot 815: MARILYN MONROE STUDIO PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of nine Marilyn Monroe studio photographs. The black and white images include a publicity photograph from Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959); Monroe's famous subway grate photograph taken on the set of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) by Sam Shaw; an image of Monroe and Jane Russell from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953); an image of Monroe from River of No Return (20th Century, 1954); an image of Monroe from We're Not Married (20th Century, 1952); and an image from There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954) along with three other studio publicity images.
Each, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 982: MARILYN MONROE PUBLICITY AND PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of eight Marilyn Monroe photographs from The Misfits (Seven Arts, 1961) and Something's Got To Give ( 20th Century). Five of the images are studio publicity photographs. The three remaining images are from the pool scene Monroe shot for Something's Got To Give. One of these images is stamped "Approved by the Advertising Code Administration of New York." Another is stamped by United Press International Photo.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 1005: MARILYN MONROE MARILYN PUBLICITY STILLS
 A group of three Marilyn Monroe studio publicity photographs from the documentary Marilyn (20th Century, 1963). The documentary was a compilation of clips from Monroe's career. The images are from three of Monroe's films.
Each, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Presse  & Autres
Press & Others


Lot 42: MARILYN MONROE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE MAGAZINES
 A collection of approximately 20 vintage magazines dating from 1952 to 1964, all featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Some titles: Reg, Life, Cine Monde, Look, Jours De France, and Photoplay.
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 73: MARILYN MONROE MAGAZINES
 A January 16, 1962, special issue of Look magazine featuring content about "The Next 25 Years" with predictions by John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King and others. Together with a March 1961 issue of Esquire magazine featuring an eight-page cover article on Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, John Huston and the film The Misfits. A full-page ad for this issue of Esquire, as it appeared in the February 24, 1961, copy of the New York Times, is also present, tucked inside the magazine. The ad used a quotation from the feature article that criticized Monroe for being too high maintenance and out of control.
Largest, 13 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lee Strasberg
 Estimate: $500 - $700 
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Lot 102: MARILYN MONROE PIN-UPS MAGAZINE
 A copy of the 1953 special magazine printed by the Maco Magazine Corporation. The special edition cost 35 cents and featured fifteen pages of color and black and white images of Monroe, some rare images. Each image is accompanied by "facts" about Monroe, many of which are incorrect but they fit the studio's narrative of their star at this time, including the fact that she does not drink. The booklet also carries a three page spread of black and white images showing Monroe exercising and tells how she stays in shape.
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 247: MARILYN MONROE CUSTOM-BOUND ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
 A copy of the July 1953 issue of Esquire magazine, custom-bound in gilt green boards with Monroe's name on the lower right corner of cover. The issue featured a four-page article titled "The 'altogether girl" by Bennett Cerf featuring a number of images.
13 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 419: MARILYN MONROE’S COLLECTION OF SOME LIKE IT HOT PRESS CLIPPINGS
 Original 1959 newspaper clippings from various newspapers across the country with reviews of Some Like It Hot and of Monroe’s performance, contained in the original file, labeled “Clippings/Some Like It Hot,” from Monroe’s filing cabinets. Some reviews outlined in red wax pencil.
 Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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Lot 606: MARILYN MONROE SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION
 A group of seven three-ring binders, each containing approximately 100 pages of newspaper and magazine clippings as well as photographs and some ephemera items like the original booklet that held Frieda Hull's tickets to Marilyn Monroe's famous appearance astride a pink elephant at the circus in New York City on March 30, 1955. The books are an extraordinary archive of Monroe's public persona and career. The books appear to run through 1955.
11 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 609: MARILYN MONROE RECORDS
 A group of 13 LPs and 45s, all featuring songs from Marilyn Monroe including: Some Like It Hot soundtrack LP and 45 rpm records; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes original cast album; two copies of Let's Make Love original soundtrack recording, one still sealed; Italian River of No Return 45 rpm record; 20th Century Fox Records 45 rpm River of No Return record; Gems from the archive of 20th Century Fox compilation album with "ready to frame" picture of Monroe; motion picture compilation soundtrack album; and four later compilation albums remembering Marilyn.
12 by 12 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 622: 1950s MAGAZINES FEATURING MARILYN MONROE
 A group of 10 vintage magazines featuring Marilyn Monroe, including a special 1954 Marilyn magazine written by Sidney Skolsky, Movie World, Photoplay, Screen Stories, Rave, Hollywood Stars, Movie Mirror, Filmland and Screen Stars. Most date to 1956, together with one magazine from 1953.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 623: MARILYN MONROE POSTCARD
 A vintage oversize postcard printed by Tichnor Bros. Inc. of Boston featuring an early 1950s pin-up image of Marilyn Monroe in a yellow bikini.
6 by 9 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $80 - $120
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Lot 624: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PIN-UP POSTER
 A life-size poster issued by Pin-ups of Boston, Massachusetts. The posters were advertised in the August 1953 issue of Popular Science magazine, where customers could order Marilyn Monroe in a red and white striped bikini or in a blue and white striped bikini for the bargain price of $2.00 per poster. This lot features Monroe in a red and white striped bikini. A small two-inch vertical tear is along the lower edge of this poster that is otherwise in excellent condition.
64 by 22 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 625: MARILYN MONROE POCKET MAGAZINES AND PIN-UPS
A copy of That Girl Marilyn! by Jane Russell featuring 60 candid photographs and published by Affiliated Magazines Inc. and a copy of The Marilyn Monroe Story # 3 - A Candid Profile, 1955, from Screen Publications Inc. Together with 11 loose 1950s magazine covers torn from their respective magazines and two loose pin-up pages featuring Monroe.
Largest, 13 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
Estimate: $200 - $300 
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Lot 785: 1960s AND 1970s MAGAZINES FEATURING MARILYN MONROE
 A group of 17 magazines: two from 1960, six from 1961, two from early 1962, and seven from the 1970s. Titles include Movie Mirror , TV Radio Album , Screen Stories , Hollywood Tattler , Modern Screen , Photoplay and other gossip magazines.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 786: MAGAZINES FEATURING MARILYN MONROE FROM 1962
 A group of six vintage magazines, among them TV and Movie Screen , Hush - Hush , Movie Mirror , and others, including a special French souvenir album put out by Cine magazine on August 8, 1962. The magazines date from between August and December 1962, paying tribute and speculating about the circumstances surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death.
Largest, 13 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 787: MARILYN MONROE FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGAZINES
 A group of thirteen magazines and newspapers featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover including nine Italian titles, one Spanish, two French newspapers, and a Danish magazine all dating to August 1962 in reaction to Monroe's tragic death.
Largest, 23 3/4 by 17 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 842: MARILYN MONROE ITEMS
 A group of assorted Marilyn Monroe items: a limited edition Playboy anniversary poster signed by Hugh Hefner and numbered 136/200; a hardcover copy of the Christie's Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe auction catalog from 1999; a giclée print of Monroe entertaining the troops, signed by Victoria Fuller and numbered 273/350; a "Golden Dreams" wall calendar from 1955; four prints of Monroe in a portfolio published by Special Editions Limited; a framed series of 10 magazine cover reproductions featuring Monroe; a 1992 Monroe calendar; five framed inkjet photographs of Monroe posing nude; a 1974 Playboy Marilyn Monroe date book; and a 1974 Playboy Marilyn Monroe calendar.
36 by 24 inches, largest
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 843: MARILYN MONROE PLAYBOY FIRST ISSUES SIGNED
 A collection of the first 14 issues of Playboy magazine, all cased and graded, including the first two issues of Playboy , volume 1 number 1 with Marilyn Monroe, and volume 2 number 2, both signed on the cover by Hugh Hefner. Also includes the Summer 1982 issue of Playboy's VIP magazine, cased and graded.
9 1/2 by 13 7/8 by 9 5/8 inches, overall
 Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
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Lot 844: MARILYN MONROE PREMIERE ISSUE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
 A copy of the first issue of Playboy magazine that features Marilyn Monroe on the cover. Monroe also appears on the interior of the premiere issue in an article on pages 17 and 18 titled "What Makes Marilyn" and a color pin-up of Monroe taken by Tom Kelley during the 1949 Red Velvet session on page 19. Monroe is called "Sweetheart of the Month," which evolved into Playmate of the Month. No date appears on the cover because Hugh Hefner has stated that he didn't know if there would be a second issue. The magazine hit newsstands in December 1953 and sold for 50 cents. Accompanied by a copy of a magazine titled Marilyn Monroe Pin - Ups released by Maco Magazine Corporation in 1953.
11 by 8 1/2 inches, each
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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22 novembre 2015

Enchère "Treasures from the Dream Factory" 11/2015

Bonhams-TCM-2015-Treasures-from-the-Dream-Factory-Auction-Catalog-PDF-Portal-Download  Vente aux enchères 'TMC PRESENTS... TREASURES FROM THE DREAM FACTORY' le 23 novembre 2015 par Bonhams  à New York. Les lots avec leur description sont en consultation libre sur le site de Bohams.


 Lot 2: A Natalie Wood bound screenplay of Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
US$ 700 - 900 - €650 - 840
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1948. Mimeographed manuscript, revised final screenplay by F. Hugh Herbert, 149 pp, February 19, 1947 (with revision pages dated as late as March 4), burgundy leather cover stamped in gilt to upper cover with film's title and "F. Hugh Herbert." Some pages annotated in ink by Wood, who also inscribed her name, character's name address, and phone number on the title page, and some of her dialogue in pencil on the verso of the last page. This was Wood's eighth film, but is better remembered as the movie in which Marilyn Monroe utters her first speaking role.
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Lot 206: A Marilyn Monroe signed contract for The Asphalt Jungle
US$ 20,000 - 30,000 - €19,000 - 28,000
Document signed ("Marilyn Monroe"), 2 pp, Hollywood, November 29, 1949, a Twentieth Century-Fox/Screen Actors Guild contract "for Free Lance Players," countersigned and dated on the verso beside Monroe's signature, inscribed in ink on the recto, "12-8-49 M. Monroe / J.S.," with additional partial page stapled to verso.
John Huston's film noir The Asphalt Jungle marked one of Marilyn Monroe's most important early, breakthrough roles, as gangster Emmerich's (Louis Calhern's) much younger moll, Angela. At the time, Monroe was virtually unknown and this contract states she received only $300 per week for her work on the film.
9 x 23 in.
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Lot 207: A Marilyn Monroe suit from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
US$ 350,000 - 500,000 - €330,000 - 470,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Gray wool jacket with cream-colored embroidered linen collar, wired so that it stands, hook-and-eye and black button closure at the center, fitted at the hips, with partial gray crepe lining; together with a matching knee-length pencil skirt with a navy grosgrain waistband and buttons that attach to the jacket (to prevent the skirt from moving when Monroe danced), and a small slit in the back, bearing a bias label inscribed in black ink, "1-69-1194 M. Monroe A-698-40." Monroe, as Lorelei Lee, wears this suit when she and Dorothy (Jane Russell) go shopping in Paris, the hotel refuses them, and they wind up at a sidewalk café, singing "When Love Goes Wrong."
Provenance: Purchased by Debbie Reynolds from Fox in 1971; Butterfield & Butterfield, Entertainment Memorabilia, March 14, 2000, lot 5842.
A 1949 musical based on a novel by Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was initially purchased by Fox as a vehicle for Betty Grable. However in light of Grable's waning popularity and comparatively high salary (almost ten times Monroe's), studio head Darryl Zanuck decided to cast the starlet Monroe instead, borrowing Jane Russell from RKO to serve as her costar. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was a massive success and 1953 became Monroe's breakout year. She and Jane Russell put their handprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater to celebrate the film's premiere, Monroe appeared on the cover of Photoplay and received its Fastest Rising Star award, and also appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of Playboy.
A report by leading costume conservator Cara Varnell is available upon request.
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Lot 208: A Marilyn Monroe red saloon gown from River of No Return
US$ 300,000 - 500,000 - €280,000 - 470,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. 19th century style saloon gown with a red cotton bodice adorned with large black sequins in a swirling pattern with black sequin trim along the neckline and each of the three shoulder straps, a black satin bustled skirt with matching red cotton trim with black sequins on either side of a high slit, and a yellow silk rose at the hip, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe"; and a matching pair of red cotton panties with red lace and green ribbon trim, bearing a label inscribed in black ink, "1-25-1-4413 A713-06 / M. Monroe" and a Fox cleaning tag. Monroe wears this dress while singing "One Silver Dollar" in the saloon.
Provenance: Purchased by Debbie Reynolds from Fox in 1971; Butterfield & Butterfield, Entertainment Memorabilia, March 14, 2000, lot 5843.
River of No Return stars Monroe as Kay Weston, a singer in a mining tent city in the Northwestern United States. Matt Calder (Robert Mitchum) arrives there in search of his son Mark and meets Kay, who has been looking after the child. Kay and her fiancé (Rory Calhoun) later set off on a rafting trip to Council City, and Matt rescues them after they run into trouble on the river. River of No Return was directed by Otto Preminger and shot on location in national parks in Canada to take advantage of the beautiful appearance of the landscapes on CinemaScope.
Monroe wears this dress in her first scene of the film. As Robert Mitchum enters the tent and walks around the stage, watching Monroe sing and strum a guitar, neither he nor the audience can take his eyes off of her. The image of Monroe in the dress also appears on the original one sheet poster and features prominently in the other promotional material surrounding the film.
A report by leading costume conservator Cara Varnell is available upon request.
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Lot 209: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
US$ 1,000 - 1,500 - €940 - 1,400
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953. Three sheet poster, linen-backed. A vibrant poster with outstanding portraits of stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
41 x 81 in.
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Lot 213: An original title for River of No Return
US$ 1,200 - 1,400 - €1,100 - 1,300
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954. Carved wood, reading "River of / No Return." Created by Pacific Title for the film's opening credits but not used. River of No Return, a Western set in the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century, was directed by Otto Preminger and starred Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum.
36 x 14 3/4 in.
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Lot 214: A Bert Stern photograph of Marilyn Monroe
US$ 1,000 - 1,500 - €940 - 1,400
C-print signed ("Bert Stern") in green ink at lower right, and numbered 27/250. New York: Sherwood Atelier, 1978. Celebrity photographer Bert Stern is intimately linked with Monroe by the 2,500 photographs he took of her for Vogue less than two months before her untimely death. Stern later compiled those photographs for his book The Last Sitting, and this photograph was printed as part of a portfolio of ten prints in 1978. This sultry close-up of Monroe is a classic example of her vamping for Stern's camera.
Sheet: 20 x 24 in.; image: 19 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.
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Lot 215: A Marilyn Monroe signed U.S. Dept. of Defense identification card
US$ 10,000 - 15,000 - €9,400 - 14,000
Card serial no. 129279, undated, signed ("Norma Jeane DiMaggio"), inscribed under the signature by the military policeman who issued the ID, with "VOID" across the body of the document. On the verso of the card, Monroe has stamped her fingerprints in black ink. Accompanied by a press photograph of Monroe visiting the Tokyo Army Hospital on February 5, 1954.
This is the file copy of the ID card issued to Marilyn Monroe during her famous visit to entertain the American soldiers in Korea. Monroe had just married Joe DiMaggio on January 14 of that year, and they traveled to Japan for their honeymoon. She received this ID card from the US Army Provost Marshall's Office in Tokyo before flying to Korea. Monroe performed in ten shows over four days before a total audience of 100,000 soldiers.
In 2008, Bonhams sold Monroe's copy of this ID card, with the date February 8, 1954, the preceding serial number of 128278 and an identical inscription from the MP on duty, for $57,000.
Provenance: Accompanied by a notarized letter of provenance from the consignor, describing how he purchased the ID card from the estate of one of the military policemen on duty that day.
3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.
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Lot 218: A revised final screenplay of Let's Make Love
US$ 500 - 700 - €470 - 650
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. Mimeographed manuscript, revised final screenplay by Norman Krasna, 162 pp, December 20, 1959 (with revision pages as late as January 11, 1960), bound in brads in yellow Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers printed "Revised Shooting Final," with some notations in pencil to upper cover.
George Cukor's Let's Make Love was Marilyn Monroe's penultimate completed film role. Yves Montand stars as a man impersonating an actor impersonating himself in a play costarring actress Amanda Dell (Monroe). The finished film runs 119 minutes, which indicates that various scenes were probably deleted from this lengthy script. Monroe's then-husband Arthur Miller and Hal Kanter also contributed to the screenplay.
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Lot 219: A large collection of rare contact sheets of Marilyn Monroe in Let's Make Love
US$ 50,000 - 80,000 - €47,000 - 75,000
Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960. 134 contact sheets, in two sets bound at tops in clasps (one set totaling one-hundred and twenty-one sheets; the other, thirteen), each with twenty (though sometimes less) 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. black and white photographs, "Approved Set" inscribed on first sheet of smaller set in permanent marker, Advertising Code Administration "Approved" and "Disapproved" stamps on versos with dates in green and red ink, housed in a Kodak Photographic Paper box inscribed, "Monroe / Somethings [sic] Got to Give" (though the photographs are from Let's Make Love).
Taken throughout the production of Marilyn Monroe's penultimate film, there are approximately 2,700 individual black and white images in this collection. Monroe is pictured in almost every shot, though her costars Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, and others are also prominently featured, as is director George Cukor. Most of the photographs were taken during filming, but there are also many candid, behind-the-scenes images. Monroe herself went through the contact sheets and crossed out dozens of images she didn't like, using a thick black or red ink pen, and sometimes crossing herself out so thoroughly that she couldn't be seen at all. Thankfully, she left hundreds of shots untouched.
11 x 14 in.

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20 juin 2015

09/09/1953 Sur le tournage de "River of no return"

Le 9 septembre 1953, Marilyn Monroe pendant la pause déjeuner sur le tournage du film "La rivière sans retour" dans les studios de la Fox. Photographie d'Arnold Johnson.
In September 9, 1953, Marilyn Monroe during the lunch break of the movie "River of no return", in the Fox studios. Photographer: Arnold Johnson.
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14 novembre 2014

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


Photographies


Lot 692: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED 1941 SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe signed vintage original 1941 panoramic photograph from Ralph Waldo Emerson Jr. High School. Monroe can be seen in the seventh row from the bottom and the 15th person from the right. Inscribed by the future Marilyn Monroe, among other classmates, on verso, “To a swell, nice & perfect girl Norma Jeane Baker” with “41” possibly written below her name. The image was originally owned by Norma Jeane’s classmate, Joan Boggs, to whom the inscriptions are written.
8 by 24 3/4 inches
Winning bid:$2,560 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 693: GINGER ROGERS INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH TO NORMA JEANE BAKER
 A vintage black and white RKO studio publicity photograph of Ginger Rogers inscribed, "To Norma Jean Baker Sincerely Ginger Rogers 1937." In 1937 the eleven-year old Norma Jean was living with Grace McGee, a friend of Monroe's mother and a film cutter at RKO. It is possible that McGee arranged for the signing of this photograph for the young Marilyn Monroe. Monroe went on to co-star with Rogers in Monkey Business (20th Century Fox, 1952) fifteen years after this photograph was signed.
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$1,920 - Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 694: MARILYN MONROE WEDDING IMAGE SIGNED BY JAMES DOUGHERTY
 An image of Marilyn Monroe on her wedding day with first husband James Dougherty taken from a book. Inscribed and signed by Dougherty in blue ink. Attached to three other book pages of letters written by Monroe to Grace Goodard. This image can be found in the biography Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
11 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $200 - $300
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 Lot 710: MARILYN MONROE AND JOE KIRKWOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white original vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe with actor and golfer Joe Kirkwood Jr. marked on verso in pencil with the actress and actors' names. This image can be found in the biography Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
4 by 5 inches
Winning bid:$375 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 711: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL 1948 FOX STUDIOS PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A collection of five black and white original vintage photographs showing Marilyn Monroe in the Fox Studios employee stage show "Strictly for Kicks" in 1948. Accompanied by two copies of the April 1948 "Action" newsletter featuring an article on the production that includes photographs and mentions of Monroe. One of the photographs can be seen in the biography Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
5 by 4 inches
Winning bid:$1,024 - Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 713: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage original photograph taken by Frank Powolny circa 1950.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 714: MARILYN MONROE LASZLO WILLINGER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage original black and white publicity photograph taken by Laszlo Willinger for the film All About Eve (20th Century, 1950).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
 Winning bid:$4,062.50 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 716: MARILYN MONROE 1951 PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage original photograph taken by Phil Burchman circa 1951. Believed to be taken for 20th Century Fox publicity photographs. Marked at lower right "F999-S-259."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 by 4 inches
 Winning bid:$768 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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 Lot 717: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage original black and white photograph circa 1950.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 719: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PUBLICITY IMAGE
 A black and white publicity image of Marilyn Monroe taken by Frank Powolny and used to publicize the film How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). The image is spuriously stamped on the back as being copyrighted by Robert F. Slatzer.
9 1/2 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$1,562.50 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 721: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white photograph.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$2,812.50 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 724: MARILYN MONROE CAMEL COAT SITTING PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene in 1953. Each stamped on verso "Reproduction Forbidden."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
7 by 5 inches
 Winning bid:$1,875 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 726: MARILYN MONROE PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage studio publicity photograph for the film How To Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
 Winning bid:$1,600 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 729: MARILYN MONROE GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES PUBLICITY IMAGE
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white studio publicity photograph for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $576 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 730: MARILYN MONROE GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES PUBLICITY IMAGE
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white studio publicity photograph for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $448 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 Lot 740: JOE DiMAGGIO PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white image of Joe DiMaggio signing a baseball.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
 Winning bid: $448 - Estimate: $150 - $300
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Lot 741: MARILYN MONROE 1954 HONEYMOON PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe in Japan while on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio in 1954. DiMaggio can be seen in partial profile in the lower left of one image.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
4 1/4 by 6 inches
 Winning bid: $384 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 742: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three vintage original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe at the Honolulu International airport in Hawaii during her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio in 1954. The photographs were taken by a photographer who was tipped off that Monroe and DiMaggio were waiting in a secluded area of the airport. He and a friend, who was stationed in Hawaii with the Navy, went to photograph the newlyweds. The photographer gave the photographs he could not use to the friend, who kept them in his photo book of his time during the war and later sold the photographs at auction. Presumably, these photographs were never released for print. Monroe's thumb is bandaged, and some have accused DiMaggio of inflicting the injury. One of the images can be found in the biography Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 766, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 26, 2010
Largest, 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
Winning bid: $1,875 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 744: MARILYN MONROE KOREA CONTACT SHEETS
 A group of seven contact sheets and one half sheet from Marilyn Monroe’s 1954 visit to Korea to entertain American troops. The black and white sheets show Monroe on stage, signing autographs, posing with servicemen, and behind a changing curtain in addition to images of the servicemen in the audience. Photographer unknown. Sheets marked on verso with numeric notations.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
Winning bid: $1,562.50 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 745: MARILYN MONROE KOREA VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four vintage original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe dining with troops in Korea in 1954. Also present is an image of a band performing on stage.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 by 7 inches
Winning bid: $500 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 746: MARILYN MONROE 1954 KOREA VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four original vintage photographs of Marilyn Monroe visiting troops in Korea. Three show Monroe at servicemen’s bedside. Each has carbon copied information snipes and credits on verso from the United States Signal Corps.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
5 by 7 inches
Winning bid: $625 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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 Lot 751: MARILYN MONROE AND JOE DiMAGGIO PHOTOGRAPH CUT IN HALF
 An original vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio taken while on their honeymoon in Japan. The photograph has been cut in half directly between the couple.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Each half, 4 1/4 by 3 1/8 inches
 Winning bid:$1,280 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 756: MARILYN MONROE RIVER OF NO RETURN PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage candid images of Marilyn Monroe on the set of River of No Return (20th Century, 1954). Both images are believed to have been taken by Milton Greene; only one of the images bear his stamp on verso. Both photographs are stamped "Reproduction Forbidden."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
7 by 5 inches
Winning bid:$576 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 762: MARILYN MONROE BEMENT CENTENNIAL RIBBON
 A Marilyn Monroe beard contest judge ribbon and photograph from the 1955 Bement Centennial. The white ribbon with gold tone print reads "Bement/ Centennial/ Official/ 1855-1955." Cardstock affixed to the top of the ribbon reads "Marilyn Monroe." Accompanied by a vintage black and white photograph of Monroe at the event. Stamped on verso "News Gazette/ Photograph," with photocopies of articles about the event. Monroe attended the Centennial celebration and served as a judge in the beard contest, among other activities, after a resident assisted her in paying a hotel bill in exchange for her appearance. Originally from the estate of Peter Leonardi. The image can be found in the biography Marilyn : The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner (New York: Bloomsbury, 2012).
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 718, "Julien's Summer Sale," Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 26, 2009
Winning bid: $640 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 765: MARILYN MONROE CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton in 1956. The photograph is mounted to board.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
9 by 9 inches
Winning bid: $3,840 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 766: MARILYN MONROE SECRETARIALLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe secretarially signed photograph accompanied by transmittal envelope. It appears the photograph was mailed out from Marilyn Monroe Productions to Bogota, Columbia, and returned.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $11,250 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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 Lot 772: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE CONTACT SHEET
 A contact sheet of 24 images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene during a 1953 photoshoot on the Twentieth Century-Fox backlot. Monroe was shot by Greene preparing for the shoot (some images include Greene) and in a peasant costume worn by Jennifer Jones in Song of Bernadette (20th Century, 1943). Photographer's stamp and numeric note on verso.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
Winning bid: $896 - Estimate: $400 - $600 
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Lot 780: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 An original vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene. Monroe is dressed as her character Chérie from the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
 Winning bid: $1,125 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 781: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 An original vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene. Monroe is dressed as her character Chérie from the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $1,600 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 782: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE BUS STOP PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white photograph taken on the set of the film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956).
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid: $1,024 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lots 787/788: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe printed with two images of Monroe. Believed to have been taken by Sam Shaw circa 1958. The image shows Monroe in her New York apartment in front of her piano.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
Lot 787: Winning bid:$640 - Estimate: $200 - $400
Lot 788: Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 789: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of Marilyn Monroe vintage black and white photographs. One shows Monroe at a party. The other was taken on set and has a Milton Greene photography stamp on verso.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 8 by 10 inches
 Winning bid:$896 - Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 797: ARTHUR MILLER PHOTOGRAPH BY DAN WEINER
 An original vintage black and white photograph of Arthur Miller taken by Dan Weiner circa 1952. Stamped by the photographer on verso with handwritten notions that have been crossed out.
9 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$128 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 805: ARTHUR MILLER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage original black and white photographs of Arthur Miller. In one, Miller stands smiling next to a bicycle. Image marked on verso “Apr. 1955.” The second is a professional photograph of Miller. Stamped with photographer Daniel Bernstein’s stamp on verso.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
7 by 5 inches
Winning bid:$128 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 812: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller black and white vintage original photograph. Taken by Paul Schumach at the premiere of Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959). Photographer stamp on verso.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
10 by 8 inches
 Winning bid:$3,125 - Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 814: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE CONTACT SHEETS
 A collection of approximately five vintage contact prints of photographs taken by Milton Greene featuring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier at a press conference for the film The Prince and The Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) and Monroe with Marlon Brando at the premiere of the film The Rose Tattoo (Paramount, 1955). Also includes a contact sheet with images of an event where Sammy Davis Jr. was performing live.
Largest, 10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$1,125 - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 815: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A vintage 8-by-10-inch gelatin silver photograph taken by Milton Greene, depicting Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier at a press conference for the film The Prince and The Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957) in which they played the starring roles. The photograph has been encapsulated and includes a letter of authenticity from PSA grading it a "Type I" original photograph. The verso of the photograph is marked with Greene's identification stamp. Accompanied by a vintage medium-format print of the same image as well as an additional vintage print of Monroe laughing.
10 by 8 inches
Winning bid:$ 5,760 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 816 C: MARILYN MONROE PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
 A collection of Marilyn Monroe's personal photographs, including a photograph of Isador Miller (Monroe's father-in-law); two photographs of a television screen showing images of Monroe on The Jack Benny Program in 1953; a black and white image of an unknown woman, stamped by Milton Greene on verso; a color photograph of a manenquin holding up a champagne glass behind a sign that reads "Marilyn Monroe" dated "Mar 58"; a pair of images of two men in Scottish kilts; two photographs of children, one with an inscription on the back from "Ilah" (one of the children may be Joshua Greene); and a photograph taken behind the scenes of a film. Accompanied by a newspaper clipping of an image of Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
Largest, 7 by 5 inches
Winning bid: $896 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 821: MARILYN MONROE CECIL BEATON TRIPTYCH
A three-panel sterling silver custom-made Cartier frame, gifted to Marilyn Monroe by Nedda and Joshua Logan. The center frame houses a black and white silver gelatin print of the portrait Cecil Beaton took of Monroe in 1956. This image is purported to be Monroe’s favorite image of herself. The portrait is mounted to board and signed on matte by Beaton. The center frame is engraved at the top “For Marilyn Monroe Miller” and at the bottom “Love Nedda and Joshua Logan.” Joshua Logan directed Monroe in her 1956 film Bus Stop . The left and right frames house a handwritten letter from Beaton describing Monroe. It reads in part, “But the real marvel is the paradox – somehow we know that this extraordinary performance is pure charade, a little girl’s caricature of Mae West. The puzzling truth is that Miss Monroe is a make-believe siren, unsophisticated as a Rhine maiden, innocent as a sleepwalker. She is an urchin pretending to be grown-up, having the time of her life in mother’s moth-eaten finery, tottering about in high-heeled shoes and sipping gingerale as though it were a champagne cocktail. There is an otherworldly, a winsome naiveté about the child’s eyes… .” The portrait can be seen in images of Monroe’s living room, where it was housed from 1956 until the actress’ death in 1962.
Please note: This item will not be available for shipment or pick-up until January 1, 2015.
PROVENANCE Lot 22 "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
16 by 46 1/2 inches, framed
Winning bid: $38,400 - Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
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Lot 822: MARILYN MONROE AFHU DINNER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage candid photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the September 27, 1959, American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) awards ceremony in Philadelphia. Monroe's then husband, Arthur Miller, was honored at the event. Label affixed to the bottom center of the photograph reads "Hebrew University Dinner/ Sheraton Hotel Sunday Sept. 27."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
 Winning bid:$448 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 823: MARILYN MONROE AFHU DINNER VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage candid photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the September 27, 1959, American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) awards ceremony in Philadelphia. Monroe's then husband, Arthur Miller, was honored at the event. Label affixed to the bottom center of the photograph reads "Hebrew University Dinner/ Sheraton Hotel Sunday Sept. 27."
PROVENANCE From the lost archive of Marilyn Monroe
8 by 10 inches
 Winning bid:$576 - Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 824: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BRYSON
 An original vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller taken by photojournalist John Bryson in Los Angeles in 1960. Matted and framed. Christie's lot sticker affixed to frame back.
PROVENANCE Lot 340, "The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe," Christie's, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27 & 28, 1999
Sight, 13 by 9 1/2 inches
Winning bid:$1,920 - Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 943: MARILYN MONROE CANDID COLOR PHOTOGRAPH
 A single Kodachrome wallet-sized candid photo print of Marilyn Monroe in her often seen disguise. The photo was taken in New York by a young fan who became acquainted with the star.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Lois Banner
and Lot 788, "Julien's Summer Sale," Julien's Auctions, Las Vegas, June 26, 2009
3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Winning bid: $640 - Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 985 : MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE BARRIS
 A photographic print of Marilyn Monroe, limited edition numbered 21/50, taken in 1962 by George Barris. Silver gelatin print, printed on double-weight fiber paper under the guidance and approval of George Barris by OneWest Publishing. Signed by the photographer and stamped by OneWest Publishing.
20 by 16 inches 
unsold - Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 994: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED BY ALLAN GRANT
An original vintage photograph signed by Allan Grant. This photograph was taken on July 7, 1962, in Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood home for an article in LIFE magazine that went to newsstands on August 3, 1962. Monroe died two days later, on August 5.
29 by 26 inches, framed
Winning bid:$3,750  - Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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02 octobre 2014

Eté 1953 Banff Marilyn et Joe

La rivière sans retour
Sur le tournage

Marilyn Monroe et Joe DiMaggio à Banff, au Canada, l'été 1953.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in Banff, Canada, Summer 1953.

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photographs taken by Marilyn

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Joe Di Maggio
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Jean Negulesco 
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Un élan / An elk
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Vue du paysage / View of landscape
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02 juin 2014

Expo: MARILYN The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star

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MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star
Article published on 26 May 2014
by Todd Klick
online on limitedruns

Limited Runs is pleased to announce the exclusive release MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star. The collection of fine art prints feature previously unavailable or unseen photographs of the Hollywood legend, taken by five fascinating lensmen who stepped into the icon’s life at the right place, and the right time. These uncovered images are offered for the first time as fine art prints. - See more at: http://www.limitedruns.com/blog/movie/marilyn-the-lost-photographs-of-a-hollywood-star/#sthash.q6HIf8pa.dpuf

Limited Runs is pleased to announce the exclusive release MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star. The collection of fine art prints feature previously unavailable or unseen photographs of the Hollywood legend, taken by five fascinating lensmen who stepped into the icon’s life at the right place, and the right time. These uncovered images are offered for the first time as fine art prints. 

The photographers featured:

limited-Whitey-Marilyn2Allan “Whitey” Snyder, born in California, started his career as an assistant make-up artist on the 1948 film, The Walls of Jericho. Later, he worked as head make-up artist on Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Little House on the Prairie (1981) and Highway to Heaven (1984). He was nominated twice for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Make-Up, including one for Marilyn: The Untold Story. Assigned to do Miss Monroe’s make-up for her first Twentieth Century Fox screen test in 1946, Snyder went on to develop a close working relationship with Monroe, and became best known as her personal make-up artist. Towards the end of Monroe’s life, she asked Snyder to prepare her face if she were to die before him. He fulfilled that promise in 1962, and was a pallbearer at her funeral.

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Taken by Snyder in August 1953 while on location filming River of No Return with Robert Mitchum. Look Magazine sent a photographer to this photo shoot. Milton H. Greene was assigned to shoot the cover image when he met Marilyn for the first time. Milton sent Marilyn proofs from this first sitting and Marilyn responded by sending him two dozen roses and called to say “they were the most beautiful pictures she had ever seen” and asked Milton to be her official photographer. 

limited-Milton-GreeneMilton H. Greene was awarded a scholarship to Pratt Institute, but decided to pursue a photography career instead. In his early twenties, he became known as the “Color Photographer’s Wonder Boy.” His fashion shots appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He also photographed many high profile personalities in the ’50s and ’60s, including Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and numerous others. But it was Greene’s iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, as her official photographer, that changed the course of his career.

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On Sunday, April 15, 1956, with a day off during filming of Bus Stop, Marilyn and Milton held a photo shoot on the 20th Century-Fox backlot, officially known as the “Grey Fur” and “Gypsy” sittings.

limited-rayEmployed as a sound engineer for ABC television, Caesars Casino in Las Vegas, and Capitol Records, Lani Carlson worked with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ann Margaret, and The Beatles.
Posing as a photographer for the Chicago Tribune, Lani talked his way into press parties and Academy Award celebrations where he photographed celebrities like Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Cable, Fred Astaire, and Marilyn Monroe.

In 1960, United Artists hired the Reno, Nevada-based cinematographer, Thomas “Doc” Kaminski, to document the filming of The Misfits, starring Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. While Kaminski filmed the making of the movie, he also shot stills of the actors on set, which he mailed to his family. Those private, unpublished photos, which gathered dust for over 40 years, captured a natural and relaxed Monroe, as well as her serious acting side.

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 Little is known about Los Angeles photographer, Mischa Pelz. However, after a Southern California earthquake revealed one of Pelz’s print boxes in the late photographer’s storage room, Pelz’s former assistant discovered lost photos of Marilyn Monroe that Pelz had shot one sunny afternoon in 1953—images of a burgeoning superstar the public has never seen. 

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> View the entire collection MARILYN: The Lost Photographs of a Hollywood Star

The collection will be available for public viewing starting in June with dates in Hollywood and San Francisco, and New York City in July with additional dates to follow in the fall.

The current dates of the exhibit are:

  • June 6, 2014 – Boulevard3, 6523 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (formerly the historic Hollywood Athletic Club)
  • June 19th through June 21st 2014 – Sarah Stocking Gallery, 368 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94111 (located in the heart of downtown San Francisco in historic Jackson Square)
  • July 22nd through July 26th 2014 – RASA TriBeCa Gallery, 37 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013

27 mai 2014

Stunning rare photos of Marilyn Monroe relaxing on movie sets

Some Like It Hot! Stunning rare photos of Marilyn Monroe relaxing on movie sets can be seen in new travelling exhibition
Article published on 26 May 2014
by Iona Kirby
online on dailymail.co.uk

More than 50 years after her death, fans of Marilyn Monroe can see rare and some never-before-seen photos of the actress in a new exhibition.
Taken between 1952 and 1956, the images give an intimate look at the star, capturing her vivacious nature and beautiful smile.
The photos can be viewed as part Limited Runs' collection and travelling exhibition, which launches in Los Angeles in June and will then go on to San Francisco and New York City.

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True beauty:
Marilyn Monroe is seen just before Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

in a rare photo from Limited Runs' Travelling Exhinition

One of the more recognisable images shows Marilyn just before 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', lounging around in a cream bikini and displaying her famously voluptuous and gorgeous figure.
A photo from the following year, 1953, has not been seen before and shows the iconic actress cuddling up to a horse.
In the snapshot Marilyn is wearing a low-cut frilly top and jeans, while on the set of 'The River of No Return'.

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Horsing around:
The actress cuddles up to a furry friend on set of The River Of No Return

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In her natural state:
One photo from the same movie set shows Marilyn

make-up free and dressed casually, which was rarely seen.

Another photo from the same film set shows the star in a very rare casual state with no make-up and her platinum locks unstyled, although she wears sunglasses over her bare face.
Marilyn is pictured alongside two black bears while dressed down in a grey jumper and baggy black trousers, but of course still looks stunning.
The 'Some Like It Hot' star relaxes against some rocks in front of a lake while wearing a grey pencil skirt, red top and matching lipstick in one of the shots, taken on set of 'Niagara' in upstate New York.

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Catching some sun:
The star rests on a rock in between takes for 'Niagara' in this gorgeous image
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Vivacious:
Marilyn's famous smile and gorgeous figure
can be seen in the pictures, such as this one from 1952

The more recent of the collection of images were taken on the snowy set of Bus Stop.
Marilyn is wrapped up warm in a grey fur coat and boater hat in one photo and a black coat and green scarf in another.
The star, whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, was 36 when she died of a barbiturate overdose in 1962.

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Bundled up:
Marilyn wrapped up warm
in a grey fur coat while filming scenes for 'Bus Stop' in 1956
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Lights, camera, action:
The exhibition, which will travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco and New York,
contains another photo from the set of 'Bus Stop'.

12 septembre 2013

'Icons and Idols Fashion' 11/2013 Dessins Costumes & autres

Lot 398: Travilla Marilyn Monroe Print
A framed print from a costume sketch done by William Travilla showing Marilyn Monroe in the red embellished gown that he designed and she wore in the film River of No Return (20th Century, 1954). Not examined outside of frame.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
22 inches, overall
Estimate: $200 - 400
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 Lot 401:Travilla Marilyn Monroe Print
A framed print from a costume sketch done by William Travilla of Marilyn Monroe in the famous white pleated dress that he designed and she wore in the film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). Not examined outside of frame.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
27 by 22 inches, overall
Estimate: $400 - 600
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Lot 402: Marilyn Monroe Costume Print
A blown-up giclée print from an original costume sketch by William Travilla featuring Marilyn Monroe in the famous white pleated dress she wore in the film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
35 by 25 inches
Estimate: $800 - 1 200
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Lot 406: Travilla Marilyn Monroe Prints
A group of three framed prints of Marilyn Monroe from costume sketches by William Travilla for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953), including a print of the famous carnation pink dress designed by Travilla and worn by Monroe during her performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Not examined outside of frame.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
27 by 22 inches, overall
Estimate: $800 - 1 200
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Lot 407: Travilla Marilyn Monroe Prints
A group of four framed prints of Marilyn Monroe from costume sketches by William Travilla for the film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954), including a print of the costume designed by Travilla and worn by Monroe during her famous performance of "Heat Wave." Not examined outside of frame.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
27 by 22 inches, overall
Estimate: $800 - 1 200
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Lot 408: Marilyn Monroe Costume Print
A blown-up giclée print of an original costume sketch by William Travilla featuring Marilyn Monroe in her famous "Heat Wave" scene from the film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
35 by 26 inches
Estimate: $300 - 500
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Lot 409: Marilyn Monroe Costume Print
An off-set lithograph print from an original costume sketch by William Travilla featuring Marilyn Monroe in the carnation pink dress she wore for her famous performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $50 - 100
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Lot 415: Marilyn Monroe Costume Print
A mixed media on board sketch of a Travilla gown. The model resembles Marilyn Monroe and is wearing a gown similar to one William Travilla designed for Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $500 - 700
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Lot 416: Marilyn Monroe Costume Print
A mixed media on board sketch of a Travilla gown. The model resembles Marilyn Monroe and is wearing a gown similar to one William Travilla designed for Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $500 - 700
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Lot 420: Marilyn Monroe TNBLSB Costume Sketch
A mixed media on board "Tropical Heatwave" costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe for the film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954) by William Travilla. Travilla received an Oscar nomination for outstanding achievement in Color Costume Design for his work on this film. The sketch is featured on page 472 of Deborah Nadoolman Landis' book Hollywood Sketchbook : A Century of Costume Illustration . The sketch is mounted to an additional board.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $5 000 - 7 000
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Lot 421: Marilyn Monroe TNBLSB Costume Sketch
A mixed media on board costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe for the film There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1954) by William Travilla. Travilla received an Oscar nomination for outstanding achievement in Color Costume Design for his work on this film. The sketch is featured on the cover and page 473 of Deborah Nadoolman Landis' book Hollywood Sketchbook : A Century of Costume Illustration .
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $4 000 - 6 000 
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Lot 424: Marilyn Monroe GPB Costume Sketch
A mixed media on board costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe in a gold pleated dress for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) by William Travilla.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $6 000 - 8 000
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Lot 425: Marilyn Monroe GPB Costume Sketch
A mixed media on board costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe in a gold pleated dress for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) by William Travilla. The board is mounted to an additional piece of board.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $6 000 - 8 000
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Lot 443: Marilyn Monroe SYI Costume Sketch
A mixed media Travilla costume sketch of Marilyn Monroe from the iconic subway scene for the film The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). The sketch is featured on page 19 of Deborah Nadoolman Landis' book Hollywood Sketchbook : A Century of Costume Illustration . The sketch has been mounted to an additional board.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
20 by 15 inches
Estimate: $8 000 - 10 000
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Lot 418: Marilyn Monroe Wardrobe Images and Clippings
A group of Marilyn Monroe images, publicity still, and clippings, including eight black and white wardrobe test images from four Monroe films. Two appear to be original key book images with three-hole punches, two show Monroe with William Travilla; one is a black and white publicity still from How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953); there are four image copies of Monroe; and a group of mostly foreign magazine clippings.
Most, 8 by 10 inches
Estimate: $600 - 800 
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Lot 417: Marilyn Monroe Candid Photograph
An original vintage black and white candid image of Marilyn Monroe, William Travilla, and an unidentified man circa 1955. The image shows Monroe laughing at a table with the two men at a restaurant or club. According to the estate, when this photograph was previously printed the third unidentified man was cropped from the image because he is black.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
5 by 7 inches
Estimate: $300 - 400
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 Lot 397: Travilla Nude Marilyn Monroe Blow-Up Poster
A colossal seven-and-a-half-foot blow-up poster of the iconic Marilyn Monroe photograph showing her posed nude on red velvet, taken by Tom Kelley in 1949. Titled "A New Wrinkle," the image was famously used in the first issue of Playboy . This blow-up comes from the estate of William Travilla, Monroe's costume designer, and was created from an original photograph inscribed to Travilla "To Billy, my love- Please dress me forever, I love You, Marilyn Monroe." Also includes a vintage 20 by 15 inch photographic reprint of the same image. Not examined outside of frame.
Estimate: $400 - 800
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Lot 399: Marilyn Monroe Related Travilla Books 
A group of three books relating to Marilyn Monroe owned by William Travilla. The first book is The Marilyn Encyclopedia by Adam Victor (Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc.). The second book is The Last Sitting by Bert Stern (Italy, Mondadori). The third book is LIFE Goes to the Movies (Time-Life Books) with an image of Monroe on the cover. Accompanied by a German scrapbook with clippings of Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
Sizes vary
Estimate: $50 - 100
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Lot 400: Travilla Marilyn Monroe Thermometer 
A painted metal thermometer from William Travilla's personal collection, with a decal image showing Marilyn Monroe in her famous scene from The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955) framed by the phrase "Some Like It Hot." Produced by Nostalgia Lane Inc.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
39 by 8 inches
Estimate: $100 - 200
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Lot 419: There's no business like show business
Academy Award plaque 

A Certificate of Academy Award nomination presented to Charles LeMaire, Travilla, and Miles White for outstanding achievement in Color Costume Design for There's No Business Like Show Business (20th Century, 1953). Signed by Charles Brackett , then president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
13 3/4 by 12 inches
Estimate: $3 000 - 5 000
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Lot 438: How to marry a millionaire
Academy Award plaque 

A Certificate of Academy Award nomination presented to Charles LeMaire and Travilla for outstanding achievement in Color Costume Design for How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). Signed by Charles Brackett, then president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of William Travilla
13 3/4 by 12 inches
Estimate: $3 000 - 5 000
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10 juillet 2013

Jasper remembers Marilyn Monroe

ctv_news_logoJasper remembers Marilyn Monroe
publié le 21 juin 2013 - par Stewart Shaw
en ligne sur ctvnews

It is part of Jasper’s history that many outside the mountain town don’t even know about.
In August 1953, famed Hollywood director Otto Preminger, along with full cast and crew, descended upon the community to film a big-budget western called “River of No Return”.
In the movie starred veteran actors Robert Mitchum and Rory Calhoun, but for many the most exciting cast member to visit their town would be iconic actress Marilyn Monroe.
Sixty years later, an exhibit in Jasper-Yellowhead Museum entitled “Jasper Remembers Marilyn” has many residents reliving the starlet’s visit to their Rocky Mountain town.
Harry Home and Sandy Robinson, long-time residents of Jasper and young adults at the time, easily recall a day six decades ago as if it was yesterday. “She looked gorgeous the day she stepped off the train”, recalls Robinson.
Cast and crew took in everything the Jasper area had to offer and weren’t afraid to take the time to chat with residents. “She was always visiting with everybody” Home remembers if his personal experience with Monroe.

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Val Delill, exhibit designer and coordinator at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum, was amazed at the response by residents as she and her staff asked people to talk about that special summer in 1953. “It was amazing to watch all these stories come out of the woodwork” said Delill. “Every time you thought you had all the stories you could find, someone else would come forward with a story”. The exhibit features dozens of pictures and stories of people and places, like the dance hall Monroe and co-star Robert Mitchum used to go to after a long day of shooting.
I remember that one night, they came and they danced”, says Harry. “If you had nerve enough to ask them to dance, they’d dance with you.”
Monroe’s death in 1962 was especially sad for Jasper’s residents, but their memories of happier times are being reignited by a unique tribute to the fallen Hollywood Icon and now she touches their lives. The Jasper Remember Marilyn exhibit is now showing at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum until September 22, 2013.


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Cette histoire fait partie de Jasper et beaucoup de gens qui vivent en dehors des montagnes n’en sont même pas au courant.
En août 1953, Otto Preminger, le fameux directeur hollywoodien, est descendu sur Jasper avec toute son équipe au complet afin de tourner un western à grand budget « La Rivière Sans Retour ».
Les acteurs vétérans Robert Mitchum et Rory Calhoun jouaient dans le film mais, pour les habitants de l’endroit, la Star qui les attirait vraiment était l’icône du cinéma Marilyn Monroe.
Soixante ans plus tard, une exposition au Musée Jasper-Yellowhead intitulée « Jasper se souvient de Marilyn » replonge les habitants au moment où Marilyn a visité cette ville de montagne.
Harry Home et Sandy Robinson, habitants de longue date à Jasper et adolescents lors du tournage, se souviennent d’un jour il y a soixante ans comme si c’était hier. « Elle était d’une beauté lorsqu’elle est descendue du train ! » se souvient Robinson.
Les acteurs et l’équipe de tournage ont profité de tout ce que Jasper avait à offrir et ils n’hésitaient pas à prendre le temps pour discuter avec les habitants. Home se souvient « Elle rendait toujours visite à tout le monde » d’après l’expérience qu’il a eue avec Marilyn.

Val Dellil, Organisateur et Créateur de l’exposition au Musée Jasper-Yellowhead, a beaucoup été surpris par la réponse des habitants quand elle et son équipe leur ont demandé de parler de cet été spécial en 1953. « Quelle surprise d’entendre toutes ces histoires revenir à la surface » déclare Delill. « A chaque fois qu’on croyait les histoires finies, une nouvelle arrivait. » L’exposition montre des douzaines de photos et d’histoires liées aux gens ou aux endroits de tournage, comme celui du hall de dance où Marilyn et sa co-star Robert Mitchum allaient danser après la journée de travail.
Harry dit « Je me souviens qu’un soir quand ils sont venus danser. Si vous aviez le courage de leur demander, ils dansaient même avec vous. »
Le décès de Marilyn en 1962 a été triste pour les habitants de Jasper mais les souvenirs d’un meilleur passé sont ramenés à la vie grâce à l’exposition dédiée à la Star disparue. L’exposition « Jasper se souvient de Marilyn » sera ouverte jusqu’au 22 septembre 2013.

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02 avril 2013

Autour du film River of no return

 La rivière sans retour

Secrets de tournage ...
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 ... et anecdotes

Genèse d'un film non désiré
   C'est le producteur Stanley Rubin qui lança le projet de "Rivière sans retour". Il voulait s'inspirer du classique italien néoréaliste "Le voleur de bicyclette" (réalisé en 1948 par Vittorio De Sica) et en faire une version américaine, transposant l'intrigue au far-west et remplacant la bicyclette volée par les chevaux et les armes des personnages. Parce qu'il avait travaillé sur des films westerns avec certains réalisateurs, Stanley Rubin portait son choix au départ sur William Wellman, Raoul Walsh, ou Henry King; et il n'était pas très emballé par Otto Preminger qui, pour lui, était excellent pour filmer des films noirs melodramatiques, mais pas un film western d'aventures. Mais c'est Darryl F. Zanuck, producteur de la 20th Century Fox, qui imposa Otto Preminger à la réalisation.
Le film disposait d'un budget colossal: 3 800 000 de dollars.
   Le monteur Dann Cahn avait recommandé Marilyn Monroe, avec qui il sortait, pour la série "Your Show Time" en 1949. Le producteur Stanley Rubin l'avait auditionnée mais pas selectionnée, à cause de son manque d'expérience. Stanley Rubin tenta alors de rattraper son erreur et appuya le nom de Marilyn Monroe pour qu'elle fasse partie du casting de "La rivière sans retour".
ronr_mm   Le projet de "Rivière sans retour" ne semblait pas trop enthousiasmer Marilyn Monroe. Le film sera d'ailleurs l'unique western de sa carrière où elle tient l'exclusif rôle féminin (bien que l'on peut relever la comédie "A Ticket to Tomahawk" tourné en 1950 dans lequel elle tient un rôle secondaire). Mais en dépit des succès de "Niagara" et de "Les hommes préfèrent les blondes", l'actrice n'était pas en position de discuter son contrat avec la Fox, et elle devait se plier aux volontés du producteur Darryl Zanuck. Néanmoins, elle pouvait porter un droit de regard sur le scénario et elle restait tout de même emballée à l'idée de travailler avec Robert Mitchum qui, avant de devenir acteur, avait été un collègue de son premier mari Jim Dougherty chez Lockheed Aircraft. D'ailleurs, on raconte que c'est Marilyn qui aurait imposé Mitchum, alors que celui-ci était engagé auprès de la RKO. Elle était en revanche moins ravie d'être dirigée par Otto Preminger, qui avait déjà la mauvaise réputation d'un réalisateur très exigeant et misogyne.
  D'ailleurs, quant à Otto Preminger, il venait de goûter aux joies de la liberté en produisant lui-même son film "The Moon is blue" ("La lune était bleue"). Et il s'est vu contraint, comme Marilyn, de tourner "Rivière sans retour" pour honorer son contrat avec la 20th Century Fox, à qui il "devait" un nouveau film. C'est donc sans grande ambition qu'il s'engage dans un tournage qui va d'ailleurs s'avérer infernal. Cependant, Preminger aurait tout de même porté un intérêt au film seulement après avoir lu le scénario et il approuva le choix du casting avec Robert Mitchum et Marilyn Monroe dans les rôles principaux. Darryl Zanuck lui avait fait miroiter la technologie du nouveau Cinémascope, et certains critiques noteront que Preminger avait plus envie de filmer le paysage spectaculaire que d'arracher une interprétation dramatique à ses acteurs.
   Le tournage ne sera pas de tout repos: malentendus, retards, mauvaises conditions climatiques (il pleuvait sans cesse), ainsi que plusieurs incidents et accidents qui émailleront le tournage au Canada. Pour ces raisons, le film va prendre beaucoup de retard. D'ailleurs, l'ambiance suscitée par ces affrontements est si catastrophique, et les retards qui en découlent si importants, que Mitchum finira par rebaptiser le projet "Picture of no return" ("Le film sans retour"). 

Un réalisateur exigeant et tyrannique
 ronr_preminger  Otto Preminger était célèbre pour ses tournages très minutés. Faire ce film fut une épreuve pour toutes les personnes qui y furent impliqués. Paul Helmick, l'assistant à la mise en scène, raconta à Lee Server, le biographe de Robert Mitchum, que: "Otto Preminger était quelqu'un de très pénible. Méchant, impatient, il était très grossier, surtout avec les femmes." Durant le tournage, lui et Marilyn Monroe ne se parlèrent pratiquement jamais: "Pas un mot. C'était le tandem le plus mal assorti qui fût. Ils se détestaient littérallement." Et l'hostilité régna sur le plateau lorsque le réalisateur Otto Preminger et Marilyn entamèrent une guerre d'usure.
   Otto Preminger déclara à propos de Marilyn: "D'abord, le studio la choya -elle était gâtée quand nous avons fait 'Rivière sans retour'- au point qu'elle avait perdue de vue ce qu'elle pouvait et ne pouvait pas faire, et lorsqu'il apparut qu'elle n'avait pas le pouvoir attractif qu'elle exerçait habituellement, ils attendirent d'elle qu'elle se comporte comme une actrice ordinaire." Il ira même jusqu'à déclarer: "La diriger équivalait à diriger Lassie. Il fallait faire 14 prises pour en avoir une bonne." bien qu'il nia par la suite d'avoir tenu de tels propos. Preminger pouvait se montrer très méchant envers Marilyn: il la tourmenta sur le fait qu'elle n'était pas capable d'apprendre son texte; il lui fit effectuer ses propres cascades; et le comble, il émit des doutes sur sa vertu. Marilyn ne pouvait se défendre qu'avec les seules armes dont elle disposait: elle fut régulièrement en retard et suscita des difficultés. Par ailleurs, Otto Preminger entra aussi en conflit avec Natasha Lytess, la coach de Marilyn, à qui l'actrice prêtait bien plus d'attention, comme il le racontera plus tard: "Je suppliais Marilyn de se détendre et de parler naturellement, mais elle n'y prêtait aucune attention. Elle n'écoutait que Natasha (...) et répétait son texte en ar-ti-cu-lant avec tant de sérieux et des mouvements de lèvres si brutaux qu'il était impossible de la filmer."
Otto Preminger parlera toujours de Marilyn en des termes peu élogieux dans de nombreuses interviews. Ce n'est qu'en janvier 1980, lors d'une entrevue pour le New York Daily News, qu'il concédera: «Elle a essayé très dur, et quand les gens essaient dur, vous ne pouvez pas être en colère contre eux."  
  
Quant à Marilyn, elle qualifia par la suite Preminger de "pompeux imbécile." 

Clash entre Natasha Lytess vs Otto Preminger
ronr_lytess   Toujours en proie aux doutes, Marilyn Monroe est à l'époque sous la coupe de Natasha Lytess, sa coach personnelle, que Marilyn fait embaucher par les studios pour qu'elle puisse l'accompagner sur les tournages. La coach cherche à faire adopter à Marilyn un jeu plus cérébral, la poussant notamment à articuler exagérement ses répliques -il fallait que Marilyn prononce ses répliques, selon ses propres mots, "en ar-ti-cu-lant a-vec gra-vi-té"- au grand dam du réalisateur Otto Preminger, qui lui demande exactement l'inverse ! Preminger est d'autant plus irrité que Marilyn ne faisait qu'écouter exclusivement les conseils de Natasha Lytess, comme elle en avait l'habitude sur ses précédents tournage, ce qui d'ailleurs agaça la plupart des réalisateurs qui ont dirigé Marilyn. Robert Mitchum, le partenaire masculin de Marilyn dans le film, tente lui aussi d'inciter l'actrice à plus de naturel dans son interprétation, sans parvenir lui non plus à entamer le pouvoir de Natasha. Robert Mitchum est cependant plus tolérant, il déclara que: "Marilyn se disait qu'elle avait besoin de quelqu'un d'autre que le metteur en scène, et de préférence une femme, pour lui dire quand ce qu'elle faisait était bien."
Et en plus de ne pas aimer la manière dont elle enseignait à Marilyn à surarticuler les mots, Preminger détestait sa personnalité et ce, dès le début du tournage. Ne la supportant plus, Preminger explosa et la renvoya du plateau, comme d'ailleurs ont fait d'autres réalisateurs qui avaient précédemment travaillés avec Marilyn. Otto Preminger téléphona à Stanley Rubin qui était resté à Los Angeles, afin de bannir Lytess du plateau. Evidemment, cela ne dura pas car Marilyn ne pouvait poursuivre son travail sans la présence rassurante de sa coach. Aussitôt que Rubin accéda à la demande du réalisateur, Marilyn appela son agent Charles Feldman pour régler au plus vite la situation; celui-ci contacta le patron de la Fox Darryl Zanuck, qui donna l'ordre à Preminger de laisser Natasha revenir, ayant trop peur que Marilyn mette à exécution sa menace de quitter le tournage. Après tout, Marilyn était la valeur qui montait et qui "rapportait gros"; la coach indésirable fut réintroduite sur le plateau et promit de ne plus parler exclusivement qu'à sa protégée durant le tournage. Irrité par cette décision, Otto Preminger dirigera alors sa colère sur Marilyn Monroe durant tout le reste du tournage. La coach continuant de prodiguer les mêmes conseils à Marilyn (l'articulation excessive entraînait des déformations du visage de l'actrice qui devenait alors impossible à filmer), c'est Robert Mitchum qui parvint à trouver un compromis: aux répétitions, il laissait Marilyn faire son jeu exagéré, mais au moment de tourner, soit il lui donnait une grande tape dans le dos, soit une grande claque sur les fesses en disant: "Bon, maintenant, cessons de faire les imbéciles et comportons-nous comme des humains !   
   L'ambitieuses coach entreprend même de se mêler du jeu de petit acteur de dix ans, Tommy Rettig, qui interprète le fils de Mitchum. Le réalisateur Otto Preminger relata l'incident: "Il connaissait son texte et parfois, nous devions faire 18 prises ou plus, mais il était bon à chaque fois, sans que la qualité de son jeu en pâtisse. Un jour, je fis une scène avec Marilyn et lui, mais il n'arrivait pas à se rappeler son texte et se mit à pleurer. 'Que se passe-t-il ?' lui demandai-je. Sa mère me dit que Miss Lytess avait parlé à Tommy et lui avait dit qu'à l'âge de 14 ans, tous les enfats acteurs perdaient leur talent, à moins de suivre des cours et d'apprendre à se servir de leur instrument."
A partir de ce moment, Natasha Lytess va se mettre toute l'équipe à dos: sa présence les insupportait tous; et ils finirent alors par se rallier au réalisateur, en soutenant son travail, ses efforts et ses remarques

Un tournage éprouvant
ronr_jasper   Les prises de vues en extérieur eurent lieu au Canada, dans les parcs nationaux de Banff et de Jasper, ansi qu'à Lake Louise, à Alberta et dans les Rocheuses canadiennes. Otto Preminger et Stanley Rubin étaient venus en repérage dans la région bien avant de commencer le tournage; durant cette période, Stanley Rubin se rendit compte que Preminger portait un grand intérêt pour sa future réalisation. Stanley Rubin prévu douze semaines de pré-production, au cours de laquelle Marilyn Monroe répétait et enregistrait les numéros musicaux, et 45 jours pour le tournage. Les acteurs et l'équipe sont partis de Calgary à la fin de juin 1953, d'où ils prirent un train pour se rendre au Banff Spring Hotel, un grand complexe hôtelier où toute l'équipe logea pendant la durée du tournage.
Pendant que Marilyn tournait, Joe DiMaggio l’attendait dans leur bungalow à Jasper (dans l'Alberta; un de ces Becker’s Bungalows où toute l’équipe du film avait trouvé à se loger selon le lieu de tournage) ou au Mount Royal Hotel à Banff lorsque la production émigra vers un nouveau décor.

ronr_eau   Grand film d'aventures, 'La rivière sans retour' comprend un certain nombre de morceaux de bravoures, pour lesquels le réalisateur Otto Preminger exigeait que ses deux stars (Marilyn et Mitchum) jouent sans doublure les scènes où ils luttent contre la rivière en furie, afin de donner plus de véracités aux héros du film; bien qu'il est important de souligner que les cascades les plus complexes furent effectuées par des professionnels (Roy Jenson, Helen Thurston et Harry Monty). Habituée à être entourée d'une équipe aux petits soins, ce fut un rôle très exigeant pour Marilyn, qui doit se soumettre à toute une série de prises de vues particulièrement pénibles, où on l'asperge de trombes d'eau tandis qu'elle tente de garder son équilibre sur le radeau; ou encore on la trempe avec des seaux d'eau pour les raccordsMais Marilyn supporte assez bien ces désagréments physiques, tel que le déclara Paul Wurtzel, responsable des effets spéciaux à la Fox, qui témoigna de son implication: "On lui en a fait voir de belles dans ce film, et elle ne s'est jamais plainte. Elle savait ce qu'exigeait le film, et dès qu'on lui faisait signe de tourner, c'était un pro. Toute l'équipe l'adorait."  
Les acteurs devant effectuer eux-mêmes les cascades, il en résultera plusieurs accidents, certains réels, et d'autres simulés:

  • Un jour, Marilyn glissa dans l'eau, alors qu'elle portait des bottes de pêche montant jusqu'en haut de ses cuisses; ses bottes remplies d'eau l'entraînant vers le fond, il fallut plusieurs hommes, dont Robert Mitchum, pour l'arracher au cours impétueux de la rivière. Marilyn fut alors repêchée de justesse. Aussitôt, gros titres dans la presse: "Marilyn Monroe manque de se noyer !" 
  • Une autre fois, le radeau de Marilyn et de son partenaire Robert Mitchum, bloqué dans les rapides, manqua de se renverser et il fallut les secourirNorman Bishop raconta que "le radeau sur lequel étaient Marilyn et Mitchum donna sur un rocher et resta bloqué. Si vous aviez vu comme ça bougeait ! D'une seconde à l'autre, le radeau pouvait se renverser." Bishop et un collègue bondirent dans un canot de sauvetage et la catastrophe fut de nouveau évitée. 
  • Enfin, le 20 août, un troisième accident fit la une de nombreux journaux: "Miss Monroe blessée à la jambe au Canada", bien que les articles de presse ne donnaient pas de détails, car il n'y avait eu en réalité aucun accident. Ce n'était qu'un moyen habile de la part de Marilyn, de se venger de Preminger. La supercherie ne fut révélée que bien des décennies plus tard par l'actrice Shelley Winters.
    ronr_mitch_shelleyShelley Winters, qui se trouvait aussi dans les environs de Jasper pour le tournage d'un film, était venue rendre visite à Marilyn, avec qui elle avait partagé un appartement, au temps où elles n'étaient encore que des starlettes. Un jour, elle assista au tournage d'une scène où Marilyn se tenait debout sur le radeau amarré à la rive dans l'Athabasca. Shelley Winters raconta: "Marilyn ne savait plus où elle en était et, comme chaque fois dans ces cas-là, ouvrait la bouche et souriait à tout ce qui se présentait. Preminger se mit à proférer des paroles épouvantables et insinua qu'avec le talent qu'elle avait, elle aurait mieux fait de ne jamais abandonner son premier 'métier'. (...) Marilyn garda les yeux baissés; son sourire n'en devint que plus figé." Quand ce fut fini, Shelley Winters rejoigna Marilyn pour l'aider à remonter sur la rive; et, voyant que Marilyn n'avait pas le pas très assuré, lui dit: "Attention à ne pas glisser. Tu pourrais te casser la jambe." Ces paroles vont alors fortement inspirer Marilyn car lorsque leur voiture s'arrêta devant l'hôtel, elle déclara: "Je ne peux pas sortir, je me suis cassée la jambe." On la monta dans sa chambre, on demanda des médecins, Winters lui donne un analgésique (du Percodan) et une double vodka, et Marilyn appella Darryl Zanuck en présence de Shelley. Elle tenait à rassurer le grand patron des studios en lui déclarant qu'elle ferait tout son possible pour terminer le film en dépit de "douleurs terribles".
    Dans la soirée, Marilyn, Mitchum et Winters allèrent dîner dans un restaurant pour y manger des homards arrosés de champagne. Le lendemain, une horde de médecins amenés de Los Angeles par avion privé, débarquèrent à l'hôtel. Les radios ne révèlèrent aucune lésion et les médecins des studios ne virent là rien de sérieux sans écarter la possibilité d'une éventuelle foulure. Et Marilyn réussit à les persurader de lui mettre un plâtre et de lui donner des béquilles. Arrêtée pendant quelques jours, elle en profita pour poser devant la presse, plâtre au pied et béquilles aux coudes. Cette feinte de Marilyn ne fut qu'une occasion de se venger d'Otto Preminger, mais certains prétendent qu'elle s'était surtout comportée ainsi afin d'attirer la bienveillance du metteur en scène.
    ronr_piedplatreLorsque Marilyn reprit le tournage -il ne restait que deux semaines- elle portait toujours son plâtre et ses béquilles, mais le studio avait pris un retard très onéreux.
    Shelley Winters racontera: "Marilyn n'était pas une nigaude, mais elle rusée comme un renard ! Un soir, nous allâmes dans une boîte. A un moment, je la vois esquisser une rumba avec Mitch.
    -'Rassieds-toi pour l'amour du ciel! lui dis-je. Tu n'es même pas encore capable de marcher.
    -Oh, c'est vrai, j'avais oublié...'
    Et elle s'assit en ricanant sur les genoux de Mitch
    ."

Joe DiMaggio à la rescousse
ronr_joeL'incident de la cheville foulée fit venir Joe DiMaggio. Selon Maurice Zolotow, qui interviewa Marilyn environ un an plus tard, Joe DiMaggio l'appella le soir même de "l'accident". Comme elle pleurait, Joe arriva dès le lendemain, accompagné d'un médecin et de son copain new-yorkais Georges Solotaire. Joe semblait totalement dans son élement dans ce coin reculé et sauvage du Canada. Sur le plateau de tournage, il prenait des photos de Marilyn et donnait des coups de mains aux techniciens. Parfois, pendant que Marilyn tournait, il allait seul à la pêche. Mais il arrivait aussi que, hors tournage, Marilyn l'accompagnait au golf et à la pêche, où ils emmenaient avec eux Tommy Rettig, le petit acteur de dix ans.
Pendant le séjour de DiMaggio, le couple avait disparu tout un week-end. La presse évoqua alors rapidement un prochain mariage.
 

Tommy Rettig et Marilyn 
ronr_tommy   Tommy Rettig, l'acteur de dix ans qui interprétait le fils de Robert Mitchum, fut l'un des rares enfants dont Marilyn eut du mal à se faire un ami. Comme le racontera le photographe Bruno Bernard dans son journal intime: "Le visage de Marilyn s'illuminait chaque fois qu'elle se trouvait en compagnie d'enfants, et on sentait qu'elle réagissait envers eux de manière émotionnelle. Elle était profondément heureuse de les aider et de leur donner un peu d'amour." Mais le jeune Tommy Rettig se montrait distant avec Marilyn, l'évitant soigneusement. Et Marilyn raconta l'incident à Bruno Bernard: "Alors que Tommy devait tourner une scène avec moi, il s'est brusquement précipité vers sa mère sans dire un mot. J'en ai été très peinée. Le troisième jour, sa mère n'étant pas là, je me suis approchée de lui et je lui ai demandé: 'Tommy, puis-je te parler une minute ? Tu m'as évitée pendant trois jours. Comme nous ne nous sommes jamais rencontrés avant ce film, je n'ai rien pu faire qui t'ai blessé. Qu'est-ce qu'il y a ?' Il m'a regardée d'un air vraiment effrayé, puis m'a avoué: 'C'est mon curé qui m'a dit que je ne devrais pas parler à une femme telle que vous en dehors du tournage.'". Sur le moment, Marilyn en fut très blessée et offensée, mais les rapports entre eux ne vont s'améliorer qu'après l'arrivée de Joe DiMaggio: "La semaine suivante, lorsque Joe est venu me voir sur le plateau, Tommy s'est dit que, comme lui était génial, moi aussi je devais être OK." Et Marilyn et Joe emmenèrent plusieurs fois le petit Tommy à la pêche.

Anecdotes diverses
   A cette période, Marilyn Monroe semblait malheureuse et ne voulait pas aller tourner dans un lieu aussi perdu et loin de Hollywood. Le journaliste James Bacon l'interviewa à Los Angeles, juste avant son départ pour le Canada: "Elle semblait ne plus s'être peignée depuis plusieurs jours. Elle s'était barbouillée tout le visage de crème, même ses sourcils, qui étaient tout poisseux. En elle-même, elle restait certainement la Marilyn de toujours, mais au physique, c'était la fille de Dracula; et je pris congé le plus vite possible." Et durant son séjour au Canada, elle continuait de se cacher sous ce masque de crème grasse, même quand elle faisait un saut dans la bourgade voisine. Whitey Snyder, son maquilleur, finira par lui dire: "Enlève cette saloperie de ta figure : tu fais fuir les gens!"
ronr_mitch   En dehors du tournage, Robert Mitchum menait joyeuse vie, trinquant, chahutant; il faisait d'ailleurs preuve d'une consommation excessive d'alcool, réclamant aux assistants de lui amener des verres de vodka, ce qui engendrait, là aussi, des conflits avec le réalisateur Otto Preminger. Mais c'est Mitchum qui parvint à faire sortir Marilyn de sa coquille. Un jour, Mitchum la trouva plongée dans un dictionnaire de psychanalyse, qui ne devait guère satisfaire sa curiosité puisqu'elle lui demanda ce que signifiait "érostisme anal" et ouvrit de grand yeux quand il entreprit de lui expliquer. 
Une autre fois, toujours selon Mitchum, la doublure de celui-ci s'approcha d'elle pour lui proposer, en termes choisis, une partouze avec l'un de ses copains.
-"Tous les deux en même temps?" demanda-t-elle.
-"Et pourquoi pas?"
-"Vous voulez me tuer!"
-"Personne n'est jamais mort de ça que je sache."
-"Oh si. Sauf que ce n'est pas ce qu'on dit officiellement; on appelle ça mort naturelle..."
Mitchum rapporta cette anecdote au biographe Anthony Summers en 1982, précisant que Marilyn plaisantait; quant à sa doublure, il en était moins sûr.
   Robert Mitchum était un homme plutôt simple: un jour, lors d'une scène en tournage à Jasper, un résident local Wilbur Stanley et un de ses amis, regardaient le travail des acteurs. Ils discutèrent avec Robert Mitchum devant leur voiture, où ils ont bu une bière. Après leur discussion, lorsque Mitchum repartit, il déclara, en s'éloignant de la voiture et en jetant la bouteille au sol: "C'est le meilleur petit déjeuner que j'ai jamais eu!"
   On retrouve, non créditée au générique, l'actrice Barbara Nichols, dans l'un de ses premiers rôles sur grand écran. Elle joue le rôle d'une danseuse. La comédienne, au cheveux blond platine, fera ensuite partie avec d'autres actrices, comme Jayne Mansfield ou Sheree North, d'un groupe de femmes au physiques assez proches de celui de Marilyn Monroe; et sera d'ailleurs engagée par les studios pour concurrencer Marilyn.
   Les trois paires de blue jeans que porte Marilyn Monroe dans le film ont été achetées par le créateur Tommy Hilfiger, aux enchères de Christies pour la somme de 42 550 Dollars.

Une rivière au goût amer
   De retour à Los Angeles pour travailler les dernières scènes en studio, Marilyn mit à profit toutes ses ruses pour gagner du temps, refusant souvent de sortir de sa loge des heures entières. David Conover (qui fut le photographe qui a "découvert" Marilyn) écrit que Marilyn voulut gâcher le film par vengeance, pour que Preminger ne retravaille plus jamais pour la Fox. Elle y est si bien parvenue, que c'est l'un des films les moins populaires.
    Bernard of Hollywood, raconta dans son journal intime que Marilyn se montrait alors désormais plus critique de son jeu que la plupart de ses censeurs et de ses fans. Un après-midi où elle assistait à la projection de rushes du film, elle fut physiquement malade de découvrir sa version d'une blonde sensuelle et sauvage. Elle était si angoissée qu'elle se rendit au bureau de Darryl Zanuck pour le consulter, mais on lui aurait répondu: "Pas de rendez-vous." Avec Natasha Lytess, elles parvinrent à rencontrer Spyros Skouras, le président de la Fox, qui lui aurait simplement répondu: "Baby, oublie les sentimentalités, tu fais de l'argent uniquement avec tes seins et ton cul... Ton talent se situe au niveau du corsage et en-dessous du nombril." Marilyn en fut terrassée et avait fini par comprendre avec horreur que, pour les studios, elle n'était qu'un produit.  
   Marilyn était mécontente de ce film, qu'elle considérait comme "le pire" de sa carrière, et en imputa la responsabilité à la 20th Century Fox; d'ailleurs, elle craint d'avoir l'air dans certaines scènes d'un "rat en train de se noyer"; deux ans après avoir tourné le film, Marilyn Monroe affirmera: "Aujourd'hui, je n'accepterais plus "La rivière sans retour". Je pense que je mérite mieux qu'un film de cow-boys de série Z, dans lequel l'interprétation passe après la mise en scène et le procédé Cinémascope. Les studios ont misé sur les paysages plutôt que sur les acteurs." 

   Et en 1960, on demanda à Otto Preminger s'il envisageait de retravailler un jour avec Marilyn, ce à quoi il répondit: "Pas pour un million de dollars !".
   
Le producteur Stanley Rubin reconnut plus tard que: "Preminger était un homme de talent. Mais ce n'était pas le bon réalisateur pour ce film." D'ailleurs, déjà à l'époque, dès la fin du tournage et avant la sortie du film en salles, la presse confirma que Stanley Rubin se posait des questions sur le choix de Preminger. Il pressentit que le réalisateur n'avait pas su retranscrire l'aura d'un western, qu'il avait ignoré des éléments clés de l'intrigue, qu'il avait dirigé certaines séquences d'action de manière statique et que dans plusieurs scènes, les raccords entre celles tournées en studio et celles tournées au Canada, ne correspondaient pas. D'ailleurs Preminger va finir par jeter l'éponge: il quitte la post-production et se rend en Europe, laissant l'éditeur Louis R. Loeffler et le producteur Stanley Rubin aux commandes pour finaliser le film. Le réalisateur Jean Negulesco a même été appelé en urgence pour refilmer certaines scènes. Otto Preminger avait en fait une rancoeur de devoir travailler au service des studios de la Fox, et il préféra vendre sa villa hollywoodienne, pour payer 150.000 dollars à la Fox pour l'annulation du reste de son contrat, qui pourtant, se terminait six mois plus tard.

Une scène à part
ronr_caverne  Il s'agit d'une séquence toute simple dans laquelle Kay (Marilyn Monroe), réfugiée dans la grotte et trempée jusqu'aux os, tremble de froid; Matt (Robert Mitchum) lui ordonne de se déshabiller et de s'enrouler dans une couverture. Puis il la masse vigoureusement. Dans cette scène, Kay découvre que Matt n'est pas ll'ours mal lêché qu'elle aurait cru. Leur relation se colore d'une charge érotique, même si Matt -pour des raisons de censure sévère du code Hayes en vigueur- s'en tient à des gestes sans ambiguité. Il n'en reste pas moins que Marilyn est nue sous la couverture, tandis que Mitchum lui masse les pieds... Cette scène n'a pas été tournée par Otto Preminger. Déçu par certains passages du film, Darryl Zanuck avait en effet demandé à Jean Negulesco, qui avait récemment dirigé Marilyn dans 'Comment épouser un millionnaire?', et que la comédienne appréciait, de faire des retakes de certaines séquences. 
 

Chansons
i_m_gonna_file_my_claim_RCAMarilyn Monroe interprète quatre chansons dans le film -toutes écrites par Ken Darby et composées par Lionel Newman-:
"One silver Dollar",
"I'm gonna file my claim",
la comptine "Down in the meadow"
et la chanson phare "River of no return".
Répétant inlassablement sous la direction de Ken Darby, jusqu'à approcher la perfection, Marilyn prit beaucoup de plaisir à travailler ces chansons. Le titre "I'm gonna file my claim" fera l'objet d'un disque (ci-contre), et l'été suivant la sortie du film, RCA en vendit plus de 75 000 exemplaires.
Elle sera néanmoins doublée partiellement par la chanteuse Gloria Wood
Pour la danse, c'est le chorégraphe Jack Cole qui enseigna à Marilyn, tel qu'il l'avait fait pour "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" ("Les hommes préfèrent les blondes").
Quant au public, il fut ravi par les scènes dans lesquelles Marilyn chante et danse.

Chronologie du film
-le 11 avril, les 6 et 8 juin 1953: essayages de costumes du film pour Marilyn.
-fin juin 1953: départ de l'équipe de tournage pour Calgary, avec voyage en train jusque Banff.
-le 25 juillet 1953: départ de Seattle, avec escale à Vancouver et arrivée à Jasper de Marilyn, Robert Mitchum et Rory Calhoun.
-août 1953: début du tournage.
-20 août 1953: Marilyn se blesse à la cheville.
-21 aout 1953: on plâtre le pied de Marilyn; Joe DiMaggio arrive au Canada.
-fin août: fin du tournage des scènes extérieures au Canada.
-1er septembre: Marilyn, Joe DiMaggio et Mitchum quittent le Canada, ils font une escale à Seattle d'où ils prennent un autre avion pour rejoindre Los Angeles.
-Septembre 1953: tournage de scènes dans les studios de Los Angeles. Otto Preminger quitte la post-production, et Jean Negulesco tourne la scène dans la grotte.
-29 septembre 1953: fin du tournage.
-30 avril 1954: Sortie américaine de "Rivière sans retour".


La presse 
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Livre Marilyn Monroe, d'Adam Victor.
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Livre Bernard of Hollywood's Marilyn par Susan Bernard. 
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, La rivière sans retour.
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