31 janvier 2023

04/1949, Pub "Pabst Beer" par Tom Kelley

 Fin avril / début mai 1949Marilyn Monroe se rend au studio photo du photographe Tom Kelley situé au 376 North Seward à Hollywood, après avoir retrouvé dans ses affaires la carte de visite qu'il lui avait remis en octobre 1948 (il l'avait rencontrée par hasard sur Sunset Boulevard, à Los Angeles, alors qu'elle venait d'avoir un accident avec sa voiture et qu'elle n'avait pas un sous en poche). Elle a besoin d'argent car après avoir tourné le film La Pêche au trésor, elle ne reçoit aucune autre proposition de l'industrie cinématographique. Elle décide donc de se tourner vers son "ancien" métier: modèle pour photographe.
Il semble qu'elle soit arrivée au studio de Kelley sans avoir pris de rendez-vous. Kelley racontera: "Marilyn est venue un samedi après-midi. Rien de particulier ne la distinguait des dizaines d'autres modèles potentiels. Ses cheveux étaient maintenant blonds roux, longs, bouclés et bouffants autour du visage, le style populaire de la fin des années 1940. Sa jupe était serrée. Son chemisier était très décolleté. Elle portait des chaussures à talons, avec une bride à la cheville. Sa bouche était maquillée comme celle de Joan Crawford, à l'ancienne, et elle n'arrêtait pas d'humidifier ses lèvres."

1949-04-28-Pabst_Beer-by_Tom_Kelley-1a  Le photographe travaille alors sur un projet de publicité pour une marque de bière et le modèle qu’il a engagé vient de se désister. La femme du photographe, Natalie Kelley, amène Marilyn dans une pièce annexe pour retoucher son maquillage et l'aider à se changer; Marilyn enfile son maillot de bain deux pièces noir et blanc de Rose Marie Reid et on lui tend un ballon de plage multicolore. "Je crois que ça devrait aller" déclare Tom Kelley en découvrant Marilyn, qui pose pendant plus d'une heure. Le photographe se souvient qu'elle ne s'est jamais plainte et elle a même refusé de faire une pause quand cela lui a été proposé. Marilyn a été payée 30 $ pour sa séance de pose.
Deux semaines plus tard, les fabricants de Pabst Beer reçoivent leur nouvelle affiche intitulée "Swimming" et le directeur commercial félicite le photographe en posant des questions sur le modèle. Tom Kelley est conforté par l'opinion qu'il s'était fait de Marilyn en la rencontrant la première fois: elle est d'une incroyable photogénie. D'ailleurs, la publicité pour la bière va attirer l'oeil d'un autre directeur commercial, John Baumgarten, qui fabrique des calendriers à Chicago. C'est ainsi que Marilyn posera nue pour Tom Kelley: les fameuses photos de la séance rouge du calendrier "Golden Dreams".
> séance 27/05/1949 Red Velvet - par Tom Kelley
L'affiche publicitaire Pabst Beer reste à ce jour introuvable et inconnue. On ne connait qu'une seule photographie (en noir et blanc) prise lors de cette séance.

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Late April / early May 1949, Marilyn Monroe goes to to photographer Tom Kelley's photo studio located at 376 North Seward in Hollywood, after finding in her belongings the business card he has given her in October 1948 (he met her by chance on Sunset Boulevard, in Los Angeles, when she has just had an accident with her car and she had no money in her pocket). She needs the money because after shooting the movie Love Happy, she doesn't receive any other offers from the film industry. She therefore decides to turn to her "old" profession: model for photographer.
It seems she arrives at Kelley's studio without having made an appointment. Kelley recounts: "Marilyn came in one Saturday afternoon. There wasn't anything in particular to distinguish her from the scores of other would-be models. Her hair was now reddish-blonde, worn long, curly and fluffed around the face, a style popular in the late 1940's. Her skirt was tight. Her blouse was very low-cut. She wore high-heeled shoes, ankle strapped. Her mouth was made up like Joan Crawford's, old-style, and she kept on moistening her lips."

1949-04-28-Pabst_Beer-by_Tom_Kelley-1b  The photographer is then working on an advertising project for a brand of beer and the model he has hired has just withdrawn. The photographer's wife, Natalie Kelley, takes Marilyn to an adjoining room to touch up her make-up and help her change; Marilyn puts on her black and white two-piece swimsuit by Rose Marie Reid and a multicolored beach ball is handed to her. "I think it should be fine" declares Tom Kelley discovering Marilyn, who poses for more than an hour. The photographer remembers that she never complained and even refused to take a break when it was offered to her. Marilyn was paid $30 for her posing session.
Two weeks later, the makers of Pabst Beer receive their new poster titled "Swimming" and the business manager congratulates the photographer asking about the model. Tom Kelley is comforted by the opinion he had on Marilyn when he met her the first time: she is incredibly photogenic. Moreover, the advertisement for the beer will attract the eye of another sales manager, John Baumgarten, who manufactures calendars in Chicago. This is how Marilyn will pose naked for Tom Kelley: the famous photos of the red sitting for the "Golden Dreams" calendar.
The Pabst Beer advertising poster remains untraceable and unknown to this day. We know of only one photograph (in black and white) taken during this session.


sources:
Livre "Marilyn Monroe, la biographie" de Donald Spoto 
Livre "Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years' de Stacy Eubank

Magazine Los Angeles, n°6, juin 1991: article "Marilyn: The Naked Truth" by Tom Kelley


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19 novembre 2022

09/11/2022, HERITAGE, "Depth of Field: Photographs": Lots

2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField  Enchères "Depth of Field: Photographs"
9 novembre 2022
- 6 lots avec Marilyn Monroe -

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Lot 38019: George Barris (American, 1928-2016)
Marilyn Monroe, from The Last Photos, 1962

Dye coupler print, printed later
13-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (34.3 x 26.7 cm) (image)
13-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches (sight)
Signed in ink, lower right.

Sold: $1,063.75
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38019 


Lot 38024: Bruno (Bernard of Hollywood) Bernard (German, 1912-1987)
Norma Jeane Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe), 1946

Gelatin silver print, printed circa 1970
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (image/sheet)
Signed in pencil, verso.

Sold: $687.50
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38024 


Lot 38085: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #8, from Red Velvet, 1949

Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (image)
22 x 17 inches (sheet)
Signed by Tom Kelley Jr. and editioned 15/70 in silver ink, lower image recto.

Sold: $1,325.00
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38085-pose8 


 Lot 38086: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #9, from Red Velvet, 1949

Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (image)
22 x 17 inches (sheet)
Signed by Tom Kelley Jr. and editioned 19/70 in silver ink, lower image recto.

Sold: $1,125.00
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38086-pose9 


 Lot 38149: Sam Shaw (American, 1912-1999)
Marylin Monroe on Amagansett Beach, NY, 1957

Dye coupler print, printed later
10-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches (26 x 31.1 cm) (sight)
Signed in silver ink, lower left.

Sold: $500.00
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38149 


Lot 38195: Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)
Marilyn Monroe, on set of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953

Marilyn Monroe, on set of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953
Gelatin silver, printed later
12-7/8 x 18-3/4 inches (32.7 x 47.6 cm) (image)
16 x 20 inches (sheet)
Editioned 35/195 in ink in the photographer's estate blindstamp, lower margin recto.

Sold: $1,125.00 
2022-11-09-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot38195a  


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25 septembre 2022

12/10/2022, HERITAGE, "Depth of Field: Photographs": Lots

2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-1  Enchères "Depth of Field: Photographs"
12 octobre 2022
- 8 lots avec Marilyn Monroe -

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LOT #39008: Attributed to Eve Arnold (American, 1913-2012)
Marilyn Monroe playing paddle ball with Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift in a scene from the film, The Misfits, 1961
Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, printed later / 9-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches (24.1 x 16.2 cm) (image) / 10 x 8 inches (sheet) / Magnum stamp, verso.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39008  


LOT #39012: George Barris (American, 1928-2016)
Marilyn Monroe, from The Last Photos, 1962
Dye coupler print, printed 1987 / 13-3/8 x 10-1/2 inches (34 x 26.7 cm) (image) / 14 x 11 inches (sheet) / Signed in ink, lower right, with photographer's stamps, verso.
Estimate: $600 - $800
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39012  


LOT #39013: George Barris (American, 1928-2016)
Six views of Marilyn Monroe Her Car, 1962
Offset lithograph, printed later / 7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm) (image, each) / 18-3/4 x 29 inches (sight) / Signed in ink, lower margin recto.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39013  


LOT #39083: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #6, from Red Velvet, 1946
Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper / 22 x 17 inches (55.9 x 43.2 cm) (sheet) / 20 x 16 inches (image) / Signed by Tom Kelley Jr. and editioned 37/70 in silver ink, lower image recto.
Lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication.
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39083  


LOT #39084: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #7, from Red Velvet, 1949
Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper / 22 x 17 inches (55.9 x 43.2 cm) (sheet) / 20 x 16 inches (image) / Signed by Tom Kelley Jr. and editioned 19/70 in silver ink, lower image recto. /
Lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39084 


LOT #39124: Arnold Newman (American, 1918-2006)
Marilyn Monroe and Carl Sandburg, 1962
Gelatin silver print / 5-1/8 x 7-1/2 inches (13.0 x 19.1 cm) (image)
14 x 11 inches (sheet) / Signed in pencil, lower margin recto. Photographer's stamp, verso.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39124a 
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39124b   


LOT #39188: Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)
Marilyn Monroe Poolside, Los Angeles, 1955
Gelatin silver print, printed later / 12-3/4 x 10 inches (32.4 x 25.4 cm) (image) / 14 x 11 inches (sheet) / Editioned 3/6 in ink, verso, with photographer's estate blindstamp, lower margin recto.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39188  


LOT #39191: Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)
Marilyn Monroe, 1955
Digital pigment print, printed later / 15 x 11 inches (38.1 x 27.9 cm) (image) / 16 x 12 inches (sheet) / Editioned 7/12 in ink, verso, with photographer's estate blindstamp, lower right
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

2022-10-12-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-lot39191 


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22 juillet 2022

10/08/2022, HERITAGE, "Depth of Field: Photographs": Lots

2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-catalog-1 Enchères "Depth of Field: Photographs"
10 août 2022
- 8 lots avec Marilyn Monroe -

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Lot 39012: Ernest A. Bachrach (American, 1890-1980)
Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Digital pigment print, printed later
13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches (35.2 x 27.6 cm) (image)
14-3/4 x 12-7/8 inches (sheet)
Numbered 1/6 in ink, verso. Movie Star News blindstamp, lower right recto.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lo39012  


Lot 39053: John Florea (American, 1916-2000)
Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed later
9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches (24.1 x 19.1 cm) (image)
10 x 8 inches (sheet)
Photographer's embossed blindstamp, lower edge recto. Photographer's credit stamp, verso.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Sold: - 
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lo39053 


Lot 39070: Milton Greene (American, 1922-1985)
Marilyn Monroe, White Dress (from The Ballerina Sitting), 1954
Gelatin silver print, printed 1972
15-1/2 x 15 inches (39.4 x 38.1 cm) (sight)
Photographer's credit stamps, mount verso.
PROVENANCE: Andrew Weiss Gallery, Beverly Hills, California;
Society Stylist LLC, Dallas; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, 2014
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 / Sold :  -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39070 


Lot 39085: Joseph Jasgur (American, 1919-2009)
Norma Jeane Dougherty (Marilyn Monroe) (two works), 1946
Dye coupler print on Kodak Professional paper, gelatin silver print, both printed later
13-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches (34.3 x 26.4 cm) (images)
14 x 11 inches (sheets)
One signed in ink in the image.
Estimate: $500 - $700 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39085  2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39085b 


Lot 39086: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #2, from Red Velvet, 1949
Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) (image)
22 x 17 inches (sheet)
Signed by Tom Kelly Jr. and editioned 54/70 in white ink, lower image, recto.
Lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39086 


Lot 39087: Tom Kelley (American, 1914-1984)
Pose #5, from Red Velvet, 1949
Digital pigment print, printed later on Satin Aurora Gallery Archival paper
20-1/8 x 15-5/8 inches (51.1 x 39.7 cm) (image)
22 x 17 inches (sheet)
Signed by Tom Kelly Jr. and editioned 17/70 in white ink, lower image recto.
This lot is accompanied by a Certificate of Authentication.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39087 


Lot 39156: Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)
Marilyn Monroe in a Deckchair, 1954
Digital pigment print, printed later
12-7/8 x 10 inches (32.7 x 25.4 cm) (image)
14 x 11 inches (sheet)
Photographer's estate blindstamp, lower margin recto, and editioned 1/6 in ink, verso.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39156 


Lot 39159: Frank Worth (American, 1923-2000)
Marilyn Monroe, mid-20th century
Gelatin silver print
12-3/8 x 9-3/4 inches (31.4 x 24.8 cm) (image)
13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches (sheet)
Editioned 3/6 in ink, verso, with the photographer's estate stamp margin recto.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 / Sold: -
2022-08-10-HERITAGE-DepthOfField-lot39159 


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20 février 2022

19/01/1955, The Australian Women's Weekly: "This is my story" (part 2)

The Australian Women's Weekly

country: Australia
date: 1955, January, 19
content: 3 pages article on Marilyn Monroe
part 2 of a series of articles in 4 parts - "This is my story"

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pays: USA
date: 19 janvier 1955
contenu: article de 3 pages sur Marilyn Monroe
partie 2 sur une série d'articles en 4 parties - "This is my story"

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Article: "This is my story - by Marilyn Monroe"
Second fascinating instalment
We've never read anything abouth the Hollywood I knew in those first years. No hint of it is ever in the fan magazines. If there are any books on the subject I must have skipped them, along with the few million other books I haven't read.

THE Hollywood I knew was the Hollywood of failure. Nearly everybody I met suffered from malnutrition or suicide impulses. It was like the line in the poem, "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink." Fame, fame everywhere, but not a hello for us.
We ate at drugstore counters. We sat in waiting room. We were the prettiest tribe of panhandlers that ever overran a town. And there were so many of us ! Beauty contest winners, flashy college girls, home-grown sirens from every State in the Union. From cities and farms. From factories, vaudeville circuits, dramatic schools, and one from an orphan asylum.
And around us were the wolves. Not the big wolves inside the studio gates, but the little ones - talent agents without offices, Press agents without clients, contact men without contacts, and managers. The drugstores and cheap cafes were full of managers ready to put you over if you enrolled under their banner. Their banner was usually a bed sheet.
I met them all. Phoniness and failure were all over them. Some were vicious and crooked. But they were as near to the movies as you could get. So you sat with them, listening to their lies and schemes. And you saw Hollywood with their lewd eyes.
Among the phonies and failures were also a set of Has Beens. These were mostly actors and actresses who had been dropped by the movies - nobody knew why, least of all themselves.
They had played "big parts." They had scrapbooks full of "stills" and write-ups. And they were full of anecdotes about the big bosses with the magic names who ran the studios - Goldwyn, Zanuck, Mayer, Selznick, Schneck, Warner, Cohen. They had rubbed shoulders with them and exchanged conversations with them.
Sitting in the cheap cafe nursing a glass of beer for an hour, they talked about the great ones, calling them by their first names. "Sam said to me," and "I told LB," and "I'll never forget Darryl's excitement when he saw the rushes."

When I remember this desperate, lie-telling, dime-hunting Hollywood I knew only a few years ago I get a little homesick. It was a more human place than the paradise I dreamed of and found. The people in it, the phonies and failures, were more colorful than the great men and successfull artists I was to know soon.
Even the crooks who threw me curves and set traps for me seem pleasant, mellow characters. There was Harry, the photographer, who kept photographing me when he had enough money to buy plates for his view camera.

"I know a real hot agent," said Harry, "who's crazy about you. He saw one of your stills and blew his top. And he's no alley-runner. He used to be a big man in Budapest."
"What kind of a big man, Harry ?"
"A producer. You've heard of Reinhardt ?"
"Oh, yes."
"Well, he was next in line to Reinhardt," said Harry. "You'll like him. He thinks big."
The three of us sat in a cheap cafe the next evening. The proprietor knew better than to send the waiter over to see if we wanted anything. Harry and I had been there before. The third at our table, Mr. Lazlo, didn't look any more promising as a customer.
Mr. Lazlo was fat, unshaved, bald-headed, bleary-eyed, and his shirt collar was a little frayed. But he was a fine conversationalist. He spoke with a fascinating accent. It was hard to imagine that so cultured a man could be a bum. But I knew he was, or what would he be doing with Harry and me ?
"So you have ambition to be a great actress ?" said Mr. Lazlo.
I nodded.
"Wonderful !" said Mr. Lazlo.
"How would you like not only to be a big star, but also to own your own movie studio and make only the finest movies. No Hollywood junk. But art - real art."
"I'd like that," I said.
"Good !" said Mr. Lazlo, "Now I know where you stand."
"Wait till you hear his ideas," said Harry. "I told you he thinks big."
"In Budapest," said Mr. Lazlo, "if I wanted a few hundred thousand dollars I have only to telephone the bank and they send over a waggon with the money." He patted my hand, "You are very beautiful. I would like to buy you the kind of dinner I used to have every night - in Budapest."
"I've already eaten," I said.
"You are lucky," Mr Lazlo sighed.
"But first, before I go on - you are definitely interested in the project, may I ask ?"
"I havent' heard it yet."
"Are you willing to become a wife ?" Mr. Lazlo asked.
"Whose ?" I asked back.
"The wife of a milionaire," said Mr. Lazlo. "He has authorised me to ask you this question."
"Does he know me ?"
"He has studied your photographs," said Mr. Lazlo, "and he has picked you out from fifty other girls."
'I didn't know I was in any contest," I said.
"No cracks," said Harry. "This is high finance."
"The gentleman who whishes to marry you," said Mr. Lazlo, "is seventy-one years of age. He has high blood-pressure - and no living relatives. He is alone in the world."
"He doesn't sound very enticing," I said.
"My dear child," Mr Lazlo took my hand. His own was trembling with excitement. "You will inherit everything in six months. Maybe less."
"You mean he'll die if I marry him ?" I asked.
"I guarantee it," said Mr. Lazlo.
"That's like murder," I said to Harry.
"In six months you will be a widow with two million dollars," said Mr. Lazlo. "You will keep the first million. Harry and I will split equally the second."
I lay in bed unable to sleep that night. I would never marry or even see Mr. Lazlo's dying millionaire, but it was exciting to think about it. I went around for a week imagining myself living in a castle on a hill - with a swimming pool and a hundred bathing suits.

In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hair-do. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough, and held out for the fifity cents.
It wasn't because I had moral ideas. Nor because I saw what happened to girls who took money from men and let men support them as their sweeties. Nothing happened to such girls that wouldn't have happened to them, anyway.
Sometimes they got ditched and had to hook up with new lovers; or they got their names in the movie columns for being seen in the smart places, and this landed tham jobs in the studios. Or, after going from love nest to love nest for a few years, they met someone who fell in love with them and got married and had children. A few of them even became famous.
It may be different in other places, but in Hollywood "being virtuous" is a juvenile-sounding phrase like "having the mumps".

I was young, blond, and curvaceous, and I had learned to talk huskily like Marlene Dietrich and to walk a little wantonly, and to bring emotion into my eyes when I wanted to. And though these achivements landed me no job they brought a lot of wolves whistling at my heels. They weren't just little wolves with big schemes and frayed cuffs. There were bona fide cheque-signers, also.
I rode with them in their limousines and sat in swanky cafes with them, when I usually ate like a horse to make up for a week of skimpy drugstore counter meals.
And I went to the big Beverly Hills homes with them and sat by while they played gin rummy or poker. I was never at ease in these homes or in the swanky cafes. For one thing, my clothes became cheap and shabby-looking in swell surrounding. I had to sit with my legs in such a position that the runs or the mends in my stockings wouldn't show. And I had to keep my elbows out of sight for the same reason.
The men liked to show off to each other and to the kibitzers by gambling for high stakes. When I saw them hand hundred and even thousand dollar bills to each other I felt something bitter in my heart. I remembered how much twenty-five cents and even nickels meant to the people I had known, how happy ten dollars would have made them, how hundred dollars would have changed their whole lives.
When the men laughed and pocketed the thousand of dollars of winnings as if they were wads of tissue paper, I remembered how my Aunt Grace and I had waited in line at the Holmes Bakery to buy a sackful of stale bread for a quarter to live on a whole week. And I rememebered how she had gone with one of her lenses missing from her glasses for three months because she couldn't afford the fifty cents to buy it replacement.
I remembered all the sounds and smells of poverty, the fright in people's eyes when they lost jobs, and the way they skimped and drudged in order to get through the week. And I saw the blue dress and white blouse walking the two miles to school again, rain or shine, because a nickel was too big a sum to raise for bus fare.
I didn't dislike the men for being rich or beign indifferent to money. But something hurt me in my heart when I saw their easy-come, easy-go thousand-dollar bills.

One evening a rich man said to me: "I'll buy you a couple of real outfits, fur coats and all. And I'll pay your rent in a nice apartment and give you an eating allowance. And you don't even have to go to bed with me. All I ask is to take you out to cafes and parties and for you to act as if you were my girl. And I'll say good-night to you outside your door and never ask you to let me in. It'll just be a make-believe affair. What do you say ?"
I answered him, "I don't like men with fancy schemes like yours. I like straight-forward wolves better. I know how to get along with them. But I'm always nervous with liars."
"What makes you think I'm lying ?" he asked
"Because if you didn't want me you wouldn't try to buy me," I said.

I didn't take their money and they couldn't get by my front door but I kept riding in their limousines and sitting beside them in the swanky places. There was always a chance a job, and not another wolf, might come your way. Besides, there was the matter of food. I never felt squeamish about eating my head off. Food wasn't part of any purchase price.
My chief problem next to eating, stockings, and rent, was my automobile. I had made a down payment on a small, second-hand car. But the hundred and fifty I still owned on it was Sweepstake money.
The second month I received a letter saying if I didn't make the fifty-dollar monthly payment the company would have to repossess the car. I inquired of a girl I knew at Central Casting what the word meant and she told me.
The third month a man knocked on my door, showed me a document, and repossessed my car.
"On the receipt of fifty dollars," the man said, "the company will be glad to restore the car to your custody."
A movie job-hunter without a car in Hollywood was like a fireman without a fire engine. There were at least a dozen studios and agent's offices you had to visit every day. And they were in a dozen different districts, miles away from each other.
Nothing came of these visits.

YOU sat in a waiting-room of the Casting Department. An assistant came out of a door, looked over the assembled group, and said, "There's nothing today. Leave your names and phone numbers." That was almost a break - the second sentence. "Leave your names and phone numbers." Usually they utered only the first sentence.
In the agency offices it was a little more complicated. Because the agents weren't as sincere as the Casting Departments.
There were inclined to string you along, utter a few wolf calls, make promises and try out a wrestling hold or two. Nothing came of it, but you had to keep coming back. Agents sometimes had "ins" and jobs.
Ring Lardner wrote a story once about a couple of girls who saved up their money and went to Palm Beach, Florida, to mingle with the social elite of that famous resort. He said they stopped at a swell hotel and every evening "They romped out on the verandah to enjoy a few snubs." That's the way it was with me. Except without an automobile I could do very little romping.
I did everything possible to get the car back. I spent days tracking down the Marshal and the Sheriff of Los Angeles. I visited the company that had done the repossessing. I even contemplated calling up a few millionaires I knew. But I couldn't. When I started to dial one of their numbers a hot, angry feeling filled me and I had to hang up.
I realised this wasn't quite normal but all I could do was throw myself on the bed and start crying. I would cry and yell and beat the wall with my fists as if I were trying to break out of some placce. Then I would lie still for a day or two and go without food and wish I were dead - as if I were Norma Jean again looking out of the orphanage window.

The phone rang. It was a photographer. I knew named Tom Kelley. He and his wife, Natalie, had been nice to me. I had posed for some beer ads for Tom.
'Come on over, I've got a job for you," he said.
"This is a little different from the other jobs," Tom said when I got to his place. "But there's fifity dollars in it for you, if you want to do it."
I told Tom and Natalie about the repossessing of my car.
"For fifty dollars I am ready to jump off a roof," I said.
"These pictures are for a calendar," said Tom, "and they will have to be in the nude."
"You mean completely nude ?" I asked.
"That's it," said Tom, "except they will not be vulgar. You're ideal for the job not only because you have a fine shape but because you're unknown. Nobody'll recognise you."
"I'm sure unknown," I said.
"It would be different if you were a starlet or some such thing," said Natalie. "Then somebody might recognise you on the calendar."
"With you there'll be no such trouble possible," said Tom. "It'll just be a picture of a beautiful nobody."

I spent the afternoon posing. I was a little confused at first, and something kept nudging me in my head. But after a few poses the depression left me. I liked my body. I was glad I hadn't eaten much in the past few days.
The pictures would show a real washboard stomach. And what difference would it make - the nude of a "beautiful nobody ?"
People have curious attitudes about nudity, just as they have about sex. Nudity and sex are the most commonplace things in the world. Yet people often act as if they were things that existed only on Mars. I thought of such maters as I posed, but the nudging continued in my head.
What if I became an actress, some time ? A great star ? And somebody saw me on the calendar and recognised me ?
"What are you looking so serious about ?" Tom asked.
"I was just thinking something," I said.
"What ?"
"Nothing worth repeating," I said. "I'm just crazy. I get all kinds of crazy thoughts."
I had my car back the next day and was able to romp around from studio to studio and enjoy the usual quota of snubs.

I rushed to Aunt Grace with the big news. I had a job. I could enter a studio without being asked fifity questions. And I didn't have to sit in a waiting-room. I was on a payroll as an actress.
"It's the finest studio in the world," I said. "Twentieth Century-Fox."
Aunt Grace beamed, and went to the stove for coffee.
"The people are all wonderful," I said, "and I'm going to be in a movie. It'll be a small part. But once I'm on the screen."
I stopped and looked at Aunt Grace. She was still smiling at me. But she was standing still. Her face was pale and she looked tired as if life was something too heavy to carry much further.
I put my arms around her and helped her to the table.
"I'm all right," she said. "The coffee will fix me up fine."
"It'll be different now for all of us," I said. "I'll work hard."
We sat a long time and discussed a new name for me. The casting director had suggested I think up some more glamorous name than Norma Dougherty.
"I'd like to oblige him," I said. "Especially since Dougherty isn't my name anymore, anymay."
"Haven't you any idea for a name ?" Aunt Grace asked.
I didn't answer. I had a name, a real name that thrilled me whenever I thought of it. It belonged to the man with the slouch hat and the Gable moustache. His photograph was now in my possession.
I tried the name out in my mind, but kept silent. My aunt was smiling me. I felt she knew what I was thinking.
"The man at the studio suggested Marilyn," I said.
"That's a nice name," my aunt said. "And it fits with your mother's maiden name."
I didn't know what that name was.
"She was a Monroe," said Aunt Grace. "Her family goes way back. I have some papers and letters I'm keeping for your mother. They showed that she was related to President Monroe of the United States."
"You mean I'm related to a President of the United States ?" I asked.
"Directly descended," said Aunt Grace.
"It's a wonderful name," I said. "Marilyn Monroe. But I won't tell them about the President." I kissed Aunt Grace and said, "I'll try to make good on my own."

The assistant director said, "Now, just walk up to Miss June Haver, smile at her, say hello, wave your right hand, and walk on. Got that ?"
The bells rang. A hush fell over the set. The assistant director called, "Action !" I walked, smiled, waved my right hand, and spoke. I was in the movies ! I was one of those hundred-to-one shots - a "bit player."
There were a dozen of us on the set, bit players, with a gesture to make and a line or two to recite. Some of them were veteran bit players. After ten years in the movies they were still saying one line and walking ten feet towards nowhere. A few were young and had nice bosoms. But I knew they were different from me. They didn't have my illusions.

My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third-rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But how I wanted to learn ! I didn't want anything else.
Not men, not money, not love, but the ability to act. With the are lights on me and the camera pointed at me. I suddenly knew myself. How clumsy, empty, uncultured I was ! A sullen orphan with a goose egg for a head.
But I would change. I stood silent and staring. Men were smiling at me and trying to catch my eye. Not the actors nor the director and his assistants. They were important people, and important people try to catch the eye only of other important people.
But the grips and electricians and other healthy-looking workmen had grinning, friendly faces for me. I didn't return their grins. I was too busy being desperate. I had a new name - Marilyn Monroe. I had to get born. And this time better than before.

My bit was cut out of the picture, "Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay." I didn't mind when I heard about it. I would be better in the next picture. I'd been hired for six months. In six months I'd show them.
I spent my salary on dramatic lessons, on dancing lessons, and singing lessons. I bought books to read. I sneaked scripts off the set and sat up alone in my room reading them out loud in front of the mirror. And an odd thing happened to me. I fell in love with myself... not how I was but how I was going to be.
I used to say to myself, "What the devil have you got to be proud about Marilyn Monroe ?" and I'd answer, "Everything, everything." And I'd walk slowly as if I were a queen.

One night another bit player, a male, invited me out for dinner.
"I haven't any money," I warned him. "Have you ?"
"No," he said. "But I've received a sort of invitation to a party. And I would like to take you along. All the stars will be there."
We arrived at the Beverly Hills home at nine o'clock. It was a famous agent's house. I felt as frightened entering it as if I were breaking into a bank. My stockings had a few mends in them. I was wearing a ten-dollar dress. And my shoes ! I prayed nobody would look at my shoes. I said to myself, now's the time to feel like a queen, you dope - not when you're alone in the room with nobody looking.
But the queen feeling wouldn't come. The best I could manage was to walk stiff-legged into a large hall and stand staring like a frozen blonde at dinner jackets and evening gowns.
My escort whispered to me, "The food's in the other room. Come on." He went off without me. I remained in the hall, looking into a room full of wonderful furniture and wonderful people.
Jennifer Jones was sitting on a couch. Olivia de Havilland was standing near a little table. Gene Tierney was laughing next to her. There were so many others I couldn't focus on them. Vevening gowns and famous faces drifted around in the room laughing and chatting. Diamonds glittered. There were men, too, but I only looked at one.
Clark Gable stood by himself, holding a glass and smiling wistfully at the air. He looked so familiar that it made me feel dizzy. And then I knew why. It was almost as if my father had come to life. There he was, just as he had looked in the photograph I used to stare at when I was a little girl.
I SPENT the rest of the evening in the hallway looking in at Mr. Gable. It was a wonderful party.

I was to go to a number of fancy Hollywood parties and stand among the glamorous figures, dressed as well as any of them, and laugh as if I were overcome with joy, but I never felt any more at ease than I did the first time I watched Mr. Gable from the hallway.
The chief fun people get out of those parties comes the next day when they are able to spread the news of the famous people with whom they associated at So-and-So's house. Most parties are run on the Star system.
In Hollywood a star isn't only an actor or actress or movie executive. It can also be somebody who has recently been arrested for something, or beaten up, or exposed in a love triangle. If it was played up in the newspapers then this person is treated as a social star as long as his or her publicity continues.
I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood important people can't stand to be invited some place that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present, because they make good listeners. But if a star or a studio chief or any of great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened as if somebody was trying to demote them.
I could never understand why important people are always so eager to dress up and come together to look at each other. Maybe three or four of them will have something to say to somebody, but the twenty or thirty others will just sit around like lumps on a log and stare at each other with false smiles.
The host usually bustles about trying to get the guests involved in some kind of a game or guessing contest. Or he tries to get somebody to make a speech about something so as to start a general argument.
But usually the guests fall to respond and the party just drags on with nothing happening tii the Sandman arrives. This is the signal for the guests to start leaving. Nearly everybody draws the line at falling asleep outright at a party.
The reason I went to parties of this sort was to advertise myself. There was always the possibility that someone might insult me or make a pass at me, which would be good publicity if it got into the movie columns as having been present at a movie society gathering is very good publicity.
Sometimes it is the only favorable mention the movie queens can get. There was also the consideration that if my studio bosses saw me standing among the regular movie stars they might get to thinking of me as a star also.
Going out socially in this fashion was the hardest part of my campaign to make good. But after a few months I learned how to reduce the boredom considerably. This was to arrive around two hours late at a party. You not only made a special entrance, which was good advertising, but nearly everybody was likely to be drunk by that time.
Important people are much more interesting when they are drunk and seem much more like human beings.
There is another side of a Hollywood party that is very important socially. It is a place where romances are made and unmade. Nearly everybody who attends an important party not only hopes favorably mentionned in the movie columns but also to fall in love or get started on a new seduction before the evening is over.
It is hard to explain how you can fall in love while you are being bored to death, but I know it's true, because it happened to me several times.
As soon as I could afford an evening gown I bought the loudest one I could find. It was a bright red, low-cut dress and my arrival in it usually infuriated half the women present. I was sorry in a way to do this, but I had a long way to go and I needed a lot of advertising to get there.

One evening Mr. Schenck invited me to his Beverly Hills mansion for dinner. Then he fell into the habit of inviting me two or three times a week.
I went to Mr. Schenck's mansion the first few times because he was one of the heads of my studio. After that I went because I liked him. Also the food was very good and there were always important people at the table. These weren't party figures, but were Mr. Schenck's personal friends.
I seldom spoke three words during dinner, but would sit at Mr. Schenck's elbow and listen like a sponge. Mr. Schenck never so much as laid a finger on my wrist, or tried to. He was interested in me because I was a good table ornament and because I was what he called an "off-beat" personality.
I liked sitting around the fireplace with Mr. Schenck and hearing him talk. He was full of wisdom, like some great explorer. I also liked to look at his face. It was as much the face of a town as of a man. The whole history of Hollywood was in it.
Perhaps the chief reason I was happy to have won Mr. Schenck's friendship was the great feeling of security it gave me. As a friend and protege of one of the heads of my own studio, what could go wrong for me ?
I got answer to that question one Monday morning. I was called into the casting department and informed that I was being dropped by the studio and that my presence would no longer be required. I couldn't talk. I sat listening and unable to move.
The casting official explained that I had been given several chances and that, while I had acquitted myself fairly well, it was the opinion of the studio that I wa snot photogenic. That was the reason, he said, that Mr. Zanuck had had me cut out of the pictures in which I had played bit parts.
"Mr. Zanuck feels that you may turn into an actress some time," said the official, "but that your looks are definitely against you."
I went to my room and lay down in bed and cried. I cried for a week. I didn't eat or talk or comb my hair. I kept crying as if I were at a funeral, burying Marilyn Monroe.
It wasn't only that I'd been fired. If they had dropped me because I couldn't act it would have been bad enough. But it wouldn't have been fatal. I could learn, improve, and become an actress. But how could I ever change my looks ? And I'd thought that was the part of me that couldn't miss!
And imagine how wrong my looks must be if even Mr. Schenck had to agree to fire me. I lay crying day after day. I hated myself for having been a fool and had illusions about how attractive I was. I got out of bed and looked in the mirror.
Something horrible had happened. I wasn't attractive. I saw a coarse, crude-looking blonde. I was looking at myself with Mr. Zanuck's eyes. And I saw what he had seen - a girl whose looks were too big handicap for a career in the movies.
The phone rang. Mr. Schenck's secretary invited me to dinner. I went. I sat through the evening feeling too ashamed to look into anyone's eyes. That's the way you feel when you've beaten inside. You don't felle angry at those who've beaten you. You just feel ashamed. I has tasted this shame early - when a family kick me out and send me back to the orphanage.
When we were sitting in the living-room, Mr. Schenck said to me, "How are things going at the studio ?"
I smiled at him because I was glad he hadn't had a hand in my being fired.
"I lost  my job there last week," I said.
Mr. Schenck looked at me and I saw a thousand stories in his face - stories of all the girls he had known who had lost jobs, of all the actresses he had heard boasting and giggling with success and then moaning and snobing with defeat. He didn't try to console me. He didn't take my hand or make any promises. The history of Hollywood looked out of this tired eyes at me and he said, "Keep going."
"I will," I said.
"Try X Studio," Mr. Schenck said. "There might be something there."
When I was leaving Mr. Schenck's house, I said to him, "I'd like to ask you a personal question. Do I look any different to you than I used to ?"
"You look the same as always," said Mr. Schenck. "Only get some sleep and quit crying."
"Thank you," I said.
I went home feeling I was finished before i'd begun.

WHEN you're failure in Hollywood - that's like starving to death outside a banquet hall with the smells of filet mignon driving you crazy. I lay in bed day after day, not eating, not combing my hair. There was going to be no luck in my life.
The dark star I was born under was going to get darker and darker.
I cried and mumbled to myself. I'd go out and get a job as a waitress or clerk. Millions of girls were happy to work at jobs like that. Or I could work in a factory again. I wasn't afraid of any kind of work. I'd scrubbed floors and washed dishes ever since I could remember.
But there was something wouldn't let me go back to the world of Norma Jean. It wasn't ambition or a wish to be rich and famous. I didn't feel any pent-up talent in me. I didn't even feel that I had looks or any sort of attractiveness.
But there was a thing in me like a craziness that wouldn't let up. It kept speaking to me, not in words but in colors - scarlet and gold and shining white, greens and blues. They were the colors I used to dream about in my childhood when I had tried to hide from the dull, unloving world in which the orphanage slavey, Norma Jean, existed.
I was still flying from that world and it was still around me.
It was while I lay on this ocean bottom, figuring never to see daylight again, that I fell in love for the first time. I'd not only never been in love but I hadn't ever dreamed of it. It was something that existed for other people - people who had families and homes.

To be continued


Traduction
"C'est mon histoire - par Marilyn Monroe"
Deuxième tome passionnant
Je nai jamais rien lu sur le Hollywood que j'ai connu durant ces premières années. Ni la moindre allusion dans les magazines de cinéma. S'il existe des livres sur ce sujet, j'ai du passer à côté, ainsi que les quelques millions d'autres livres que je n'ai pas lus.

 
LE Hollywood que je connaissais était le Hollywood de l'échec. Presque tous ceux que j'ai rencontrés souffraient de malnutrition ou de pulsions suicidaires. C'était comme le vers de ce poème : « De l'eau, de l'eau partout, mais aucune goutte à boire." La célébrité, la célébrité partout, mais pas un bonjour pour nous.
Nous mangions aux comptoirs des drugstores; attendions dans les salles d'attente. Nous étions la plus jolie tribu de mendiantes qui n'ait jamais envahi une ville. Et nous étions si nombreuses ! Lauréates des concours de beauté, étudiantes au physique spectaculaire, sirènes locales venant de tous les États de l'Union. En provenances de la ville et de la campagne. Des usines, des troupes de mucis-hall, des écoles d'art dramatique et l'une d'entre elles, d'un orphelinat. 
Et autour de nous, il y avait les loups. Pas les gros loups des studios, mais les petits - des agents sans bureaux, des attachés de presse sans clients, des hommes de contact sans contacts et des impresarios. Les drugstores et les cafés bon marché regorgeaient de gérants prêts à vous placer si vous vous inscriviez sous leur bannière. Leur bannière était généralement un drap de lit.
Je les ai tous rencontrés. La fausseté et l'échec les envahissaient. Certains étaient vicieux et tordus. Mais ils nous permettaient de nous rapprocher le plus possible du cinéma. Alors on s'asseoit avec eux, écoutant leurs mensonges et leurs stratagèmes. Et on voit Hollywood à travers leurs yeux lubriques.
Parmi ces arnaqueurs et ces paumés, figuraient également une flopée de "Has Been". La plupart étaient des acteurs et des actrices qui avaient été évincés du cinéma - personne ne savait pourquoi, encore moins eux-mêmes.
Ils avaient joué de "grands rôles". Ils avaient des albums remplis de "photos" d'eux et d'articles. Et ils foumillaient d'anecdotes sur les grands patrons aux noms magiques qui dirigeaient les studios - Goldwyn, Zanuck, Mayer, Selznick, Schneck, Warner, Cohen. Ils les avaient côtoyés et avaient échangé des conversations avec eux.
Assis dans le café bon marché en sirotant un verre de bière pendant une heure, ils parlaient des grands du cinéma, les appelant par leurs prénoms. "Sam m'a dit" et "je l'ai dit à LB" et "je n'oublierai jamais l'enthousiamsme de Darryl quand il a vu les rushes".

Quand je me rappelle de cet Hollywood désespéré, menteur et chasseur de sous que j'ai connu il y a seulement quelques années, j'ai un peu le mal du pays. C'était un endroit plus humain que le paradis dont j'avais rêvé et trouvé. Les gens qui y figuraient, les imposteurs et les ratés, étaient plus colorés que les grands hommes et les artistes célèbres que je devais bientôt connaître.
Même les escrocs qui m'ont jeté des courbes et m'ont tendu des pièges me semblent être des personnages agréables et doux. Il y avait Harry, le photographe, qui n'arrêtait pas de me photographier quand il avait assez d'argent pour s'acheter des plaques pour son appareil.
"Je connais un agent sensationnel", dit Harry, "qui est fou de toi. Il a vu une de tes photos et il est tombé à la renverse. Et ce n'est pas un minable. C'était un homme important à Budapest."
"Quel genre d'homme important, Harry ?"
"Un producteur. Tu as entendu parler de Reinhardt ?"
"Oh oui."
"Eh bien, il est juste après Reinhardt," dit Harry. "Tu vas l'aimer. Il voit grand."
Nous étions assis tous les trois dans un café bon marché le lendemain soir. Le patron savait bien que c'était inutile d'envoyer le serveur pour voir si nous voulions commander quelque chose. Harry et moi étions déjà venus là. Le troisième à notre table, M. Lazlo, n'avait pas l'air plus prometteur comme client.
M. Lazlo était gros, pas rasé, chauve, les yeux troubles, et le col de sa chemise était un peu effiloché. Mais c'était un fin causeur. Il parlait avec un accent fascinant. Il était difficile d'imaginer qu'un homme aussi cultivé puisse être un clochard. Mais je savais qu'il en était un, sinon qu'aurait-il fait avec Harry et moi ?
"Alors tu as l'ambition d'être une grande actrice ?" dit M. Lazlo.
J'ai hoché la tête.
"Formidable !" dit M. Lazlo.
"Comment aimeriez-vous non seulement être une grande star, mais aussi posséder votre propre studio de cinéma et ne faire que les meilleurs films. Pas de bric-à-brac hollywoodien. Mais de l'art - du vrai art."
"J'aimerais ça," dis-je.
"Bien !" dit M. Lazlo, "Maintenant je sais où vous en êtes."
"Attends d'entendre ses idées", dit Harry. "Je t'ai dit qu'il voyait grand."
"A Budapest", a déclaré M. Lazlo, "si je voulais quelques centaines de milliers de dollars, je n'avais qu'à téléphoner à la banque et ils envoyaient un chariot avec l'argent." Il m'a tapoté la main, "Tu es très belle. Je voudrais t'offrir le genre de dîner que j'avais l'habitude de prendre tous les soirs - à Budapest."
"J'ai déjà mangé," dis-je.
" Vous avez de la chance", soupira M. Lazlo.
"Mais d'abord, avant que je continue - êtes-vous vraiment intéressée par le projet, puis-je savoir ?"
"Je ne sais encore de quoi il s'agit."
"Êtes-vous prête à vous marier ?" a demandé M. Lazlo.
"Avec qui ?" j'ai répliqué.
"La femme d'un millionnaire", a déclaré M. Lazlo. "Il m'a autorisé à vous poser cette question."
" Est-ce qu'il me connaît ?"
"Il a étudié vos photographies", a déclaré M. Lazlo, "et il vous a choisi parmi cinquante autres filles."
"Je ne savais pas que j'étais dans un concours," dis-je.
"Pas de plaisanteries", dit Harry. "C'est de la haute finance."
"Le monsieur qui souhaite vous épouser", a déclaré M. Lazlo, "a soixante et onze ans. Il souffre d'hypertension - et n'a pas de famille. Il est seul au monde."
"Il n'a pas l'air très séduisant," dis-je.
"Ma chère enfant," M. Lazlo me prit la main. La sienne tremblait d'excitation. "Vous hériterez de tout dans six mois. Peut-être moins."
"Vous voulez dire qu'il va mourir si je l'épouse ?" j'ai demandé.
"Je le garantis", a déclaré M. Lazlo.
"C'est comme un meurtre," dis-je à Harry.
"Dans six mois, vous serez veuve avec deux millions de dollars", a déclaré M. Lazlo. "Vous garderez le premier million. Harry et moi partagerons équitablement le second."
Je restai au lit incapable de dormir cette nuit-là. Je ne me marierai jamais ni même ne rencontrerai le millionnaire mourant de M. Lazlo, mais c'était excitant d'y penser. Je me suis imaginée pendant une semaine à vivre dans un château sur une colline - avec une piscine et une centaine de maillots de bain.

A Hollywood, la vertu d'une fille est beaucoup moins importante que sa coiffure. On vous juge sur votre apparence, et pas par ce que vous êtes. Hollywood est un endroit où on vous paie mille dollars pour un baiser et cinquante cents pour votre âme. Je le sais, parce que j'ai refusé la première offre assez souvent et que j'ai tenu bon pour les cinquante cents.
Ce n'était pas parce que j'avais des idées morales. Ni parce que j'ai vu ce qui arrivait aux filles qui prenaient de l'argent aux hommes et se laissaient entretenir par eux. Rien n'est arrivé à ces filles qui ne leur serait pas arrivé, de toute façon.
Parfois, elles ont été larguées et devaient se trouver de nouveaux amants; ou elles avaient leurs noms dans les pages de magazines de cinéma pour avoir été aperçues dans les endroits chics, et leur permettait d'obtenir un emploi dans les studios. Ou, après être passées de nid d'amour en nid d'amour pendant quelques années, elles rencontraient un gars qui tombait amoureux d'elles, se mariaient et avaient des enfants. Certaines d'entre elles sont même devenues célèbres.
C'est peut-être différent ailleurs, mais à Hollywood, "être vertueuse" est une expression à consonance juvénile comme "avoir les oreillons".

J'étais jeune, blonde et bien roulée, et j'avais appris à parler d'une voix rauque comme Marlene Dietrich, à marcher en ondulant, et à mettre de l'émotion dans mon regard quand je le voulais. Et bien que ces performances ne m'aient pas valu d'emploi, elles ont amené beaucoup de loups sifflant sur mes talons. Ce n'étaient pas que des petits loups avec de grands projets et des poignets effilochés. Il y avait aussi de véritables signataires de chèques au compte bancaire bien garni.
Je montais avec eux dans leurs limousines et m'asseyais avec eux dans des cafés chics, en mangeant en général comme un ogre pour compenser une semaine de maigres repas au comptoir des drugstores.
Et je les accompagnais dans les grandes demeures de Beverly Hills où j'étais assise pendant qu'ils jouaient au gin rami ou au poker. Je n'étais jamais à l'aise dans ces maisons ou dans les cafés huppés. D'une part, mes vêtements bons marchés faisaient minables dans ce décor. Je devais croiser les jambes pour dissimuler mes collants effilés et raccommodés. Et je gardais mes coudes hors de vue pour la même raison.
Les hommes aimaient s'en mettre plein la vue entre eux et épater la gallerie en misant gros. Quand je les voyais se donner des billets de cent, voire de mille dollars, je ressentais de l'amertume dans mon cœur. Je me souvenais de ce que vingt-cinq cents et même de cinq cents signifiaient pour les gens que j'avais connus, à quel point dix dollars les auraient rendus heureux, à quel point cent dollars auraient changé leur vie entière.
Lorsque les hommes se marraient et empochaient les milliers de dollars de gains comme s'il s'agissait de liasses de papier de soie, je me souvenais que ma tante Grace et moi faisions la queue à la boulangerie Holmes pour acheter un sac de pain rassis à 25 cents pour subsister une semaine entière. Et je me souvenais aussi qu'elle était restée trois mois avec un verre manquant à ses lunettes parce qu'elle n'avait pas les moyens de payer les cinquante cents pour le remplacer.
Je me souvenais de tous les bruits et odeurs de la pauvreté, de la peur dans les yeux des gens quand ils perdaient leur emploi, et de la façon dont ils peinaient à se serrer la ceinture pour passer la semaine. Et j'ai revu la robe bleue et le chemisier blanc parcourir à nouveau les trois kilomètres pour se rendre à l'école, qu'il pleuve ou qu'il fasse beau, car un centime était une somme trop importante pour prendre un ticket de bus.
Je n'en voulais pas aux hommes d'être riches ou indifférents à l'argent. Mais cela me faisait mal au cœur quand je voyais la facilité avec laquelle ils gagnaient ou perdaient par billets de mille dollars.

Un soir, un homme riche m'a dit : "Je t'achèterai de beaux vêtements, des manteaux de fourrure et tout. Et je paierai ton loyer dans un bel appartement et je te donnerai une indemnité de repas. Et tu n'auras même pas besoin de coucher avec moi. Tout ce que je te demande, c'est de pouvoir t'emmener dans les cafés et les soirées et que tu agisses comme si tu étais ma copine. Et je te dirai bonne nuit devant ta porte et ne te demanderai jamais de me laisser entrer. Ce ne sera qu'une histoire d'apparence. Qu'en dis-tu ?"
Je lui ai répondu: "Je n'aime pas les hommes avec des projets fantaisistes comme les vôtres. J'aime mieux les loups dragueurs qui jouent cartes sur table. Je sais à quoi m'attendre avec eux. Mais je suis toujours nerveuse avec les menteurs."
"Qu'est-ce qui te fait penser que je mens ?" Il a demandé
"Parce que si tu ne voulais pas de moi, tu n'essaierais pas de m'acheter," dis-je.

Je n'ai pas pris leur argent et ils ne pouvaient pas passer par ma porte d'entrée mais j'ai continué à monter dans leurs limousines et à m'asseoir à côté d'eux dans les endroits chics. Il y avait toujours une chance qu'un travail, et pas un autre loup, ne se présente à vous. En plus, il y avait la question de la nourriture. Je n'ai jamais eu le scrupule de dévorer. Il n'était pas question de m'acheter ni même pour de la nourriture. 
Mon principal problème, après l'alimentation, les bas et le loyer, était mon automobile. J'avais versé un acompte sur une petite voiture d'occasion. Mais les cent cinquante que je possédais encore étaient de l'argent d'une loterie.
Le deuxième mois, j'ai reçu une lettre disant que si je ne faisais pas le paiement mensuel de cinquante dollars, l'entreprise devrait reprendre possession de la voiture. J'ai demandé à une fille que je connaissais des castings ce que cela signifiait et elle me l'a expliqué.
Le troisième mois, un homme a frappé à ma porte, m'a montré un document et a repris possession de ma voiture.
"Contre un reçu de cinquante dollars", dit l'homme, "l'entreprise se fera un plaisir de vous restituer la voiture."
Une chercheuse d'emploi dans le cinéma sans voiture à Hollywood était comme un pompier sans camion de pompiers. Il y avait au moins une douzaine de studios et de bureaux d'agents qu'il fallait visiter chaque jour. Et ils se trouvaient dans une douzaine de quartiers différents, à des kilomètres l'un de l'autre.
Et ces visites n'aboutissaient à rien.

VOUS étiez assise dans une salle d'attente du département de casting. Un assistant sort par une porte, regarde le groupe rassemblé et dit: "Il n'y a rien aujourd'hui. Laissez vos noms et numéros de téléphone." C'était presque une chance quand il disait "Laissez vos noms et numéros de téléphone." Habituellement, il ne disait que la première phrase.
Dans les bureaux de l'agence, c'était un peu plus compliqué. Parce que les agents n'étaient pas aussi sincères que les services de casting.
Ils étaient enclins à vous ballader, à lancer quelques cris de loup, à faire des promesses et à essayer de vous tripoter. Cela n'aboutissait à rien, mais il fallait continuer à revenir. Les agents avaient parfois des "relations" et des emplois.
Ring Lardner a écrit une fois une histoire sur un duo de filles qui ont économisé leur argent et se sont rendues à Palm Beach, en Floride, pour se mêler à l'élite sociale de cette célèbre station balnéaire. Il raconte qu'elles s'étaient arrêtés dans un hôtel chic et que tous les soirs "elles s'amusaient dans la véranda pour profiter de quelques rebuffades". C'était comme ça avec moi. Sauf que sans automobile, je ne pouvais pas faire grand-chose.

J'ai tout fait pour récupérer la voiture. J'ai passé des jours à pourchasser le commissaire et le shérif de Los Angeles. J'ai visité l'entreprise qui avait repris la voiture. J'ai même envisagé d'appeler quelques millionnaires que je connaissais. Mais je ne pouvais pas. Lorsque je commençais à composer l'un de leurs numéros, un sentiment de colère m'envahissait et je raccrochais.
Je réalisais que ce n'était pas tout à fait normal mais tout ce que je pouvais faire était de me jeter sur le lit et de commencer à pleurer. Je pleurais, criais et frappais le mur avec mes poings comme si j'essayais de sortir d'un endroit. Ensuite, je restais immobile pendant un jour ou deux, sans manger, et je souhaitais être morte - comme si j'étais à nouveau Norma Jean regardant par la fenêtre de l'orphelinat.

Le téléphone a sonné. C'était un photographe que je connaissais, Tom Kelley. Lui et sa femme, Natalie, avaient été gentils avec moi. J'avais posé pour des pubs de bière pour Tom.
"Viens, j'ai un travail pour toi", a-t-il dit.
"C'est un peu différent des autres boulots," dit Tom quand je suis arrivé chez lui. "Mais il y a cinquante dollars pour toi, si tu veux le faire."
J'ai raconté à Tom et Natalie pour ma voiture.
"Pour cinquante dollars, je suis prête à sauter d'un toit", dis-je.
"Ces photos sont pour un calendrier", a déclaré Tom, "et ce sont des nus."
"Tu veux dire complètement nue ?", j'ai demandé.
"C'est ça," dit Tom, "sauf que ce ne sera pas vulgaires. Tu es idéale pour ce travail non seulement parce que tu es bien faite mais aussi parce que tu es inconnue. Personne ne te reconnaîtra."
"Pour sûr que je suis une inconnue", dis-je.
"Ce serait différent si tu étais une starlette ou quelque chose comme ça", a déclaré Natalie. "Quelqu'un pourrait te reconnaître sur le calendrier."
"Avec toi, il n'y aura pas ce genre de problème", a déclaré Tom. "Ce sera juste une photo d'une belle inconnue."
J'ai passé l'après-midi à poser. J'étais un peu confuse au début, et quelque chose n'arrêtait pas de trotter dans ma tête. Mais après quelques poses, la déprime s'en alla. J'aimais mon corps. J'étais contente de ne pas avoir beaucoup mangé ces derniers jours.
Les photos montreraient un ventre bien plat. Et qu'est-ce que ça changerait - le nu d'une "belle inconnue ?"
Les gens ont des attitudes curieuses à propos de la nudité, tout comme ils en ont à propos du sexe. La nudité et le sexe sont les choses les plus banales au monde. Pourtant, les gens agissent souvent comme si c'était des choses qui n'existaient que sur Mars. J'ai pensé à tout ça quand je posais, mais une idée continuait à me tracasser.
Et si je devenais actrice, un jour ? Une grande vedette ? Et que quelqu'un me verrait sur le calendrier et me reconnaîtrait ?
"Pourquoi deviens-tu si sérieuse d'un coup ?" a demandé Tom.
"Je pensais juste à quelque chose," dis-je.
"Quoi ?"
"Cela ne vaut pas le coup que je le répète," dis-je. "Je suis juste folle. J'ai toutes sortes de pensées folles."
J'ai récupéré ma voiture le lendemain et j'ai pu me promener d'un studio à l'autre et profiter du quota habituel de rebuffades.

Je me suis précipitée chez tante Grace pour lui annoncer grande nouvelle. J'avais un travail. Je pouvais entrer dans un studio sans qu'on me pose cinquante questions. Et je n'avais pas à m'asseoir dans une salle d'attente. J'étais salariée en tant qu'actrice.
"C'est le meilleur studio du monde", dis-je. "La Twentieth Century-Fox."
Tante Grace rayonna et se dirigea vers la cuisinière pour faire du café.
"Les gens sont tous merveilleux," lui dis-je, "et je vais être dans un film. Ce sera un petit rôle. Mais pour une fois, je serai à l'écran."
Je m'arrêtai et regardai tante Grace. Elle me souriait toujours. Mais elle se tenait immobile. Son visage était pâle et elle avait l'air fatiguée comme si la vie était devenue quelque chose de trop lourd à porter.
Je l'enlaçai en passant mes bras autour d'elle et l'aidai à s'asseoir.
"Je vais bien," dit-elle. "Le café va me rebooster."
"Ce sera différent maintenant pour nous tous," dis-je. "Je vais travailler dur."
On est restée longtemps assise pour discuter d'un nouveau nom pour moi. Le directeur de casting m'avait suggéré de trouver un nom plus glamour que Norma Dougherty.
"J'aimerais lui rendre service," dis-je. "Surtout que Dougherty n'est même plus mon nom, de toute façon."
"Tu n'aurai pas une idée de nom ?" demanda tante Grace.
Je n'ai pas répondu. J'avais un nom, un vrai nom qui me faisait vibrer dès que j'y pensais. Il appartenait à l'homme au chapeau mou et à la moustache de Gable. Sa photographie était maintenant en ma possession.
Je prononçais le nom dans ma tête, mais j'ai gardé le silence. Ma tante me souriait. Je sentais qu'elle savait ce que je pensais.
"L'homme du studio a suggéré Marilyn," dis-je.
"C'est un joli prénom," dit ma tante. "Et ça sonne bien avec le nom de jeune fille de ta mère."
Je ne savais pas quel était ce nom.
"C'était une Monroe", a déclaré tante Grace. "Sa famille remonte loin. J'ai des papiers et des lettres que je garde pour ta mère. Ils prouvent qu'elle est liée au président des Etats-Unis Monroe."
"Tu veux dire que je suis apparentée à un président des États-Unis ?", lui ai-je demandé.
"Une descendante directe", a déclaré tante Grace.
"C'est un nom merveilleux," dis-je. "Marilyn Monroe. Mais je ne leur parlerai pas du président." J'ai embrassé tante Grace et je lui ai dit: "J'essaierai de faire de mon mieux."

L'assistant réalisateur a dit : "Maintenant, approchez-vous de Miss June Haver, souriez-lui, dites-lui bonjour, faites-lui signe de la main droite et continuez. Compris ?"
Les cloches ont sonné. Un silence s'abattit sur le plateau. L'assistant réalisateur a crié "Action !" Je marchais, souriais, agitais ma main droite et parlais. J'étais au cinéma ! J'étais l'une parmi ces centaines de "petits rôles".
Nous étions une dizaine sur le plateau, les petits rôles, avec un geste à faire et une ou deux répliques à réciter. Certains d'entre eux étaient des  vétérans du genre. Après dix années à faire des films, ils en étaient toujours à ne dire qu'une ligne et marchaient dix pas vers nulle part. Quelques-unes étaient jeunes et avaient de belles poitrines. Mais je savais qu'elles étaient différents de moi. Elles n'avaient pas mes illusions.

Mes illusions n'avaient rien à voir avec le fait d'être une bonne actrice. Je savais à quel point j'étais au troisième rang. Je pouvais réellement sentir mon manque de talent, comme si c'était des vêtements bon marché que je portais à l'intérieur. Mais comme j'avais envie d'apprendre ! Je ne voulais rien d'autre.
Pas les hommes, pas l'argent, pas l'amour, mais la capacité d'interpréter. Avec les projecteurs et la caméra pointés sur moi. Je me suis soudain reconnue. Comme j'étais maladroite, vide, inculte ! Une orpheline maussade avec une cervelle d'oiseau.
Mais je changerais. Je restai silencieuse et fixai tout. Les hommes me souriaient et essayaient d'attirer mon regard. Pas les acteurs ni le réalisateur et ses assistants. C'étaient des gens importants, et les gens importants essaient d'attirer l'attention uniquement d'autres personnes importantes.
Mais les machinistes, les électriciens et autres ouvriers, des gars sains et robustes m'affichaient leurs visages souriants et amicaux. Je ne rendais pas leurs sourires. J'étais trop occupée à mon désespoir. J'avais un nouveau nom - Marilyn Monroe. Je devais naître. Et être cette fois meilleure qu'avant.

Mon rôle a été coupé à l'écran du film "Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay." Ça ne m'a pas dérangé quand on me l'a dit. Je serais meilleure dans le prochain film. J'avais été embauchée pour six mois. Dans six mois, je leur montrerais.
Je dépensais mon salaire en cours de théâtre, en cours de danse et en cours de chant. J'ai acheté des livres à lire. J'emportai des scripts du plateau et je m'asseyais seule dans ma chambre en les lisant à haute voix devant le miroir. Et il m'est arrivée une chose étrange. Je suis tombée amoureuse de moi-même... non pas de celle que j'étais avant, mais celle que j'allais devenir.
Je me disais : "Qu'est-ce que tu as pour être fière de Marilyn Monroe ?" et je me répondais, "Tout, tout." Et je marcherais lentement comme si j'étais une reine.

Un soir, un collègue, un des petits rôles figurants, m'a invité à dîner.
"Je n'ai pas d'argent", l'ai-je prévenu. "Et toi ?"
"Non," dit-il. "Mais j'ai reçu une sorte d'invitation à une fête. Et je voudrais t'emmener. Toutes les stars seront là."
Nous sommes arrivés à une maison de Beverly Hills à neuf heures. C'était la maison d'un agent célèbre. Je me sentais aussi effrayée d'y entrer que si je faisais irruption par effraction dans une banque. Mes bas étaient reprisés. Je portais une robe à dix dollars. Et mes chaussures ! J'ai prié pour que personne ne regarde mes chaussures. Je me suis dit, c'est le moment de se sentir comme une reine - et pas quand tu es seule dans ta chambre sans que personne ne te regarde.
Mais le sentiment de reine ne viendra pas. Le mieux que je réussis à faire fut de rentrer les jambes raides comme un piquet dans le grand hall et de rester là debout, à regarder comme une blonde gélifiée les smokings et les robes du soir.
Mon escort m'a chuchoté : "La nourriture est dans l'autre pièce. Viens." Il est parti sans moi. Je suis restée dans le hall, regardant la pièce emplie pleine de meubles merveilleux et de gens merveilleux.
Jennifer Jones était assise sur un canapé. Olivia de Havilland se tenait près d'une petite table. Gene Tierney riait à côté d'elle. Il y en avait tellement d'autres que je ne pouvais pas me concentrer. Des robes de soirée et des visages célèbres flottaient dans la pièce en riant et en bavardant. Les diamants scintillaient. Il y avait aussi des hommes, mais je n'en ai regardé qu'un.
Clark Gable se tenait seul, tenant un verre et souriant avec nostalgie en l'air. Il avait l'air si familier que j'en avais le vertige. Et puis j'ai su pourquoi. C'était presque comme si mon père était revenu à la vie. Il était là, comme il était sur la photo que je regardais quand j'étais petite fille.
J'ai passé le reste de la soirée dans le couloir à regarder M. Gable. C'était une fête merveilleuse.

Je devais par la suite assister à un certain nombre de soirées hollywoodiennes chics et me tenir parmi les personnages glamours, habillée aussi bien que n'importe lequel d'entre eux, et rire comme si j'étais submergée de joie, mais je ne me suis jamais sentie plus à l'aise que la première fois où j'avais M. Gable depuis le couloir.
Le principal plaisir que les gens retirent de ces fêtes, c'est de pouvoir énumérer le lendemain la liste des noms des personnes célèbres qu'ils ont approché chez Untel. La plupart des soirées fonctionnent sur le star system.
À Hollywood, une star n'est pas seulement un acteur, une actrice ou un producteur. Cela peut également être quelqu'un qui a récemment été arrêté pour quelque chose, qui a été battu ou encore exposé dans un ménage à trois. Si c'est diffusé dans les journaux, cette personne est traitée comme une vedette tant que perdure sa publicité.
Je ne sais pas si la haute société est différente dans d'autres villes, mais à Hollywood, les personnes importantes ne supportent pas d'être invitées dans un endroit qui n'est pas rempli d'autres personnes importantes. Cela ne les dérange pas que quelques personnes peu connues soient présentes, car ils font de bons auditeurs. Mais si une star ou un patron de studio ou l'un des grands personnages du cinéma se retrouve assis parmi un tas d'inconnus, ils sont effrayés comme si on essayait de les rétrograder.
Je ne pourrais jamais comprendre pourquoi les gens importants sont toujours si désireux de se déguiser et de se réunir pour se regarder. Peut-être que trois ou quatre d'entre eux auront quelque chose à dire à quelqu'un, mais les vingt ou trente autres resteront assis comme des morceaux sur une bûche et se regarderont avec de faux sourires.
L'hôte s'affaire généralement à essayer d'impliquer les invités dans une sorte de jeu ou de concours de devinettes. Ou il essaie d'amener quelqu'un à faire un discours sur quelque chose afin de lancer une discussion générale.
Mais généralement, les invités échouent pour répondre et la fête se prolonge sans que rien ne se passe jusqu'à l'arrivée du marchand de sable. C'est le signal pour les invités de commencer à partir. Presque tout le monde hésite à s'endormir lors d'une fête.
La raison pour laquelle je suis allée à des soirées de ce genre était de me faire de la publicité. Il y avait toujours la possibilité que quelqu'un puisse m'insulter ou me faire des avances, ce qui serait une bonne publicité si cela arrivait dans les rubriques de cinéma car avoir été simplement présente à une réception de gens de cinéma est une très bonne publicité.
Parfois, c'est la seule mention favorable que les reines du cinéma peuvent obtenir. Il y avait aussi la considération que si mes patrons de studio me voyaient parmi les stars de cinéma, ils pourraient aussi me considérer comme une star.
Assister à ce genre de sorties mondaines été la partie la plus difficile de ma campagne pour me faire connaître. Mais après quelques mois, j'ai appris à réduire considérablement l'ennui. In suffisait d'arriver avec environ deux heures de retard à une fête. Non seulement vous faite une entrée spéciale, ce qui était une bonne publicité, mais presque tout le monde était susceptible d'être ivre à ce moment-là.
Les personnes importantes sont beaucoup plus intéressantes lorsqu'elles sont ivres et paraissent beaucoup plus humains.
Il y a un autre aspect qui est socialement très important pour ces fêtes hollywoodiennes C'est un endroit où les idylles amoureuses se font et se défont. Presque tous ceux qui assistent à une soirée importante espèrent non seulement être mentionnés favorablement dans les rubriques de cinéma mais aussi éspèrent tomber amoureux ou de séduire quelqu'un avant la fin de la soirée.
Il est difficile d'expliquer comment on peut tomber amoureux alors qu'on s'ennuie à mourir, mais je sais que c'est vrai, car cela m'est arrivée plusieurs fois.
Dès que j'ai pu m'offrir une robe de soirée, j'ai acheté la plus voyante que j'aie pu trouver. C'était une robe rouge vif, décolletée, et mon arrivée dans celle-ci rendait généralement furieuse la moitié des femmes présentes. J'étais désolée d'une certaine manière de faire cela, mais j'avais un long chemin à parcourir et j'avais besoin de beaucoup de publicité pour y arriver.

Un soir, M. Schenck m'a invité à dîner dans son manoir de Beverly Hills. Puis il prit l'habitude de m'inviter deux ou trois fois par semaine.
Les premières fois, j'y allais car il était l'un des patrons de mon studio. Après ça, j'y suis allée parce que je l'aimais bien. De plus, la nourriture était très bonne et il y avait toujours des personnes importantes à sa table. Ce n'étaient pas les vedettes des fêtes, mais des amis personnels de M. Schenck.
Je parlais rarement, ne disant à peine que trois mots pendant le dîner, mais je m'appuyais au coude de M. Schenck et j'écoutais comme une éponge. M. Schenck n'a jamais même posé un doigt sur mon poignet, ou essayé de le faire. Il s'intéressait à moi parce que j'étais une belle décoration de table et parce que j'étais ce qu'il appelait une personnalité « décalée ».
J'aimais m'asseoir autour de la cheminée avec M. Schenck et l'entendre parler. Il était plein de sagesse, comme un grand explorateur. J'aimais aussi regarder son visage. C'était autant le visage d'une ville que celui d'un homme. Toute l'histoire d'Hollywood s'y trouvait.
Peut-être que la principale raison pour laquelle j'étais contente d'avoir gagné l'amitié de M. Schenck, était le grand sentiment de sécurité que cela me procurait. En tant qu'ami et protégé d'un des patrons de mon propre studio, qu'est-ce qui pourrait mal tourner pour moi ?
J'ai eu la réponse à cette question un lundi matin. J'ai été convoquée au service casting et informée que j'étais licensiée et que ma présence ne serait plus nécessaire. Je ne pouvais pas parler. Je me suis assise pour écouter en étant incapable de bouger.
Le responsable du casting m'a expliqué qu'on m'avait donné plusieurs fois ma chance et que, même si je m'en étais plutôt bien sortie, le studio pensait que je n'étais pas assez photogénique. C'était la raison pour laquelle, dit-il, que M. Zanuck avait fait couper les scènes des films dans lesquels j'avais joué de petits rôles.
"M. Zanuck pense que vous pourriez devenir actrice un jour", a déclaré le responsable, "mais que votre apparence est définitivement contre vous."
Je suis allée dans ma chambre et je me suis allongée dans mon lit et j'ai pleuré. J'ai pleuré pendant une semaine. Je n'ai ni mangé, ni parlé, ni coiffé mes cheveux. Je n'arrêtais pas de pleurer comme si j'étais à un enterrement, en train d'enterrer Marilyn Monroe.
Ce n'était pas seulement le fait que j'avais été virée. S'ils m'avaient laissé tomber parce que je ne pouvais pas jouer, cela aurait été déjà assez grave. Mais cela n'aurait pas été fatal. J'aurai pu apprendre, m'améliorer et devenir actrice. Mais comment pourrais-je changer à jamais mon apparence ? Et moi qui pensait au contraire que c'était cette partie de moi qu'on ne pouvait pas rater !
Et imaginez à quel point mon apparence doit être mauvaise si même M. Schenck devait accepter de me virer. Je pleurais jour après jour. Je me détestais d'avoir été si idiote à me faire des illusions en misant sur mon physique. Je suis sortie du lit et je me suis regarder dans le miroir.
Quelque chose d'horrible s'était produit. Je n'étais pas attirante. J'ai vu une blonde vulgaire aux traits grossiers. Je me regardais avec les yeux de M. Zanuck. Et j'ai vu ce qu'il avait vu - une fille dont l'apparence était un trop gros handicap pour une carrière au cinéma.
Le téléphone a sonné. La secrétaire de M. Schenck m'a invité à dîner. J'y suis allée. Je suis restée assise toute la soirée, trop honteuse pour regarder quelqu'un dans les yeux. C'est ce que vous ressentez lorsque vous vous sentez abattue. Vous ne vous fâchez pas contre ceux qui vous ont rabaissé. Vous avez juste honte. J'ai goûté à cette honte très tôt - quand une famille m'avait mise à la porte et m'avait renvoyée à l'orphelinat.
Alors que nous étions assis dans le salon, M. Schenck m'a dit : "Comment ça se passe au studio ?"
Je lui ai souri parce que j'étais contente qu'il n'ait pas joué un rôle dans mon renvoi.
"J'ai perdu mon travail là-bas la semaine dernière," dis-je.
M. Schenck m'a regardé et j'ai vu mille histoires sur son visage - ces histoires de toutes les filles qu'il avait connues et qui avaient perdu leur emploi, de toutes les actrices qu'il avait entendues se vanter et glousser de succès puis gémir et sangloter quand la défaite arrive. Il n'a pas essayé de me consoler. Il ne m'a pas pris la main ni fait de promesses. A travers ses yeux fatigués de ces histoires d'Hollywood, il m'a regardé et m'a dit : "Continuez."
"Je le ferai," lui dis-je.
"Essayez tel Studio", a déclaré M. Schenck. "Il pourrait y avoir quelque chose là-bas."
En quittant la maison de M. Schenck, je lui ai dit : "Je voudrais vous poser une question personnelle. Est-ce que je vous parais différente de ce que j'étais avant ?"
"Vous avez toujours la même apparence", a déclaré M. Schenck. « Dormez seulement un peu et arrêtez de pleurer."
"Merci," dis-je.
Je suis rentrée chez moi avec le sentiment d'avoir fini avant d'avoir commencé.

QUAND vous échouez à Hollywood - c'est comme mourir de faim devant une salle de banquet avec les odeurs de filet mignon qui vous rendent fou. Je restais au lit jour après jour, ne mangeant pas, ne me peignant pas les cheveux. Il n'allait pas y avoir de chance dans ma vie.
L'étoile noire sous laquelle je suis née allait devenir de plus en plus sombre.
Je pleurais et ruminais. Je sortirais et trouverais un emploi de serveuse ou de commis. Des millions de filles étaient heureuses de faire ce genre de travail. Ou je pourrais retravailler dans une usine. Aucun travail ne me faisait peur. J'avais récuré les sols et lavé la vaisselle aussi loin que je m'en souvienne.
Mais il y avait quelque chose qui ne me laissait pas retourner dans le monde de Norma Jean. Ce n'était pas de l'ambition ou un désir d'être riche et célèbre. Je ne sentais aucun talent sous jacent en moi. Je n'avais même pas l'impression d'attirer les regards ou d'être attirante.
Mais il y avait quelque chose en moi comme une folie qui ne s'arrêtait pas. Cela n'arrêtait pas de me hanter, non pas en mots mais en couleurs - écarlate et or et blanc brillant, verts et bleus. C'étaient les couleurs dont je rêvais dans mon enfance quand j'avais essayé de me cacher du monde terne et sans amour dans lequel vivait l'esclave de l'orphelinat, Norma Jean.
Je fuyais toujours ce monde et il était toujours autour de moi.
C'est pendant que j'étais allongée au fond de l'océan, pensant ne plus jamais revoir la lumière du jour, que je suis tombée amoureuse pour la première fois. Non seulement je n'avais jamais été amoureuse, mais je n'en avais jamais rêvée. C'était quelque chose qui existait pour d'autres personnes - des personnes qui avaient des familles et des maisons.

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Il s'agit ici de la publication dans la presse (et du vivant de Marilyn) de ce qui restera considéré comme son "autobiographie" débutée mais jamais achevée, le fruit d'une collaboration émaillée d'entretiens avec le journaliste Ben Hecht au début de l'année 1954 et publiée dans un livre intitulé (comme cet article) "My Story" en 1974 et publié en France en 2011 sous le titre de "Confession inachevée".

This is here the publication in the press (and during Marilyn's lifetime) of what will remain considered as her "autobiography" started but never completed, the result of a collaboration punctuated by several interviews with the journalist Ben Hecht at the early of the year 1954 and published in a book entitled (like this article) "My Story" in 1974 and published in France in 2011 under the title of "Confession inachevée".


- Blog: 12/01/1955, The Australian Women's Weekly: "This is my story" (part 1) -
- Blog: 19/01/1955, The Australian Women's Weekly: "This is my story" (part 3) -


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30 juin 2018

Hollywood Property from the Osianama Archives - 03/2018 - Julien's Auction

Affiches de films


 Lot 80: MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT POSTER
A French Grande poster for the 1960s re-release of the Marilyn Monroe film Certains L'Aiment Chaud! [Some Like it Hot] (Ashton, 1958).
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 | Winning Bid: $896
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Lot 81MARILYN MONROE SOME LIKE IT HOT POSTER
An Italian locandina poster for the Billy Wilder film A Qualcuno Piace Caldo [Some Like it Hot] (Ashton, 1959).
Estimate: $400 - $600 | Winning Bid: $576
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Lot 82: MARILYN MONROE SEVEN YEAR ITCH POSTER
An American three-sheet poster for the Marilyn Monroe film The Seven Year Itch (Charles K. Feldman, 1955).
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $3,840
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Lot 83: MARILYN MONROE SEVEN YEAR ITCH POSTER
An American window card poster for the Marilyn Monroe film The Seven Year Itch (Charles K. Feldman, 1955).
Estimate: $200 - $400 | Winning Bid: $562.50
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Lot 84: MARILYN MONROE BUS STOP POSTER
An English Double Crown poster for the Marilyn Monroe film Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956).
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $2,560
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Lot 86: MARILYN MONROE MISFITS POSTERS
An American one-sheet poster and a British quad poster for the Marilyn Monroe film The Misfits (Seven Arts, 1961).
Estimate: $500 - $700 | Winning Bid: $1,024
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Photographies diverses


Lot 85: MARILYN MONROE PRINT BY BERT STERN
A screenprint image of Marilyn Monroe from Bert Stern's iconic "Last Sitting" photo shoot. Signed by Stern in black ink lower right and numbered in black ink lower left "241/300."
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000 | Winning Bid: $2,880
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Lot 87: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE PRINT
A screen print on paper of Marilyn Monroe removing her stockings. Signed in pencil lower right and numbered in pencil lower left 120/300.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200 | Winning Bid: $1,600
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 Lot 88: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE PRINT
A silkscreen print by Milton Greene produced from a photograph taken of Marilyn Monroe in 1953 during the "Black Sitting" session. Signed in pencil lower right and numbered in pencil lower left 243/300.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200 | Winning Bid: $2,240
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Lot 89: MARILYN MONROE HUGH HEFNER SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
A large-format photographic print of Marilyn Monroe nude, created from an image taken by Tom Kelley in 1949. This is the iconic Marilyn pose published in the first issue of Playboy magazine. Numbered 291 of 300 to the lower left and signed by Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, to the lower right.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000 | Winning Bid: $4,480
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09 février 2018

Hollywood Auction 89 - 06/2017 - Profiles In History

Photographies
(diverses)


Lot 151: Marilyn Monroe (3) photographs
with secretarial autographs
and (1) unsigned vintage swimsuit still.
(ca. 1950s)
Collection of (3) vintage original gelatin silver double-weight matte 8 x 10 in. photographs all secretarially inscribed and signed in red ink on the image and in the borders, “Marilyn Monroe”. Also includes (1) vintage gelatin silver single-weight 8 x 10 in. cheesecake photograph of Monroe in a black lace swimsuit. 3-exhibiting even toning, minor edge wear and remain in very good to fine condition. 1-exhibits a repaired 1 in. tear to lower central border as well as edge creasing. In good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $1,400

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Lot 152: Marilyn Monroe rare signed photograph. (TCF, 1952)
Vintage original gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph by Frank Powolny depicting Marilyn in repose. From the publicity campaign for Monkey Business. Inscribed and signed in blue ink in lower left of image to a crewmember, “To Jack, It’s a pleasure to know you, Marilyn Monroe”. Exhibiting light even toning, and minor handling. In fine condition.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 / Winning bid: $12,500

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Lot 415: Marilyn Monroe (45+) photographs by Avedon, Greene, Florea, Willoughby, and others. (1940s-1960s/printed later)
Collection of (45+) gelatin silver and RC color double-weight and single weight glossy and matte production photographs and portraits ranging in size from 8 x 8 in. to 16 x 20 in. Including images with Cary Grant, William Holden, Montgomery Clift and others,glamour portraits, candid shots of cast and crew, scene stills and character portraits. Some retaining photographer inkstamps and notation on the verso. Exhibiting age, minor wear, some toning, minor soiling and handling. In overall vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $4,250

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Lot 444: Movie Star News archive (1 million++) Hollywood and entertainment photographs.
Massive archive of (1 million++) primarily gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. single- and double-weight glossy and matte photographs, as well as RC prints, color photos, color glos stills, and color mini lobby cards. A New York City institution for over 70 years, Movie Star News began life in 1938 as a used bookstore owned by siblings Irving and Paula Klaw. The business struggled until one day Irving noticed customers surreptitiously tearing pictures out of movie magazines. Sensing an opportunity, the Klaws began selling used film publicity photos. Demand was so high that Irving reached out to studio publicity departments directly for additional stock, and discovered that promotional materials were routinely discarded after the run of a film. He was able to acquire as many original photos as he wanted for next to nothing, and often, studio negatives, from which he started producing his own prints. The Klaws stopped selling books and started a mail order photo business in addition to the storefront operation, effectively establishing Hollywood and entertainment photography as a field of collecting. Comprising Movie Star News store stock as well as vintage source material, the breadth and scope of this resulting archive is likely unparalleled anywhere, featuring material on nearly every important star and movie in the history of American film production, from pre-Hollywood silent film period through the Golden Age, New Hollywood, the blockbuster era, and beyond. Every category, genre, and subgenre is represented, including drama, comedy, action, adventure, romance, pre-code, crime, film noir, sci-fi, horror (Universal, Hammer, and more), war, western, pin-up, cheesecake, beefcake, exploitation, sexploitation, Blaxploitation, etc. Additionally featuring television, music, stage, and adult subjects, the archive contains a near-complete narrative of American pop culture throughout the 20th century. Today, it would be virtually impossible to build a collection of entertainment material this comprehensive from scratch and prohibitively expensive to create at this level of quality—the cost of photo paper alone would run well over $1,000,000. The archive consists of roughly 40% vintage original material, the remainder primarily composed of high quality Movie Star News gelatin silver dark room prints, many made from the original negatives that Klaw acquired directly from the studios. Including actresses and female entertainers: Paula Abdul, Julie Adams, Rene Adoree, Gracie Allen, June Allyson, Judith Anderson, Mary Andrewson, The Andrews Sisters, Ursula Andress, Julie Andrews, Even Arden, Jean Arthur, Mary Astor, Lauren Bacall, Carrol Baker, Josephine Baker, Lucille Ball, Anne Bancroft, Talullah Bankhead, Vilma Banky, Brigette Bardot, Theda Bara, Lynne Bari, Ethel Barrymore, Anne Baxter, Constance Bennett, Joan Bennett, Ingrid Bergman, Linda Blair, Joan Blondell, Ann Blythe, Jacqueline Bisset, Clara Bow, Alice Brady, Mary Brian, Fannie Brice, Louise Brooks, Virginia Bruce, Carol Burnett, Mary Carlisle, Madeleine Carroll, Irene Castle, Joan Caulfield, Helen Chandler, Carol Channing, Marguerite Chapman, Cyd Cherise, Claudette Colbert, Jeanne Crane, Joan Crawford, Fifi D’Orsay, Arlene Dahl, Lili Damita, Dorothy Dandridge, Bebe Daniels, Linda Darnell, Marion Davies, Bette Davis, Doris Day, Yvonne DeCarlo, Francis Dee, Sandra Dee, Gloria DeHaven, Olivia DeHavilland, Dolores Del Rio, Myrna Dell, Catherine Deneuve, Sandy Dennis, Bo Derek, Marlene Dietrch, Faith Domergue, Carol Donell, Billie Dove, Betsy Drake, Faye Dunaway, Irene Dunne, Deanna Durbin, Ann Dvorak, Jeanne Eagles, Barbara Eden, Anita Ekberg, Dale Evans, Francis Farmer, Alice Faye, Rhonda Fleming, Bridget Fonda, Jane Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Anne Francis, Kay Francis, Mona Freeman, Anette Funicello, Eva Gabor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, Terri Garr, Greer Garson, Janet Gaynor, Lillian Gish, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Gloria Grahame, Katharyn Grayson, Jane Greer, Virginia Grey Corinne Griffith, Melanie Griffith, Daryl Hannah, Ann Harding, Jean Harlow, June Havoc, Goldie Hawn, Helen Hayes, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Holliday, Miriam Hopkins, Lena Horne, Ruth Hussey, Angelica Huston, Betty Hutton, Janet Jackson, Gloria Jean, Zita Johann, Olivia Newton John, Grace Jones, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Jones, Janis Joplin, Ruby Keeler, Grace Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Phyllis Kirk, Eartha Kitt, Laura La Plante, Veronica Lake, Hedy Lamarr, Dorothy Lamour, Elsa Lancaster, Carol Landis, Priscilla Lane, Francis Langford, Angela Lansbury, Piper Laurie, Lila Lee, Peggy Lee, Janet Leigh, Vivien Leigh, Joan Leslie, Gina Lollabrigida, Carole Lombard, Bessie Love, Myrna Loy, Ida Lupino, Jeanette MacDonald, Ali MacGraw, Shirley MacLane, Anna Magnani, Jayne Mansfield, Ann Margret, Marilyn Maxwell, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy McGuire, Fay McKenzie, Una Merkel, Ethel Merman, Vera Miles, Ann Miller, Liza Minnelli, Mary Miles Minter, Carmen Miranda, Marilyn Monroe, Maria Montez, Coleen Moore, Mae Murray, Pola Negri, Kim Novak, Maureen O’Hara, Maureen O’Sullivan, Merle Oberon, Anita Page, Gail Patrick, Mary Pickford, Eleanor Powell, Luise Rainer, Sally Rand, Vanessa Redgrave, Donna Reed, Lee Remick, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Richards, Ginger Rogers, Diana Ross, Lillian Roth, Gail Russell, Jane Russell, Rosalind Russell, Ann Rutherford, Winona Ryder, Lizabeth Scott, Norma Shearer, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Sylvia Sidney, Jean Simmons, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Emma Thompson, Gene Tierney, Thelma Todd, Claire Trevor, Kathleen Turner, Lana Turner, Twiggy, Mamie Van Doren, Lupe Velez, Martha Vickers, Rachel Ward, Tuesday Weld, Mae West, Marie Windsor, Debra Winger, Shelley Winters, Jane Withers, Anna May Wong, Natalie Wood, Fay Wray, Teresa Wright, Jane Wyman, Loretta Young, and many, many more. Actors and male entertainers: Amos & Andy, Dana Andrews, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Louis Armstrong, Desi Arnaz, Fred Astaire, Lex Barker, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, The Beatles, Warren Beatty, Wallace Beery, Harry Belafonte, John Belushi, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen, Charles Bickford, Humphrey Bogart, David Bowie, Charles Boyer, Marlon Brando, Charles Bronson, Mel Brooks, Yul Brynner, James Cagney, Eddie Cantor, Johnny Cash, John Cassavettes, Lon Chaney, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Nat King Cole, Ronald Colman, Sean Connery, Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Ricardo Cortez, Joseph Cotten, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Dead End Kids, James Dean, Robert DeNiro, Walt Disney, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Duke Ellington, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. & Jr., Jose Ferrer, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn, Henry Fonda, Glenn Ford, Harrison Ford, Clark Gable, John Garfield, James Garner, Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Benny Goodman, Cary Grant, Alec Guinness, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Rondo Hatton, Sterling Hayden, Charlton Heston, Alfred Hitchcock, Dustin Hoffman, William Holden, Bob Hope, Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, William Hurt, The “James Bond” franchise, Van Johnson, Al Jolson, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, Gene Kelly, Alan Ladd, Burt Lancaster, Harry Langdon, Charles Laughton, Laurel & Hardy, Bruce Lee, Christopher Lee, Jack Lemon, Jerry Lewis, Harold Lloyd, Peter Lorre, Dean Martin, Lee Marvin, the Marx Brothers, James Mason, Victor Mature, Joel McCrea, Roddy McDowell, Steve McQueen, Ray Milland, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, Robert Montgomery, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Ricky Nelson, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, David Niven, Chuck Norris, Peter O’Toole, Warner Oland, Laurence Olivier, Al Pacino, Jack Palance, Gregory Peck, Tyrone Power, Elvis Presely, Vincent Price, John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Orson Welles, Bruce Willis, and many, many more. Movies: The African Queen, All Quiet on the Western Front, American Graffiti, Anatomy of a Murder, Animal House, the Back to the Future franchise, Beau Geste, Bell, Book and Candle, The Big Heat, The Birds, The Blue Dahlia, Blue Velvet, Bonnie and Clyde, Born Yesterday, Brigadoon, Cabin in the Sky, Captain’s Courageous, Casablanca, the “James Bond” franchise, Cat People, the “Charlie Chan” franchise, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dance, Fools, Dance, Dark Victory, Dead End, Dial M for Murder, Doctor Strangelove, Dracula, Duel in the Sun, Easy Rider, El Dorado, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Foreign Correspondent, Forsaking All Others, Frankenstein, From Here to Eternity, Full Metal Jacket, Funny Girl, Ghostbusters, Gigi, Gone With the Wind, Grand Illusion, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Escape, Halloween, High Society, His Girl Friday, Holiday, The Horror of Dracula, Human Desire, Humoresque, I Wanted Wings, Imitation of Life, Inside Daisy Clover, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jaws, Jezebel, The Killers, The King and I, The Lady Eve, The Lady Vanishes, Lifeboat, Macao, Marked Woman, The Most Dangerous Game, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Mrs. Miniver, Murder, My Sweet, My Darling Clementine, My Man Godfrey, Night of the Hunter, North by Northwest, Notorious, Passage to Marseilles, Paths of Glory, Persona, Picnic, Planet of the Apes, Porgy and Bess, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Prisoner of Zenda, Psycho, Quo Vadis, Random Harvest, Rear Window, Rebecca, Rio Bravo, Robocop, Rope, Sabotage, The Set-Up, Seven Samurai, She!, Showboat, Spellbound, Stagecoach, The Stranger, Sullivan’s Travels, Suspicion, the “Tarzan” franchise, Test Pilot, That Certain Woman, The Three Musketeers, To Catch a Thief, To Have and Have Not, Today We Live, Too Hot to Handle, The Untouchables, Valley of the Dolls, Vertigo, Vivacious Lady, Westside Story, White Christmas, Woman of the Year, The Women, Wuthering Heights, Young Mr. Lincoln, Zoo in Budapest, and many, many more. Includes duplicate images.Condition ranges widely, with the majority ranging from very good to very fine. The archive is housed in approx. (140) 4- and 5-drawer metal filing cabinets, measuring on average 22 x 28 x 53 in. This is a historic opportunity to own one of the most legendary and consequential collections of Hollywood and entertainment photographic material ever assembled. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to preview the lot in person by appointment.
Estimate: $220,000 - $350,000 / Winning bid: ?

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Lot 868: Marilyn Monroe (3) nude calendar first-release variation collection. (ca. 1940s)
Vintage original (3) iconic Tom Kelly’s legendary Golden Dreams nude calendar print, shot in 1949 when Marilyn was between studio contracts, and not published until at least 1952 for the following year. Including (1) 9 x 13 in. stapled print with advertising headboard present and 4-other prints of various models beneath Marilyn’s, (1) 8 x 9.5 in. print (presumed removed from a complete calendar) and (1) 12 x 16.5 in. print with creased headboard section. All in vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $850

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Lot 872: Marilyn Monroe door panel poster. (ca. 1950s)
Vintage original rolled 62 x 21.5 in. panel door poster of Marilyn Monroe in a candy-striped bathing suit. Linen backed. Exhibiting light even fading and a slice to the upper 2 in. of the blank border, not affecting image. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $3,250
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Lot 878: Marilyn Monroe unpublished behind the scenes color camera transparency from Niagara by Frank Worth.
(TCF, 1953) Vintage original 2.5 x 2.5 in. camera color transparency of Marilyn Monroe in costume as “Rose Loomis” in an unpublished image of the Hollywood icon posing in front of a helicopter behind the scenes of Niagara. Photographed by Frank Worth. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Winning bid: $350 

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Lot 879: Marilyn Monroe (3) contact sheet strips with 9-portraits by Milton Greene from his personal collection.
(ca. 1950s) Vintage original (9) gelatin silver single-weight glossy 2.5 x 2.25 in. photographs on 3-contact sheet prints measuring approx. 2.25 x 8 in. and with 3-frames per strip. Featuring outdoor portraits of Marilyn Monroe taken by her close friend and legendary photographer Milton Greene. Unevenly trimmed at top and bottom of strips. Exhibiting age, minor wear and some handling. From the personal collection of Milton Greene. In overall very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $600

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Lot 885: Marilyn Monroe (3) candid photographs with Tony Curtis, Milton Greene and others.
(ca. 1960s) Vintage original (3) gelatin silver single-weight photos including (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with DJ Fred Robbins and Joe Bynes, (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with Milton Greene and others at Jess Rand's 1954 birthday party and (1) 4.5 x 6.5 in. Marilyn with Tony Curtis and others. Exhibiting some edge chipping, age, handling. With some mounting residue, inkstamps and writing to verso. In vintage very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300

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Lot 886: Marilyn Monroe (3) candid photographs with Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Curtis, Milton Greene and more.
(ca. 1960s) Vintage original (3) gelatin silver single-weight photos including (1) 4.5 x 6.5 in. Marilyn with Tony Curtis and Milton Greene wearing eye patches in solidarity with Sammy Davis Jr. who’d lost his eye in a car accident, (1) 8 x 10 in. Marilyn with Milton Greene and Sammy Davis Jr. at Jess Rand's 1954 birthday party and (1) 8 x 10 in. photo card of Marilyn with Sammy Davis Jr. and Eddie Fisher. Exhibiting some edge chipping, age, handling. With some mounting residue, inkstamps and writing to verso. In vintage good to fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300 

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Lot 888: Marilyn Monroe (10) mammoth prints signed by George Barris.
(ca. 1950s-1960s) Collection of (10) contemporary oversize posed and candid photographs of Monroe ranging in size from 17 x 22.25 in. to 21 x 28 in. Including (2) color images 1-of Monroe wearing a robe at the beach and 1-head shot and (8) black and white prints including 7-in and around a home and 1-at the beach. All signed in lower right of images, “George Barris” (Barris first signed in ballpoint over which he later signed in marking pen). Exhibiting minor wrinkling from handling. In generally fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 / Winning bid: $1,900
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Lot 889: Bert Stern signed Marilyn Monroe limited edition foil print.
(1962) Vintage original blue ink silkscreen on 40 x 40 in. silver foil limited edition print. The image is from Marilyn Monroe’s last photographic sitting in 1962. Signed by the photographer, “Bert Stern” in the lower right border and numbered, “99/100” in the lower left. Presented in the original fame. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Winning bid: $2,000
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Films


Lot 876: Marilyn Monroe (2) window cards from How to Marry a Millionaire and Niagara. (TCF, 1953)
Vintage original (2) window cards for the Marilyn Monroe titles including (1) 14 x 22 in. card for How to Marry a Millionaire featuring Marilyn in swimsuit with Betty Hutton and Lauren Bacall. With playdate field filled in and some toning to edges and including (1) 14 x 22 in. card for Niagara featuring a sultry Monroe reclining and a photo image of she and Joseph Cotten. With blank playdate field, some clean pinholes to corners, and even toning. In generally very good to fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $500
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Lot 877: Marilyn Monroe (41) negatives from Bus Stop. (TCF, 1956)
Vintage original (41) 5 x 4 in. black and white negatives with matching contact prints, including images from production with Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Eileen Heckart and cast, behind the scenes shots, crowd scenes, and images of Monroe in her iconic green costume performing. Contained in original sleeves. Some contact prints with editorial grease pencil cropping for publication. In generally fine vintage condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $7,000
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Lot 880: Marilyn Monroe rolled German A0 large size format poster for The Seven-Year Itch.
Marilyn Monroe rolled German A0 large size format poster for The Seven-Year Itch. (TCF, 1955/R-1960) Vintage original German A0 46 x 33 in. large size format poster by graphic artist, stamp illustrator and art educator Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch for the re-release of the Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe comedy. Rolled. With vibrant color. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $750

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Lot 881: Marilyn Monroe (11) production photographs from The Seven Year Itch and How to Marry a Millionaire.
 (MGM, 1953/1955) Vintage original (11) gelatin silver single-weight glossy 8 x 10 in. production photographs featuring Marilyn Monroe and cast including (5) How to Marry a Millionaire and (6) The Seven Year Itch. All with studio slugs in lower borders. Exhibiting age, minor wear, some toning, creasing and handling. In overall vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $600
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Lot 882: Marilyn Monroe (5) photographs from The Seven-Year Itch and others.
(TCF, 1955) Vintage original gelatin silver single-weight production photographs ranging in size from 7.25 x 8 in. to 8 x 10 in. including (3) Seven-Year Itch with Marilyn and Tom Ewell mugging on a couch (1-with two-hole punches at the top border), (1) full-body swimsuit pose and (1) portrait in a jeweled satin gown near a car. All exhibit minor age and handling. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $200 - $300 / Winning bid: $650
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Lot 883: Marilyn Monroe lobby card for Dangerous Years, her first appearance in film publicity material.
(TCF, 1948) Vintage original color 11 x 14 in. lobby card for the first film in which Marilyn appeared in publicity material. Exhibiting pinholes, border restoration, and retouching to a vertical crease through the center of the card and a crease in the lower right image. Presents in vintage good to very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $300
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Lot 884. Marilyn Monroe and Anne Baxter photograph behind the scenes on All About Eve by Frank Powolny.
(TCF, 1950) Vintage original gelatin silver 8 x 10 in. double-weight matte photograph. Retaining photographer’s inkstamp on the verso. Exceedingly rare early candid moment for Marilyn. In vintage very fine condition.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $650
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Lot 890: Warner Bros. commemorative brass key to the studio. (ca. 1960s)
Consisting of a cast brass 11 x 4 in. presentation key to Warner Bros. Studios. The shield-shaped bow of the key features raised iconic “WB” letters synonymous with the studio. The key blade reads, in raised letters, “The Largest in the World” on one side and “Welcome to the Warner Bros Studio”, on the other. Keys like this one were presented to special guests, celebrities, and dignitaries visiting the studio. Exhibiting expected age, wear and patina. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $600 - $800 / Winning bid: $1,900  

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Documents papiers


lot 869: Marilyn Monroe’s (Norma Jeane Dougherty) first signed studio contract with Twentieth Century-Fox with original screen test request signed by Ben Lyon.
The contract is 17 pages (8.5 x 11 in.), entitled “Agreement Between Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation And Norma Jeane Dougherty – Artist August 24, 1946” typed on the heavy stock contract folder bound with two brass brads. The document is an agreement, “That the producer employs the artist, and the artist enters the employ of the producer, to render his services exclusively to the producer, in the capacities and for the purposes herein described, for a term of Six (6) Months, commencing on the 26th day of August, 1946… the producer shall pay to the artist, as his entire compensation hereunder, the sum of One Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars ($125.00) per week during the term of said employment…” On page 16, the future Marilyn Monroe signed in black ink, “Norma Jeane Dougherty” and was co-signed by a studio executive an a notary public. The final page was signed by Norma Jeane’s foster mother, Grace McKee, granting approval of the agreement for the 20-year-old minor. Accompanying the contract is the 1-page inter-office document, dated July 25, 1946, signed by Twentieth Century Fox executive (and former actor) Ben Lyon, written to Mr. George Wasson, stating in part: “Will you please draw up an optional contract on Norma Jeane Dougherty. We agree to make a test of her and then within ten (10) days after she completes the test, we agree to advise her whether or not we intend to exercise the option: 6 months – 20 out of 26 weeks -- $150.00.” Ben Lyon was a successful actor starring in the 1930 film Hell’s Angels, the film that brought Jean Harlow to prominence. After having met the young Norma Jeane on July 17, 1946, Lyon stated that she was “Jean Harlow all over again!” With this document, he arranged for Norma Jeane’s screen test and her subsequent contract with the studio. Lyon later advised the starlet to change her screen name to “Marilyn Monroe”. Also included is a carbon copy studio memo to Ben Lyon from George Wasson, dated October 25, 1946, stating that “Today is the last day for us to notify Norma Jeane Dougherty in the event we desire her to have any dental work done.” Contract is in fine condition; both the Lyon and dental memos have paper loss from the two-hole binder. An historic assemblage marking the genesis of the silver screen’s greatest star.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 / Winning bid: $35,500
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lot 870: Marilyn Monroe personally hand annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953)
Marilyn Monroe’s personally-used and annotated script from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. An incomplete script, being a block of revisions delivered by the production to Marilyn Monroe comprising 69 pages total (numbered 48 through 117, missing page 93) plus a pink title cover-sheet printed “26 November 1952, ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (Revised Final Script…13 Nov. 1952),” plus “TO ALL SECRETARIES: Please place these ADDITIONAL PAGES at the back of your script of the above date. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Majority of the prompts for Marilyn’s character “Lorelei Lee” are circled variously in graphite and non-repro blue pencil, with approximately 22-pages annotated in various inks and pencil in Monroe’s hand with amendments and additions to the script and notes on how she proposes to deliver lines and portray Lorelei’s character, with several other pages showing line deletions and other demarcations. Highlights of notes include: pg. 56, when Lord Beekman finds Lorelei stuck in Malone’s porthole, next to Lorelei’s line “Oh yes--Tea with Lady Beekman. Why, she must of forgot. She didn’t show up,” with Monroe adding an alternative line, “Well, I just wanted to see the view. It’s better from here”; pg. 58, Monroe changes the line “Piggie, will you run down to my cabin and get my purse?” to “Maybe I should have that Sherry - will you get me some”; pg. 79, Monroe has written a note to herself in the margin “Feeling that feeds the words, know the lines, go over it inteligently [sic]”; pg. 92, also to herself, “sense the feeling with the body” plus several dialogue changes; pg. 94, again to herself, “grit my teeth and forget it must have my,” “all of feeling in my words,” and “build pull back, don’t stop mutual conflict between partners.” Also, the following page (95) although bearing no notations, features the scene for Monroe’s classic musical number “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” In generally very good condition, with expected handling wear, soiling, and creasing, and some small edge tears and damp-staining to cover page and a few internal margins throughout. Marilyn’s unique, revealing personal notations in this script reveal her private thought processes and fleeting self confidence. On set, she was haunted by her controlling acting coach Natasha Lytess, constantly striving for her approval and insisting on retakes even when director Howard Hawks had already approved. Co-star Jane Russell looked after Marilyn on set and was often one of the only people able to coax her out of her trailer during her bouts of self doubt. Despite her anxieties, it was the role of Lorelei Lee that first fabricated her ‘dumb blonde’ persona—a genius mixture of comedy and sexiness which Marilyn personified on screen, all the while taking her acting very seriously, as evidenced by her occasional heartfelt self-motivational notes in the margins. Monroe biographer Donald Spoto once said: “She put a twist on sexiness. It was not something wicked and shameful...it was something which was terribly funny. And Marilyn enjoyed it.” A remarkable and deeply personal artifact both from Marilyn’s aura imbued within it, and of Hollywood history in general.
Provenance: Christies, New York, June 22, 2006, Lot 160.
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000 / Winning bid: $20,000
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Lot 871: Marilyn Monroe signed document relating to The Seven Year Itch. (TCF, 1955)
The 1-page document (8.5 x 11 in.), dated and notarized from the State of New York on December 31, 1955, states in part: “I, Marilyn Monroe of New York, New York… for valuable consideration to me in hand paid and the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge, have and do hereby and herewith release and forever discharge Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation… of and from all manner of action and actions, cause and causes of action, claims, demands… that I have ever had… pertaining to the production, distribution, exploitation or other matters or things relating to a certain motion picture photoplay entitled THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH.” Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in black ink. Minor staple holes on left margin. Overall, in fine condition.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000 / Winning bid: $3,750
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 Lot 873: (2) Marilyn Monroe signed documents and a block of (3) blank Marilyn Monroe checks.
A 1-page document (8.5 x 11 in.), undated, but retains “Received” stamp dated February 6, 1947. Sent by Marilyn to 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation to the attention of the legal department. In part: “This is to notify you that I am no longer being represented by the National Concert & Artists Corporation… I am now being represented by the Elsie Cukor Lipton Agency…[signed] Marilyn Monroe”. Contains clerical notes in both pencil and ink. Toning at lower half with tearing by two binder holes.
The second document is the second page of a two-page document (page one is missing), dated January 16, 1952 involving Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation and RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., pertaining to advertisement release for Marilyn Monroe in promoting “Jantzen Play Suites, Play Clothes and Swim Suits”. Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in blue ink, and co-signed by a Twentieth Century-Fox representative. Staple holes at top, pronounced wrinkling and a 3.75 x 1.25 in. portion clipped from the document.
Included with the documents is a block of (3) unused “Marilyn Monroe” printed checks from her City National Bank, Beverly Hills branch (checks numbered 1950 – 1952). Checks and attached stubs are in fine condition.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 / Winning bid: $3,750
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Lot 874: Marilyn Monroe signed advertising release for House of Westmore Cosmetics.
The 1-page document (8.5 x 13.5 in.), dated July 3, 1952 from Los Angeles, California, states in part: “The undersigned, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, a New York corporation, hereby gives and grants to House of Westmore, the non-exclusive right to utilize the name and likeness of Marilyn Monroe… Said name and/or likeness shall be used only by House of Westmore in connection with its product Cosmetics in the following manner: Newspapers, magazines, window and counter displays, point of sale material.” Signed “Marilyn Monroe” in black ink, and co-signed by representatives of Twentieth Century-Fox and House of Westmore. Minor paper loss from the binder at upper edge; minor chip at bottom edge not affecting signature.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000 / Winning bid: $4,250
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Lot 875: Studio letter warning Marilyn Monroe of her breach of contract for taking off shooting days to participate in President Kennedy’s Birthday Celebration. (1962)
Vintage original 2-page letter on Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation letterhead, dated May 16, 1962, addressed to Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. In part: “…the services of Miss Marilyn Monroe in the now current employment period commenced on March 6, 1962 in the motion picture tentatively entitled ‘Something’s Gotta Give’… Whereas said motion picture is now in the process of principal photography and is uncompleted… Miss Monroe has advised the executives of the undersigned corporation… that she intends to absent herself from Producer’s studio and from Los Angeles, California, at twelve noon, May 17, 1962, for the purpose of attending a social function being held outside of the State of California, and to continue said absence for the reminder of the said calendar week… Now, therefore, please be advised that said announced action on the part of Miss Monroe constitutes a refusal by her to render services… said action of Miss Monroe will result in serious loss and material damage to the undersigned corporation… [the studio may] be relieved of any of its obligations in respect to the photoplay in which Miss Monroe is now rendering…” Signed “Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation” by Frank H. Ferguson, its Assistant Secretary. Included with original registered mail transmittal envelope, postmarked May 16, 1962, with attached studio slip with stamp indicating return date of May 17, 1962 with notation that the letter was refused and returned. Before shooting had begun, Monroe received approval from producer Henry Weinstein for her to perform on May 19th for President Kennedy’s birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. Despite the agreement, Marilyn’s protracted health issues had delayed production and studio brass ultimately decided to release her from the picture on June 8th.
Estimate: $400 - $600 / Winning bid: $3,750
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Lot 887: Let's Make Love 22-pages of original sheet music for the LP record release.
(TCF, 1960) Vintage original (22) pages of musical charts including (1) 5-page printed 9.5 x 13 in. Conductor score for, “Let’s Make Love” designated for “Marilyn Monroe and Frankie Vaughan”, (1) 4-page handwritten 10.75 x 13.25 in. score for, “Let’s Make Love”, (1) 6-page printed 9.5 x 13 in. Conductor score for, “You With the Crazy Eyes” designated for “Frankie Vaughan (Vocal)” and (1) 7-page handwritten 10.75 x 13.25 in. score for “You With the Crazy Eyes” score. All exhibit edge toning, handling, minor soiling and staining. In vintage very good condition.
Estimate: $300 - $500 / Winning bid: $325
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Accessoires


 Lot 1942: Loni Anderson vintage “MM” evening gloves gifted to her by Burt Reynolds as the personal property of Marilyn Monroe.
(ca. 1950s) Vintage original pair of elegant midnight blue synthetic silk evening gloves with stitched braid detail at back and stitched monogram, “MM” on underside of flared, slit cuffs. Retaining internal Hansen maker’s label, printed size 6. Gifted to Loni Anderson by Burt Reynolds who attributed them to Marilyn Monroe, an idol of Anderson’s. In vintage fine condition.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 / Winning bid: $9,500
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Saturday Evening Post, 1956/05/12

Saturday Evening Post
- The New Marilyn Monroe - Part 2

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pays magazine: USA
paru le 12 mai 1956
article: 2ème partie "The New Marilyn Monroe"
en ligne sur saturdayeveningpost.com

1956-05-12-SEP 


Part Two: Here She Talks About Herself
By Pete Martin
Originally published on May 12, 1956
Marilyn explains how Freud helped cure her inferiority complex and tells why she posed for that famous nude calendar.

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The “new Marilyn” and Don Murray, male lead
in her next picture, Bus Stop. (Gene Lester, © SEPS)

“That nude calendar Marilyn Monroe posed for will probably be reprinted as long as we have men with twenty-twenty vision in this country,” Flack Jones told me. Jones had put in several years as a publicity worker at Marilyn Monroe’s Hollywood studio before opening his own public-relations office. “Curious thing about it,” Jones went on, “when that calendar first came out, it had no bigger sale than any other nude calendar.

“You may not know it, but there’s a steady sale for such calendars. You might think that there are too few places where you can hang them up to make them worthwhile. But there’re lots of places where they fit in very nicely — truckers’ havens, barbershops, bowling alleys, poolrooms, washrooms, garages, toolshops, taprooms, taverns — joints like that. The calendar people always publish a certain number of nude calendars along with standards like changing autumn leaves, Cape Cod fishermen bringing home their catch from a wintry sea, Old Baldy covered with snow. You’re not in the calendar business unless you have a selection of sexy calendars. The sale of the one for which Marilyn posed was satisfactory, but not outstanding. It only became a ‘hot number’ when the public became familiar with it.”

Billy Wilder, the Hollywood director who directed Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch, is witty, also pungent, pithy, and is not afraid to say what he thinks. “When you come right down to it,” Wilder told me, “that calendar is not repulsive. It’s quite lovely. Marilyn’s name was already pretty big when the calendar story broke. If it hadn’t been, nobody would have cared one way or the other. But when it became known that she had posed for it, I think that, if anything, it helped her popularity. It appealed to people who like to read about millionaires who started life selling newspapers on the corner of Forty-second and Fifth Avenue; then worked their way up. It was as if Marilyn had been working her way through college, for that pose took hours. Here was a girl who needed dough, and she made it by honest toil.”

“I was working on the Fox Western Avenue lot when this worried man from Fox came tearing in wringing his hands,” Marilyn told me recently. “He took me into my dressing room to talk about the horrible thing I’d done in posing for such a photograph. I could think of nothing else to say, so I said apologetically, ‘I thought the lighting the photographer used would disguise me.’ I thought that worried man would have a stroke when I told him that.

“What had happened was I was behind in my rent at the Hollywood Studio Club, where girls stay who hope to crash the movies. You’re only supposed to get one week behind in your rent at the club, but they must have felt sorry for me because they’d given me three warnings. A lot of photographers had asked me to pose in the nude, but I’d always said, ‘No.’ I was getting five dollars an hour for plain modeling, but the price for nude modeling was fifty an hour. So I called Tom Kelley, a photographer I knew, and said, ‘They’re kicking me out of here. How soon can we do it?’ He said, ‘We can do it tomorrow.’

“I didn’t even have to get dressed, so it didn’t take long. I mean it takes longer to get dressed than it does to get undressed. I’d asked Tom, ‘Please don’t have anyone else there except your wife, Natalie.’ He said, ‘O.K.’ He only made two poses. There was a shot of me sitting up and a shot of me lying down. I think the one of me lying down is the best.

“I’m saving a copy of that calendar for my grandchildren,” Marilyn went on, all bright-eyed. “There’s a place in Los Angeles which even reproduces it on bras and panties. But I’ve only autographed a few copies of it, mostly for sick people. On one I wrote, ‘This may not be my best angle,’ and on the other I wrote, ‘Do you like me better with long hair?”

I said to Marilyn that Roy Craft, who is one of the publicity men at Fox, had told me that he had worked with her for five years, and that in all that time he’d never heard her tell a lie. “That’s a mighty fine record for any community,” I said.

“It may be a fine record,” she admitted, “but it has also gotten me into trouble. Telling the truth, I mean. Then, when I get into trouble by being too direct and I try to pull back, people think I’m being coy. I’m supposed to have said that I dislike being interviewed by women reporters, but that it’s different with gentlemen of the press because we have a mutual appreciation of being male and female. I didn’t say I disliked women reporters. As dumb as I am, I wouldn’t be that dumb, although that in itself is kind of a mysterious remark because people don’t really know how dumb I am. But I really do prefer men reporters. They’re more stimulating.”

I asked Flack Jones in Hollywood, “When did this business of her making those wonderful Monroe cracks start?”

“You mean when somebody asked her what she wears in bed and she said, ‘Chanel Number Five’?” Jones asked. “You will find some who will tell you that her humor content seemed to pick up the moment she signed a contract with the studio, and that anybody in the department who had a smart crack lying around handy gave it to her. Actually, there were those who thought that more than the department was behind it. ‘Once you launch such a campaign,’ they said, ‘it stays launched. It’s like anyone who has a smart crack to unleash attributing it to a Georgie Jessel or to a Dorothy Parker or whoever is currently smart and funny.’ There was even a theory that the public contributed some of Marilyn’s cracks by writing or calling a columnist like Sidney Skolsky or Herb Stein, and giving him a gag, and he’d attribute it to Marilyn, and so on around town. But the majority of the thinking was that our publicity department gave her her best cracks.”

“Like what?” I asked.

“Like for instance. I’ll have to lead up to it; as you know, in this business you can be destroyed by one bad story — although that’s not as true as it used to be — and when the story broke that Marilyn had posed in the nude for a calendar and the studio decided that the best thing to do was to announce the facts immediately instead of trying to pretend they didn’t exist, we said that Marilyn was broke at the time and that she’d posed to pay her room rent, which was true. Then, to give it the light touch, when she was asked, ‘Didn’t you have anything on at all when you were posing for that picture?’ we were supposed to have told her to say, ‘I had the radio on.’”

Flack Jones paused for a long moment. “I’m sorry to disagree with the majority,” he said firmly, “but she makes up those cracks herself. Certainly that ‘Chanel Number Five’ was her own.”

When I told Marilyn about this, she smiled happily. “He’s right. It was my own,” she said. “The other one — the calendar crack — I made when I was up in Canada. A woman came up to me and asked, ‘You mean to say you didn’t have anything on when you had that calendar picture taken?’ I drew myself up and told her, ‘I did, too, have something on. I had the radio on.’”

“Give her a minute to think and Marilyn is the greatest little old ad-lib artist you ever saw,” Flack Jones had insisted. “She blows it in sweet and it comes out that way. One news magazine carried a whole column of her quotes I’d collected, and every one of them was her own. There’ve been times when I could have made face in this industry by claiming that I put some of those cracks into her mouth, but I didn’t do it. This girl makes her own quotables. She’ll duck a guy who wants to interview her as long as she can, but when she finally gets around to it, she concentrates on trying to give him what he wants — something intriguing, amusing and off-beat. She’s very bright at it.

“A writer was commissioned to write a story for her for a magazine,” Jones said. “The subject was to be what Marilyn eats and how she dresses. As I recall it, the title was to be ‘How I Keep My Figure,’ or maybe it was ‘How I Keep in Shape.’ The writer talked to Marilyn; then ghosted the article. He wrote it very much the way she’d told it to him, but he had to pad it out a little because he hadn’t had too much time with her. As a result, in one section of his article he had her saying that she didn’t like to get out in the sun and pick up a heavy tan because a heavy tan loused up her wardrobe by confusing the colors of her dresses and switching around what they did for her.

“The article read good to me, and took it over to Marilyn for her corrections and approval. Most of the stuff was the routine thing about diet, but when she came to the part about ‘I don’t like suntan because it confuses the coloring of my wardrobe,’ she scratched it out. I asked her, ‘What’s the matter?’

“‘That’s ridiculous,’ she said. ‘Having a suntan doesn’t have anything to do with my wardrobe.’ I said, ‘You’ve got to say something, Marilyn. After all, the guy’s article is pretty short as it is.’ She thought for a minute; then wrote, ‘I do not suntan because I like to feel blonde all over.’ I saw her write that with her own hot little pencil.

“The magazine which printed that story thought her addition so great that they picked it out and made it a subtitle. She’d managed to transpose an ordinary paragraph about wardrobe colors into a highly exciting, beautiful, sexy mental image. Some guys have said to me, ‘Why, that dumb little broad couldn’t have thought that up. You thought it up, Jones.’ I wish I could say, ‘Yeah, I did,’ but I didn’t. Feeling blonde all over is a state of mind,” he said musingly. “I should think it would be a wonderful state of mind if you’re a girl.

“One reason why she’s such a good interview,” Flack Jones went on, “is that she uses her head during such sessions. She tries to say something that’s amusing and quotable, and she usually does. When I worked with Marilyn I made it a practice to introduce her to a writer and go away and leave her alone, on the grounds that a couple of grown people don’t need a press agent tugging at their sleeves while they get acquainted. So if her interviews have been any good, it’s her doing.”

“One day she gave a tape interview and it was all strictly ad-lib,” he said. “I know, because I had a hard time setting it up. It was for a man who was doing one of those fifteen-minute radio interviews here in Hollywood, to be broadcast afterward across the country. We had a frantic time trying to get him the time with her, but finally he got his recorder plugged in, and the first question he pitched her was a curve. He wanted to know what she thought of the Stanislavsky school of dramatic art or whatever. Believe it or not, old Marilyn unloaded on him with a twelve-minute dissertation on Stanislavsky that rocked him back on his heels.”

“Does she believe in the Stanislavsky method?” I asked.

“She agreed with Stanislavsky on certain points,” Jones said. “And she disagreed on others, and she explained why. It was one of the most enlightening discussions on the subject I’ve ever heard. It came over the radio a couple of nights later, and everybody who listened said, ‘Oh, yeah? Some press agent wrote that interview for her.’ My answer to that was, ‘What press agent knows that much about Stanislavsky?’ I don’t.”

In the course of my research, before interviewing Marilyn, I’d discovered that Billy Wilder agreed with Jones. “I think that she thinks up those funny things for herself,” he said. Wilder’s Austrian background gives his phrases an offbeat rhythm, but because of its very differentness, his way of talking picks up flavor and extra meaning.

“I think also that she says those funny things without realizing that they’re so funny,” Wilder said. “One very funny thing she said involves the fact that she has great difficulties in remembering her lines. Tremendous difficulties. I’ve heard of one director who wrote her lines on a blackboard and kept that blackboard just out of camera range. The odd thing is that if she has a long scene for which she has to remember a lot of words, she’s fine once she gets past the second word. If she gets over that one little hump, there’s no trouble. Then, too, if you start a scene and say, ‘Action!’ and hers is the first line, it takes her ten or fifteen seconds to gather herself. Nothing happens during those fifteen seconds. It seems a very long time.”

“How about an example of when she’s bogged down on a second word,” I asked.

“For instance, if she had to say, ‘Good morning, Mr. Sherman,”’ Wilder told me, “she couldn’t get out the word ‘morning.’ She’d say, ‘Good …’ and stick. Once she got ‘morning’ out, she’d be good for two pages of dialogue. It’s just that sometimes she trips over mental stumbling blocks at the beginning of a scene.

“Another director should be telling you this story, not me,” Wilder said. “This other director was directing her in a scene in a movie, and she couldn’t get the lines out. It was just muff, muff, muff, and take, take, take. Finally, after Take Thirty-two, he took her to one side, patted her on the head, and said, ‘Don’t worry, Marilyn, honey. It’ll be all right.’ She looked up into his face with those big wide eyes of hers and asked, ‘Worry about what?’ She seemed to have no idea that thirty-two takes is a lot of takes.”

When I sat down to talk to Marilyn, I said, “I’ve tried to trace those famous remarks attributed to you and find out who originated them.”

“They are mine,” Marilyn told me. “Take that Chanel Number Five one. Somebody was always asking me, ‘What do you sleep in, Marilyn? Do you sleep in P.J.’s? Do you sleep in a nightie? Do you sleep raw, Marilyn?’ It’s one of those questions which make you wonder how to answer them. Then I remembered that the truth is the easiest way out, so I said, ‘I sleep in Chanel Number Five,’ because I do. Or you take the columnist, Earl Wilson, when he asked me if I have a bedroom voice. I said, ‘I don’t talk in the bedroom, Earl.’ Then, thinking back over that remark, I thought maybe I ought to say something else to clarify it, so I added, ‘because I live alone.’”

The phone rang in her apartment, and she took a call from one of the hand-picked few to whom she’d given her privately listed number. While she talked I thought back upon a thing Flack Jones had said to me thoughtfully, “I’m no psychiatrist or psychologist, but I think that Marilyn has a tremendous inferiority complex. I think she’s scared to death all the time. I know she needs and requires attention and that she needs and requires somebody to tell her she’s doing well. And she’s extremely grateful for a pat on the back.”

“Name me a patter,” I said.

“For example,” he said, “when we put her under contract for the second time, her best friend and encourager was the agent, Johnny Hyde, who was then with the William Morris Agency, although he subsequently died of a heart attack. Johnny was a little guy, but he was Marilyn’s good friend, and, in spite of his lack of size, I think that she had a father fixation on him.

“I don’t want to get involved in the psychology of all this,” Flack Jones continued, “because it was a very complicated problem, of which I have only a layman’s view, but I honestly think that Marilyn’s the most complicated woman I’ve ever known. Her complexes are so complex that she has complexes about complexes. That, I think, is one reason why she’s always leaning on weird little people who attach themselves to her like remoras, and why she lets herself be guided by them. A remora is a sucker fish which attaches itself to a bigger fish and eats the dribblings which fall from the bigger fish’s mouth. After she became prominent, a lot of these little people latched onto Marilyn. They told her that Hollywood was a great, greedy ogre who was exploiting her and holding back her artistic progress.”

I said that the way I’d heard it, those hangers-on seemed to come and go, and that her trail was strewn with those from whom she had detached herself. I’d been told that the routine was for her to go down one day to the corner for the mail or a bottle of milk and not come back; not even wave good-by.

“But she has complete confidence in these little odd balls, both men and women, who latch onto her, while they’re latched,” Jones said. “I’m sure their basic appeal to her has always been in telling her that somebody is taking advantage of her, and in some cases they’ve been right. This has nothing to do with your story, but it does have something to do with my observation that she’s frightened and insecure, and she’ll listen to anybody who can get her ear.”

“Johnny Hyde was no remora,” I said.

“Johnny was a switch on the usual pattern,” Jones agreed. “He was devoted to her. He could and did do things for her. I happened to know that Johnny wanted to marry her and Marilyn wouldn’t do it. She told me, ‘I like him very much, but I don’t love him enough to marry him.’ A lot of girls would have married him, for Johnny was not only attractive, he was wealthy, and when he died Marilyn would have inherited scads of money, but while you may not believe it, she’s never cared about money as money. It’s only a symbol to her.”

“A symbol of what?” I asked.

“It’s my guess that to her it’s a symbol of success. By the same token I think that people have talked so much to her about not getting what she ought to get that a lack of large quantities of it has also become a symbol of oppression in her mind. If I sound contradictory, that’s the way it is.”

When Marilyn had completed her phone call, I put it up to her, “I guess you’ve heard it argued back and forth as to whether you are a complicated person or a very simple person, even a naive person,” I said. “Which do you think is right?”

“I think I’m a mixture of simplicity and complexes,” she told me. “But I’m beginning to understand myself now. I can face myself more, you might say. I’ve spent most of my life running away from myself.”

It didn’t sound very clear to me, but I pursued the subject further. “For example,” I asked, “do you have an inferiority complex? Are you beset by fears? Do you need someone to tell you that you’re doing well all the time?”

“I don’t feel as hopeless as I did,” she said. “I don’t know why it is. I’ve read a little of Freud and it might have to do with what he said. I think he was on the right track.” I gave up. I never found out what portions of Freud she referred to or what “right track” he was on.

“What happened in 1952, when the studio sent you to Atlantic City to be grand marshal of the annual beauty pageant?” I asked Marilyn instead. “Did you mind going?”

She smiled. “It was all right with me,” she said. “At the time I wanted to come to New York anyhow. There was somebody I wanted to see here. This was why it was hard for me to be on time leaving New York for Atlantic City for that date. I missed the train and the studio chartered a plane for me, but it didn’t set the studio back as much as they let on. They could afford it.”

Flack Jones had told me that story too. “They’d arranged a big reception for Marilyn at Atlantic City,” he said. “There was a band to meet her at the train, and the mayor was to be on hand. Marilyn and the flacks who were running interference for her were to arrive on a Pennsylvania Railroad train at a certain hour, but, as usual, Marilyn was late, and when they got to the Pennsylvania Station the train had pulled out. So there they were, in New York, with a band and the mayor waiting in Atlantic City. Charlie Einfeld, a Fox vice-president — and Charlie can operate mighty fast when he has to — got on the phone and chartered an air liner — the only one available for charter was a forty-six-seat job; it was an Eastern Air Lines plane as I recall it — and they all went screaming across town in a limousine headed for Idlewild.

“The studio’s magazine man in New York, Marilyn and a flack from out here on the Coast boarded the plane and took off for Atlantic City,” Flack Jones said. “Bob and the Coast flack were so embarrassed at missing the train, and the plane was such a costly substitute that they were sweating like pigs. On this big air liner there was a steward aboard — they’d shanghaied a steward in a hurry from some place to serve coffee — but all of this didn’t bother Marilyn at all. She tucked herself into a seat back in the tail section, hummed softly; then fell fast asleep and slept all the way. The other two sat up front with the steward, drinking quarts of coffee because that was what he was being paid to serve. They drank an awful lot of coffee.”

Flack Jones said that Marilyn and her outriders were met at the Atlantic City airport by a sheriff’s car and that they were only three minutes late for the reception for Marilyn on the boardwalk. There she was given an enormous bouquet of flowers, and she perched on the folded-down top of a convertible, to roll down the boardwalk with a press of people following her car.

“She sat up there like Lindbergh riding down Broadway on his return from Paris,” Flack Jones said. “The people and the cops and the beauty-carnival press agents followed behind like slaves tied to her chariot wheels. That is, she managed to move a little every once in a while when the crowd could be persuaded to back away. Then Marilyn would pitch a rose at the crowd and it would set them off again, and there’d be another riot. This sort of thing went on — with variations — for several days. It was frantic.

1956-05-12-SEP-pic1  “But,” Flack Jones explained, “there was one publicity thing which broke which wasn’t intended to break. It was typical of the way things happen to Marilyn without anybody devising them. When each potential Miss America from a different part of the country lined up to register, a photograph of Marilyn greet- ing her was taken. Those pictures were serviced back to the local papers and eventually a shot of Miss Colorado with Marilyn wound up in a Denver paper; and a shot of Miss California and Marilyn in the Los Angeles and San Francisco papers, and so forth.”

For a moment Flack Jones collected his thoughts in orderly array; then went on, “Pretty soon in came an Army public-information officer with four young ladies from the Pentagon. There was a WAF and a WAC and a lady Marine and a WAVE. The thought was that it would be nice to get a shot of Marilyn with ‘the four real Miss Americas’ who were serving their country, so they were lined up. It was to be just another of the routine, catalogue shots we’d taken all day long, but Marilyn was wearing a low-cut dress which showed quite a bit of cleavage — quite a bit of cleavage. That would have been all right, since the dress was designed for eye level, but one of the photographers climbed up on a chair to shoot the picture.”

The way Marilyn described this scene to me was this: “I had met the girls from each state and had shaken hands with them,” she said. “Then this Army man got the idea of aiming his camera down my neck while I posed with the service girls. It wasn’t my idea for the photographer to get up on a chair.”

“Nobody thought anything of it at the time,” Jones had told me, “and those around Marilyn went on with the business of their workaday world. In due course the United Press — among others — serviced that shot. Actually it was a pretty dull picture because, to the casual glance, it just showed five gals lined up looking at the camera.”

Jones said that when the shot of the four service women and Marilyn went out across the country by wirephoto, editors took one look at it and dropped it into the nearest wastebasket because they had had much better art from Atlantic City.

“That night the Army PIO officer drifted back to the improvised press headquarters set up for the Miss America contest,” Flack Jones said. “He took one look and sent out a wire ordering that the picture be stopped.”

“On what grounds?” I asked.

“On grounds that that photograph showed too much meat and potatoes, and before he’d left the Pentagon he’d been told not to have any cheesecake shots taken in connection with the girls in his charge. Obviously what was meant by those instructions was that he shouldn’t have those service girls sitting on the boardwalk railings showing their legs or assuming other undignified poses. There was nothing in that PIO officer’s instructions which gave him the right to censor Marilyn’s garb, but he ordered that picture killed anyhow.”

According to Jones, every editor who had junked that picture immediately reached down into his wastebasket, drew it out and gave it a big play. “In Los Angeles it ran seven columns,” he said, “and it got a featured position in the Herald Express and the New York Daily News. All the way across country it became a celebrated picture, and all because the Army had ‘killed’ it.”

He was silent for a moment; then he said, “Those who were with her told me afterward that it had been a murderous day, as any day is when you’re with Marilyn on a junket,” he went on. “The demands on her and on those with her are simply unbelievable. But finally she hit the sack about midnight because she had to get up the next day for other activities. The rest of her crowd had turned in too, when they got a call from the U.P. in New York, asking them for a statement from Marilyn about ‘that picture.’”

“‘What picture?’ our publicist-guardian asked, and it was then that they got the story. They hated to do it, but they rousted Marilyn out of bed. She thought it over for a while; then issued a statement apologizing for any possible reflection on the service girls, and making it plain that she hadn’t meant it that way. She ended with a genuine Monroeism. ‘I wasn’t aware of any objectionable décolletage on my part. I’d noticed people looking at me all day, but I thought they were looking at my grand marshal’s badge.’ This was widely quoted, and it had the effect of giving the whole thing a lighter touch. The point is this: a lot of things happen when Marilyn is around.” He shook his head. “Yes, sir,” he said. “A lot of things.

“Another example of the impact she packs: when she went back to New York on the Seven Year Itch location,” Jones went on. “All of a sudden New York was a whistle stop, with the folks all down to see the daily train come in. When Marilyn reached LaGuardia, everything stopped out there. One columnist said that the Russians could have buzzed the field at five hundred feet and nobody would have looked up. There has seldom been such a heavy concentration of newsreel cameramen anywhere. From then on in, during the ten days of her stay, one excitement followed another. She was on the front page of the Herald Tribune, with art, five days running, which I’m told set some sort of a local record.

“In the case of The Itch, there was a contractual restriction situation,” Flack Jones said. “The studio’s contract called for the picture’s release to be held up until after the Broadway run of the play. When Marilyn went back to New York for the location shots for Itch, the play version was still doing a fair business, but it was approaching the end of its long run. If you bought a seat, the house was only half full. Then Marilyn arrived in New York and shot off publicity sparks and suddenly The Itch had S.R.O. signs out again. The result was that it seemed it was never going to stop its stage run; so, after finishing the picture, Fox had to pay out an additional hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars to the owners of the stage property for the privilege of releasing their movie.

“Things reached a new high — and no joke intended,” Flack Jones went on, “when Billy Wilder shot the scene where her skirts were swept up around her shoulders by a draft from a subway ventilator grating. That really set the publicity afire again, and shortly after that The Itch location company blew town while they were ahead. The unit production manager had picked the Trans-Lux Theater on Lexington Avenue for the skirt-blowing scene. He’d been down there at two o’clock in the morning to case the spot; he’d reported happily, ‘The street was fully deserted,’ and he’d made a deal with the Trans-Lux people for getting the scene shot there because there was nobody on the street at that hour.

“It seemed certain that Billy Wilder would have all the room in the world to work, and he had left word that nobody was to know what location he’d selected, because he didn’t want crowds. But word leaked out. It was on radio and TV and in the papers, so instead of secrecy you might almost say that the public was being urged to be at Lexington Avenue on a given night to Marilyn’s skirts blow. Instead of having a nice, quiet side street in which to work, Wilder had all the people you can pack on a street. Finally the cops roped off the sidewalk on the opposite side to restrain the public, and they erected a barricade close to the movie camera. But that wasn’t good enough, and they had to call out a whole bunch of special cops.”

Flack Jones said that when Wilder was ready to shoot, there were 200 or 300 photographers, professional and amateur, swarming over the place. Then Marilyn made her entrance from inside the theater out onto the sidewalk, and when she appeared the hordes really got out of control and there was chaos. Finally Wilder announced that he’d enter into a gentleman’s agreement. If the press would retire behind the barricades, and if the real working photographers would help control the amateurs, he would shoot the scene of Marilyn and Tom Ewell standing over the subway grating; then he’d move the movie camera back and the amateur shutter hounds could pop away at Marilyn until they were satisfied.

“So the New York press took care of the amateurs and made them quit popping their flashbulbs,” Flack Jones said. “Wilder got the scene and the volunteer snapshooters got their pictures. Everybody was there. Winchell came over with DiMaggio, who showed a proper husbandly disapproval of the proceedings. I myself couldn’t see why Joe had any right to disapprove. After all, when he married the girl her figure was already highly publicized, and it seemed odd if he had suddenly decided that she should be seen only in Mother Hubbards.”

I asked Marilyn herself if she thought that Joe had disapproved of her skirts blowing around her shoulders in that scene. I said I had heard his reaction described in two ways: that he had been furious and that he had taken it calmly.

“One of those two is correct,” Marilyn said. “Maybe you can figure it out for yourself if you’ll give it a little thought.”

Something told me that, in her opinion, Joe had been very annoyed indeed. And while we were on the subject of Joe, it seemed a good time to find out about how things had been between them when they had been married, and the unbelievable scene which accompanied the breaking up of that marriage. “Not in his wildest dreams could a press agent imagine a series of events like that,” Flack Jones had told me.

When I brought the subject up, Marilyn said, “For a man and a wife to live intimately together is not an easy thing at best. If it’s not just exactly right in every way it’s practically impossible, but I’m still optimistic.” She sat there being optimistic. Then she said, with feeling, “However, I think TV sets should be taken out of the bedroom.”

“Did you and Joe have one in your bedroom?” I asked.

“No comment,” she said emphatically. “But everything I say to you I speak from experience. You can make what you want of that.”

She was quiet for a moment; then she said, “When I showed up in divorce court to get my divorce from Joe, there were mobs of people there asking me bunches of questions. And they asked, ‘Are you and Joe still friends?’ and I said, ‘Yes, but I still don’t know anything about baseball.’ And they all laughed. I don’t see what was so funny. I’d heard that he was a fine baseball player, but I’d never seen him play.”

“As I said, the final scenes of All-American Boy loses Snow White were unbelievable,” Flack Jones told me. “Joe and Marilyn rented a house on Palm Drive, in Beverly Hills, and we had a unique situation there with the embattled ex-lovebirds both cooped in the same cage. Marilyn was living on the second floor and Joe was camping on the first floor. When Joe walked out of that first floor, it was like the heart-tearing business of a pitcher taking the long walk from the mound to the dugout after being jerked from the game in a World Series.”


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09 novembre 2016

Marilyn Monroe Auction - 11/2016 - photos 2 -photographies


Photographies - Famille, Enfance & Adolescence
Photographs - Family, Childhood & Teens


Lot 18: MARILYN MONROE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH
 An original snapshot of Gladys Baker and Marion Otis Monroe, Marilyn Monroe's mother and uncle, with a handwritten note on the photo indicating they were aged 8 and 10 at the time the photo was taken.
3 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE: Partial Lot 81, “Fine Manuscripts,” Christie's Los Angeles, Sale 9814, September 20, 2001
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 19: MARILYN MONROE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH
 An original snapshot of Gladys Baker, Marilyn Monroe's mother, with a handwritten note on the photo indicating Baker was 13 at the time the photo was taken.
3 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE: Partial Lot 81, “Fine Manuscripts,” Christie's Los Angeles, Sale 9814, September 20, 2001
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 85: MARILYN MONROE BABY PICTURE
 A vintage black and white photograph of Monroe as an infant printed on heavy photo paper stock. Verso of image has note in the hand of Grace Goddard reading "Marilyn Monroe age 6 ms."
5 7/8 by 3 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 86: MARILYN MONROE BABY PICTURE
 A vintage black and white photograph printed as a postcard. The image features Monroe as a toddler posing with floral dress and matching bonnet. Verso has note in the hand of Grace Goddard reading "Marilyn Monroe age 2 yrs." Coffee mug ring stain to image.
5 3/8 by 3 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 87: MARILYN MONROE CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A hand tinted vintage photograph of Monroe at the age of five. The vintage photograph has writing on the back in the hand of Grace Goddard, her legal guardian, reading "Marilyn Monroe age 5yrs." Additional writing on verso in another hand has instructions for the tinting of the photograph listing that her dress should be pink with light hair and blue eyes.
5 3/4 by 3 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
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Lot 88: MARILYN MONROE CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Monroe at the age of five with Lester Bolender. A note on verso in the hand of Grace Goddard reads "Marilyn Monroe age 5 yo." An earlier notation has been erased beneath that read "Norma Jeane and Lester."
4 1/2 by 2 7/8 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 89: MARILYN MONROE CHILDHOOD PHOTOGRAPHS
 Two vintage black and white photographs featuring a young Monroe, one showing Monroe with Lester Bolender. Monroe's first foster home placement was with the Bolenders, and she and Lester became known as the twins. Each photograph has notes on verso in the hand of Grace Goddard reading "Marilyn Monroe age 4yrs." One of the images had previous writing reading "Lester Bolender and Norma Jeane Baker" that has been erased and written over.
4 1/2 by 2 7/8 inches 
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Lot 92: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A small frame with Art Deco style matte containing a vintage oval portrait of a woman circa 1900 based upon hairstyle. This image could possibly be of a young Ana Lower, whom Marilyn Monroe referred to as Aunt Ana, an important mother figure in her life. Lower was born Edith Ana Atchinson in Los Angeles in 1880. Behind this image in the same frame were found two small black and white portraits of Monroe's first husband, Jim Dougherty, in his Merchant Marine uniform.
Frame, 6 1/8 by 4 1/8 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 790: MARILYN MONROE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK
 A 1942 Chieftain yearbook that includes Marilyn Monroe. Monroe's picture is on page 48 under the name Norma Baker. Monroe attended University High School in Los Angeles as a tenth grader until February, when she dropped out to marry Jim Dougherty. This yearbook belonged to Barbara Abston, also a tenth grade student. The book has numerous inscriptions to Abston.
9 by 12 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 791: MARILYN MONROE 1941 SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH
 A 1941 Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School class photograph. The original vintage panoramic photograph is inscribed by a number of students on verso. Some inscriptions read "To Norma." The front of the photograph is marked "Belongs to Norma Jeane Baker." Monroe can be seen in the photograph in the seventh row from the bottom, and the 15th person from the right. Housed in a frame with a reproduction of the photograph at top and the reverse of the photograph at bottom. The frame is double-sided with a glazed window in the back to show the front of the photograph.
24 3/4 by 32 3/4 inches, framed
 Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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Lot 792: MARILYN MONROE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK
 A Chieftain 1942 yearbook from University High School in Los Angeles. Norma Jeane Baker, soon to become Marilyn Monroe, attended University High School in Los Angeles for half of the year as a 10th grade student. Her picture appears on page 48. In February 1942, at age 16, Monroe dropped out of University High School to marry Jim Dougherty.
12 by 9 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Photographies & Snapshots - en public
Photographs & Snapshots - Public Appearances


Lot 77: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS SOLD WITH COPYRIGHT
 A group of five color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on May 19, 1962, at the birthday gala for President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Three of these images show Monroe singing "Happy Birthday" on stage and are likely the only known color photos taken of Monreo during this performance. From the collection of Frieda Hull.
This item sold with copyright but 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, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
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Lot 299: MARILYN MONROE SNAPSHOT
 A single color photograph on glossy Kodak Pavelle paper of Monroe as she appeared to kick the first ball at Ebbets Field in New York, May 12, 1957, for a match between the American Soccer League and a team from Israel.
3 1/4 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 420: MARILYN MONROE FILM PREMIERE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four vintage black and white glossy photographs of Monroe and Arthur Miller at the New York City premiere of her film Some Like It Hot on March 28, 1959.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 531: MARILYN MONROE SNAPSHOTS
 Three black and white photographs of Monroe likely taken by a fan on the streets of New York City in the late 1950s.
4 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 607: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken on October 25, 1951, when she attended the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association dinner at the Mocambo club in Los Angeles.
3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 614: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SNAPSHOT
 A black and white snapshot of Marilyn Monroe in front of the Sherry Netherland Hotel in New York City, 1952. The image is signed in blue ballpoint pen "Marilyn Monroe." The autograph was obtained by Frieda Hull, one of the "Monroe Six," a group of legendary fans with whom Monroe became friendly.
3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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Lot 615: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on April 4, 1952, as she attended a publicity event held at the Owl Drug Store in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Life magazine, and Monroe was there to sign copies of the magazines with her on the cover. Four of the photographs have writing on the back referencing the event, likely in Frieda Hull's own hand. Some of the photographs are never before seen.
Largest, 4 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
246098_0  247261_0 


Lot 616: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original photo of Monroe taken on January 26, 1952, at the Henrietta Awards ceremony held at Club Del Mar in Santa Monica, CA.  Marilyn won the "Henrietta Award for Best Young box Office Personality," given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246099_0 


Lot 617: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on June 3, 1952, at a Look magazine awards party held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. One image from this lot is likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400 
246100_0 


Lot 618: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 10 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on August 3, 1952, at a party thrown in her honor at the home of big band leader Ray Anthony in Sherman Oaks, California. This lot contains eight black and white and two color images, some likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $900 - $1,100
246101_0  247262_0  


Lot 619: MARILYN MONROE REPRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of two reproduction black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on June 26, 1952, as she appeared in court to testify as part of a lawsuit against an entity using her name and likeness to sell pornographic photographs.
Largest, 3 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246102_0  


Lot 620: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on October 3, 1952, at a party sponsored by Photoplay magazine.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246103_0 


Lot 629: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of Marilyn Monroe original black and white photographs, circa 1953, at an unknown event. Both are likely never before seen images.
Larger, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246115_0  


Lot 630: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on February 9, 1953, at the Photoplay magazine awards ceremony where she received the award for Fastest Rising Star of 1953. Two of the photos have "Beverly Hills Hotel" written on verso. Some images in this lot are possibly never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
246116_0 247263_0 247264_0  


Lot 631: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on May 13, 1953, when she was at a birthday party for Walter Winchell at Ciro’s restaurant in Los Angeles. Two photographs show Monroe with Jane Russell, and two show her with Betty Grable. Reverse of one black and white image is stamped "Photo by Darlene Hammond/ 1416 Belfast Drive/ Hollywood 46, Calif./ CR. 10747." This lot contains two color and two black and white images.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
246117_0 


Lot 632: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 18 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on July 10, 1953, at a gala arranged by Danny Thomas to benefit St. Jude Hospital. The fundraiser, which was held at the Hollywood Bowl, also included appearances by Jane Russell, Robert Mitchum, and Danny Kaye. Thomas, Mitchum, and Kaye are photographed with Monroe in this set of photographs. This lot includes 17 black and white images and one color image. Some photographs from this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246118_0  246119_0 
246120_0  247265_0 


Lot 634: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of Marilyn Monroe original color and black and white photographs, circa 1953, taken at an unknown event. Both are likely never before seen.
Larger, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246122_0 


Lot 636: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 13 color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe, some reproductions, taken on December 19, 1953, when she appeared at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles to receive the Miss Press Club Award. This lot contains five color and eight black and white photographs. Some photographs from this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
246124_0  247266_0 


Lot 638: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe from March 9, 1954, when she appeared at the Beverly Hills Hotel to receive the Photoplay magazine award for The Most Popular Actress of 1953 due to her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century, 1953) and How To Marry A Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). This lot contains two color photographs and one black and white photograph.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $500
246126_0  


Lot 639: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 10 original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe with Jane Russell taken on June 26, 1953, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre as Monroe and Russell memorialized their autographs, shoe prints, and handprints in wet cement. Nine photographs are stamped on verso "Photo by Darlene Hammond/ 1416 Belfast Drive/ Hollywood 46, Calif./ CR. 10747."
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $900 - $1,100
246127_0  246128_0   


Lot 640: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe, one together with Jane Russell, taken on June 26, 1953, in conjunction with a Grauman's Chinese Theatre event where Monroe and Russell memorialized their autographs, shoe prints, and handprints in wet cement.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
246129_0  246130_0 


Lot 647: MARILYN MONROE THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS SCREENING PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Joan Collins, and Bing Crosby, among many other stars, attending a special screening of There’s No Business Like Show Business at 20th Century Fox studios in 1954.
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
246137_0  246138_0  


Lot 657: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 10 original black and white photographs taken on June 1, 1955, at the premiere of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955). Seven of the photographs show Marilyn Monroe with her date for the evening, husband Joe DiMaggio. Two photographs show the theater marquee with large cutout images of Monroe in the now famous skirt- blowing scene from the film. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 7 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $900 - $1,100
246150_0 
246151_0  246152_0 


Lot 667: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 10 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe alone and with guests, taken on January 7, 1955, at an event announcing the launch of Marilyn Monroe Productions, a joint venture with friend and photographer Milton Greene. This lot contains three color and seven black and white photographs. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $900 - $1,100
246162_0 247271_0 247272_0 


Lot 669: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A pair of color slides of Marilyn Monroe from March 11, 1955, at the Friars Club Testimonial Dinner.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
246164_0


Lot 670: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 24 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on March 11, 1955, at the Friars Club Testimonial Dinner. Monroe is pictured surrounded by fans signing autographs and talking to James Haspiel. Several photographs show her with friend, photographer, and business partner Milton Greene. This lot contains 22 black and white photographs and two color photographs. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246165_0  246167_0  246168_0 
246166_0  247273_0 


Lot 676: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of eight original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on March 24, 1955, when she attended the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Milton and Amy Greene. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $700 - $900
246174_0 


Lot 686: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 19 original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken at the East of Eden premiere on March 9, 1955, at the Astor Theatre in New York City. Monroe was an official usherette at the event. Some images show friend, photographer, and business partner Milton Greene and his wife, Amy Greene. Some images are never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246185_0 247276_0  


Lot 687: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing a white brocade gown with matching jacket and white evening gloves as she attended the New York City premiere of East of Eden starring James Dean on March 9, 1955. The photograph is signed in blue ballpoint pen "Marilyn Monroe." The autograph was obtained by Frieda Hull, one of the "Monroe Six," a group of legendary fans with whom Monroe became friendly.
7 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
246186_0 


Lot 691: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe in costume taken on March 30, 1955, for her appearance on opening night at the Ringling Bros. Circus at Madison Square Garden, which was a benefit produced by Mike Todd for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation.
Largest, 7 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246191_0 246192_0 


Lot 692: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PRESS AND PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHS
 An archive of nine vintage press and publicity photographs featuring Marilyn Monroe.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $500 - $700
246193_0  


Lot 693: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A large, glossy black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe during her famous appearance on March 31, 1955, when she rode a Barnum & Bailey elephant painted pink as part of the Mike Todd memorial event to benefit victims of arthritis.
14 by 11 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
246194_0   


Lot 703: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 20 slides of Marilyn Monroe, from the collection of Frieda Hull. Some are never before seen images, from August 6, 1955, as she was at the airport in New York City preparing to fly to Bement, Illinois. Together with an original "Automatic Slide Changer" storage box, owned by Hull.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
246207_0   


Lot 704: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 11 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on August 6, 1955, when she was at the airport in New York City preparing to fly to Bement, Illinois. One of the photographs is an original press photograph from the United Press Association. This lot contains six black and white and five color photographs. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 9 by 6 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
246208_0 246209_0 247279_0 
247278_0 


Lot 706: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe wearing a white brocade gown with matching jacket and white evening gloves as she attended the New York City premiere of East of Eden starring James Dean on March 9, 1955. The photograph is signed in blue ink "Marilyn Monroe." The autograph was obtained by Frieda Hull, one of the "Monroe Six," a group of legendary fans with whom Monroe became friendly.
7 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
246211_0 


Lot 711: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED SNAPSHOT
 A color snapshot of Marilyn Monroe posing in the backseat of a car circa early 1950s. The image is signed in blue ink “Marilyn Monroe.” The autograph was obtained by Frieda Hull, one of the “Monroe Six, a group of legendary fans with whom Monroe became friendly.
3 by 2 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
246218_0 


Lot 712: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken the evening of December 12, 1955, when she attended the premiere of The Rose Tattoo. This lot contains two color and three black and white photographs.
Largest, 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $400 - $600
246219_0  


Lot 713: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of three slides of Marilyn Monroe from evening of December 12, 1955, when she attended the premiere of The Rose Tattoo.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246220_0 


Lot 714: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on December 18, 1955, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel following her attendance at the premiere of Baby Doll. Two of the images show Monroe with husband Arthur Miller. Research indicates that this may be the only documented occasion where Monroe parted her hair on the right. Her regular part was always on the left.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800
246221_0 


Lot 718: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe in New York City circa 1955 wearing a white gown and white fur, signed in blue ink "Marilyn Monroe." The autograph was obtained by Frieda Hull, one of the "Monroe Six," a group of legendary fans with whom Monroe became friendly.
7 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
246225_0 


Lot 719: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of eight original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on February 8, 1956, when she attended the premiere of Middle of the Night in New York City. This lot contains seven black and white photographs and one color photograph. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $900 - $1,100
246226_0 246227_0 247282_0 


Lot 720: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
A pair of original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and soon-to-be husband Arthur Miller, taken on June 11, 1956. Monroe and Miller were outside her Sutton Place apartment. Miller's divorce from Mary Slattery had just been granted.
Larger, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
246228_0 


Lot 721: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and soon-to-be husband Arthur Miller, taken at a press conference in front of Monroe's Sutton Place apartment on June 22, 1956. Miller was in the throes of defending himself against accusations of communist activities. Monroe transitioned the focus of the press conference away from Miller toward their impending marriage, their plans to travel to England for their honeymoon, and the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
246229_0 


Lot 722: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 14 original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and soon-to-be husband Arthur Miller, taken on June 29, 1956. Monroe and Miller were married in a civil ceremony later that day. The photographs also show Milton Greene and Miller's parents, Isidore and Augusta. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 4 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
246230_0 246231_0 247283_0 


Lot 724: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original candid color photograph of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, taken on January 7, 1957, following their return from their honeymoon in Jamaica.
3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246233_0 


Lot 726: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe as she boarded a plane for Hollywood at Idlewild Airport in New York on February 25, 1956. The image is signed in blue ballpoint pen over a photographer's arm, "To Frieda Love & Kisses," and below along the line of the white railing, "Marilyn Monroe." In the photograph Frieda Hull is pictured with her camera, which is lot 697 in this auction.
8 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
246235_0 


Lot 728: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 20 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe that document her 1956 travels to and from Los Angeles to film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Several of the photographs show Monroe walking across the tarmac to a plane among a sea of fans and photographers, then posing for photographs at the top of the stairs leading to the plane. One photograph shows the crowd on hand at the airport to see Monroe. This lot includes eight color and 11 black and white photographs, many that have never been seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246242_0 247284_0 


Lot 729: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 18 slides of Marilyn Monroe from the collection of Frieda Hull, documenting Monroe’s travels to and from Los Angeles to film Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956) in 1956. Several slides show Monroe posing for photographs at the top of the stairs leading to the plane. Together with an original "Automatic Slide Changer" storage box, owned by Frieda Hull. Many of the slides have never been seen.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
246243_0 


Lot 730: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 19 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on February 25, 1956, when she held a press conference at Los Angeles Airport. Monroe had flown to Los Angeles to work on Bus Stop (20th Century, 1956). Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246244_0 247285_0


Lot 737: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A large matte black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the Plaza Hotel in New York City during a 1956 press conference for The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
14 by 11 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
246255_0 


Lot 738: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe signing autographs for fans on February 8, 1956, when she attended the premiere of Middle of the Night in New York City.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246256_0   


Lot 739: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe, from July 13, 1956, as she and husband Arthur Miller departed New York City for England to film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246257_0   


Lot 740: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original candid black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken on July 13, 1956, as she and husband Arthur Miller departed New York City for England to film The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
3 1/2 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246258_0 


Lot 742: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 11 slides of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, from May 13, 1959, at the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue in New York City, where she attended a ceremony to receive the David di Donatello Award, the equivalent of the Academy Award, for her work in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
246263_0  


Lot 743: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PUBLICITY IMAGE ARCHIVE
 An archive of approximately 30 vintage black and white publicity images related to Marilyn Monroe and The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). The photographs show Monroe at various press conferences, publicity events, and the premiere of the film.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $300
246264_0  


Lot 746: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller taken on May 13, 1959, as she arrived at the Italian Consulate on Park Avenue in New York City to receive the David di Donatello Award, the equivalent of the Academy Award, for her work in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
246267_0  


Lot 747: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A pair of color slides of Marilyn Monroe, from February 26, 1959, as Monroe was on her way to the French Film Institute to receive the Crystal Star Award, the French equivalent of the Academy Award, for her performance in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300

246268_0  


Lot 748: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of seven original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on February 26, 1959, when she was on her way to the French Film Institute to receive the Crystal Star Award, the French equivalent of the Academy Award, for her performance in The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Monroe is seen in the photographs with members of the "Monroe Six," including Frieda Hull, Eileen Collins, Gloria Milone, and Edith Pitts. Three photographs show Monroe with James Haspiel. Some images in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800
246269_0 


Lot 749: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS SOLD WITH COPYRIGHT
 A group of 15 photographs of Marilyn Monroe, circa 1957, likely taken at a New York City showing of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). These photographs show Monroe with husband Arthur Miller at what appears to be a movie theater as a poster for the film can be seen on the theater lobby wall. Monroe is shown in the back of a cab signing autographs for fans, walking to the theater, and inside the lobby of the theater. This lot contains 12 color and three black and white photographs that are believed to be never before seen images.
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, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $8,000 - $9,000
246270_0 246271_0 247287_0 


Lot 750: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, from January 7, 1957, following their return from their honeymoon in Jamaica.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246272_0 


Lot 751: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe, from November 18, 1957, when she and husband Arthur Miller attended Conversation Piece, a play in which Miller's sister Joan Copeland appeared.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246273_0   


Lot 752: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of seven original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on November 18, 1957, when she and husband Arthur Miller attended Conversation Piece, a play in which Miller's sister Joan Copeland appeared. James Haspiel appears in two images, "Monroe Six" member Gloria Malone in another. Some images in this lot are never before seen. This lot contains four black and white and three color photographs.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800
246274_0  247288_0 


Lot 755: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original never before seen original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on May 30, 1958, as she exited her apartment at 444 East 57th Street in New York City. Just three days prior, Monroe was photographed by Richard Avedon for Life magazine.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800
246277_0 


Lot 756: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of four never before seen original color slides of Marilyn Monroe, from May 30, 1958, as she exited her apartment at 444 East 57th Street in New York City. Just three days prior, Monroe was photographed by Richard Avedon for Life magazine.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
246278_0   


Lot 753: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four original candid color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on May 12, 1957, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York. Monroe was on hand to make the ceremonial first kick at a soccer match between the USA and Israel. It's reported that she sprained two of her toes while kicking the ball, yet she stayed until the end of the match to award the trophy to Israel, the winning team by a score of 6-4.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
246275_0 


Lot 754: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of eight color slides of Marilyn Monroe, from May 12, 1957, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York. Monroe was on hand to make the ceremonial first kick at a soccer match between the USA and Israel. It's reported that she sprained two of her toes while kicking the ball, yet she stayed until the end of the match to award the trophy to Israel, the winning team by a score of 6-4.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 757: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of four slides of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller, from their departure from New York for Los Angeles for her to film Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959).
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 758: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of eight original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller as they departed New York for Los Angeles for her to film Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959). This lot contains five color and three black and white photographs, some never before seen.
Largest, 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $700 - $900
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Lot 759: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 15 original color and black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on March 29, 1959. These images are believed to have been taken following the premiere of Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) as Monroe and husband Arthur Miller traveled from the theater to the home of Lee and Paula Strasberg for a party they were throwing for Monroe. Many images are never before seen. This lot contains eight black & white and seven color photographs.
Largest, 6 3/4 by 5 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 760: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of 11 slides of Marilyn Monroe, from March 29, 1959. These images are believed to have been taken following the premiere of Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) as Monroe and husband Arthur Miller traveled from the theater to the home of Lee and Paula Strasberg for a party they were throwing for Monroe. Many images are never before seen.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200
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Lot 761: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe, from September 18, 1959, as she left her apartment at 444 East 57th Street. She was leaving to fly to Los Angeles to attend a gala in honor of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev held by Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 762: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe and husband Arthur Miller taken on September 18, 1959, when the couple left their apartment at 444 East 57th Street. Miller was escorting his wife to the airport, where she would fly to Los Angeles to attend a gala in honor of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev held by Twentieth Century Fox Studios. Because this was an event in honor of a Communist leader, Miller didn't attend the gala as it wouldn't have been appropriate considering his appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities about his political leanings in June 1956.
Larger, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
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Lot 763: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three original black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on September 27, 1959, at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, where Monroe and husband Arthur Miller were attending the American Friends of The Hebrew University Awards Banquet, where Miller was honored for Distinguished Achievement in the Dramatic Arts. All the photographs in this lot are likely never before seen.
Largest, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400 
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Lot 764: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four color photographs of Marilyn Monroe, likely reproductions, taken on September 21, 1959, at Henry Miller's Theatre on Broadway in New York City, where Monroe was attending An Evening with Yves Montand, accompanied by friend and co-star Montgomery Clift. All four photographs reference Terri Arden on the reverse.
Largest, 6 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
246288_0 


Lot 765: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of three color slides of Marilyn Monroe, from November 2, 1959, when she and husband Arthur Miller departed New York City for Los Angeles to film Let's Make Love (20th Century, 1960). Of note, one slide in particular shows Monroe sitting in the back of a car holding a bird in a birdcage, likely Butch, the Millers' pet parakeet.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 766: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original candid color photograph of Marilyn Monroe, likely taken on April 16, 1960, as she attended Josephine Baker's show at the Hollywood Hartford Theatre, accompanied by Yves Montand.
3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 767: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of original candid color photographs of Marilyn Monroe, likely taken on June 1, 1960, her 34th birthday. The cast and crew of Let's Make Love (20th Century, 1960) celebrated her birthday earlier that day. That evening, Monroe attended a party in her honor held by press agent Rupert Allan at his Beverly Hills home. In these photographs, Monroe wears the same clothing worn on the set earlier in the day.
Larger, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
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Lot 773: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of original Marilyn Monroe black and white photographs, one of her with Clark Gable, believed to have been taken on July 24, 1960, at an event held for the cast and crew of The Misfits (United Artists, 1961) at the Mapes Hotel in Reno, Nevada. This was Monroe's final completed film.
Larger, 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
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Lot 779: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDE
 A color slide of Marilyn Monroe surrounded by fans and security, from March 14, 1961. Monroe was attending a benefit for the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio held at the Roseland Dance Hall in New York City.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 780: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of original color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken on March 14, 1961. Monroe was attending a benefit for the Lee Strasberg Actors Studio held at the Roseland Dance Hall in New York City.
Larger, 5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $300
246322_0 


Lot 835: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL CANDID PHOTOGRAPH
 An original photograph of Marilyn Monroe, circa 1950, with the words "Bel Air Hotel for Red Book Awards Party" written on verso. Likely never before seen.
3 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 838: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE TRANSPARENCY
 A vintage color transparency of Marilyn Monroe with Herman Hover, owner of Ciro’s nightclub, circa 1953.
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 846: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL SLIDES AND PHOTOGRAPHS WITH COPYRIGHT
 A group of four color transparency slides and two color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Sgt. Marvin Stamness in Korea when Monroe entertained troops there in 1954. Copyright of the images has been applied for. Once copyright is granted, it will be transferred to the winning bidder. Stamness was with the 189th Field Artillery 45th Division of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. At that time, he was from Barrett, Minnesota.
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.
Photographs, 2 1/8 by 3 1/8 inches; Slides, 2 by 2 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 861: MARILYN MONROE SEVEN YEAR ITCH PREMIERE TRANSPARENCY
 A vintage color transparency of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio at the premiere of The Seven Year Itch (20th Century, 1955).
2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 894: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage partial contact sheet of images of Marilyn Monroe and others. The black and white contact sheet includes nine images, six of which show Monroe taken by Milton Greene at the 1955 announcement of the formation of Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc.
5 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $400 
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Lot 895: MARILYN MONROE MMP ANNOUNCEMENT CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage black and white partial contact sheet of images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Milton Greene at the 1955 announcement of the formation of Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. The sheet contains 10 frames, with numbering below each image.
3 1/2 by 10 inches
 Estimate:  $200 - $400
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Lot 896: MARILYN MONROE MMP ANNOUNCEMENT CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage black and white contact sheet of images taken at the 1955 announcement of the formation of Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. Marlene Dietrich appears in many of the photographs along with Monroe and Milton Greene, among others. The sheet has 27 frames with grease pencil markings in red.
7 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 901: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE VINTAGE CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage Milton Greene contact sheet of 34 black and white images taken at the Sheraton Astor Hotel in December 1955. Two of the images are of Marilyn Monroe.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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246702_0 


Lot 903: MARILYN MONROE MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three vintage Marilyn Monroe media photographs. Each is stamped by a media outlet or includes a snipe. Two images are of Monroe with husband Arthur Miller. One image is of Monroe with Jack Warner and Milton Greene from a press conference announcing the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Accompanied by one contemporary print of Monroe at a party for the film Let's Make Love (20th Century, 1960).
Largest, 8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $600
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Lot 917: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 12 black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe with husband Arthur Miller. Each photograph is dated in the margin "Jul 56" and marked "Pitts" on verso in an unknown hand.
5 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400
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Lot 934: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of seven vintage black and white candid photographs of Marilyn Monroe.
Largest, 5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 935: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 11 vintage black and white candid photographs of Marilyn Monroe attending various events.
Largest, 5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 936: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of 10 vintage black and white candid photographs of Marilyn Monroe attending various events.
5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 937: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five candid vintage black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe at an event.
4 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 938: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe with Lois Weber on the street in New York City taken by photographer Hans Knopf. PIX Incorporated stamp on verso. A New York Post snipe is attached with a paperclip dating the photograph to February 22, 1956, and stating the pair were leaving Monroe’s apartment for lunch with Elsa Maxwell.
9 1/2 by 13 3/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 939: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe with Lois Weber on the street in New York City taken by photographer Hans Knopf. PIX Incorporated stamp on verso. A New York Post snipe is attached with a paperclip, dating the photograph to February 22, 1956, and stating the pair were leaving the Ambassador Hotel for a cocktail party.
10 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 940: MARILYN MONROE NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe with Lois Weber on the street in New York City taken by photographer Hans Knopf. PIX Incorporated stamp on verso. A New York Post snipe is attached with a paperclip dating the photograph to February 22, 1956, and stating the pair were walking to the studio of Cecil Beaton.
14 by 10 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
246575_0 246703_0 


Lot 944: MARILYN MONROE CONTACT SHEET
 A contact sheet containing 10 vintage black and white candid images of Marilyn Monroe and one additional photograph from the set of an unknown production. The photographs were taken by Lois Weber.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 945: MARILYN MONROE CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS
 A pair of vintage candid black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe beside a plane.
5 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 946: MARILYN MONROE MANFRED KREINER PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Manfred Kreiner in 1959. The photograph shows Monroe during an interview in her hotel living room at the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Monroe was in Chicago to promote the film Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959). Photographer's and other stamps on verso.
9 1/2 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 947: MARILYN MONROE MANFRED KREINER PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Manfred Kreiner in 1959 while Monroe was in Chicago to promote the film Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959). Photographer’s stamp on verso with additional stamp that reads “Kindler Und Schiermeyer Verlag AG Archiv.”
13 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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Lot 948: MARILYN MONROE MANFRED KREINER PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Manfred Kreiner circa 1959. Photographer's stamp and other notations on verso.
14 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 949: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER PHOTOGRAPH BY MANFRED KREINER
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at the New York City premiere of Some Like It Hot (UA, 1959) taken by Manfred Kreiner. Photographer's stamp on verso along with information about the photograph in an unknown hand, written with pencil in German.
10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 950: 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's stamp on verso.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Estimate: $600 - $800
246593_0 
246594_0 


Lot 971: MARILYN MONROE MONROE, MONTAND AND CUKOR SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, and George Cukor signed black and white photograph. The image was taken at a party for the film Let’s Make Love (20th Century ,1960) in which Monroe and Montand starred and Cukor directed. The photograph is inscribed “To Herbert Stern from his first director with every good wish George Cukor,” “For Herbert Love & Kisses Marilyn Monroe,” and “Pour Herbert Stern amical souvenir Y Montand 60.”
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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Lot 976: MARILYN MONROE GOLDEN GLOBE CEREMONY PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the 1962 Golden Globes award ceremony taken by Gene Daniels. Monroe won the award for Female World Film Favorite. Photographer's stamp on verso with additional “Revue” stamp and notation.
9 by 13 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 977: MARILYN MONROE GOLDEN GLOBE CEREMONY PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe at the 1962 Golden Globes award ceremony taken by Gene Daniels. Monroe won the award for Female World Film Favorite. Photographer's stamp on verso with additional “Revue” stamp and notation.
13 1/2 by 9 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Photographies - Joseph Jasgur
Photograph
s


 Lot 796: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 with infrared film. Gelatin silver print. Printed by the artist. Artist’s copyright sticker on mount verso.
13 1/4 by 10 inches, mounted
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 797: MARILYN MONROE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of six color photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Joseph Jasgur. The images are of Monroe alone, and one image shows her with other models at Zuma Beach in 1946.
Each, 11 by 14 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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246347_0 246348_0 246349_0  


Lot 798: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PHOTOGRAPHS
 Two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 at Zuma Beach, California. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the photographer. Each with photographer’s stamp on verso.
10 by 8 inches each, mounted
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 799: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVE
 A Joseph Jasgur black and white negative of Marilyn Monroe produced in 1946. Accompanied by a photograph of the image, printed 2000–2001. Signed in ink lower right.
Negative, 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches; Photograph, 14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 800: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 Six Joseph Jasgur black and white negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced in 1946. Accompanied by a photograph of a cropping of the image, printed 2000–2001. Library of Congress number VA 308-684. The winning bidder is responsible for transfer of copyright.
One Negative, 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 inches; Five Negatives, 5 by 4 inches; Photograph, 14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 801: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 A sepia toned photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Toned gelatin silver print. Printed by the artist.
20 by 16 inches, mounted
 Estimate: $400 - $600 
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Lot 802: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 Two black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. One is a cropped portrait from the full image. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the artist. Each with the artist’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches each, mounted
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 803: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVE AND COPYRIGHT
 A Marilyn Monroe negative of an image taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946, accompanied by copyright. The black and white negative shows Monroe on the beach with Tom Burton.
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.
5 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE Partial Lot 986, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's, Beverly Hills, April 11, 2014
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
246358_0 


Lot 804: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the photographer. Each with photographer’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches each, mounted
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 805: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of three black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the photographer. Each with photographer’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches each, mounted
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 806: MARILYN MONROE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of nine black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by photographer Joseph Jasgur. Jasgur photographed Monroe in 1946 when she was still known as Norma Jeane Dougherty and was a model with the Blue Book Model Agency.
Largest, 11 by 14 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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246362_0 
246365_0 246366_0 246367_0 
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Lot 807: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of four black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the photographer. Two with photographer’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 808: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 Three black and white photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 using infrared film. Gelatin silver prints. Printed by the photographer. Two with photographer’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches each, mounted
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 809: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY JOSEPH JASGUR
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946. Gelatin silver print. Printed by the artist. Artist’s stamp on mount verso.
10 by 8 inches, mounted
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 810: MARILYN MONROE JOSEPH JASGUR NEGATIVES AND COPYRIGHT
 A group of three Joseph Jasgur black and white negatives of Marilyn Monroe produced in 1946. Copyright to this image will be transferred to the winning bidder.
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.
5 by 4 inches, each
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Joseph Jasgur
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
246375_0 
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Photographies - André De Dienes
Photograph
s


Lot 795: MARILYN MONROE LIMITED EDITION ANDRE DE DIENES PRINT
A Marilyn Monroe black and white photograph taken by Andre De Dienes in 1945, printed in a limited edition, gelatin print made from the original transparency, numbered 29/50. This print is stamped, signed, and hand numbered by the estate of Andre De Dienes and stamped and hand numbered by OneWest Publishing.
19 1/2 by 16 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 813: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white gelatin silver print montage photograph of Marilyn Monroe. Taken in 1949 by Andre de Dienes, printed circa 1960. Hand stamped on verso.
16 by 16 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Andre de Dienes
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 814: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white gelatin silver print montage photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Andre de Dienes. Notations on the front of the photograph read "7/7 1949 A.D." in black ink.
24 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Andre de Dienes
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 850: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin vintage print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. The photograph is hand printed circa 1958 on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer on verso.
19 1/2 by 16 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 851: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDRE de DIENES
 A black and white silver gelatin vintage print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. The photograph is hand printed circa 1958 on double-weight paper and stamped by the photographer on verso.
20 by 16 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 852: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE ANDRE de DIENES PHOTOGRAPH
 A photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Silver gelatin print, printed circa 1955. Signed at lower right, photographer's stamp on verso.
24 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 420, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's, Beverly Hills, March 31, 2012
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 853: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE ANDRE de DIENES PHOTOGRAPH
 A photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Andre de Dienes in 1953. Silver gelatin print, printed circa 1955. Signed at lower right, photographer's stamp on verso.
24 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 421, "Hollywood Legends," Julien's, Beverly Hills, March 31, 2012
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 865: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED MAGAZINE PAGE
 A black and white page of an unknown magazine inscribed to child star Linda Bennett. Inscription reads "To Linda, I saw you in the Seven Little Foys - Great Marilyn Monroe."
17 1/2 by 14 inches, framed; 7 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches, sight
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Photos Tom Kelley & Calendriers 'Golden Dreams'
Tom Kelley's Photos & Calendars 'Golden Dreams'


Lot 35: MARILYN MONROE UNCUT TIN TRAY
 A circa 1950s uncut tin tray, illustrated with two nude photographs of Marilyn Monroe, "Golden Dreams" and "A New Wrinkle" both taken during a photo session with Tom Kelley in 1949.
Framed, 26 1/2 by 36 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 110, “Film & Entertainment,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale number 9771, December 16, 2003
 Estimate: $200 - $400

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Lot 817: MARILYN MONROE RED VELVET SESSION PHOTOGRAPHS
A group of four color Marilyn Monroe photographs from the Red Velvet session with Tom Kelley in 1949. The group of contemporary prints includes an interesting composite image of Monroe and other less often seen images from the session. Mackie was given the photographs by a fan who knew that he had worked on Monroe’s costumes and that he was a fan of Monroe's. Printed circa 2004.
15 by 10 inches
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Bob Mackie
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Lot 818: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE REMASTERED RED VELVET COLLECTION
 A photograph of Marilyn Monroe from the 1949 Red Velvet session with Tom Kelley. The limited edition print is part of the “Remastered Red Velvet Collection” issued by the estate of Tom Kelley in 2004. The image is numbered 2/500 and is signed by Tom Kelley Jr. in the lower right corner. The image is referred to as pose number 7.
27 3/4 by 23 1/2, framed
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 819: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE NUDE PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage Marilyn Monroe “New Wrinkle” photograph from her 1949 photo session with Tom Kelley. The black and white print is affixed to foam core board. The absence of optical brighteners in the print indicates that this print was made prior to 1953.
Photograph, 10 by 8 1/4 inches; 15 1/4 by 13 1/2 inches, overall
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 36: MARILYN MONROE CALENDAR
 A U.S. calendar from 1952, featuring a color print of nude Marilyn Monroe photographed by Tom Kelley.
Matted, 30 by 21 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 64, “Film & Entertainment Memorabilia,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale number 5238, December 19, 2007
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 310: MARILYN MONROE GOLDEN DREAMS CALENDAR
 A calendar from Connors Bar & Grill New York City, 1958, all months intact. Paper loss to lower edge, tape residue along top edge.
15 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 626: 1955 MARILYN MONROE CALENDAR
 A four-page calendar with spiral-bound top edge featuring images of Marilyn Monroe taken by Tom Kelley in the late 1940s. The calendar features a modesty cover with added lace overprint to cover Monroe and three pin-up images of Monroe in cowboy boots, all over triple month pages. Together with original envelope advertising the calendar as "The Most Talked of Calendar in the World" for 50 cents.
12 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 833: MARILYN MONROE GOLDEN DREAMS 1952 CALENDAR
 A 1952 Marilyn Monroe “Golden Dreams” calendar. This is an early version of Monroe’s famously posed calendar and does not have her name printed on the calendar itself. A note attached to the lower portion of the calendar does identify the model as Monroe, reading in part, “This Champion Calendar was posed by Marilyn Monroe. ...Since that time she has received much publicity in the daily newspapers and national magazines and has been [sic] starred in two movies.” The calendar advertises San Fernando Valley Motor. Housed in a frame.
37 by 19 inches, framed
 Estimate: $700 - $900
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Photographies - Bert Stern
Photographs


Lot 984: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BERT STERN
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe lying in bed, signed by Bert Stern. The photograph is contained in an orange portfolio.
23 3/4 by 19 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 985: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BERT STERN
 A color photograph of a nude Marilyn Monroe holding a striped scarf, signed by Bert Stern.
23 3/4 by 19 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Lot 986: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BERT STERN
 A Marilyn Monroe color photograph taken by Bert Stern in 1962 during "The Last Sitting." Numbered 188/250 and signed by Stern in the lower right. A Martin Lawrence Galleries label attached to backing of the framed photograph is typed with the title "Last Sitting: Not Bad For 36."
27 1/2 by 26 1/4 inches, framed
 Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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Lot 1006: MARILYN MONROE BERT STERN SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white digital print photograph of Marilyn Monroe resting her chin on her hand, inscribed and dated in black marker to the upper left "For Bill/ 3-3-08" and signed and dated in red grease pen to the lower right "Bert Stern/ 2008" with Stern's copyright stamp on the verso.
8 1/2 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Photographies - George Barris
Photographs


Lot 996: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe talking on the telephone signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso.
7 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $200 - $400

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Lot 997: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe talking on the telephone signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 998: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe dressed in orange signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
11 by 14 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 999: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe leaning against a cinder block wall signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
11 by 14 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 1000: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe standing in the surf signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
10 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 1001: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe in a bikini signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 1002: MARILYN MONROE GEORGE BARRIS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe standing in the surf signed in black marker to the lower right by George Barris with Weston Editions copyright stamp on the verso. Includes a certificate of authenticity from OneWest Publishing signed by Chuck Murphy.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 1003: 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
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Photographies - Milton H Greene
Photographs


Lot 257: MARILYN MONROE OUTTAKE PHOTOGRAPH
A black and white test print on archival paper of Monroe during the Mandolin Sitting with photographer Milton Greene. The image is stamped on verso "Reproduction Forbidden" with additional pencil notations documenting the exposure settings for the print.
7 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 890: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage black and white partial contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe and Milton Greene. The sheet, which consists of two partial contact sheets stapled together, contains 17 images of Monroe.
4 1/2 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 891: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE MILTON GREENE CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage partial black and white contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe. The Milton Greene contact sheet includes 12 images of Monroe in a black cocktail dress.
3 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 892: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE MILTON GREENE CONTACT SHEET
A  vintage partial black and white contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe. The Milton Greene contact sheet includes 10 frames with images of Monroe and others. The images were taken by Milton Greene at the 21 Club in New York in 1954. Monroe can be seen talking to the restaurant owner, Robert Kriendler.
4 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 893: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE CONTACT SHEET
 A vintage black and white partial contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe and Milton Greene. The sheet includes 10 images of Monroe. Most of the images were likely taken by Greene circa 1955.
3 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 909: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE MILTON GREENE PRINTS
 A group of four vintage black and white contact sheet prints of Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Arthur Miller and others taken by Milton Greene circa 1956 during the preparation for and filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
Largest, 4 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 910: MARILYN MONROE MONROE, OLIVIER AND RATTIGAN CONTACT SHEET IMAGES
 A group of four vintage black and white contact sheet prints of Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan taken by Milton Greene. The photographs were taken during a 1956 publicity photo session for The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Two of the images show Monroe with Olivier, who co-starred with Monroe and directed the film. One image is of Monroe and Olivier with Rattigan, author of the play on which the film was based and of the screenplay for the film, and one image is of Olivier and Rattigan. Notations on verso.
Each, 2 1/2 by 3 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 911: MARILYN MONROE MONROE, OLIVIER AND RATTIGAN CONTACT SHEET IMAGES
 A group of four vintage black and white contact sheet prints of Marilyn Monroe with Laurence Olivier and Terence Rattigan taken by Milton Greene. The photographs were taken during a 1956 publicity photo session for The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Three of the images show Monroe with Olivier, who co-starred with Monroe and directed the film. One image is of Monroe and Olivier with Rattigan, author of the play on which the film was based and of the screenplay for the film. Notations on verso.
Each, 2 1/2 by 3 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 913: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE MILTON GREENE PRINTS
 A group of six vintage black and white contact sheet prints of Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Arthur Miller, Vivien Leigh and others taken by Milton Greene circa 1956 during the preparation for and filming of The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957).
Largest, 4 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 921: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY MILTON GREENE
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier taken by Milton Greene in 1956. Photographer's stamp on verso.
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 922: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY MILTON GREENE
 A vintage black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe, Terence Rattigan and Laurence Olivier taken by Milton Greene in 1956. Photographer's stamp on verso.
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 1010: MARILYN MONROE PRINT BY MILTON GREENE
 A large-scale silkscreen print of Marilyn Monroe removing her stockings. Marked "A/P" [Artist's Proof] to the lower left and signed to the lower right by photographer Milton H. Greene.
46 by 35 1/2 inches, framed
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Allan Rich
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 1011: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE SILKSCREEN PRINT
 A limited edition silkscreen print of a Milton Greene photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken during the "Black Sitting" photo session in New York in 1956. Numbered 218/300 and signed by Greene at lower right.
35 by 46 inches
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 1012: MARILYN MONROE MILTON GREENE SILKSCREEN PRINT
 A silkscreen print of a Milton Greene photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken during the "Black Sitting" photo session in New York in 1956. Numbered 44/300 and signed by Greene in pencil at lower right.
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Photographies - Divers photographes
Photographs - Various photographers


Lot 37: MARILYN MONROE AND JOHNNY HYDE PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white gelatin silver photograph featuring Marilyn Monroe dancing with talent agent Johnny Hyde, to whom she owed much of her success, presumably taken by Bruno Bernard. Numbered 9/350 in ink to the lower left.
16 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 332, “Film and Entertainment,” Christie's, South Kensington, Sale Number 6343, December 17, 1993
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 94: MARILYN MONROE EARLY SNAPSHOT
 A circa late 1940s black and white glossy photograph of Monroe with her Chihuahua. The photograph was taken by Richard C. Miller.
4 by 5 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 100: MARILYN MONROE MODELING PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white glossy photograph of photographer Richard C. Miller posing as he takes a photo of Monroe in hunting clothing holding a rifle during a 1946 photo session. The back of the photograph has pencil notation dating the photograph, "4/5/46."
3 3/4 by 4 3/4 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 434: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY CECIL BEATON
 A vintage copy of Monroe's favorite image of herself by Cecil Beaton. As evidenced by receipts among Monroe's documents, she ordered reprints of this photograph to sign for people. This is one of her vintage copies of the image, ordered during her lifetime.
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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Lot 663: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE
 An archive of approximately 20 photographs featuring or related to Marilyn Monroe, some vintage and some reproductions, collected by Frieda Hull.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $100 - $200
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Lot 664: MARILYN MONROE COLOR SLIDES
 A group of four slides of Marilyn Monroe from various points in her career: a costume test shot from Something's Got To Give ; on the set of Something’s Got To Give ; a double exposure from the Red Velvet session by Tom Kelley; and an early photo of Monroe by Richard C. Miller.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 665: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A large, glossy black and white publicity photograph of Marilyn Monroe in white dress, heels and gloves.
14 by 11 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Frieda Hull
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 793: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY LASZLO WILLINGER
 A large-scale Cibachrome color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Laszlo Willinger. Stamp-signed on verso.
34 1/2 by 30 1/2 inches, framed
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 794: MARILYN MONROE HURRELL STAMPED PHOTOGRAPH
 A photograph of Marilyn Monroe with a George Hurrell attribution statement on verso signed by Hurrell-endorsed authenticator Allan Rich.
14 by 12 1/2 inches, framed
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Allan Rich
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 811: MARILYN MONROE ORIGINAL VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH BY BERNARD OF HOLLYWOOD
 An original vintage photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1946. The photograph is titled “Mistletoe” and is part of the Discovery Series. Signed on verso “Bernard of Hollywood.” The photograph is accompanied by a copy of Monroe’s model release signed “Norma Jeane Dougherty” on July 24, 1946. This image was among the photographs that Bernard gave to Twentieth Century Fox.
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 812: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE NEGATIVE
 A vintage black and white negative of Marilyn Monroe. The image was taken by Ed Cronenweth while Monroe did her hair and makeup during the time of production for Ladies of the Chorus (Columbia, 1948). Accompanied by a contemporary print of the negative.
5 by 4 inches
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Ted Stampfer
 Estimate: $200 - $400
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Lot 821: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE TRANSPARENCY
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage color transparency of an image taken in 1951. The image shows Monroe in the gown she wore to the 23rd Academy Awards ceremony, where she presented the award for Best Sound Recording. The award went to All About Eve (20th Century, 1950).
5 by 4 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 822: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE ED CLARK TRANSPARENCY
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage color transparency of an image taken in 1950 by Ed Clark, a LIFE photographer.
5 by 4 inches
Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 825: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUNO BERNARD
 A color photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bruno Bernard in 1952. In the photograph, Monroe is wearing the hot pink dress she wore in her role as Rose Loomis in Niagara (20th Century, 1953). The photograph is numbered 15/90 and signed “From the estate of Bernard of Hollywood."
16 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Bruno Bernard
 Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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Lot 826: MARILYN MONROE PHILLIPPE HALSMAN PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white image of Marilyn Monroe taken by Phillippe Halsman during a 1952 photo session for LIFE magazine. Numbered 81/250.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 827: MARILYN MONROE HAROLD LLOYD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition poster photograph print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Harold Lloyd in 1952. The color print is numbered 25/250 at lower right. The photograph was taken by silent screen star turned photographer Harold Lloyd during a photoshoot at Monroe’s Los Angeles apartment with Philippe Halsman. Later in 1952, a photograph from Halsman’s session appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine. Printed on crystal archive paper from the original 35mm Kodachrome negative in 2005. Blind stamped in the lower right corner by the Harold Lloyd Trust.
20 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 204, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 828: MARILYN MONROE HAROLD LLOYD PHOTOGRAPH
 A limited edition poster photograph print of Marilyn Monroe taken by Harold Lloyd in 1952. The color print is numbered 25/250 at lower right. The full-length photograph of Monroe speaking to photographer Philippe Halsman was taken by silent screen star turned photographer, Harold Lloyd, during a photo shoot at Monroe’s Los Angeles apartment with Halsman. Later in 1952, a photograph from Halsman’s session appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine. Printed on crystal archive paper from the original 35mm Kodachrome negative in 2005. Blind stamped in the lower right corner by the Harold Lloyd Trust.
20 by 20 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 206, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's, Los Angeles, June 4, 2005
 Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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Lot 831: MARILYN MONROE AND JOHN FLOREA PHOTOGRAPH NEGATIVES
 A pair of vintage original negatives showing Marilyn Monroe with photographer John Florea. The first image was taken during a publicity photograph session for the film Monkey Business (20th Century, 1952). The second was taken while shooting publicity images for How To Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). The negatives were originally from the collection of John Florea.
6 by 2 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $400 - $600
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Lot 839: MARILYN MONROE JOHN FLOREA SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe stacking thousand-dollar bills next to photographer John Florea, likely from a series of promotional photos for the Monroe film How To Marry A Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). Signed on the verso by Florea with a copyright stamp.
14 by 11 inches
 Estimate: $300 - $500
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Lot 840: MARILYN MONROE AND OTHERS FRANK WORTH PHOTOGRAPHS
 A group of five black and white Frank Worth images, including two of Marilyn Monroe. All are blind stamped “Frank Worth Estate Limited Edition.” The first is an image of Monroe wearing a dress she made famous in the film How To Marry a Millionaire (20th Century, 1953). In the second image, Monroe is wearing the same dress and leaning against a car in the background, and Sammy Davis Jr. is in mid-leap, dancing in the foreground. The remaining photographs are portraits of Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean.
Each, 12 by 17 1/2 inches
 Estimate: $500 - $700
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Lot 857: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PORTRAIT
 A vintage print full-length black and white studio portrait shot by Bernard of Hollywood, signed and inscribed by Marilyn Monroe as she appeared in a floral corset with lace trim, fishnet stockings and high-heel shoes in a provocative pose. Inscription reads in full, “To Carole, It’s a pleasure to work with you/ Marilyn Monroe.
18 1/2 by 17 inches, overall; 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, sight
PROVENANCE Lot 173, "Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe," Julien's Auctions, Los Angeles, California, June 4, 2005
 Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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Lot 866: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage black and white matte photograph signed in green ink "Dear Inez, My love and deepest thanks, Marilyn."
8 by 10 inches
 Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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Lot 867: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY CECIL BEATON
 A vintage black and white image of Marilyn Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton in 1956 at the Ambassador Hotel. Camera Press stamp on verso with additional typed label that reads in part, "Monroe by Beaton:/ THE ETERNAL MARILYN/ Sophisticated innocence.../ Please acknowledge: photograph by Cecil Beaton/ Camera Press London."
9 1/4 by 8 inches
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 872: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS
 A vintage Marilyn Monroe photograph and contact sheet prints circa 1956. The black and white image, which shows Monroe having her photograph taken, is stamped with Hans Knopf photographer's stamp on verso. With nine additional vintage contact sheet photographs assumed to have been taken at the same time. The contact sheet prints were all affixed to black paper at one time.
Largest, 8 by 10 inches
Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 873: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH
 A Marilyn Monroe vintage portrait publicity photograph from her personal collection.
10 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 874: MARILYN MONROE CECIL BEATON PHOTOGRAPH
 A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Cecil Beaton in 1956. The photograph, from Monroe's personal archive, is mounted to board and contained in a brown folder.
Photograph, 9 by 9 1/4 inches; 16 by 14 1/2 inches, overall
PROVENANCE From the Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe
 Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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Lot 878: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH
 A framed photograph of Marilyn Monroe signed "To David, so you're still counting my money - what money? Marilyn Monroe."
20 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches, overall; 13 by 10 1/4 inches, sight
 Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Lot 919: MARILYN MONROE VINTAGE PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPH
 A vintage Marilyn Monroe black and white publicity photograph with a notation in pencil on verso in an unknown hand "500 8x10's ordered 6/16/58 deliver and bill MM."
11 by 14 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Lois Weber
 Estimate: $600 - $800
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Lot 972: MARILYN MONROE PORTRAIT IMAGES
A group of nine Marilyn Monroe portrait images from film studios for reference or publicity and from photoshoots, with photographers Eric Skipsey and Richard Avedon. Eight of the images are in black and white with one color image from the film Let's Make Love (20th Century, 1960).
Most, 8 by 10 inches
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Lot 1009: MARILYN MONROE DOUGLAS KIRKLAND PORTFOLIO
 A limited edition portfolio of Marilyn Monroe photographs taken by Douglas Kirkland and published by the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. Each of the six photographs is numbered 16/30 to the lower left and signed by Kirkland to the lower right. Housed in a blue cloth clamshell case with gilt-stamped morocco label.
19 3/4 by 16 1/2 inches, overall
PROVENANCE From the Collection of Allan Rich
 Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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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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