05 mars 2012

Julien's Auction 03/2012 - Documents papiers

lot n°424: MARILYN MONROE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
A diploma from Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles, for the ninth grade graduation of Norma Jeane Baker in 1941. Norma Jeane was 15 at the time and facing an uncertain future as the health of her guardian at that time, Ana Lower, was about to cause another change of household for Monroe.
6 by 8 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 324, Books Auction, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Sale number 94, October 21, 1973
Estimate: $3 000 - $5 000
   
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lot n°426: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM UNCLE ART
A double-sided two-page letter written to Marilyn Monroe from "Uncle Art," who was a relative of Monroe's foster mother, Grace Goddard. The letter reads in part "So glad you are making satisfactory progress in school. I advise that you be particularly diligent in the cultural subjects...sad is the fate of the young woman who has not the ambition to so model and mold her language and conduct as to have [illegible] herself to the point where she can mingle with cultured people inconspicuously." The letter is written on International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania, stationery, undated and signed "Devotedly Yours, Uncle Art."
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Sotheby Parke Bernet, Sale number 94, October 21, 1973
Estimate: $600 - $800
   
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lot n°427: MARILYN MONROE RECEIVED LETTER FROM SIDNEY SKOLSKY
A double-sided two-page letter from columnist Sidney Skolsky to Marilyn Monroe dated April 2, 1952. The letter is written on Albert Pike Hotel, Little Rock, Arkansas, stationery. In the letter Skolsky says he is writing because of a conversation the two just had and he cannot sleep. He writes words of encouragement to Monroe. In part, "What else can I say sweet Sunshine? How can I tell you how sure I am of you, for you?" He references an article written by LIFE magazine columnist Stan Flink: "...that putrid Stan Flink article...Can you undo it by torturing yourself?" On April 7, 1952, Monroe appeared on her first LIFE magazine cover. The affectionate letter is signed "Love ----Sid."
11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE Sotheby Parke Bernet, Sale number 94, October 21, 1973
Estimate: $600 - $800
  
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 lot n°454: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe handwritten and signed check dated July 7, 1953, in the amount of $30, written to "Thrifty Mart." Monroe has entered all of the bank and personal information by hand as well as signed the check. Stamped by ThirftyMart Markets and bank on verso.
2 3/4 by 6 inches
Estimate: $1 000 - $2 000
 
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 lot n°455: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED LETTER
A one-page typed contractual letter signed in ink by Marilyn Monroe, dated May 8, 1951. In the letter to William Morris Agency Inc., Monroe requests a $200 deduction in her monthly salary from 20th Century Fox so that she may cover a dental bill of $1,800 for her acting coach, Natasha Lytess. Matted together with a black and white photograph of Monroe.
18 by 22 inches, matted
Estimate: $800 - $1 200

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lot n°464: MARILYN MONROE INSCRIBED BOOK
A Marilyn Monroe inscribed copy of Anita Loos' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Grosset & Dunlap, 1926). Monroe inscribed the title page for Linda Bennett "To Linda/ Love & Kisses/ Marilyn Monroe."
7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches
PROVENANCE Lot 144, "Pop Culture: Film & Entertainment Memorabilia," Christie's, London, Sale number 6214, November 23, 2011
Estimate: $2 000 - $4 000

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lot n°468: MARILYN MONROE LETTER FROM JEAN NEGULESCO
A two-page typed letter on personalized stationery, dated "July 14, 1958," addressed to Marilyn Monroe at the Bel Air Hotel from director Jean Negulesco. The letter is regarding a book titled The Midwife of Pont Clary which Negulesco sent to Monroe and writes about wanting to adapt into a film role for her. The letter reads in part "The thing of 'The Midwife of Pont Clary' is fundamentally sex...I have quite an exciting idea for the treatment of the story...I would like to sit down and talk to you about it...Please give this book to Arthur [Miller] to read...;" signed in black ink "Jean." This movie was never made. Negulesco directed Monroe in Full House (20th Century Fox, 1952), How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953), and River of No Return (20th Century Fox, 1954).
10 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches 
Estimate: $200 - $400
  
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 lot n°469: MARILYN MONROE RELATED LETTER
A two-page typed letter dated September 27, 1958, on Chateau Marmont hotel stationery, to Miss May Reis, Marilyn Monroe's secretary, and believed to be from Paula Strasberg. The letter reads in part "This week was a most difficult one for Marilyn. But I saw the rushes and they were extraordinary. I have kept minute notes on this weeks' work that will cover pages and pages through the type-writer. I will send a copy on to Arthur because I think it will more than interest him professionally insofar as what happens to the actor in the process of work" and "Tonight, Eli, Marilyn, Clifford...are going out for a quiet dinner. Tomorrow we leave for Coronado and will be there, I should think, until next Thursday." This letter was written during the time Monroe was filming the comedy Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959) and relates to some of Monroe's expenses incurred during that time. Signed "Paula" in blue ink.
10 3/8 by 7 1/8 inches 
Estimate: $400 - $600
 
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lot n°472: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED 1957 LETTER
A typed letter from Marilyn Monroe, dated "May 7, 1957" and written to Warner Bros. Pictures, permitting them to use her name in the dialogue of their film Green Eyes ; signed by Monroe in blue fountain pen ink. Attached is a typed page of dialogue from the film where Monroe's name was used, in part, "JOYCE: / (before mirror)/ How's my hair?/ BETSY:/ (genuine admiration)/ It's beautiful, Joyce!/ JOYCE:/ (preening herself)/ It's kind of the way Marilyn Monroe does hers." The letter is framed with an image of Monroe and two other documents; a carbon copy of a letter sent to Warner Bros. Pictures from Monroe's secretary regarding this matter; and the original request letter sent to "Mrs. Lilian Dean" at Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc.
Letter, 11 by 8 1/2 inches; 23 by 38 1/2 inches, framed
Estimate: $800 - $1 200
 
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lot n°479: MARILYN MONROE SIGNED CHECK
A Colonial Trust Company check for Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc., dated July 15, 1960, to 20th Century Fox Film Corporation for the amount of $70.44, signed in blue ballpoint pen by Marilyn Monroe. Framed with a black and white and color image of Monroe.
17 1/4 by 33 1/4 inches, framed
PROVENANCE Lot 129, "Film and Entertainment Memorabilia," Christie's, New York, Sale number 1854, May 30, 2007
Estimate: $800 - $1 200

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lot n°484: MARILYN MONROE AND ARTHUR MILLER CHECKS
Two unwritten checks from a First National City Bank of New York account of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller. Miller and Monroe were married from 1956 to 1961. Miller wrote and performed in The Misfits , Monroe's final film.
Estimate: $400 - $600

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lot n°498: MARILYN MONROE TWICE-SIGNED CHECK
A Marilyn Monroe twice-signed check. Written from a Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. account at Colonial Trust Company in the amount of $10,000 to Marilyn Monroe. Dated July 15, 1960, and endorsed on verso by Monroe.
3 by 8 1/2 inches
Estimate: $2 000 - $4 000

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lot n°500: MARILYN MONROE 1962 TELEGRAM TO GEORGE CUKOR
A Western Union telegram sent from Marilyn Monroe to director George Cukor dated June 8, 1962. Reads in full "Dear George Please believe me it was not my doing I had so looked forward to working with you Warmly Marilyn." On June 7 Fox fired Monroe and filed a lawsuit against her for breach of contract which ended filming of Cukor's Something's Got To Give .
5 3/4 by 8 inches

Estimate: $1 000 - $2 000

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lot n°501: MARILYN MONROE FUNERAL CARD
An original card from the funeral of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesday, August 8, 1962, at the Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles. The front of the card bears an image of the Bok Singing Tower. The inside reads in part "In Memory of Marilyn Monroe" with the details of her funeral service and Psalm 23.
5 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches, folded

Estimate: $600 - $800
  
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lot n°515: ALLAN "WHITEY" SNYDER LETTERS TO MARILYN MONROE
A one-page typed letter and signed letter to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller from Allan "Whitey" Snyder, dated "July 16th, 1959," regarding working together on a future film ( The Misfits ) and his current work doing makeup for Tony Curtis. In original envelope addressed to Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc. Together with a handwritten telegram from Snyder also to Marilyn Monroe Productions, stating that he is currently working at Paramount with Tony Curtis, but is able to start working with Monroe on a film when she is ready.
Letter, 11 by 8 1/2 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder

Estimate: $400 - $600
  
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lot n°518: MARILYN MONROE TELEGRAM TO ALLAN "WHITEY" SNYDER
A typed Western Union telegram from Marilyn Monroe to Allan "Whitey" Snyder sent upon her being fired from the film Something's Got to Give (20th Century Fox, 1962). In full, "Dear Whitey, Please believe me it was not my doing./ I had so looked forward to working with you. Warmly/ Marilyn." Something's Got to Give was never finished and was Monroe's last work before her death on August 5, 1962.
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder

Estimate: $800 - $1 200
 
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lot n°519: MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO ALLAN "WHITEY" SNYDER
A one-page handwritten and signed letter from Marilyn Monroe to Allan "Whitey" Snyder, dated December 22, 1960. In full, "Dear Whitey, Happy Holiday to you and Beverly and your family, even though you are making up Doris Day! Love, Marilyn." On Monroe's personal embossed stationery and envelope. Snyder was Monroe's makeup artist throughout her career, including for the films Niagara (20th Century Fox, 1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (20th Century Fox, 1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (20th Century Fox, 1953), River of No Return (20th Century Fox, 1954), There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch (20th Century Fox, 1955), Bus Stop (20th Century Fox, 1956), Some Like It Hot (United Arists, 1959), Let’s Make Love (20th Century Fox, 1960), and The Misfits (United Artists/Seven Arts, 1961).  Snyder also did Monroe’s makeup for her funeral in 1962.
9 by 6 inches
PROVENANCE From the Estate of Allan "Whitey" Snyder
Estimate: $2 000 - $4 000

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