Photos and a Note By Marilyn Monroe Put Up for Auction
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EXCLUSIVE SOME LIKE TO JOT - UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARILYN MONROE AND A SELF-PENNED NOTE BY THE ACTRESS GO ON SALE..These never-before-seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe as a young actress are expected to attract international bidders at an auction next month...The black and white snapshots show the then-starlet performing on stage at an 'employee only' show called called 'Strictly for Kicks' at 20th Century Fox in early 1948...There are a series of five photos and in each one future screen icon Monroe stands out from the crowd wearing a black evening gown and a white dress...The previously unseen images are expected to fetch $1,000 when they go on sale at an auction in Hollywood with a host of her personal items...The auction also include a hand written note she wrote to herself in 1962 as a reminder to call her friend and famous poet Carl Sandberg, which is expected to fetch $1,200...A mortgage document signed by Monroe and then-husband and playwright Arthur Miller for the couple's Connecticut holiday home is also up for sale with a starting price of $3,000...The auction also includes a receipt for the actress from the Los Angeles County Department of Water & Power postmarked '1 June 1962', just weeks before she died...A signed contract relating to the 'loan out' of the star for the 1956 movie 'Bus Stop' and two personally-owned scripts from her films Something's Got To Give and Let's Make Love are set to fetch between $9,000 - $9,500...Also included is a black and white publicity photograph from the early 1950s of Monroe that she signed for 'Sammy' - Sam Benson, a member of the wardrobe department at 20th Century Fox - which is expected to fetch up to $5,000...The auction is being held at Bonham & Butterfields in Los Angeles on December 13. Words: Paul Andrews, PacificCoastNews.
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