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      180. Marilyn Monroe monumental collection of (225+) photographs, magazines, posters, ephemera and merchandise. (1950s-present) Vintage and contemporary (225+) collection of Marilyn Monroe-related items.A completist’s paradise with items representing the nuance and minutiae of Marilyn Monroe’s journey from her earliest days as an aspiring model to her overwhelming success as an original, world-famous sex symbol. The extensive archive of materials includes Douglas Airview magazine featuring Marilyn’s first mainstream modeling appearance, 1945 Family Circle magazine, the Life magazine published after her death and more. Many photos including vintage images printed in lithograph, photo, laser and inkjet contemporary prints with subjects ranging from familiar and rare images, behind the scenes photos, images of Marilyn in her final interview at home,Aug. 3, 1962, nudes, production images from many movies including Bus Stop, River of No Return, Asphalt Jungle, Niagara,The Prince and the Showgirl, Ladies of the Chorus,The Misfits,The SevenYear Itch and many more, original film frames from Bus Stop, photocopies of correspondence including copies of handwritten letters as Norma Jean Baker and from Marilyn to Lee Strasberg, multiple Marilyn Monroe calendars, playing cards, a gold charm from The Misfits, jigsaw puzzles, postcards, novelty dollar bills with the star’s image, iconic Christie’s 1999 Marilyn Monroe auction catalog, a book (Six O’Clock Casual) from her personal library (part of Lot 547 in the Christie’s 1999 sale), DVDs, Seven Year Itch collectors plates, images of Marilyn entertaining the groups on USO tours, photocopies of Marilyn’s driver’s license and other personal ID, “Roslyn The Misfit” oversize signed framed photo portrait by Eve Arnold from the set of The Misfits, a Marilyn Monroe owned book from her personal library, 2-framed gold records, souvenirs, oversized Milton Greene photo prints from the photographer’s estate with an LOA from Josh Greene, a deluxe Taschen-published Marilyn coffee table book and accessories, playbills, rolled posters and prints, images taken by renowned Marilyn photographers Andre De Dienes, Milton Greene, Roy Schatt, George Barris and others. Far too much material to list.An incredible assemblage of all things Marilyn and the result of a labor of love. Exhibiting age and handling. In very good to fine condition. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to preview this lot in person by appointment. Special shipping arrangements will apply. $2,000 - $3,000
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