Marilyn Monroe promissory note royalties from Some Like It Hot

15 Jul

DS, one page, 8.25 x 3.25, September 14, 1961. Promissory note filled out in type. In full: “On January 5, 1962, I promise to pay to the order of United Artists Corporation Twenty-Five Thousand—00/00 Dollars at 729 Seventh Avenue, New York 19, New York Value received with interest at 4 percent per annum.” Signed at the conclusion in black ballpoint by Monroe. In fine condition, with a rusty paperclip mark to the left edge and some skipping to ink in the signature, rendering it a shade light. Accompanied by a TLS sent to Monroe by attorney Aaron R. Frosch enclosing the document, as well as a copy of Monroe’s statement submitted to United Artists Corporation to deduct the amount from proceeds due to her on January 5, 1962. These forthcoming royalties were for the 1959 classic comedy Some Like It Hot, for which United Artists Corporation was the distributor. A remarkable document related to one of her greatest films, dating to the year prior to her tragic death. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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