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Marilyn Monroe Signed Portrait Photo Asphalt Jungle

Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Monroe for The Asphalt Jungle, taken in 1950 by Frank Powolny, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint “To Hank, May you keep generating, Marilyn Monroe.” Photo has been professionally restored, mainly along a horizontal fold to the lower portion of the image. In very good to fine condition, with a small tear to top edge, a tiny crease to facial area, and aforementioned restoration, none of which affects the signature or facial area. After appearing in several small roles in 1950, Monroe was cast as Angela Phinlay, the young mistress of an aging criminal. Her performance was well-received by critics, and after a small role in All About Eve, Monroe signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. A stunning portrait from early in Monroe’s career as she strived to achieve mainstream success. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

Bidding for the Hollywood Auction opens Jun 19, 2014 & ends Jun 26, 2014

 

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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller vintage ballpoint signatures

Vintage ballpoint signatures, “Marilyn Monroe Miller” and “Arthur Miller,” on individual off-white 5.25 x 3.5 sheets affixed to separate peach-colored album pages. In fine condition, with mild rippling from adhesive. An exceptional, crisp set of signatures presenting a rare variation of the iconic starlet’s signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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Marilyn Monroe Signed Joe DiMaggio’s restaurant napkin

Original vintage cocktail napkin from Joe DiMaggio’s restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, measuring 4.5 x 8.5 unfolded, with the DiMaggio restaurant logo on the upper portion of the napkin, and boldly signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint on the lower half, “To Mary Ann, Best wishes, Marilyn Monroe.” Ornately triple-suede-matted and framed four great photos of Monroe to an overall size of 39 x 36. In fine condition, with old tape reinforcement to the fold of the napkin. DiMaggio and his family opened a restaurant in 1937 on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf after his rookie season with the New York Yankees, originally called Joe DiMaggio’s Grotto. Run by DiMaggio’s father, all three brothers took part in the business, with Joe there much of the time welcoming guests. An incredibly rare offering, as the relatively short duration of her relationship with DiMaggio, makes any item associated with the famous couple very desirable. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. business check

Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. business check, 8.25 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Monroe, “Marilyn Monroe,” payable to Security Mutual Life Insurance for $351.39, January 22, 1957. In very good to fine condition, with expected bank stamps, scattered surface abrasions surrounding and touching the signature (evidently in an effort to remove cancellation marks), and mounting remnants and a piece of tape affixed to the reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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RR Autograph Auction Marilyn Monroe Original 8 mm Film Visiting Troops

RR Autograph Auction Marilyn MonroeOriginal 8 mm film of Marilyn Monroe visiting Army troops in South Korea in February of 1954. The film is housed on its 5″ reel and was shot at the US Army Air Base Yang Gu in South Korea by 1st Lieutenant William G. Johnson of the 24th Infantry Division, Air Section, and himself a Bronze Star recipient. Film is approximately 90 seconds in length and was shot during three different portions of Monroe’s visit. The film opens with Marilyn arriving at the base by helicopter and being greeted by several officers and escorted away from the chopper. Film then segues into Monroe in the mess hall having breakfast with several soldiers, and finishes with the actress getting into a car and being driven away, but not before blowing a kiss to the camera. In fine condition.

After spending her honeymoon in Japan with new husband Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. As part of the USO tour, she performed ten shows in four days to approximately 100,000 servicemen. She charmed the soldiers with her dancing and singing, including ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.’ She not only performed, but visited several hospitals as well. Later Monroe recalled that the trip ‘was the best thing that ever happened to me.’ While professional footage of Marilyn is available to the public, personal film of her visit is seldom-seen, the example offered here has never been made available before. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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RR Auctions Marilyn Monroe 1953 Signed Photo

RR Auctions Marilyn MonroeVintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Marilyn wrapped in white fur and a string of pearls around her neck, taken by Frank Powolny, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen “To Cheryl, Love & kisses, Marilyn Monroe.” Slightly trimmed edges, a noticeable central horizontal crease, scattered light surface marks and creases, a staple hole near each corner, and some irregular ink adhesion to signature and inscription (which are both a few shades light, but still completely legible), otherwise very good condition. This image, taken by Powolny in 1953, captures Marilyn in all her exquisite charm and beauty, the exact opposite of the adorable ‘dumb blond’ persona she had taken on at the time in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blonds and How to Marry a Millionaire. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA

 

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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RR Auctions Marilyn Monroe Vintage Ballpoint Signature and Inscription

RR Auctions Marilyn MonroeVintage ballpoint signature and inscription, “To Patsy, Love & Kisses, Marilyn Monroe,” on an irregularly clipped off-white 5 x 3.5 lined sheet. Attractively double-matted and framed with a photo of a theater marquee showing Some Like It Hot to an overall size of 15.5 x 20. In very good condition, with light irregular toning around the signature as a result of previous matting, and the trimmed edges affecting the top of the inscription. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

 

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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Marilyn Monroe

 

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