Marilyn Items Sell for Thousands at Auction

A few MM highlights from the Julien’s Auctions December 3 Icons & Idols Sale:

MARILYN MONROE HANDWRITTEN LETTER


Winning bid: $43,750
Estimate: $8,000 – $10,000
Starting: $4,000
Description: A letter to the men of the Thule Air Base in Greenland, handwritten and signed by Marilyn Monroe. The two-page letter expresses Monroe’s disappointment at not being able to come to Greenland to celebrate New Year’s as she had planned in 1954. Monroe could not attend because of illness and was replaced for the USO performance by Anita Ekberg. Monroe ends her letter, “I think your [sic] the best men in the world. I love you all. Happy New Year. Marilyn Monroe.” 11 by 8 1/2 inches

MARILYN MONROE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE

Winning bid: $10,000
Estimate: $800 – $1,200
Starting: $400
Description: A prescription bottle with dropper, typed Schwab’s Pharmacy label that reads, “No. B 377552 Dr. Reuben/ Instill five to six drops / in each nostril every three/ hours./ Marilyn Monroe 4.24.61.” 3 1/2 by 1 1/4 inches

MARILYN MONROE PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE

Winning bid: $8,750
Estimate: $800 – $1,200
Starting: $500
Description: A pill bottle with typed Schwab’s Pharmacy label that reads, “No, F 173771 Dr. L.Krohn/ Take one capsule every 3 to/ four hours if needed for pain/ Marilyn Monroe 5-31-61.” Dr. Leon Krohn was Monroe’s gynecologist. 3 by 1 1/4 inches

MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY BERT STERN

Winning bid: $9,000
Estimate: $800 – $1,200
Starting: $400
Description: A black and photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Bert Stern as part of “The Last Sitting” in 1962. Stamped on verso by Bert Stern and dated 2005 as part of a limited edition of prints. Numbered 15/36, “Marilyn” is written across the bottom of the image in Stern’s hand. Accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from Bert Stern. 19 by 13 inches