Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Receipts Related to Her 1960 Birthday Party on the Set of Let’s Make Love
From the personal files of Marilyn Monroe: A receipt from Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, dated June 1, 1960, for 100 ice cream treats, together with a receipt from Paper Unlimited, Inc. for forks, spoons, napkins, plates and a tablecloth, dated May 24, 1960. Both receipts are addressed to Hazel Washington, Monroe’s studio maid at Twentieth Century Fox. Monroe celebrated her 34th birthday on the set during filming of Let’s Make Love.
It’s compelling that Marilyn, one of the biggest film stars at Twentieth Century Fox, would have to provide supplies and refreshments for her own birthday party on the set of her current film project.
Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream is still in existence today, and in the same location. Click here for details.
Photos of Marilyn’s 34th birthday party on the set of Let’s Make Love are shown below. Items purchased, including the tablecloth, napkins, and silverware, and even the ice cream treats, can be seen in some of these images.