Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Eye Drops

A plastic bottle containing eye drops prescribed to Marilyn Monroe (then Mrs. Arthur Miller) dated May 21, 1960 issued by Los Angeles’s Schwab’s Pharmacy, accompanied by Schwab’s Pharmacy box. The prior year, Marilyn starred in the Academy Award winning comedy romance “Some Like it Hot.”Marilyn-Monroe-Owned-Prescription-Eye-Drops


Note the similar pharmacy prescription box to Marilyn’s left in the foreground on the makeup table above.

Important activities in Marilyn’s life around this time include:
-Marilyn receives a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy, Some Like It Hot – March 8
-Psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson begins seeing Marilyn on a daily basis (June)
-Filming begins on the Misfits – July 18


Provenance: Julien’s Auctions: Entertainment Memorabilia Auction, December 16, 2006