A Marilyn Monroe Received Note and Newspaper Advertisement from Press Agent, Arthur P. Jacobs
From Marilyn Monroe’s personal files, a small memo typed in full “Dear Marilyn, / This is the ad which we prepared / for you. I hope you like it;” together with a copy of the referenced advertisement showing a black and white image of MM with text congratulating her “on her Academie du Cinema of France award for Best Foreign Actress of 1957 in ‘The Prince and the Showgirl.'”
The advertisement reads in full:
The Mirisch Company congratulates Marilyn Monroe on her Academie du Cinema of France award for Best Foreign Actress of 1957 in “The Prince and The Showgirl” …and we are proud that she has selected for her next film “Some Like It Hot” to be produced and directed by Billy Wilder for United Artists Release.”
Marilyn Monroe receiving the Academie du Cinema award for Best Foreign Actress of 1957 in ‘The Prince and the Showgirl.'” This honor was the French equivalent of the American Academy Award (Oscar) for acting.
The actual award, photographed for the 1999 Christie’s sale “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe”