Marilyn Monroe
A Model Release form for Tom Kelley Studio, dated 27 May, 1949, inscribed with the client's name John Baumgarth Co. and signed in blue ink Norma Monroe -- 7x3½in. (17.8x8.9cm.); accompanied by 10 posters of Tom Kelley's Golden Dreams image of Marilyn Monroe (printed later)

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John Baumgarth was the company responsible for producing the calendars incorporating the infamous nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe taken by Tom Kelley. The signature on this Model Release form is highly unusual in that Monroe rarely signed Norma Monroe.

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