25 July 2003
The proceeds from the following three lots will benefit Hollygrove Children and Family Services, formerly called The Los Angeles Orphan's Home Society, where Marilyn Monroe lived for part of her childhood.
MARILYN MONROE ANNOTATED DATEBOOK
An off-white leather datebook from 1962 with 3 pages having notations pencilled in Marilyn's hand. Evidently used as the actress' 'back-up' calendar since April 18th, 19th and 20th are the only days filled in, this piece gives a brief, yet fascinating, insight into MM's life: Wednesday, April 18th reads Have Mrs. Murray/call Sherry about/check books calif. [sic] /10:00-10:30 Max Faxters [sic] /12-1:00 Renna/1-2:00 Renna/then California Bank Bldg./3:15 - Dr. Greenson/to 4:45/Rudin - Mickey Bussiness [sic] /eye doctor/Dentist - start calling/maybe for fri. or sat. [sic] /appointment; Thursday, April 19th reads Thrus [sic] Morning Geo. Cuckor [sic] 10:00/Reading./12-1:00/1-2:00/Calif. Bank Bld/3:30 Dr. Greenson-/Then in Henery Winestines [sic] office/-Meet Gardner McKayay [sic] /Dinner Micky Rudin/7:00-7:30/Here - have steak Baked/Potatoe [sic] /salad safflower oil only; Friday, April 20th reads Sidney Gilloroff [sic] /10:00/at Max Faxters [sic] on the dot. Most people MM had appointments with are identifible; Mrs. (Eunice) Murray, her housekeeper, Dr. (Ralph) Greenson, her psychiatrist, Mickey Rudin, her lawyer, George 'Cuckor,' her last director and 'Sidney Gilloroff,' her hairdresser, though a few remain a mystery like 'Renna.' Her numerous misspellings seem to indicate a distracted state; this was a difficult time in MM's life and sadly, she would die only 3 months and 2 weeks after this last datebook entry.
9 x 7 x 2 inches
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