24 June 2004
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MARILYN MONROE PERSONALLY OWNED MAGAZINES
Seven gossip magazines that MM herself owned and packed into a trunk as she was moving out of her Roxbury, Connecticut home when she and Arthur Miller were breaking up. MM is featured on three covers as well as in many articles; titles of magazines include 'Screen Guide' (1947), 'Foto Parade' (circa 1948), 'Motion Picture and Television Magazine' (1951), '3D Movie Magazine' (1953), 'Movie Stars Parade' (1954), 'Photoplay' (1961) and 'Modern Screen' (1961). Included is a binder filled with numerous press clippings, many of which have stories about MM outlined in red wax pencil; a vintage transmittal envelope with a typed address label reading "Miss Marilyn Monroe/Beverly Hills Hotel/Sunset Boulevard/Beverly Hills, California" is housed within the binder as well.
These pieces are part of a whole lot that was originally sold in the December 18, 1995 Christie's (East) auction titled "Film and Television Memorabilia;" Sale 7821, Lot 342, Page 112 of that catalogue; final price realized was $9,200; original consignor was Ralph Roberts, MM's masseuse and confidant.
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