30 May 2007
Something's Got To Give, 1962/Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe's script for Something's Got To Give, 1962, the final draft script annotated in Monroe's hand, the blue paper cover printed Final...Confidential...Something's Got To Give, March 29, 1962..., comprising 149pp. of mimeographed typescript, the frontispiece inscribed in Marilyn's hand Edith Evanson, 4303 Agnes Ave..., the majority of the parts for the character of Ellen circled or checked in red pencil, with approximately 10 pages annotated in pencil in Monroe's hand with amendments and additions to the script, notes include:
- p. 66, Monroe has written Sentimental Schmaltz, next to Ellen's line about men in the South Sea Islands;
- p. 68, Monroe has added deep breath then...that's what he thinks... next to Lita's line Daddy says we're going to get a new Mommy;
- p. 75, Monroe has added a question Ellen - skin tones? next to Bianca's line These colours...they threaten me...
Ex-lot 491, The Personal Property Of Marilyn Monroe, Christie's New York, 27-28 October, 1999
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Something's Got To Give was Monroe's last film but was never completed following her tragic death during filming.
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