Marilyns library es updates marilyn monroe 19261962. The auction, which included items such as her personal clothes, jewellery and kitchenware. Christies new york the personal property of marilyn monroe auction. Items sold included marilyns clothing, furs and shoes, furniture from her home, film scripts, jewelry, kitchen items, books from her library, cosmetics, awards, and. That is the assumption in which marilyn monroe reading is entangled. Marilyn monroe new, used and rare books and ephemera at. Personal property is filled with photos of items such as jewelry, kitchenware, glassware, clothing and scripts. Christies new york the personal property of marilyn monroe auction catalog 1999. And yet for all that, the christies catalog of marilyn s personal property may very well be the most intimate look any of us will ever have of this special woman, this 20 th century icon and synonym for american culture.
Handwritten notes and letters expressing the hollywood icons inner thoughts and, at times, despair. While the prices paid for the five books donated to the schlesinger library were not disclosed, monroe s copy of the joy of. Marilyn monroe is our supreme icon of glamour, vulnerability, personal magnetism. The personal property of goodman basil espy iii, m. Joseph murphys the miracles of your mind san gabriel, california. Fifty years after marilyn monroes death, the starlet is making more money than ever. Willing publishing company, 1953 from the personal collection of marilyn monroe with a christies auction bookplate on the front inside covers. The book reveals new details of every aspect of her life, from her guarded. Personal property of marilyn monroe book by christies. A pill bottle belonging to marilyn monroe, possibly found on her bedside table the morning after her death.
The power of the phrase marilyn monroe reading lies in its application to monroe and in our assumption that she wouldnt know how. The personal property of marilyn monroe by monroe, marilyn. We go all the way back to when marilyn as just a little girl. June 1, 1926 august 4, 1962 was an american actress, model, and singer. Spoto says he got it from the estate of may reis marilyn s personal assistant from. One collection of more than 1, 200 personal items, the largest of marilyn monroes ever offered at auction, was shown on tuesday to chinese collectors in beijing before they will be going up for. In october of 1999, anna strasberg sourced christie s, the renowned auction company, to sell the bulk of marilyn monroes estate. Spotos biography of hollywood icon marilyn monroe makes use of over 150 interviews and more than 35,000 pages of previously sealed files, including monroe s diaries, letters, and other personal and revealing documents. The second collection comes from the estate of the late lee strasberg, monroe s acting mentor, who took a large collection of her personal items and documents following her death. The majority were listed in an auction catalogue, the personal property of marilyn monroe christies, 1999. See more ideas about marilyn monroe, marilyn monroe outfits and norma jean. Get the best deals on marilyn monroe christies when you shop the largest online. Marilyn monroe personal items the marilyn monroe site.
Michel schneiders top 10 books about marilyn monroe. Thousands of marilyn monroes personal items to be auctioned. In 1999, christies staged an auction of her belongings, including her books. She described her casa as a fortress where i can feel safe from the world, according to the book, cursum perficio. American literature nine books including works by hemingway, ernest. Johnny hyde 23 april 1895 18 december 1950 was a russianamerican talent agent early life. A quick scan of the titles in the auction catalogue reveals one thing. Although monroe owned homes during her marriages, with joe dimaggio and arthur miller, this house was the first she bought without a spouse. Personal property of marilyn monroe by christies new york. One was the catalogue from the 1999 christies sale, the personal property of marilyn monroe, which showcased marilyns personal property and objects she owned. The miracles of your mind a book from marilyn monroes personal library.
Famous for playing comedic blonde bombshell characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the eras changing attitudes towards sexuality. Auction catalog, wednesday 27 and thursday 28 october 1999 at. Greene 19221985, famous for his fashion photography and celebrity portraits from the golden age of hollywood, met marilyn monroe on a photo shoot for look magazine in 1953. The personal property of marilyn monroe by monroe, marilyn new york. Fifty years after marilyn monroe s death, the starlet is making more money than ever. Trove of marilyn monroes personal belongings to go up for auction. From the private archive of marilyn monroe is by no means a definitive text on the star, but it is an interesting glimpse into the actresss life, and it makes one wonder how our own lives might be pieced together by the detritus of our daily lives. Marilyn monroe resources updated december 2019 books. From marilyn monroe confidential to the last take marilyn, from marilyn monroe the biography to marilyn scandal, we can help you find the marilyn monroe books you are looking for. Popular marilyn monroe books showing 150 of 476 the secret life of marilyn monroe hardcover by. Works of literature, art, drama, biography, poetry, politics, history. Marilyn monroe christies auction ny the personal property of. Sep 27, 2016 marilyn monroes dress from some like it hot.
Its a book that binds together many of marilyn s personal items and offers a little background info on where she got the item, etc. Nov 26, 20 marilyn monroes proust books at the christies auction. These and dozens of other personal items the actress left to a friend and mentor were in beijing on tuesday for a private viewing by chinese. Marilyn monroes books donated to schlesinger library. It was quoted almost in its entirety in donald spotos marilyn monroe. This book allows the reader to piece together an idea of a person through her belongings. Would that everyone searching that phrase did so in the belief that her passion for the printed word rivaled their own. Personal property of marilyn monroe by christies goodreads. Get the best deals for marilyn monroe personal items at. Moore of new york by anna strasberg in 1987, stating that under the last will and testament of marilyn monroe, all of marilyns personal effects and clothing were given to annas late husband, lee strasberg. From the private archive of marilyn monroe lois banner, mark anderson on. The pair developed an instant rapport, quickly becoming close friends and ultimately business partners.
Everything that had been in storage since 1962 when she died was auctioned off. Trying to build myself up with the fact that i have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence. Mmpersonal is another look behind the veil of that legend, providing a look. The library of marilyn monroe contained over 400 books on a variety of subjects, reflecting both her intelligence and her wideranging interests.
The list of the books from her shelves, published by the booktryst blog several years ago, reveals the actress had an epic personal library, stretching across numerous genres. Michel schneiders top 10 books about marilyn monroe the novelist picks through the mountain of books about the tragic star to find the ones where she emerges as. Hundreds of personal items belonging to marilyn monroe went on auction in las vegas. This book is one of those that make you feel like you get a little bit closer to the real marilyn, the woman who lived her life as normally as she could with her enormous fame. I soon started seeing marilyns items come up on the auction block, and i thought it would be amazing to own something marilyn owned. On october 27th and 28th, 1999, marilyns entire estate was put up for auction. Since i love marilyn monroe, the first episodes i chose to listen to were from. Once married to playwright arthur miller, monroe stocked about 400 books on her shelves, many of which were later catalogued and auctioned off by christies in new york city. Michel schneiders top 10 books about marilyn monroe books. The personal property of marilyn monroe by christies auction house. This was the auction catalog for her personal property sold at christies. Marilyn monroe new, used and rare books and ephemera at biblio. In 1999 christies auction house held the auction of the century.
Shes become a multimilliondollar brand thanks, in part, to. Nov 16, 2011 michel schneiders top 10 books about marilyn monroe. Buy personal property of marilyn monroe first edition by new york christies isbn. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. It gives hundreds of pictures of her belongings and includes the estimate price of everything. Marilyns dovegrey suede stiletto shoes made in italy by ferragamo, size 7.
Her secret tapes and mysterious death paperback by. The newly married monroe and arthur miller stayed in england from july to november 1956 while marilyn. It also tells on certain clothing items when and where she wore them. Jan 20, 2011 this book consists of photos of marilyn monroes personal files and documents, all of which come from her personal filing cabinets the filing cabinets everyone knew existed but were nowhere to be found. The third collection includes personal items originally sold at christies 1999 and juliens auctions 2005 property from the estate of marilyn monroe auctions. Jan 29, 2020 all of monroe s personal effects and clothing were to go to her mentor and acting coach, lee strasberg.
Tremendous in every sense of the word is this over 400pg auction catalog for the personal belongings of marilyn monroe. Buy a cheap copy of personal property of marilyn monroe book by christies. This list was compiled for the everlasting star board back in 2006. Marilyn monroe from cinemage books browse recent arrivals. The personal property of marilyn monroe is the outstanding catalogue from christies auction of her belongings. The marilyn monroe collection one of the worlds largest private collections of marilyn monroes personal property. Includes her clothes, books, jewelry, personal photographs, scripts, costumes, furniture and. These had been left to anna strasberg by her late husband, lee, and had been stored ever since marilyn. Auction catalog, wednesday 27 and thursday 28 october 1999.
A look inside marilyn monroes personal library open culture. Of note, the dress marilyn monroe wore to sing happy birthday to president john f. Incredibly rare personal belongings of marilyn monroe have. An original piece of stationery with matching envelope, embossed with marilyn monroe, from her personal files. Auction catalog, wednesday 27 and thursday 28 october 1999 by christies and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The largest of these was the christies sale of the personal property of marilyn monroe in 1999. Marilyn monroe was the defining actress of her age. Marilyn monroe personal items for sale pics the horn news. This is considered to be the last opportunity to acquire such historic marilyn monroe belongings. Includes her clothes, books, jewelry, personal photographs, scripts, costumes, furniture and more. The dress marilyn monroe wore to sing happy birthday to president john f. Each book is certified as authentic by christie s and bears a seal that reads. A true and interesting life of marilyn and her childhood. Selection of french literature owned by marilyn monroe marilyn monroe books, marilyn monroe costume.
Poem, intimate letters, and personal notes by marilyn monroe marilyn. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. As the worlds largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of. The personal property of marilyn monroe christies, new york lets make love marylin monroe vintage fashion vintage style fur collars old hollywood color combinations marilyn s closet fur coat elegant gold evening clutch with rhinestone closure and the initials mm engraved on one end owned by marilyn monroe. Jun 2, 2017 the personal property of marilyn monroe christies. I found this one to be especially interesting and great for the marilyn fanatics collection. A book that is literally the best and this is coming from a ton of marilyn monroe fans on tumblrfacebook is marilyn monroe.
In 1949 he met thenunknown actress and model marilyn monroe when she was being photographed by hollywood pinup photographer bruno bernard at. From the 1999 christies sale the personal property of marilyn monroe, a longsleeved black velvet dress with folded cuffs and a removable ivory satin peakedlapel collar. My personal reasons for writing a novel about her were probably quite different from. Selected from more than 10,000 previously unpublished items from. The marilyn monroe collection comprises a lifetime of memories, both marilyns and the collectors. Marilyn monroe four pairs of gloves owned by marilyn monroe. The personal property of marilyn monroe, christies, new york, 2728 october, 1999. An intimate personal account lena pepitone, william stadiem on. No surprise to those familiar with monroe, they were the books of a wellread and inquiring mind.
These books were parts of two different lots originally sold in the christies new york auction titled the personal property of marilyn monroe, sale 9216, october 2728, 1999, lots 545 and 555. It was called the personal property of marilyn monroe. When marilyn monroe died in august, 1962, she left behind a lot of broken hearts and some good books. Marilyns personal oster osterizer chrome beehive blender, together with original glass. Her breathy voice, stunning figure, and blonde curls charmed immediately, but it was her surprising depth and vulnerability as an actress and a human. A spectacular trove of more than 1, 200 different marilyn monroe personal items will go on auction. Over the next decade, she starred in numerous films, including gentlemen prefer blondes, some like it hot, how to marry a millionaire, and the seven year itch. Aug 03, 2012 monroes legacy is making fortune, but for whom. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Marilyn monroe christies auction ny the personal property of book like new. Marilyn monroes proust books at the christies auction. Auction catalog, wednesday 27 and thursday 28 october 1999 christies on.1231 1124 272 159 889 688 117 1566 1325 545 1252 396 348 993 339 98 1327 468 804 887 306 180 687 504 890 190 1370 342 127 536 364 1286 6 56 591 506 901 1031 944 1118 1146 566 805 1413 1040 2 477 415 1419