Auction Date:2017 Jan 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ANS, one page, 5.5 x 7.5, June 1953. Note to great American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, in full: “Alfred, You made a palace out of my patio—But next time lets take more time. Love, Marilyn Monroe, June 1953.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a modern reproduced photo showing Monroe with Eisenstaedt, as well as reproductions of some of the images he captured during their sitting.
Eisenstaedt conducted a photo shoot with the 26-year-old Monroe at her home in the spring of 1953 while on assignment for Life magazine. Of this fateful shoot, the photographer later reflected, ‘When I photographed Marilyn Monroe, I mixed up my cameras—one had black-and-white film, the other color. I took many pictures. Only two color ones came out all right. My favorite picture of Marilyn hangs always on the wall in my office. It was taken on the little patio of her Hollywood house.’ A truly superb autograph connecting two defining pop cultural figures of the American century.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed