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Item 260 - Marilyn Monroe Catalog 422 (Jan 2014)

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Sold Price: $33,223.23 (includes buyer's premium)

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Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Monroe in a low-cut dress and diamond jewelry reclining on a pillow, circa 1953, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint to choreographer Jack Cole, “Jack—you certainly can—and I’m not mad! Marilyn.” In fine condition, with some light silvering and show-through due to mounting remnants on reverse and a few scattered light creases. Provenance: Sotheby’s, 1979; The Jack Cole Collection of Books and Pictures on The Dance, part of lot 107. Accompanied by catalogs from Part I and II of the Cole Sotheby’s auction.

A long-time choreographer, Cole worked with the likes of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. Cole was responsible for helping Marilyn develop her on-screen personality, and coached her in her role as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Normally very difficult and demanding, Cole was much more patient when working with the actress, going over her work time and time again. In Diamond’s Are a Girl’s Best Friend, Cole avoided placing too much stress on Marilyn, using his dancers to help carry the number and create one of her most iconic performances. In all Cole worked on five of Monroe’s pictures, with this lovely portrait a sign of the legendary actress’s great love and respect for his help. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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