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Item 1091 - Marilyn Monroe Catalog 589 (Aug 2020)

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Sold Price: $9,391.25 (includes buyer's premium)


Rare vintage glossy 7.25 x 9.5 photo of Monroe taken during a Frank Powolny glamour shoot in 1953, depicting the starlet wrapped in white fur and wearing a string of pearls around her neck, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen, "To Cheryl, Love & kisses, Marilyn Monroe." In very good condition, with trimmed edges, two staple holes to each vertical edge, overall dimpling to the emulsion, and a horizontal diagonal crease which passes through Marilyn's shoulder. Monroe and Powolny most famously teamed up in 1953 for a series of stunning, artfully framed publicity stills for the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Immortalized for his classic World War II pinup of Betty Grable, Powolny remained a trusted photographer for Monroe throughout her career, and is noted as taking the last known still photographs of the starlet during production of Something's Got to Give, one week before her death in 1962. This is a particularly beautiful glamour shot of the blonde starlet, boasting a large and attractive signature. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

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