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Lot #1138
Marilyn Monroe

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Bank check, 5.75 x 2.5, filled out to Natasha Lytess for $130.00 and boldly signed by Monroe, November 6, 1951. Lytess was head drama coach at Columbia Pictures at the time Monroe signed her first motion picture contract. The two developed a close personal relationship, and Monroe became so dependent on Lytess that the latter quit her job to become Marilyn’s full-time personal coach; from the time of Monroe’s 1952 film Clash by Night, the actress reportedly refused to do a scene unless Lytess was present on the set. Matted and framed with a large photo of Monroe performing for the troops in Korea to an overall size of 24 x 22.25. Very faint water stain to central portion, and bank stamp traces very slightly touching initials, otherwise fine condition. PSA/DNA Auction LOA and R&R COA. Oversized.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008