Lot #736
Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph

Stunning signed still of Marilyn Monroe for the 1954 movie River of No Return
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Estimate: $20000+

Description

Stunning signed still of Marilyn Monroe for the 1954 movie River of No Return

Amazing vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Monroe as sexy honky-tonk singer Kay Weston in the 1954 film River of No Return, gorgeously signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Ginny, Warmest Regards, Marilyn Monroe.” In fine condition, with scattered small creases. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

At the height of her early stardom in 1953, Marilyn Monroe trooped up to Canada with Robert Mitchum to film River of No Return. Shot in Technicolor and CinemaScope, the cinematography was widely praised; Monroe's entertaining performance was also recognized. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times observed: 'It is a toss-up whether the scenery or the adornment of Marilyn Monroe is the feature of greater attraction in River of No Return…The mountainous scenery is spectacular, but so, in her own way, is Miss Monroe. The patron's preference, if any, probably will depend upon which he's interested in.' Monroe's sultry beauty is aptly captured in this fabulous portrait, which boasts a perfectly placed signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #641 - Ended August 10, 2022