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Lot #596
Marilyn Monroe Signed Oversized Photograph

Arresting 1953 Powolny glamour shot of Marilyn—"It’s a pleasure to work with you"

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Arresting 1953 Powolny glamour shot of Marilyn—"It’s a pleasure to work with you"

Vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 photo of Monroe taken during a Frank Powolny glamour shoot in 1953, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Del, It’s a pleasure to work with you, love and kisses, Marilyn Monroe.” In very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the top edge and left edge, and poor-to-moderate signature contrast. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. 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 the production of Something's Got to Give, one week before her death in 1962. A mesmerizing oversized image of the iconic Hollywood beauty.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy
  • Dates: #647 - Ended November 09, 2022

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