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Lot #729
Marilyn Monroe Signed Photograph

“Love & Kisses, Marilyn Monroe”—sultry oversized glamour portrait by Powolny

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“Love & Kisses, Marilyn Monroe”—sultry oversized glamour portrait by Powolny

Stunning vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 soft-lit portrait of Monroe in rapturous close-up, signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Bill, Love & Kisses, Marilyn Monroe." In very good to fine condition, with some creasing to the background edges. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Markedly enhanced by its atypical size and glamourous pose, this is a simply exquisite depiction of the radiant actress as part of Frank Powolny's gorgeous publicity stills for the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Most famously associated with 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. An uncommon, seductive image of the iconic starlet.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #643 - Ended September 14, 2022

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