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Lot #613
Marilyn Monroe Original Photograph with Handwritten Inscription

Norma Jeane visits Wrigley Bird Park: "The bird on my arm is a Hornbill"

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Estimate: $4000+
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Norma Jeane visits Wrigley Bird Park: "The bird on my arm is a Hornbill"

Original vintage glossy 4.5 x 2.75 photo from circa 1944, which depicts Norma Jeane posing happily at the Wrigley Bird Park on Santa Catalina Island in California, annotated on the reverse in black ink by the future Hollywood actress (spelling and grammar retained): “This picture was taken at Wriglys Bird Park. The bird on my arm is a Hornbill. (it is supposed to be the only one in existance that anyone has ever been photographed with.” In very good condition, with light staining and overall creasing. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

Provenance: Christie’s, Collection of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia Sold to Benefit Hollygrove Children’s Home, September 12, 2001.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Revolutionary War
  • Dates: #670 - Ended July 12, 2023