RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends January 21st
Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction Preview
Begins Jan 22
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2021 Auction Calendar
Jan 13
Jan 21
Feb 10
Feb 18
Mar 10
Mar 18
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 2527 - Marilyn Monroe Signed Document Catalog 465 (Nov 2015)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Sold Price: $3,768.10 (includes buyer's premium)


Choice DS, signed “Marilyn Monroe,” one page, 8.5 x 13.25, November 30, 1953. Advertising release issued by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, granting House of Westmore the right to use the likeness of Marilyn Monroe in advertising their cosmetic products, with the stipulation that “the following credit line shall appear…easily legible: ‘Marilyn Monroe starring in River of No Return in CinemaScope. A 20th Century-Fox Production. Color by Technicolor.’” Nicely signed at the conclusion in blue ballpoint by Monroe and countersigned by representatives from both companies. In fine condition. At this time the production of River of No Return was finished—it had been shot in Canada over the summer—but it would not be released until the following spring. Interestingly, it was the first film to be shot in Canada using CinemaScope and the cinematography received critical acclaim despite overall lukewarm reviews of the movie. Among the cosmetics advertised by Westmore using Monroe’s image were their ‘Tru-Glo’ liquid makeup, ‘Party Puff’ powder makeup, and ‘Kiss-Tested’ lipstick. In addition to the relation to one of Monroe’s films, this is an uncommon type of document and is remarkably well-preserved. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.