The fans of the deceased marilyn monroe now they will have the opportunity to own some of their prized possessions.
Julien’s Auctions is teaming up with vintage movie network TCM for the ‘Icons & Idols Hollywood’ auction starting next month. The sale will include 175 lots, including some of Monroe’s personal belongings.
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One of the main batches is a handwritten letter from a man named Charles Stanley Gifford, whose DNA test turned out to be Monroe’s biological father. He wrote it to the actress while she was in the hospital.
The Hollywood icon, whose real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, was reportedly not in a relationship with Gifford growing up.
The front of the card shows a girl standing on a musical note with Monroe’s name misspelled at the top of the handwritten letter.
“This cheerful little note of recovery comes especially to say that many thoughts and wishes are also with you every day”says the note inside. The sentimental note is expected to sell for between $2,000 and $3,000.
“This card is the only known material artifact that establishes any connection or communication between Gifford and his famous daughter.”Scott Fortner, a Monroe historian and collector, told People about the article.
“I discovered the card by pure chance while preparing Marilyn’s personal files for auction at Julien’s Auctions. This is the only known documented evidence of a relationship between Monroe and Gifford, which solves the mystery of whether she knew of or had contact with “her” biological father.
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Other lots for sale will include pieces from Monroe’s beauty kit, including tubes of lipstick, false eyelashes and eyeshadow palettes, along with several dresses by the actress estimated to fetch up to $80,000.}
Potential buyers will have a rare opportunity to score notable items like the Hollywood star’s latest Screen Actors Guild membership card, a personal checkbook and a cosmetic surgery medical record expected to fetch more than $30,000.
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