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    A Marilyn Monroe Early Signed Black and White Photograph, Circa 1946. An original print with a matte finish, depicting a young headshot of the twenty year-old before she looked like "Marilyn," signed in blue fountain pen ink on the lower right side "To Roy, / My favorite guard. / Always / Marilyn Monroe;" "Roy" being Roy Volker, a security guard at Twentieth Century Fox Studios throughout the 1940s-1950s; the inscription on this particular photograph is noteworthy because it appears to have been signed just as MM was changing her name -- it shows the childhood writing style of Norma Jeane Baker but is signed with her adult stage name of Marilyn Monroe. (Please note the inscription, especially the part reading "Marilyn Monroe," is now faded due to age and the photograph is somewhat yellowed and spotted.)
    10" x 8"

    PROVENANCE:
    This piece was consigned directly to Heritage Auctions by Roy Volker's grandson.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    30th Saturday
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