DescriptionA Marilyn Monroe Handwritten Check, 1954. A blank check entirely written in MM's hand using black fountain pen ink, reading in full "Oct 11, (19) 54 / Bank of America / Sunset and Laurel Los Angeles 46 / Anthroposophical Press $50 00/100 / Fifty 00/100 / Marilyn Monroe," with the usual bank cancellation stamps and an 'Anthroposophic Press, Inc.' endorsement mark on the verso. (Please note the top border has been very slightly trimmed about ¼ of an inch, there is white fabric tape across the top back side, and there is a fold just after the "a" in "Bank" that goes down to the bottom border of the check.)
5 3/4" x 2 3/4"
A few months before this check was written, Monroe met with the British poet and critic, Dame Edith Sitwell. The two famously bonded over their mutual admiration for Rudolph Steiner, the philosopher who founded Anthroposophy. According to its Wikipedia page, it is the belief in "the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development" -- right up Marilyn's alley.
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