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    A Marilyn Monroe-Received Group of Personal Letters, 1953-1961. Six total, all mailed to the star directly including: 1) a two-page letter handwritten in black fountain pen ink, dated "29/3/53," from a fan, reading in part "Dear Miss Baker, / After seeing your photograph / in 'American Beauties,' nothing will make me / happy until I write to tell you that there / is not a star in the heavens which can / compare with you," signed on the last page "Gerald Rock Walsh," included with its original transmittal envelope addressed to "Miss Jean Baker" at the "Beverly Carlton Hotel" -- evidently Mr. Walsh was a tad behind the times as the actress had been calling herself 'Marilyn Monroe' for seven years at that point; 2) a one-page letter handwritten in black fountain pen ink, postmarked "Dc 6, 1961," from Norman Rosten [MM's longtime East Coast friend], reading in part " flash across my / consciousness, & I wonder how / you are getting along in this / funny merry-go-round-called / life. I hope things are going / OK. (Can things ever go OK in L.A.?)," signed "N / (Claude also)" ["Claude" being the nickname MM gave Rosten as he looked like actor Claude Rains], included with its original transmittal envelope addressed to "Marge Stengel / 882 N. Doheny..." [Stengel being MM's NYC secretary]; 3) a one-page typed note, undated, from Norman Rosten, reading in part "Dear ole Norman Jean (I mean!)- / If you run into anyone who is looking for a / good writer.../please mention my name," signed in pencil "Claude;" 4) a Valentine's Day card simply signed in black fountain pen ink "Claude;" 5) a one-page letter handwritten in blue ballpoint ink, dated "Feb. 12," from a friend, reading in part "Dear Marilyn- / It was a lovely evening.../there were so many delightful / details - I do like the way you do things," signed "Jessie;" and 6) a mysterious one-page note handwritten in blue ballpoint ink, dated "Saturday Afternoon," from a friend, reading in part "Dear Marilyn, / My beer bust is / at 30-27 36th St. / Long Island City.../If you get lonesome, / just call," signed "Bobby;" overall, an intimate collection showing MM had both friends and fans in her life.
    10" x 8" and smaller

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    December, 2012
    14th Friday
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