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    Letter to Marilyn Monroe Regarding Famous "Life Magazine" Layout. This letter on Rogers, Cowan and Jacobs Public Relations stationery dated May 7, 1958, is addressed to "Mrs. Arthur Miller" at 444 E. 57th Street New York City and regards the famous LIfe Magazine layout in which Marilyn impersonated (as the letter notes) "all the great femmes fatale of the Motion Pictures Industry." The actresses listed in the letter are Ann Held, Lillian Russell, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich -- and called for is "a final shot of you as yourself; representing the quintessence of sexy glamour of our time." The letter mentions famed photographer Richard Avedon, the costume fittings, the possibility of wearing wigs for the Bow and Bara shots, and notes, "...if you have any idea of an actress that you want to include in the series or if you feel that Marlene Dietrich doesn't belong in the series, all this can be worked out." The letter has no closing signature. In Excellent condition. Accompanied by a COA from John Reznikoff, PSA/DNA.

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