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    Marilyn Monroe Handwritten Letter to Famed Acting Coach Michael Chekhov (circa 1950s-1960s). Vintage original note handwritten in black ink on leaf measuring 6" x 8.5" mounted on 7" x 9.5" board. Monroe was one of Chekhov's most famous students, he was instantly impressed with her acting potential and had a profound impact on not only her professional, but personal life. She was quoted as saying, "he was the most brilliant man I have ever known."

    The content of this letter is printed in Marilyn's posthumously-published autobiography, My Story, where she devoted an entire section to his memory. This rare, handwritten note reflects upon the slightly tumultuous aspect of Monroe's tendency to arrive late for lessons, or to miss them entirely, and reads: "Please don't give up on me yet - I know (painfully so) that I try your patience. I need the work and your friendship desperately. I shall call you soon."

    Exhibiting wear and age with moderate toning, original transmittal folds, and adhesive bleed. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the Gene London Cinema Collection.


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    July, 2021
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