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    Marilyn Monroe's Engraved Matchbook Case from Joe DiMaggio. Married in January 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's union was a turbulent one that only lasted about nine months, when Monroe initiated a divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty. Nevertheless, the two remained friends until her death in 1962. In 1960, he secured her release from a psychiatric clinic and, alarmed by how his ex-wife had fallen in with people he felt detrimental to her, quit his job with a PX supplier and asked her to remarry him. Later, he claimed her body and arranged her funeral, and for 20 years he had a dozen red roses delivered to her crypt three times a week. Unlike her other two husbands, he never talked about her publicly -- despite being offered substantial sums of money -- nor did he remarry. A gift to his wife, this sterling silver matchbook case is decorated with a colored rhinestone floral design and engraved with "Marilyn, My true love, Joe" inside the lid. In Very Fine condition with mild wear and some tarnishing. Accompanied by COA from L.A. Prop & Wardrobe Co.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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