DescriptionMarilyn Monroe's Personal Phonebook. A marvelous glimpse into the everyday life of a not-so-everyday person -- Marilyn Monroe. She was perhaps Hollywood's most enduring icon of all time. This ivory three-ring bound telephone book belonged to Marilyn Monroe at the time of her death. It includes the home telephone numbers of her psychiatrist and personal physician who were called to her home the night she died, as well as hundreds of her personal and professional friends. All names are neatly typed on 95 separate pages, measuring 7" x 9". Entries include: Joe DiMaggio (also his sister and son), Dr. Hyman Engelberg (Marilyn's personal physician), Dr. Ralph Greenson (her psychiatrist), Milton Rudin (her lawyer), Henry Weinstein (producer of Something's Got to Give), Frank Sinatra, Lee and Paula Strasberg (her drama coaches), Jean Kennedy Smith (JFK's sister, address only), Peter Lawford, Arthur Miller, Joan Copeland (Arthur Miller's sister), Bernice Miracle (her half-sister), May Reis (her secretary), Montgomery Clift, Jack Benny, Henry Fonda, Jane Russell, Eli Wallach, Shelley Winters, Jack Lemmon, Yves Montand, Ben Gazzara, Rex Harrison, Dinah Shore Montgomery, Gene Kelly, Ernie Kovacs, George Cukor, David Selznick, John Huston, and many more Hollywood notables. Marilyn's private New York City and studio telephone numbers are also listed. Dentists, furriers, hairdressers, department stores, hotels, and other businesses are listed throughout the book by name, some listing a specific contact. At the back of the book is a ten-page printed booklet titled Academy Players Directory Reference Supplement/Issue 91. This 5.25" x 8.5" booklet lists addresses and phone numbers of Los Angeles-area agencies, studio casting personnel, and radio and television stations.
Also included with the phone book are a typed letter signed "Paula" from Paula Strasberg, two partly printed statements from 20th Century-Fox from the studio's cafe, a four-page "expense detail" charge to Marilyn from her publicist, a Western Union confirmation copy to Mexico City regarding a Spratling shipment, and a statement from Medical Center Pharmacy, Beverly Hills, dated June 30, 1962.
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