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    Marilyn Monroe's Something's Got to Give Promptbook (1961). A 32-page carbon typescript bound in black paper wrappers with a typewritten label reading "Marilyn Monroe/'Something's Got to Give' " on the front cover. This was Monroe's personal copy, with her handwritten notations in pencil on 11 pages.
    One of the most infamous unfinished films in history, this remake of My Favorite Wife (1940) paired a struggling Monroe with explosive director George Cukor. Monroe was in poor health when filming started, suffering from a bout of sinusitis and recent gallbladder surgery, and missed 17 of her 30 scheduled shooting days. This led to her being fired from the picture, the footage (which included a notorious skinny-dipping scene) being shelved, and the project being cancelled. Monroe died two months later. The book measures 9" x 7.25" and is in Very Fine to Excellent condition with mild toning to the pages. It was previously featured in the Christie's auction of Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, 1999, and the original hardback 415-page auction catalog and original lot documents accompany the piece.


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    November, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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