Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    A Marilyn Monroe and Truman Capote Rare Black and White Photograph, Circa 1955. An original print with a matte finish, depicting the star as she's kicking up one leg (so her black high heel can be seen) standing next to the writer as a second man's back is facing the camera; unfortunately, it's a somewhat blurry and shadowed shot but it's quite rare as there are only a couple of other known photographs of Monroe with Capote -- the author who wrote a famous reminiscence about her titled "A Beautiful Child" which ended up as a chapter in his celebrated work "Music for Chameleons;'" verso has some yellow paste residue on the top margin and a red ink handwritten annotation reading "Marilyn Monroe / Truman Capote;" photo was taken by Jess Rand [a longtime Hollywood press agent and personal manager from the late 1940s to the 1990s] who was also an amateur photographer and who ran in the same extended Los Angeles-New York circles as MM with friends in common such as Milton Greene and Sammy Davis, Jr.; from The Estate of Jess Rand. (Please note there were slight scratches on the negative when this print was made, and the photo exhibits creasing at the top corners.)
    9 1/4" x 7 1/2"

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,222

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 39 days left to consign to the 2020 May 3 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    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!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    2019 December 7 Music & Entertainment Signature Internet Auction
    REALIZED $9,636.25