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    Marilyn Monroe Photo Archive with Copyright. Released in the Fall of 1953, the romantic comedy How to Marry a Millionaire helped seal Marilyn Monroe's status as an A-list star. This set of ten photos, taken at the movie's November 4, 1953 premier, features a series of great red-carpet shots of Monroe with co-star Lauren Bacall and her legendary husband Humphrey Bogart, as well as filmmaker Nunnally Johnson, the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood at the time and author of the film. The photos were taken by C. Austin Traverse Jr. who had obtained a ticket to the premier but not a photographer's pass, and he had to talk his way in several times in order to get these never-before-seen shots. Included with them are the original negatives, seven contact sheets of the photos, and -- most importantly -- the copyright to them. All items are in Excellent condition with virtually no wear or tear.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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