Monday, December 8, 2014

Auction! Marilyn Monroe’s lost love letters sold for $121K

A rare print of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe won in a $5 raffle 31 years ago that went up for auction at Maynards. Courtesy Maynards 
The Associated Press
Joe DiMaggio’s love letter to Marilyn Monroe has sold for $78,125 at a Beverly Hills auction.

Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills says the letter, written by the New York Yankees baseball star after Monroe announced she was divorcing him, was sold Saturday to an undisclosed buyer.

The letter during their brief, volatile marriage in 1954 was among 300 items, dubbed “Marilyn Monroe’s Lost Archives,” that went on the block. A handwritten letter from Monroe to her third and final husband, playwright Arthur Miller, sold for $43,750.

Monroe, who died of a drug overdose at age 36 in 1962, willed the collection of letters to her mentor, the legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg.

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