Auction 27.10.1999

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 27.10.1999 - 28.10.1999

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A PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE

A PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE Circa late 1950's, autographed with original signatures including: Jimmy Stewart, Gary Cooper, Henry Hathaway, Clifton Webb, Claudette Colbert,Robert Stack, Humphry Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Peter Lawford, Susan Hayword, Clark Gable, "Bill" Holden, Evelyn Keyes, Groucho

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF STILETTOS BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

A PAIR OF STILETTOS BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO A pair of scarlet satin stiletto heeled shoes encrusted with matching rhinestones. (2

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF RHINESTONE EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN EVENING MUFF

A PAIR OF RHINESTONE EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN EVENING MUFF A pair of rhinestone earrings designed with four dangling rows of rhinestones, suspended from a fancy rhinestone cluster; together with a pink satin evening muff. (3

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF FANCY EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN STOLE

A PAIR OF FANCY EARRINGS AND A PINK SATIN STOLE A pair of earrings fashioned in a tri-row dangling style, suspended from a cluster set with a pattern of three abstract rhinestones; together with a pink satin fringed stole. (3

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF EAR CLIPS AND A PURPLE VELVET STOLE

A PAIR OF EAR CLIPS AND A PURPLE VELVET STOLE A pair of ear clips, each with a double-curved setting set with circular rhinestones; together with a stole of electric purple velvet. (3

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF EARRINGS

A PAIR OF EARRINGS Designed with three varying links of rhinestones, fastened to a rhinestone scroll, in a fancy motif; worn on March 14, 1954 as Marilyn Monroe accepted her "Photoplay Magazine Award" for "Most Popular Film Actress of 1953." (2

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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THREE PAIRS OF DENIM BLUE JEANS

THREE PAIRS OF DENIM BLUE JEANS RIVER OF NO RETURN, 1954. Worn by Marilyn Monroe as "Kay Weston" in the film co-starring Robert Mitchum; one labeled (1-68-1-0435 Helen Thurston A-713), and another labeled (1-68-1-0444 M. Monroe A-713), the jeans are constructed with a zipper and single button

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PHOTOGRAPH OF JOE DIMAGGIO

A PHOTOGRAPH OF JOE DIMAGGIO A circa 1940's black and white photograph of the sports hero, signed on the lower right corner "M. Sergis Alberts"-framed and matted- 20 1/4 x 15 in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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THE HOLY BIBLE

THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments. Authorized King James Version. Oxford: University Press, no date. 8vo, original red leather. Marilyn Monroe's copy of The Holy Bible, with a few pencil markings in the text

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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AN ETERNITY BAND

AN ETERNITY BAND A platinum band, set with thirty-five baguette-cut diamonds (one diamond missing), given to Marilyn Monroe by Joe Dimaggio after their 1954 wedding

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF KOREAN WAR SHOES

A PAIR OF KOREAN WAR SHOES A pair of gold leather high heeled shoes; labeled The French Room, designed with curved front and ankle straps. Worn by Marilyn Monroe in February 1954 while entertaining the troops in Korea. (2

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A BLACK SEQUINNED DRESS

A BLACK SEQUINNED DRESS A full-length evening dress, believed to have been worn in February 1954 while singing to over 10,000 soldiers stationed in Korea during the war. The black silk crepe evening dress is by Ceil Chapman, designed with a vermicular pattern of black bugle beads. While the dress is

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A COUTURE EVENING GOWN BY LANVIN AND CASTILLO

A COUTURE EVENING GOWN BY LANVIN AND CASTILLO A circa late-1950's couture gown designed by and labled Jeanne Lanvin and Castillo . The sleeveless ivory satin sheath is embellished with a front band in a tri-squared classical leaf pattern, continuing in cascading three-quarter rows

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A SIMULATED DIAMOND AND FAUX PEAR BROOCH

A SIMULATED DIAMOND AND FAUX PEAR BROOCH Of circular design, set with large faux pearls enhanced by circular-cut simulated diamonds, suspending fringe with small faux pearls, terminating with large faux pearls; together with a deep purple velvet fringed wrap. (2

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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TWO PAIRS OF EARRINGS

TWO PAIRS OF EARRINGS Both designed with five linked imitation pearl drops; one pair with smaller drops, worn by Marilyn Monroe on February 25, 1956 as she departed New York for Hollywood for pre-production work on Bus Stop , and also on several other occasions. (2

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS

A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS A waisted, close-fitting, black wool cocktail dress, designed with three-quarter length sleeves and wool band at the collar. Worn by Marilyn Monroe as she departed New York for Hollywood to film Bus Stop in February 1956

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON THE DECISIVE MOMENT

HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON THE DECISIVE MOMENT New York, 1952. Large 4to, original color pictorial boards after design by Matisse; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on the front free endpaper verso: "a Madame Marilyn Monroe a

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A COUTURE COCKTAIL DRESS BY GALANOS

A COUTURE COCKTAIL DRESS BY GALANOS Of black wool crpe, the bare midriff with chiffon overlay, labeled Galanos and Bergdorf Goodman, On the Plaza, New York , the tag inscribed, MIS MONROE, DATE: 6/22/56 No Maltide. Worn by Marilyn Monroe at a London press call with Laurence Olivier and Arthur Miller

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PAIR OF PLATFORM SHOES

A PAIR OF PLATFORM SHOES The gold patina lam mules designed with stiletto heels and gold tone inner soles, labeled Anello & Davide, London WC2. Worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Royal Film Performance on October 29, 1956, to premiere the British film The Battle of the River Plate . After the screening

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A PLASTER FLOOR LAMP

A PLASTER FLOOR LAMP Serge Roche, circa 1937. In the shape of a palm tree. Literary ref.: Bruno Foucard and Jean-Louis Gaillermin, Les Dcorateurs des Annes 40, 1998, p. 236. Showing the lamp model in a gouache study of the salon in Serge Roche's apartment on the rue Las Cases, 1937. See p. 237 for

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A BABY GRAND PIANO

A BABY GRAND PIANO The white lacquered piano is early-20th century, unknown American manufacturer. The case with square tapering legs and feet with casters; together with a matching bench. The piano originally belonged to Marilyn Monroe's mother, Gladys. After the star's mother was

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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CECIL BEATON TRYPTICH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE

CECIL BEATON TRYPTICH PHOTOGRAPH OF MARILYN MONROE A 1956 photograph of Marilyn Monroe Miller taken by society photographer Cecil Beaton. In one of her most famous sittings, the actress is posed reclining, holding a rose. The photograph is signed on the mat Cecil Beaton and is accompanied by two

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A RIBBED WHITE ERMINE COAT

A RIBBED WHITE ERMINE COAT Circa mid-1950's, with deep cape collar, lined in black satin, labeled Maximillian, New York , fastening with rhinestone cuff button. Worn to the premiere of Conversation Piece to see Arthur Miller's sister Joan Copeland on November 18, 1957

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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AN ELABORATE HAREM COSTUME

AN ELABORATE HAREM COSTUME In December 1958 Marilyn Monroe sat for a Life Magazine photo shoot with photographer Richard Avedon. In addition to posing as Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Lillian Russell, and Clara Bow, she also donned an exotic harem girl's outfit with appropriate hair and make-up to

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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SCREENPLAY "SOME LIKE IT HOT"

SCREENPLAY "SOME LIKE IT HOT" Script for Some Like It Hot . Screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. July 18, 1958. Mimeographed typescript, title page, list of character and the actors playing them, 122 pages (printed on rectos only). Bound in bright green paper wrappers, stamped number "56

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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"SOME LIKE IT HOT" A group of five black and white contact sheets from the...

"SOME LIKE IT HOT" A group of five black and white contact sheets from the film co-starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. With over forty-five images, the shots depict the actors, cast and crew in various scenes including on the beach and yacht-both on camera and relaxing between takes. Contact

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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NOMINATION FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD

NOMINATION FOR GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD Hollywood Foreign Press Association A Certificate of Nomination for Golden Globe Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievment Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot , 1959

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD To Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot Best Actress in a Comedy 1959 Hollywood Foreign Press Association March 8, 1960

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS AND A COAT

A BLACK COCKTAIL DRESS AND A COAT LET'S MAKE LOVE A black cocktail dress worn by Marilyn Monroe opposite Yves Montand in the 1960 film. The sleeveless dress is constructed with a bodice of coffee-colored chiffon embroidered with black scrolling foliage and matching cropped jacket. Also worn by the

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999

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A SIMULATED DIAMOND BROOCH

A SIMULATED DIAMOND BROOCH Circa mid-1950's, of circular outline, designed as a cluster of rhinestones

Lot #: 32

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$4,000

Date: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999