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Auction: Auction 27.10.1999
was auctioned on: 27 October 1999
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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$662,500
Lot number 21, Views: 642

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 institutionalized, the piano was sold and it would take years of searching for Marilyn to finally locate the piano and buy it back. Her sentimental attachment to this instrument is well-documented in the 1974 book (published posthumously), My Story , by Marilyn Monroe in Chapter One entitled How I rescued A White Piano. Length: 52 in. Width: 57 in. Height: 40 1/2 in.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 27.10.1999
Date of the auction: 27 Oct 1999 - 28 Oct 1999
Address: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center