MONROE, MARILYN, and [BEATON, CECIL, SIR.  1904-1980].
Lot 351
MONROE, MARILYN, and [BEATON, CECIL, SIR. 1904-1980].
Sold for US$ 11,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
MONROE, MARILYN, and [BEATON, CECIL, SIR. 1904-1980].
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED COPY OF BEATON'S FAMOUS 1956 PHOTOGRAPH OF MONROE.
Photograph Signed ("Marilyn") and Inscribed, 9 by 9 inch silver print, "Marilyn Monroe With Rose," taken by Beaton in 1956, photo laid down to 14 by 15 inch mount, mount tipped to 14 1/2 by 15 inch sleeve, inscribed at lower mount, "To Inez and Pat, / With all my love and gratitude / Affectionately, / Marilyn," some rubbing to spine of sleeve, a few stray marks to upper cover, photograph and signature very fine.

Monroe loved this Beaton photograph, taken in London while filming The Prince and the Showgirl. She inscribes this copy to her business manager, Inez Melson, and Melson's husband Pat. Inscribed copies of this photograph, in such pristine condition and in original presentation folder, are quite rare.
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