A Marilyn Monroe videocassette tape of rare footage of her circa 1942
A VHS videocassette tape that was transferred from the original film [which is not part of this lot] that shows the then-called Norma Jean Baker, aged approximately sixteen, with a number of other people at a gathering that took place on someone's front lawn, likely in the San Fernando Valley. The silent, color footage lasts about four minutes and shows NJ wearing a light blue dress as she mingles with others (including Grace McKee Goddard, her official guardian for a number of years), tries on a fur coat, walks around, and poses with the rest of the gang for the movie camera. Because this was copied from another source, a blinking message appears throughout the footage reading "For Preview Only." Also included on this same video is a portion of the 1964 documentary narrated by director John Huston titled, "The Legend of Marilyn Monroe." Because this is not a first generation videocassette, both the 1942-era footage and the documentary are somewhat scratchy and fuzzy, but the content is still worthwhile for a MM fan.
7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1in