A Marilyn Monroe group of never-before-seen black and white snapshots, 1946
Lot 1003
A Marilyn Monroe group of never-before-seen black and white snapshots, 1946
Sold for US$ 1,440 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Marilyn Monroe group of never-before-seen black and white snapshots, 1946
Four vintage prints showing the twenty year-old starlet participating in a publicity event to promote the new Darrin/Kaiser-Frazer car (a short-lived company that manufactured cars for only nine years before going out of business); the first shows the then-named Norma Jeane standing by the car as Santa Claus and dozens of children surround her, the second shows NJ and Santa holding bags as children look at them, the third is a similar shot of NJ but with a few added adults in background, and the fourth shows a dozen kids about to throw snowballs at NJ, who is wearing a white shorts/jumper suit outfit that she often wore in cheesecake photos from the same era [see Lot 1019]. One extra snapshot from the same day is included, and though NJ is not in it, actresses June Haver and Peggy Ann Gardner are as they were part of the event as well.
4 x 5in

Footnotes

  • The current consignor's father set up this publicity stunt back in 1946, and because he had fake snow brought in for it, he was touted as being "the man who brought snow to Hollywood." Both B&B's client (at age ten in 1946) and his father can be seen in the background of two these snapshots, along with the young model who showed up for work that day - the soon to be Marilyn Monroe.
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