A Marilyn Monroe annotated letter from her press agent, 1959
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A Marilyn Monroe annotated letter from her press agent, 1959
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A Marilyn Monroe annotated letter from her press agent, 1959
A two page typed letter dated "October 6, 1959" that Joe Wolhandler, Monroe's New York press agent, sent to her, listing important journalists she needed to see before her "departure for the coast," such as Maurice Zolotow, Frank DeBlois, Lillian Ross, Earl Wilson, and Olga Curtis; Monroe's blue ballpoint ink comments appear on the right-side margin and read in full "I found out he is / writing a book about me" [in relation to Zolotow, and he did write the book in 1961, still considered the definitive Monroe biography] and "I will talk to / her [Lillian Ross] but I / prefere [sic] to wait / perhaps after this / picture after which / I hope to have / had a different / kind of working / experience." Though brief, these comments show a savvy Monroe, responding (or not) to the press on her terms.
11 x 8 1/2in
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