A Marilyn Monroe document related to her gown and pumps worn to President John F. Kennedy's birthday party, 1962
A 'shipping sheet' from Western Costume Company dated "5/18/60," the day before JFK's May 19th birthday bash at Madison Square Garden in New York City; typed on the sheet is "M. Monroe / Personal / 1 Dress - Nude souffle with over all / beading of irredecent [sic] rhinestones of various / sizes - style long sheeth / 1 Pr. white satin pumps - to be dyed to / nude souffle of dress;" this piece being the shipping document that got the dress from Los Angeles (where Hollywood costumier Jean-Louis designed it) to NYC where MM sang her infamous version of 'Happy Birthday' to the Prez. Three other related documents are included: first, a receipt for the 'New York Birthday Salute to the President' showing that MM bought five tickets for the event at $1,000 a piece; an annotation on it (possibly in MM's own hand as the 'M's look like hers) reads "Marilyn Monroe / 444 East 57th Street / NYC" while in another hand, further annotation reads "5/18/62 / Check issued / by Miss MM / personally;" second, a typed note to Pat Newcomb [MM's press agent] reading in part "Miss Blanche Gottlieb who handles the $1,000 / tickets needs: / 1) The names of the other two people who will use the tickets / 2) Check for $5,000 payable to New York's Birthday Salute to / The President, Inc. This should be a personal check / -- not a corporation check;" third, a handwritten note reading in full "Dear Cherie: I found this on / the desk / and assume M. made / a $5,000 contribution. You may / want it for your files."
11 x 8 1/2in and Various Sizes