A Marilyn Monroe-received group of letters from Eunice Murray, 1962
A group of five letters all handwritten by Eunice Murray to her employer, Marilyn Monroe. Though none are dated, they obviously date from 1962 as the content of all relates to the renovation of MM's new house [at 12305 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, California] that she purchased and moved in to in February of that year. The first one, dated only "Sunday A.M. Feb. 11," is penned on both sides of three pages of notepaper and is a very detailed account of the many household projects she and MM were engaged in. It ends in part "I have enjoyed staying / here at 882 [882 Doheny Drive in Los Angeles, the apartment where MM lived on and off for a number of years] and between / Gloria and me I think we / have kept Maf [MM's little white dog who appeared to be a Poodle/Maltese mix] happy & / healthy - he eats cooked greens & / yogurt - likes liver and seems / really contented;" the second one, dated only "Tuesday," is penned on notepaper from the Hotel Montejo in Mexico and mentions in part "...have a / line on places to see / tiles;" the third one, dated only "Sunday," is penned on letterhead from the same hotel and mentions in part "...did some / tile buying on Saturday, but the / tiles for your bathroom I can find on / Monday...;" the fourth one, dated only "Wednesday A.M." is penned on both sides of four pieces of notepaper and goes over more household renovation projects, with the beginning reading in part "Maf seems to like being moved / from one apt. to the other;" the fifth, dated only "Friday nite," is penned on one piece of notepaper, and reads in part "Dear MM / Maf seemed happy / that you left a nice big / piece of steak - and along with / his favorite greens - you / know how gay & frisky he / can be - he was in top form - / Gloria came in to get him and / we both know he will get good / care." These letters cover practically every detail of MM's home re-do as well as show her concern for her pup's care while she was away - overall, a too-brief look into the last days of the legend.
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