A Marilyn Monroe-received group of letters from Henry Rosenfeld, circa 1955
Lot 1015
A Marilyn Monroe-received group of letters from Henry Rosenfeld, circa 1955
Sold for US$ 780 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Marilyn Monroe-received group of letters from Henry Rosenfeld, circa 1955
Three short notes all penned in blue ballpoint ink on lined notebook paper; undated but probably from the time when MM first moved to NYC. The first reads in full "Miss Maryln [sic] Monroe, / This is to certify that I have / purchased for Miss Monroe one unit / of Mr. Johnston for $2300 as a / gift and all profits and returns / are Miss Monroe's and will be / sent to her as received by me. / Henry Rosenfeld;" the second reads in full "Please do not tell Milton [Greene] / as I have not told him;" the third reads in full "Darling, / I have just bought / your birthday present / a Diamond Bracelet. It('s) beautiful / about 200 carats. I hope you / will like it. I want you / to be happy above everything else / in the world. / Always and always / Henry." (Please note all pages are folded numerous times and the paper is slightly yellowed but the writing is still legible.)
12 x 8in

Footnotes

  • Henry Rosenfeld was a successful New York dress manufacturer who, at some point, met and became involved with Marilyn Monroe. It seems obvious from just this small selection of letters that Rosenfeld was in love with MM and that he helped her financially, though he remains somewhat of a 'mystery man' as very little is known about their relationship.
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