A Marilyn Monroe-related group of posthumous letters, 1962
Two strange letters sent to Marilyn Monroe's Estate after her death; the first type-written on two pages, dated "August 9, 1962," from a mother who writes in part "...my daughter Patricia was so despondent over the death of Marilyn that she lost her job modeling...I am enclosing a copy of the note that was clutched in her hand...(because) it reflects the teenagers' view of our dear beloved Marilyn;" the second handwritten in blue ballpoint ink on both sides of a single page of lined notebook paper, dated "14-8-62," from a 38-year old man who writes in part "...if during the course of your getting in the estate of the late Marilyn Monroe, you find some letters containing some poetry, only verses & not complete poems, they will be mine but you can keep them as a souvenir...;" the writer goes on in a bizarro fashion about how he had a dream at the exact time MM was dying, believing that had he "slept on, I might have joined her, or saved her." Also included is a circa 1990s short note handwritten in black felt-tip ink on scrap paper to a 'Gregory' from one of MM's early hairdressers, Sylvia Bassist Barnhart.
Mostly 11 x 8 1/2in or smaller
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