MILLER, ARTHUR.  1915-2005.

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Lot 92
MILLER, ARTHUR. 1915-2005.

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MILLER, ARTHUR. 1915-2005.
MILLER THANKS CUKOR FOR HIS KINDNESS TO MARILYN MONROE.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Arthur"), 1 p, 4to, n.p., April 30, 1960, to George Cukor, on personal letterhead, light creasing, otherwise very fine. Together with signed card.

Before Monroe could star in her husband's script The Misfits, she had to fulfill a contractual obligation to 20th Century Fox by appearing in Let's Make Love, directed by Cukor. The film, a frothy musical comedy, is best remembered for the affair between its leading actors, Monroe and French actor Yves Montand. As he remained back east to write during filming, Miller was likely not aware of his wife's infidelities when he wrote this note thanking Cukor for his skillful management of the troubled Monroe: "I just wanted to thank you for the way you have behaved toward Marilyn. The picture, of course, is important to her and to you, but immeasurably more important are the precious days and weeks of her life which your patience and skill and understanding have made humanly meaningful for her. I have never known her so happy at work, so hopeful for herself, so prepared to cast away the worst of her doubts. You must know now some of the reasons why she is so precious to me and will understand the sincerity of my respect for you. / I am at work here, but I don't know how long I'll be able to bear this bachelorhood."
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