A Marilyn Monroe group of holiday cards and partial letter from Ana Lower

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A Marilyn Monroe group of holiday cards and partial letter from Ana Lower

US$ 1,000 - 2,000£ 790 - 1,600
A Marilyn Monroe group of holiday cards and partial letter from Ana Lower
Comprising a partial Autograph Letter Signed ("Aunt Ana"), 1 p, 8vo, [Los Angeles], c.1947, to Marilyn Monroe, on plain stationery, discussing Christian Science. Together with 9 holiday cards from Lower to Norma Jeane/Marilyn Monroe from 1941 to June 1, 1947 (Marilyn's 21st birthday), including a congratulatory wedding card celebrating her marriage to James Dougherty in which she writes, "To my dear / girl and boy / Love / Aunt Ana." Monroe's love for Lower ran deep, as evidenced by the fact that she saved these cards her entire life. Monroe considered Lower the first person who ever truly loved her. When Lower died in 1948, Monroe's career was just beginning. Lower had been supporting her all the way, careful to advise her using the Christian Science teachings and Bible verses. Lower's cards always sign off with affection: "To My Dear Sweet Girl" and "Always loving you."
4 x 6 in. to 5 x 7 in.
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