An Ana Lower letter to Berniece Miracle referencing Marilyn Monroe

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An Ana Lower letter to Berniece Miracle referencing Marilyn Monroe

US$ 500 - 700
£ 400 - 560
An Ana Lower letter to Berniece Miracle referencing Marilyn Monroe
Autograph Letter Signed ("Aunt Ana"), 2 pp recto and verso, 12mo, Los Angeles, March 10, 1948, to Berniece Miracle, on monogrammed stationery, with original transmittal envelope. Marilyn Monroe's guardian, Grace Goddard, was Ana Lower's niece, and Lower was a loving friend to Marilyn all of her life. Marilyn's half-sister, Berniece Miracle, also got to know Lower, and they corresponded over the years. In this particular letter, Lower is apologizing for breaking the chain of a chain letter that Miracle had sent her (Miracle's handwritten chain letter request on a postcard which involved the exchange of tea towels is also included). Lower refers to Marilyn (who is now no longer called Norma Jeane, even by her family), as she writes: "I am glad the clothes can be used. Marilyn will probably have more later." Marilyn often gave her clothes to Berniece when she was finished with them. Lower closes the letter with, "All is well with me and with Marilyn's career." Ana Lower would die 4 days after this letter was written. WITH: an original 8 x 10 in. photo of Monroe taken by Fink Smith, a Mayo Brothers Two-Week Diet typed on a sheet of yellowed and torn paper, an acknowledgement of mail deposit for Marilyn Monroe Productions dated August 23, 1956, and a Milton H. Greene Studios stock certificate.
8.5 x 11 in.
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