Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) needs little introduction. An actress, model and entertainer, she is perhaps the most recognisable of all screen icons. As such, her memorabilia is highly sought after, and continues to be widely collected across the world.
This autographed newspaper clipping, measuring 6½" x 4", has been signed across the top in black ink by Marilyn Monroe. It shows a beautiful photograph of Monroe in a black dress and white fur stole above a brief article about her appearance on the U.S.S. Benham.
This newspaper clipping was acquired by a young member of the United States Navy on June 19, 1951. The young serviceman met Monroe, who autographed the clipping for him personally, aboard the U.S.S. Benham at a public showing of The Frogmen. The autograph has been in possession of the serviceman's family since his death in 1993.
At this time, Monroe is likely to have been in production of The Love Nest which began filming on April 18 1951. According to Monroe's biography, she was a well known and loved actress at the time this autograph was signed which was before Monroe's appearance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and prior to her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.
Several factors, including Marilyn's talent, good looks, relationships and her tragic death at a young age, have ensured that she remains a globally iconic figure to this day.
The investment potential in Monroe memorabilia is reflected in the PFC40 Autograph Index which shows that Monroe's autograph has increased in value by 128.8% in the last 11 years.
A fantastic chance to own one of the most sought after signatures with impeccable provenance.