Marilyn Monroe signed photograph stands at $15,000 in online sale


2015-06-26 13:46:08


Marilyn Monroe signed photograph stands at $15,000 in online sale

Marilyn Monroe signed the photograph in 1950 during promotion for The Asphalt Jungle

A signed photograph of Marilyn Monroe is among the top lots of RR Auction's online sale (closing on June 26), with a current bid of $14,633.

The image was taken to promote the 1950 film The Asphalt Jungle, which launched her on the road to stardom, and is inscribed: "To Hank, May you keep generating, Marilyn Monroe."

Marilyn Monroe photoMarilyn Monroe signed the photograph during promotion for The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Signed photographs by the actress regularly achieve large sums at auction, with one example presented to her choreographer in 1953 selling for $32,525 at RR Auction in January this year.

We have a large range of Monroe memorabilia available, including this signed newspaper clipping from 1951.

A signed photograph of Billie Burke in her role as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North from the Wizard of Oz, is at $6,599.

It's inscribed to Emily Jolley, the wife of the prolific character actor I Stanford Jolley, and reads: "To Emily Jolly, May your dearest wish come true, Billie Burke, 1940."

Although a number of Burke signatures are known to exist, there are very few signed photographs.

The sale includes signatures from some of the biggest stars of Hollywood's golden age, including Jean Harlow and Vivien Leigh, as well as a range of other lots - including the Black Beauty Chrysler from The Green Hornet.

We have a wide range of autographs available from some of the biggest names in history - click here to take a look.

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