Marilyn Monroe signed USS Benham newspaper clipping

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2015-06-26 10:38:45

Marilyn Monroe signed USS Benham newspaper clipping is a collectible item of memorabilia. It is a rare example of the film star’s autograph.

Marilyn Monroe

Film star Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) remains one of the world’s most popular celebrities, and her autographs and memorabilia are highly sought-after by collectors around the world.

Her continuing legacy is due to a number of factors including her beauty, her superb performances in classic films, her turbulent love life and struggles with drugs and depression, as well as her tragic death at a young age.

The value of her memorabilia has risen dramatically in recent years. Notable sales have included her iconic white dress worn in the film The Seven Year Itch, which sold for a costume world record of $5.6 million in June 2011. According to the industry’s PFC40 Autograph Index, the value of her signature has risen by 128% since 2000.

Description

The 6.5" x 4” Daily News clipping features a picture of the star and a description of her forthcoming appearance on board US Navy destroyer on board the USS Benham.

Monroe appeared on the ship for a screening of The Frogmen film in Los Angeles in 1951, when she was yet to become a household name despite some well-received early performances.

Monroe signed the clipping in black pen.

Ownership

The rare item is currently offered for sale by Paul Fraser Collectibles, a company which specialises in unique, high-end pieces of memorabilia.

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