Vintage Marilyn Monroe nude serving trays
Vintage Marilyn Monroe nude serving trays are collectible serving trays produced in the mid-1950s, featuring a nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe. “Vintage” generally refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.
The photo employed on the trays was taken from a photo shoot conducted by Tom Kelley on May 27, 1949.
Following the completion of filming Love Happy in 1949, Monroe found herself short of money and ceded to Kelley’s repeated requests to photograph her.
The photographs from the session later appeared in the 1952 Golden Dreams calendar and the first edition of Playboy magazine, in December 1953.
Monroe received $50 for the photo shoot.
The trays were produced in a limited number during the 1950s, ensuring their desirability among collectors today.
How much are Marilyn Monroe nude serving trays worth?
A good-condition example sold for $187 at an Auction Team Breker sale in Germany in May 2011.
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