June 16, 2017 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 350
 

350

(20th-century Popular Culture) 1 Piece. [Marilyn Monroe]. Autograph Letter Signed. [Dougherty], Norma Jeane [Monroe, Marilyn]. [Los Angeles?], Sunday, January 14, 1944. 4 pages, 8vo; light vertical center crease along old fold. In pencil to Grace (McKee) Goddard [Norma Jeane's legal guardian], "My dearest Grace, I'm sorry I havn't written sooner but honestly I've been so busy... Jimmie hasn't come home yet but expects to be home most any time. He sent me $100.00 for Christmas so I put some more with it and I am now the happy owner of a Gold Coast monkey coat. Oh its simply beautiful! ...Everyone says they can't get over how much I've changed since I've come back from the East. At work they all say I'm full of life, pep and vitality... Please send me the English and Grammar book, you said you would. I hope you liked your robe. Was it the right size? ...Please give Daddy and Bebe my love. I certainly do miss all of you... Today I went to church and Mrs. Dougherty went with me. Golly I can hardly wait until all of you move back here. I hope it will be soon.
All my love,
Norma Jeane,
P.S. I shall write later."

Crisp, strong, and clean. In custom morocco backed marbled board folding case.

Sold for $13,125
Estimated at $15,000 - $25,000


 

(20th-century Popular Culture) 1 Piece. [Marilyn Monroe]. Autograph Letter Signed. [Dougherty], Norma Jeane [Monroe, Marilyn]. [Los Angeles?], Sunday, January 14, 1944. 4 pages, 8vo; light vertical center crease along old fold. In pencil to Grace (McKee) Goddard [Norma Jeane's legal guardian], "My dearest Grace, I'm sorry I havn't written sooner but honestly I've been so busy... Jimmie hasn't come home yet but expects to be home most any time. He sent me $100.00 for Christmas so I put some more with it and I am now the happy owner of a Gold Coast monkey coat. Oh its simply beautiful! ...Everyone says they can't get over how much I've changed since I've come back from the East. At work they all say I'm full of life, pep and vitality... Please send me the English and Grammar book, you said you would. I hope you liked your robe. Was it the right size? ...Please give Daddy and Bebe my love. I certainly do miss all of you... Today I went to church and Mrs. Dougherty went with me. Golly I can hardly wait until all of you move back here. I hope it will be soon.
All my love,
Norma Jeane,
P.S. I shall write later."

Crisp, strong, and clean. In custom morocco backed marbled board folding case.

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