Marilyn Monroe Autograph

£7,500.00

A very rare opportunity to own a genuine Marilyn Monroe autograph. Hand signed in black ink to the front of a early 1960’s re-issue of the famous 1954 Golden Dreams color calendar. This authentic Marilyn Monroe Autograph comes complete with a market leading unconditional 90-day money back guarantee, third party authentication and lifetime our COA. Worldwide shipping is available.

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Marilyn Monroe Autograph.

A very rare opportunity to own a genuine Marilyn Monroe autograph. Hand signed in black ink to the front of a early 1960’s re-issue of the famous 1954 Golden Dreams color calendar. This authentic Marilyn Monroe Autograph comes complete with a market leading unconditional 90-day money back guarantee, third party authentication and lifetime our COA. Worldwide shipping is available.

On May 27, 1949 Marilyn posed for the calendar photograph that would one day make her a household name. She signed the release form ‘Mona Monroe’ in a halfhearted effort to mask her identity. Kelley produced 24 transparencies of two basic poses, one a full-length profile of Marilyn lying on red velvet, the other a seated Marilyn with her head tossed back & legs tucked beneath her.

Contrary to popular belief the full-length profile shot entitled ‘A New Wrinkle’ became the original calendar photo. The second pose titled ‘Golden Dreams’ became the most popular of the two appearing on calendars, decks of cards, key chains, toy TV viewers, coasters, trays, glasses & a host of other collectibles. In December of 1953 ‘Golden Dreams’ was used to launch the premiere issue of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine.

The Golden Dreams calendars were produced throughout the 1950s & early 1960s. The 1952 calendars never had her name on them. In March 1952, wire journalist Aline Mosby broke the story that starlet Marilyn Monroe was the nude calendar girl. Most 1953 calendars were produced with Marilyn Monroe’s name on them. Some were printed Marilyn Monroe & others were printed Posed By Marilyn Monroe. A few rare 1953 calendars do not have her name on them because they used 1952 lithographic prints. All Golden Dreams calendars produced after 1953 have the Marilyn Monroe name on them.

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic “blonde bombshell” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of the era’s changing attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018) by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.

A very rare opportunity to own a genuine Marilyn Monroe autograph. Hand signed in black ink to the front of a early 1960’s re-issue of the famous 1954 Golden Dreams color calendar. This authentic Marilyn Monroe Autograph comes complete with a market leading unconditional 90-day money back guarantee, third party authentication and lifetime our COA. Worldwide shipping is available.

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