Handwritten thank you from Marilyn Monroe

I was recently contacted by Paul Poplawski who has an incredible Marilyn keepsake coming up for auction.  On August 1, 1957 Marilyn suffered a miscarriage during her marriage to Arthur Miller.  Paul’s father sent Marilyn a get well card and she replied with a handwritten thank you card.  It is hard to believe that Marilyn was able to reply to fan mail at a time like this.  Especially knowing her intense desire to have a child.  This card was postmarked August 14.  Just ten days she lost her child.  It is just incredible.

Marilyn Monroe Signed Handwritten Note. This 4″ x 3″ personalized folded card is embossed “Mrs. Arthur Miller” on the front and bears a handwritten note and Monroe’s signature in blue ballpoint ink on the interior. The message reads: “Dear Mr. Poplawski, Thank you so much for your kind note. Yours and all the other good wishes were a great comfort to me.” A great example of a highly sought after autograph, made particularly appealing by the fact that it is signed by the actress as “Marilyn Monroe Miller”. The note is accompanied by the original mailing envelope, with the recipient’s name and address handwritten on the front by Monroe.

This item will be auctioned off by Heritage Auction Galleries on November 7, 2009.

http://entertainment.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=7011&Lot_No=50334

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3 responses to “Handwritten thank you from Marilyn Monroe

  1. Jessica

    Melinda you probably are a greater expert on this than me but to me that looks like a secretarial autograph, her “Ms” are distinctly loopy and that doesn’t look like it to me.

  2. Andy

    I once bought an expensive Marilyn autograph, which turned out to be a fake. Thanks to the internet, I have spent a fair amount of time looking at her signature and handwriting. This is genuine Jessica, her signature did change over the years, It became a little scruffier and the letters l and y in Marilyn became more like a figure 8. Frasers autographs usually have a good selection of her signature on their website.

  3. mary

    Wow, that’s amazing. Its one of my dreams to have something like that.

    Marilyn was an amazing woman. At a time like that, she took the time to write a fan a letter. Amazing.

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