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.