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Marilyn Monroe Auction 2005

Estate of Marilyn Monroe Auction

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The Sleeping Prince Script




Marilyn's personal working script from the film eventually titled "The Prince and the Showgirl," which co-starred Laurence Oliver and which her company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc, produced in 1956. The red paper cover displaying label reading "Marilyn Monroe/Laurence Olivier/The Sleeping Price/Personal Copy of Miss Monroe;" thirty-one of the 68 pages are annotated in pen and/or pencil by the star; most of which document minor script changes, though a few revealing, cryptic and non sequitur notations also appear such as: "What am I doing here with this strange man/I can't believe my eyes, ears/watch him/'oh no'/this idiot/Chanel #5/I just think it's a joke/don't take anyone else's tone/affective memory/heart breaking" among countless other 'notes to self' she penned. This was a famously difficult production for Marilyn with heavy tension between her and Olivier during the entire shooting schedule, ultimately resulting in a box office bomb. However, as evidenced from this working script, MM really made a concerted effort to better her lines and fine-tune her performance.

5 X 8 inches

ESTIMATE: $15,000-$20,000

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