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Marilyn Monroe original Frank Powolny 12" x 15" photograph. This photograph of Marilyn was taken in the 1950's but reprinted later in 1980's. A stunning portrait that shows Marilyn in her classic pose that made her famous. It comes stamped by the photographer with other details for publicity. The photograph is slight gloss on double weight gloss paper and is in good condition. It has some aging on the verso. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 _ August 5, 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 was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962 (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018). More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of 16. By 1953, Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars. Monroe's troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Her second and third marriages, to retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, respectively, were highly publicized and both ended in divorce. On August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of bariturates at her home in Los Angeles

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Marilyn Monroe Original Portrait Frank Powolny Photo

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 27, 2019