Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller Signatures, PSA Encapsulated & Graded NM 7
A portion of a joint bank statement signed by Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) as "Marilyn Monroe Miller" and by her third husband and American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) as "Arthur Miller". Miller has also inscribed the slip: "The material change at this Date July 17, 1959". [Woodbury, Connecticut.] PSA graded NM 7. Minor wrinkles along the bottom edge and unevenly trimmed at top, else near fine. The fragment measures 5" x 2" within a slab measuring 7.125" x 4.125". Accompanied by a photocopy of the original larger document entitled "Financial Statement for Woodbury Savings Bank, Woodbury, Conn."
Miller's and Monroe's signatures, displayed as they are one above the other, emphasize the differences between an unusual celebrity couple dubbed the "Egghead and the Hourglass". One was an accomplished though homely playwright, the other a vivacious starlet written off as a dumb blonde. During Miller and Monroe's marriage between 1956-1961, the pair lived in a Revolutionary War-era farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut, approximately six miles west of Woodbury. The document of which this paper slip was a part was once prepared at the local bank there.
In July 1959, Monroe was four months out from the triumphant release of Billy Wilder's gangster comedy Some Like It Hot, co-starring Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis. Monroe won a Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance as Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk, a singing ukulele player in 1920s Miami. Miller was in between writing projects; his latest play A Memory of Two Mondays, had been published in 1955.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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