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Marilyn Monroe’s card from her father Charles Stanley Gifford, found ‘purely by likelihood,’ to be auctioned

A uncommon handwritten notice from Charles Stanley Gifford, who was just lately confirmed to be Marilyn Monroe’s father, goes up for public sale.

Greater than 175 objects related to the Hollywood icon shall be headlining the upcoming “Julien’s Auctions and TCM Current: Icons & Idols Hollywood,” which shall be held each in particular person and on-line subsequent month.

Marilyn Monroe poses in 1954 in Palm Springs, California. Greater than 175 objects belonging to the actress shall be hitting the public sale block subsequent month. (Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Photographs / Getty Photographs)

“This card is the one recognized materials artifact that establishes any connection or communication between Gifford and his well-known daughter,” learn a launch. Based on the public sale home, it’s believed the cardboard was hand-delivered by Gifford to Monroe whereas she was hospitalized.

Scott Fortner, who owns the world’s largest personal assortment of Monroe’s possessions, mentioned he found the cardboard “purely by likelihood.” The historian and co-host of the “All Issues Marilyn” podcast is taken into account to be an authority on Monroe and assists main public sale corporations in authenticating and verifying memorabilia.


A greeting card Stanley Gifford delivered to his famous daughter Marilyn Monroe

Julien’s Auctions estimates {that a} greeting card Stanley Gifford delivered to his well-known daughter Marilyn Monroe shall be bought for $2,000-$3,000. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

“I found the cardboard purely by likelihood whereas I used to be making ready Marilyn’s private archives for public sale at Julien’s Auctions,” Fortner instructed Folks journal on Wednesday. “That is the one recognized documented proof of a relationship between Monroe and Gifford, which solves the thriller of whether or not or not she knew or had contact together with her organic father.”

Julien’s Auctions estimates that the undated get-well greeting card shall be bought for $2,000-$3,000. It is addressed to the actress in Gifford’s handwriting, and he misspells her title as “Marylyn.”

A rare photo of Marilyn Monroe hitting the auction block

Uncommon images of a younger Marilyn Monroe, taken by Andre de Dienes, have an estimated worth of $4,000-$6,000. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

The cardboard reads, “This cheery little get-well notice comes particularly to say that numerous ideas and needs, too, are with you each day,” with the phrases “a bit prayer too,” and signed in Gifford’s hand, “Stanley Gifford, Crimson Rock Dairy Farm, Hemet, Calif.”

It has been broadly reported that Monroe tried to contact her father by phone many occasions through the years. Based on studies, she additionally visited the city of Hemet in hopes of finding him. Quite a few locals have reported “Marilyn Monroe spottings” on the time. It’s believed that Gifford didn’t wish to permit Monroe into his life de ella out of worry that it could upset his spouse and youngsters de él.


Berniece Miracle, Marilyn Monroe's sister

Berniece Miracle, Marilyn Monroe’s half-sister, beforehand wrote a ebook in regards to the late star titled “My Sister Marilyn.” (Remi Benali/Gamma-Rapho through Getty Photographs / Getty Photographs)

Monroe’s half-sister Berniece Baker Miracle famous in her ebook “My Sister Marilyn” that the display screen siren confided in her that Gifford had visited her when she was within the hospital on an undisclosed date. Miracle recalled Monroe telling her, “The primary time I noticed my father, I used to be mendacity flat on my again within the hospital. I checked out him and I studied his face and options, and I noticed that mom had instructed me the reality, that he was my father.”

In a press release despatched to FOX Enterprise, Julien’s Auctions shared that Gifford delivered the greeting card to Monroe when he visited her throughout one among her many hospitalizations in Los Angeles.

Marilyn Monroe's false eyelashes

A pair of Marilyn Monroe’s false eyelashes has an estimate worth of $800-$1,200. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

Earlier this yr, scientists carried out a DNA check on a strand of Monroe’s hair and a cheek swab from one among Gifford’s great-grandchildren, confirming he was her organic father. The patriarch handed away in 1965, three years after his well-known daughter, who died in 1962 at age 36.


Marilyn Monroe's Max Factor Hollywood lipstick

Marilyn Monroe’s Max Issue Hollywood lipstick has an estimated worth of $1,000-$2,000. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

Monroe, who glided by Norma Jeane Mortenson, earlier than discovering fame, was born to Gladys Pearl Baker and Gifford, her mom’s one-time co-worker. Monroe didn’t have a relationship together with her father de ella rising up, which she continuously spoke about.

Different private Monroe objects hitting the public sale block embody false eyelashes ($800-$1,200), a gold lipstick tube with the Max Issue Hollywood brand ($1,000-$2,000), a single sheet of stationery with a handwritten notice ($7,000-$9,000) and a sequined coin pockets ($8,000 – $10,000). A medical file pertaining to beauty surgical procedure Monroe had achieved is predicted to fetch as much as $30,000, Folks journal reported.

Marilyn Monroe's X-rays

Marilyn Monroe’s facial X-rays confirmed {that a} cartilage implant had slowly begun to dissolve. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

Martin Nolan, the chief director for Julien’s Auctions, famous that they labored with Turner Basic Films (TCM) to curate an intensive assortment of private Monroe memorabilia. The public sale shall be held on Dec. 17-18.

Monroe’s web value in 2022 is a reported $10 million. In 2020, she ranked No. 13 on Forbes’ record of highest-paid useless celebrities as a result of her picture and title of her being utilized by almost 100 manufacturers globally.


Marilyn Monroe's handwritten note

A single sheet of stationery from Parkside Home, the English manor the place Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller stayed in Surrey whereas she filmed “The Prince and The Showgirl” in London circa 1956. The notice reads: “I suppose I’ve at all times been d (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

“She’s an icon,” Fortner beforehand instructed FOX Enterprise. “And I believe individuals relate to her in so some ways in the present day. Some individuals simply get pleasure from her images. Others get pleasure from her movies. Some individuals relate to the non-public struggles that she endured all through her life. What I typically discover is that individuals really feel a connection to her. There is a sense of wanting to guard her. I believe her enchantment may be very broad. And it is not simply in the US – it is worldwide. I’ve linked with different collectors and followers world wide, so her attain may be very in depth and long-lasting. She’s an icon of magnificence, for trend and a legend of the silver display screen.”

Marilyn Monroe's Jewish prayer book

Marilyn Monroe’s “Prayerbook for Jewish Worship” may also hit the public sale block. Monroe transformed to Judaism in 1956 upon her marriage to Arthur Miller. (Julien’s Auctions/Fox Information)

“What I am seeing now could be that individuals are very a lot holding onto their collectibles and memorabilia as a result of it’s growing in worth as time goes by,” he shared. “So every time there may be an public sale, the variety of items out there may be very limiting. And Marilyn is a type of individuals whose worth does not lower. She holds worth and will increase in worth. So individuals aren’t as fast to place up their objects for public sale. Subsequently, the supply is getting tougher.”

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