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Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe Hardcover – October 26, 1999


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  • Hardcover: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Christie's (October 26, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0903432641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0903432641
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Looking through her book collection was very interesting.
konacoffee
Part of the beauty of this book is that we get to see the few things she cared enough to have around her.
L. Abel
And worth buying and adding to your collection of Marilyn Monroe books.
Marilyn Fan!

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By L. Abel VINE VOICE on April 10, 2007
If I had to choose one book to own on Marilyn Monroe, this would be it! It's the auction catalogue from the Christie's 1999 auction of Marilyn's personal property. Although catalogue is a gross understatement; this book is a HUGE 500+ page book with tons of information and pictures. If you want to really get to know the day to day Marilyn, this is the perfect book. From the clothes she wore to the books she read, everything is here. Purchased at this auction was the dress she wore when singing Happy Birthday Mr. President in that notoriously sexy voice that led Kennedy to thank her for singing in "such a sweet and wholesome way." The dress was the most expensive ever sold at $1.2 Million. Around the time of the Birthday Gala she was busy furnishing the first house she ever owned, 12305 5th Helena Dr. in Brentwood, CA. A few months later she would be found dead in her bedroom under suspicious circumstances. Part of the beauty of this book is that we get to see the few things she cared enough to have around her. Aside from a museum this is the closest we can get to Marilyn. This out-of-print book is well worth the price.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By konacoffee on October 23, 2009
I can't believe any big fan of MM would NOT own this book. Reading it feels odd, like you're going through her things in her house. Here we see, in color, all of her clothing, even brassieres, shoes, accessories, and more. Not only clothing, you have photos of her dinnerware, knick-knacks, records, and books. Looking through her book collection was very interesting. Her makeup kit is here, and the book has as its centerfold the Happy Birthday dress. One of my best investments. Almost feels like you're digging through someone's drawers without their permission.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jami D. on October 1, 2008
One of my most prized possessions in my book collection. I suppose you could say that this is the next best thing to being able to physically touch and see any of Marilyn's personal belongings up close. The amount of detail listed in the items is incredible, and love all the close up photos. Amazing to see several items with that "lived in" quality, such as makeup stains still on clothes, hand written notes in her scripts, ect. Fabulous "centerfold" of every angle of the happy birthday gown. My only complaint is that they didn't have an informed person assemble the item next to a photo of her wearing or using it. Some photos were paired with completely wrong items. Cover choice of photo is a little odd...is it just me or does that not really look like Marilyn? Other than that, amazing book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andre Smith on March 13, 2010
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For so many years people have wanted to know the "Real" Marilyn Monroe, well folks this is as close as any one can get to her these days. If you do not own this book theres no way that you can truly be a Marilyn Monroe Fan, I always felt that way like something was missing in my collection and that i was never really part of it all. With this Book you are looking into her day to day life, its so much like Marilyn is giving you a guided tour.........You cannot or ever will regret owning this out of Print collector's item!
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