In present-day Hollywood, items belonging to Marilyn Monroe are considered to have a high value of possession even after her death 60 years ago. This shows her memory still shines among people today.
The New York Post stated that more than 175 items are up for auction in December, including a letter written by her disaffect father, Charles Stanley Gifford. Items such as undated greeting cards addressed in Gifford’s handwriting to the late Hollywood icon will be auctioned for between $2000 and $3000.
The American newspaper said, “The lot has been called “the only known material artifact that establishes any connection or communication between Gifford and his famous daughter”.
As per Julien’s Auctions, the greeting cards she received from her father in person accounted as a part of her personal life.
The words on the note read, “This cheery little get-well note comes especially to say that lots of thoughts and wishes, too, are with you every day”. It was signed under the name, “Stanley Gifford, Red Rock Dairy Farm, Hemet, Calif.”
Putting Monroe’s items for auction has always been a source of profit for auctioneers. Some items of the icon have been put up for auction before as well.
In 2018, Marilyn Monroe’s 1961 Golden Globe Award was auctioned off for $25,000 (Rs. 1.79) becoming the only Golden Globe to be sold at a high price. Also, her 1956 Raven Black Ford Thunderbird was sold for $490,000 (Rs 3.51 crore). A black satin blouse she wore back in 1956 cost $43, 750 (Rs 31.40 lakhs).
In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, singer, and model, starred in several Hollywood commercially successful films and was recognized as an icon of pop culture.
The legendary celebrity was one of the highest-paid actresses of her time, making $200 million from the films she featured. Marilyn Monroe was positioned as the sixth in the list of best female film legends by the American Film Institute, coming from the Hollywood Golden Age in 1999.