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Marilyn Monroe’s “Something’s Got to Give Script” Makes $25,428 at NateDSanders.com

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Marilyn Monroe Script Auction

We are pretty sure that the world record for a Marilyn Monroe script was made at the Nate D. Sanders.com Marilyn Monroe Script Auction where it brought $25,428.  At another Marilyn Monroe script auction, the other auction house was only able to fetch $23,000 for her iconic movie, “Gentleman Prefer Blondes.”  And also, at a third Marilyn Monroe Script Auction, not NateDSanders.com, this very same “Something Got to Give” script went unsold.  The original provenance for this Marilyn Monroe script is yet a fourth auction:  Christie’s Marilyn Monroe Script Auction, New York, Sale number 9216, October 27-28, 1999.  Here is the sales information:

Marilyn Monroe’s personal copy of the unfinished 1962 film ”Something’s Got to Give,” abandoned after the star’s untimely death in 1962.

In fact, most of the film’s completed footage remained unseen for many years. Monroe notoriously had missed a slew of shooting days due to a ”sinus infection” that disappeared at night, when she was photographed about town. This infuriated director George Cukor, and Twentieth Century-Fox went so far as to fire her on 11 June 1962 for missing 17 of the 30 shooting days. But, when co-star Dean Martin countered with, ”No Marilyn, no picture”, the studio relented and took her back, though she sadly died less than two months later. Script runs 161pp. long with 51 revised pages. Spine of script has the film’s title printed in black lettering with the date ”March 29, 1962.” Cover has ”Final / Confidential / For Planning Purposes Only” printed on it, as well as, ”Something’s Got to Give / March 29, 1962” and ”Property of / Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation” imprinted with the studio logo. Script measures 8.5” x 11” with some minor creasing, else very good. Housed in a custom-made red cloth box with a matching red leather slipcase. With Christie’s provenance. The most successful Marilyn Monroe script auction. Sold for $25,428

Marilyn Monroe Script Auction Marilyn Monroe's ''Something's Got to Give'' Personal Copy of the Final Script -- The Final Film She Starred in Before Her Tragic Death in 1962

From the NateDSanders.com Marilyn Monroe Script Auction — Marilyn Monroe’s ”Something’s Got to Give” Personal Copy of the Final Script — The Final Film She Starred in Before Her Tragic Death in 1962

 

To buy, consign or sell to our 2017 Marilyn Monroe Script Auction, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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