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Julien's Auctions to Offer Property from Marilyn Monroe
A mid-century modern daybed from the office of Marilyn Monroe therapist, Dr. Ralph Greenson. This item is part of Julien's Auctions Hollywood Memorabilia being held on Saturday, June 26, 2010, and Sunday June 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. AP Photo/Julien's Auctions.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Julien’s Auctions has assembled a world class selection of Marilyn Monroe’s personal and professional property to be auctioned June 26th & 27th at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas. Auction highlights of Monroe’s personal and career property includes: a collection of items from the Estate of Dr. Ralph Greenson, X-Ray’s of Marilyn Monroe’s chest from Cedars of Lebanon Hospital from her doctors visit on November 10th, 1954, the chair used by Marilyn in her final photo shoot, David Conover negatives and copyrights to Marilyn Monroe photographs, Previously unreleased photographs of Monroe on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio including their visit to troops in Korea, as well as Marilyn’s personal bottle of Chanel No. 5.


Dr. Ralph Greenson was Monroe’s analyst from approximately 1960 until the time of her death. Among the items offered for sale from his estate are the therapy couch used in his Beverly Hills home office where Marilyn Monroe would lie during her appointments with Dr. Greenson; personal Pucci clothing gifted to Dr. Greenson’s daughter as well as handwritten correspondence between the two.

On July 7, 1962 Marilyn Monroe was photographed by Allan Grant at her Brentwood home. The photos were to accompany an interview with Life Magazine. Grant chose a chair for Marilyn to pose on and moved it in front of a window in Marilyn’s new home. The photos are now legend as the last photo session of Marilyn Monroe. The chair bears the mark of that day, as Monroe posed for the photo by sitting on the back of the chair and punctured the upholstery as she rested her high heel on the cushion.

Monroe’s early career was helped by a young photo-journalist named David Conover, who found Monroe working at the Radio Plane Company in Van Nuys, California during World War II. Conover, an Army photographer, decided to use Monroe as his model for photographs that would appear in YANK magazine. Eight negatives taken by Conover early in Monroe’s career as a model, are offered with their copyright registration.

Another highlight is this sale is a bottle of Chanel personally owned by Marilyn Monroe. Perhaps no other product is so closely aligned with Marilyn Monroe than Chanel No. 5. When Monroe was asked in 1953 what she wore to bed at night she replied, “Five drops of Channel No. 5”, linking two icons forever. Marilyn’s endorsement of the perfume popularized the fragrance in the United States. .

G.I.’s in Korea remember a visit from the newly married Marilyn DiMaggio who performed and entertained the troops. Photographs saved in former servicemen’s scrapbooks for over fifty years have surfaced showing a candid Monroe at the Hawaiian airport and in the field dressed for travel in war torn Korea.

Highlights will tour to Ponte 16 in Macau, China from April 30th – May 9th prior to the full exhibition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino from June 14th to June 26th For more information and to register to bid visit www.juliensauctions.com.

Public Exhibitions:

Asia – Macau, China
Ponte 16 – Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 9th
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

United States – Las Vegas, Nevada
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas
Public Exhibition: Monday, June 14th – Thursday, June 24th
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

Live Auction:
Music Icons: Thursday, June 24th and Friday, June 25th
Hollywood Legends: Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th

Dr. Ralph R. Greenson
In 1960, Marilyn Monroe began seeing Los Angeles psychoanalyst Dr. Ralph R. Greenson at the recommendation of her New York therapist, Marianne Kris. Greenson had worked with many Hollywood celebrities including Vivien Leigh, Frank Sinatra and Tony Curtis. Dr. Greenson started working with her when she started her work on the movie “Misfits”. As life got more complicated and her relationship with Arthur Miller changed and things progressed Monroe saw Greenson up to five or six times a week at his Santa Monica home office.

As part of her therapy, Dr. Greenson made the attempt to have her integrate into a family situation. Monroe developed friendships with the entire Greenson family. She particularly made friends with Dr. Greenson’s daughter Joan and helped with family events such as birthday parties. She also gave some of her hand-me-down clothing to Joanie. Thus the Greensons sought to help Monroe and provide a sanctuary for the upheavals in her life.

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