Monroe’s suicidal letter hits auction block

Marilyn Monroe’s letter depicting an extreme moment of sadness, is expected to garner up to $50,000 at auction. The 1950s bombshell actress wrote the letter to her mentor, Lee Strasberg.The undated Monroe letter will hit the auction block on May 30. Letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Lennon will also be among the historical documents offered during the same event.
The first page of the Marilyn Monroe letter reportedly expressed suicidal thoughts. On Hotel Bel Air letterhead the actress wrote: “My will is weak but I can’t stand anything.
I sound crazy but I think I’m going crazy. It’s just that I get before a camera and my concentration and everything I’m trying to learn leaves me. Then I feel like I’m not existing in the human race at all.”
An anonymous collector placed 250 documents and letters up for auction. Selected letters from the collection will be on display at Douglas Elliman’s Madison Avenue art gallery April 8-10. A total of 3,000 “artifacts” from the same collector will be included in the two-part auction.
During the first part of the auction a letter from President Thomas Jefferson sold for $300,000. A Vincent Van Gogh letter sold for $336,000. The auctions are being hosted by Profiles in History.
(Source: Agencies)

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