This collection of Marilyn Monroe clippings includes a vintage circa 1952 publicity photo of Marilyn as well as an assortment of vintage press clippings assembled by an important contemporary journalist. This group was sold by Britannic Auctions for $1,100.
News Clippings Collection
This assortment of news clippings, spanning from 1951 to 1961, offers a unique perspective on Marilyn Monroe’s life and career. Collected by journalist Leo Sauvage, the clippings include a French news item authored by Sauvage himself upon Monroe’s death, shedding light on the complexities of her public persona. Other highlights feature headlines documenting Monroe’s presence at notable events and advertisements promoting her films and endorsements.
About Leo Sauvage
As part of the private collection of Leo Sauvage (1907-1989), a prolific French-American journalist, these items provide insight into Monroe’s cultural impact during the mid-20th century.
Sauvage’s distinguished career included roles at prominent publications like Time and Newsweek, where he reported on significant global events and engaged with Hollywood figures. His collection reflects his keen interest in the intersection of celebrity, culture, and politics.
Marilyn Monroe: “A Deeply Troubled Soul”
Among the press clippings is a French news item about Marilyn written by Sauvage upon the actress’ death which describes her as a “deeply troubled soul”.
Other headlines include “MM Steals Sinatra Show” (1961), accompanied by the famous photograph of Marilyn dreamily watching Frank Sinatra perform at the Sands in Las Vegas with Elizabeth Taylor looking on.
A newspaper advertisement for the June 3, 1955 opening of “The Seven Year Itch” encourages readers to “Be there Friday. Get an autograph from one of the stars – guess who? in person!”
Another piece is a full-page ad for Kryon titled “Famous Doctor of Movie Stars Tells How to Lose Fat Safely”. This magazine ad includes a full-length swimsuit shot of Marilyn.
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