Marilyn Monroe's personal telephone book containing numbers for FRANK
SINATRA and Henry Fonda was sold at auction alongside one of her paintings for
$168,000 (GBP88,000) on Saturday (04JUN05).
The Some Like It Hot beauty's 1962 painting of a red rose was initially
inscribed to US President John F Kennedy, but the late leader was never given
Instead, Monroe overwrote the inscription with another that reads, "Happy
Birthday Marilyn Monroe". The piece sold for $78,000 (GBP41,000) to an art
museum in Rhode Island.
The brown leather phone book, which contains hundred of names and address
for celebrities including Peter Lawford and former husbands OE DIMAGGIO and
Arthur Miller, sold for $90,000 (GBP47,000), said DARREN JULIEN, president and
of JULIEN'S AUCTIONS, which organised the auction of Monroe memorabilia.