Autographs: A superb Marilyn Monroe signed typewritten document sent to United Artist Corporation with Monroe seeking a $25,000 loan (approximately $190,000 in 2011). A shrewd businesswoman, she guaranteed her earnings from the upcoming production 'Some Like it Hot' as collateral for the loan. The film went on to be considered one of the greatest comedies of the 20th century and won Monroe a Golden Globe award for best actress in a comedy. Tragically, less than one year later, Monroe died in her sleep at the age of 36. One page, no letterhead, September 14, 1961. Signed at the close in a blue ballpoint pens ink Marilyn Monroe. Document measures 11ins. x 8½ins. Accompanied by a copy of the check from the united artists corporation and a copy of the letter which accompanied the check. In fine condition, with two light horizontal mailing faults, some light skipping to Signature and a light paper clip impression to the top edge.
In part: Gentlemen: concurrently here with, you are lending the sum of $25,000.00 to the undersigned, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. The undersigned agrees to repay said loaned to you, together with interest thereon, at the rate of 4% per annum, on or before January 5, 1962. As security for the repayment of said loan, together with accrued interest there on, the undersigned agrees to and does hereby assign to you all monies hereafter payable to the undersigned by Ashton productions Inc. Pursuant to paragraph 4 (E) of an employment agreement dated in July 1, 1958 relating to the motion picture entitled SOME LIKE IT HOT...'
A superb piece of movie memorabilia relating to one of the most iconic movie stars and her most famous movie.
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