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Rare Archive of Marilyn Monroe Photographs Auction Announced by Julien's Auctions

Unprecedented Frieda Hull Collection and Archive Contains Never Before Seen Color and Black & White Candid Snapshots, Photographs and Slides, Movie Stills, Publicity Photos, Lobby Cards, Home Movies, and Autographs

Los Angeles, California – (July 19, 2016) – Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced the Frieda Hull Marilyn Monroe Collection and Photography Archive to be auctioned in November 2016 as part of the highly-anticipated David Gainsborough-Roberts and Estate of Lee Strasberg Collections of Marilyn Monroe auction event.

Large collection of photos of Marilyn at the 1955 premiere of East of Eden

Frieda Hull was a member of the now famous “Monroe Six,” a New York City based group of teenagers who photographed Marilyn whenever and wherever they could. As an airline employee, Hull was in the enviable position of being able to photograph Marilyn also on the West Coast. Much to Marilyn’s surprise and delight, the group learned of her whereabouts from various sources, including movie magazines and her hairdresser. Many times the team simply waited for Marilyn outside of her hotel, her home, or events she was attending. Over time, Marilyn came to know each member of the group, even inviting them to the Roxbury, CT home she shared with then husband Arthur Miller for a picnic. Marilyn frequently autographed the photos the group had taken of her and also was known to give them gifts.

The extraordinary Frieda Hull Marilyn Monroe Photo Archive spans nearly the entirety of Monroe’s career, from the late 1940s through to 1962. The collection includes photographs she and other members of the Monroe Six took of Marilyn, along with photographs she personally collected through the years. Rare items from the archive include unseen color photos of Marilyn as she sang “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, never-before-seen slides of Marilyn on location as she filmed the now famous subway skirt-blowing scene for The Seven Year Itch, a large collection of  many unpublished photos of Marilyn at the 1955 premiere of East of Eden, rare photos of Monroe on the set in Phoenix while filming Bus Stop in 1956, and a photo of Marilyn with her dog Maf that is very likely a photograph never seen before.

Other rare highlights include eleven color slides which show Marilyn and Arthur Miller following the premiere of Some Like It Hot in 1959, some of which have likely never been seen. One slide in the collection shows Monroe sitting in the back of a vehicle with a bird in a cage on her lap, likely “Butch,” the Millers’ pet parakeet. Home movies in the archive show remarkable footage of Marilyn departing her apartment in New York on May 30, 1958. Other footage shows Marilyn attending an event at the Italian Consulate on May 13, 1959, where she received the David di Donatello Award for her work in The Prince and The Showgirl. The movie still and publicity photos in the Frieda Hull collection are unparalleled, with photographs from twenty-seven of Marilyn’s thirty films, ranging in years from 1947 through 1962. The impressive Bus Stop archive includes approximately 150 movie stills, 30 publicity photographs, and 18 lobby cards.

Rare photos of Marilyn with her dog Maf

The Frieda Hull Marilyn Monroe Photo Archive includes over 550 color and black & white candid snapshots and photographs, over 150 color slides, nearly 750 movie stills, publicity photos and lobby cards, and personal home movies.

Additional items from the Frieda Hull Marilyn Monroe Collection being offered at Julien’s Auctions include autographed photos and snapshots, Frieda Hull’s original ticket and program to a 1962 JFK Madison Square Garden gala, a Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller autographed Gladstone Hotel menu, Frieda’s “Monroe Six” badge, a scarf Marilyn gifted to Frieda, a Marilyn Monroe calendar, and vintage Marilyn Monroe albums.

The Marilyn Monroe Auction Event in November at Julien’s Auctions will be one of the most remarkable opportunities for collectors to obtain items from the personal life and career of the world’s most legendary screen icon — Marilyn Monroe.

Please note: Julien’s Auctions will be hosting three days of Marilyn Monroe-related auctions featuring the Happy Birthday Mr. President iconic dress, the Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts, Property from the Estate of Lee Strasberg, and Property from the Estate of Frieda Hull. All auction dates, times and exhibitions are listed below.

Friday, November 11th – Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Julien’s Auctions
741 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90069
Daily 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST

Admission: $25 per person.
100% of the admission proceeds benefit The Downtown Women’s Center.

Downtown Women's Center

8490 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, California 90069
(Valet Parking Available - Walking distance from Julien’s Auctions Gallery)

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 — Evening Auction

Session I: 6:00 p.m. PST

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Session II: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session III: 2:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Session IV: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session V: 2:00 p.m. PST

Auction Entry Fee To Attend Live Auction: $100 per person (for registered bidders all three days: November 17th, 18th and 19th).  100% of the registration and admission proceeds benefit The Downtown Women’s Center.

Downtown Women's Center

For inquiries, please email info@juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818.

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Julien's Auctions is the World-Record Breaking Auction House to the Stars. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien's Auctions produces high profile auctions from the world of entertainment, Rock n' Roll, sports and art. Founded by Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions has achieved international recognition for its extraordinary auction events which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien's Auctions specializes in auctioning iconic artifacts and notable collections from the world's most recognizable stars including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Larry Hagman, Les Paul, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and many more. Each auction is beautifully documented in a collectible high gloss auction catalog uniquely capturing the story of the collection and photographs of each treasure. Based in Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions has an international presence and is featured widely in the press both domestically and internationally while bringing their exhibitions and auctions to destinations worldwide including London, New York, Las Vegas, Japan and China. Live auctions are presented for bidders on-site and online via live streaming video, by phone and by text. Darren Julien, Founder & CEO, and Martin Nolan, Executive Director, head up the organization and together have led the renowned auction house to world record breaking auction results. For more information, go to www.juliensauctions.com.

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