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Hollywood Legends Catalog

MarilynMonroe's Therapist Couch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, California – Julien's Auctions has assembled a world class selection of Marilyn Monroe's personal and professional property to be auctioned June 26th & 27th at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas. Auction highlights of Monroe's personal and career property includes: a collection of items from the Estate of Dr. Ralph Greenson, X-Rays of Marilyn Monroe's chest from Cedars of Lebanon Hospital from her doctors visit on November 10th, 1954, the chair used by Marilyn in her final photo shoot, David Conover negatives and copyrights to Marilyn Monroe photographs, Previously unreleased photographs of Monroe on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio including their visit to troops in Korea, as well as Marilyn's personal bottle of Chanel No. 5.

Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Ray from 1952
Marilyn Monroe's Chair

Dr. Ralph Greenson was Monroe's analyst from approximately 1960 until the time of her death. Among the items offered for sale from his estate are the therapy couch used in his Beverly Hills home office where Marilyn Monroe would lie during her appointments with Dr. Greenson; personal Pucci clothing gifted to Dr. Greenson's daughter as well as handwritten correspondence between the two.

On July 7, 1962 Marilyn Monroe was photographed by Allan Grant at her Brentwood home. The photos were to accompany an interview with Life Magazine. Grant chose a chair for Marilyn to pose on and moved it in front of a window in Marilyn's new home. The photos are now legend as the last photo session of Marilyn Monroe. The chair bears the mark of that day, as Monroe posed for the photo by sitting on the back of the chair and punctured the upholstery as she rested her high heel on the cushion.

Marilyn Monroe WWII photo by David Conover

Monroe's early career was helped by a young photo-journalist named David Conover, who found Monroe working at the Radio Plane Company in Van Nuys, California during World War II. Conover, an Army photographer, decided to use Monroe as his model for photographs that would appear in YANK magazine. Eight negatives taken by Conover early in Monroe's career as a model, are offered with their copyright registration.

Marilyn Monroe's Pink Pucci Top

Another highlight of this sale is a bottle of Chanel personally owned by Marilyn Monroe. Perhaps no other product is so closely aligned with Marilyn Monroe than Chanel No. 5. When Monroe was asked in 1953 what she wore to bed at night she replied, "Five drops of Channel No. 5", linking two icons forever. Marilyn's endorsement of the perfume popularized the fragrance in the United States.

G.I.'s in Korea remember a visit from the newly married Marilyn DiMaggio who performed and entertained the troops. Photographs saved in former servicemen's scrapbooks for over fifty years have surfaced showing a candid Monroe at the Hawaiian airport and in the field dressed for travel in war torn Korea.

Highlights will tour to Ponte 16 in Macau, China from April 30th – May 9th prior to the full exhibition at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino from June 14th to June 26th For more information and to register to bid visit our Registration page.

Asia – Macau, China
Ponte 16

Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 9th, 2010
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

United States – Las Vegas, Nevada
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas

Monday, June 14th – Thursday, June 24th, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Daily

Star Trek, Featuring Property From The Estate of Gene Roddenberry
Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Music Icons
Thursday, June 24th and
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Hollywood Legends
Saturday, June 26th and
Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas

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About Julien's Auctions
With expertise specializing in entertainment memorabilia, Julien's Auctions has quickly established themselves as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien's Auctions presents exciting, professionally managed and extremely successful auctions with full color high quality auction catalogs unlike any other auction company. Previous auctions include the collections of Cher, U2, Barbra Streisand, Debbie Reynolds, the estate of Marilyn Monroe and many more.

About Dr. Ralph R. Greenson
In 1960, Marilyn Monroe began seeing Los Angeles psychoanalyst Dr. Ralph R. Greenson at the recommendation of her New York therapist, Marianne Kris. Greenson had worked with many Hollywood celebrities including Vivien Leigh, Frank Sinatra and Tony Curtis. Dr. Greenson started working with her when she started her work on the movie “Misfits”. As life got more complicated and her relationship with Arthur Miller changed and things progressed Monroe saw Greenson up to five or six times a week at his Santa Monica home office. As part of her therapy, Dr. Greenson made the attempt to have her integrate into a family situation. Monroe developed friendships with the entire Greenson family. She particularly made friends with Dr. Greenson's daughter Joan and helped with family events such as birthday parties. She also gave some of her hand-me-down clothing to Joanie. Thus the Greensons sought to help Monroe and provide a sanctuary for the upheavals in her life.



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About Julien's Auctions

Julien’s Auctions is the world-record breaking auction house. Collaborating with the famous and the exclusive, Julien’s Auctions produces high profile auctions in the film, music, sports and art markets. Julien’s Auctions has received international recognition for its unique and innovative auction events, which attract thousands of collectors, investors, fans and enthusiasts from around the world. Julien’s Auctions specializes in sales of iconic artifacts and notable collections including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Lady Gaga, Banksy, Cher, Michael Jackson, U2, Barbra Streisand, Les Paul, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Hugh Hefner and many more.

In 2016, Julien’s Auctions received its second placement in the Guinness Book of World Records for the sale of the world’s most expensive dress ever sold at auction, The Marilyn Monroe “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress which sold for $4.8 million. Julien’s Auctions achieved placement in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for the sale of Michael Jackson’s white glove, which sold for $480,000 making it the most expensive glove ever sold at auction. In 2020, Julien’s Auctions received its third Guinness Book of World Record placement for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s “MTV Unplugged” 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic-electric guitar, which sold for $6 million making it the world’s most expensive guitar ever sold at auction. Based in Beverly Hills, Julien’s Auctions has a global presence bringing their auctions and exhibitions to targeted 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 and mobile technology. For more information on Julien’s Auctions, go to

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