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Lot # 19: 1962 Marilyn Monroe, "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Rare Behind the Scenes Photo!

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 27 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "March Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 3/16/2020 4:45 PM to
3/28/2020 8:00 PM

On May 19, 1962 at a birthday party for President John F. Kennedy, his mistress Marilyn Monroe appeared on stage in one of the most seductive outfits of her career and sang a rendition of "happy Birthday" to JFK and history has never been the same. The sexual tension was thick, Kennedy's body language is now legendary and Monroe sparked controversy like nobody before or since. The video has been played millions of times, but actual photographs from the event are extremely rare. The offered original shows Marilyn wrapped in fur and being ushered to the stage by her publicist, moments before she sang to the President. This is a crystal clear and beautiful vintage example and it is the ONLY behind the scenes photograph from the event we have ever handled in any form, let alone a stunning "vintage 1" example! One of the most important images of entertainment we have offered in years and perhaps the most significant image of Marilyn we have ever handled! Offered here for the first time ever!

Size: 7.5x9.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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