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Marilyn Monroe Owned Needlepoint Purse Worn for

Lot 0010A Details

Description
Historic Marilyn Monroe worn colorful floral garden motif needlepoint purse complete with detailed letters of provenance from Joe DiMaggio's niece herself. In her handwritten documentation she explains, "She had it on her where she got married to my uncle Joe DiMaggio. Upon her passing, I received it from Joe. I have had it all these years. Marilyn was my friend for eleven years." If you look at any photos of Marilyn Monroe on the day of the wedding, she is not carrying a purse. This is because she would almost always have someone hold her belongings as she made entrances. In fact, it is very hard to ever find a picture of Marilyn carrying a purse at any event. As you know, women always had a purse with them, especially in this era to hold their lipstick, mirror and female essentials. Here is a rare opportunity to own a true piece of Old Hollywood celebrity history with letters of provenance. Though the purse has some minor wear around the frame, as shown, the key element is that it is THE purse used on their wedding day. The marriage lasted a total of 274 days and ended with a divorce in October 1954. While their marriage might have flamed out, the embers of DiMaggio's love for Monroe continued to burn. DiMaggio famously sent roses to her Los Angeles grave several times a week for more than 20 years until his death in 1999.

Details
In the Style Of
Marilyn Monroe
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Good
Condition Details
Historic Marilyn Monroe owned and worn purse
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions
H 6 in. x W 9 in.H 15.24 cm x W 22.86 cm

Reserve: $14,000.00

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    Marilyn Monroe Owned Needlepoint Purse Worn for

    Estimate $16,000 - $18,000
    Jun 02, 2019
    Starting Price $9,500
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    0010A: Marilyn Monroe Owned Needlepoint Purse Worn for

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    Est. $16,000 - $18,000Starting Price $9,500
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    Lot 0010A Details

    Description
    ...
    Historic Marilyn Monroe worn colorful floral garden motif needlepoint purse complete with detailed letters of provenance from Joe DiMaggio's niece herself. In her handwritten documentation she explains, "She had it on her where she got married to my uncle Joe DiMaggio. Upon her passing, I received it from Joe. I have had it all these years. Marilyn was my friend for eleven years." If you look at any photos of Marilyn Monroe on the day of the wedding, she is not carrying a purse. This is because she would almost always have someone hold her belongings as she made entrances. In fact, it is very hard to ever find a picture of Marilyn carrying a purse at any event. As you know, women always had a purse with them, especially in this era to hold their lipstick, mirror and female essentials. Here is a rare opportunity to own a true piece of Old Hollywood celebrity history with letters of provenance. Though the purse has some minor wear around the frame, as shown, the key element is that it is THE purse used on their wedding day. The marriage lasted a total of 274 days and ended with a divorce in October 1954. While their marriage might have flamed out, the embers of DiMaggio's love for Monroe continued to burn. DiMaggio famously sent roses to her Los Angeles grave several times a week for more than 20 years until his death in 1999.

    Details
    In the Style Of
    Marilyn Monroe
    Period
    1950-1959
    Condition
    Good
    Condition Details
    Historic Marilyn Monroe owned and worn purse
    Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
    Dimensions
    H 6 in. x W 9 in.H 15.24 cm x W 22.86 cm

    Reserve: $14,000.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $20.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from California

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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