Marilyn Monroe Letter Expected to Fetch $30,000-$50,000 at Auction


Los Angeles auction house, Profiles in History, is expected to auction off a letter written by Marilyn Monroe on Thursday, and it is estimated to be worth between $30,000 and $50,000.

According to The Beverly Hills Courier, Monroe wrote the undated letter to Monroe’s longtime mentor and acting coach, Lee Strasberg, on Hotel Bel-Air stationary. It reads, in part, “My will is weak but I can’t stand anything. I sound crazy but I think I’m going crazy…It’s just that I get before a camera and my concentration and everything I’m trying to learn leaves me. Then I feel like I’m not existing in the human race at all.”

Lee Strasberg’s widow, Anna Strasberg, recent tried to have the auctioning of the letter stopped, but was thus far denied. She maintains that she will continue to try and stop the auction from selling the letter, and according to her lawyer, she is unaware of how the auction house even got the letter. According to court papers, Strasberg believed that the letter was with others by Monroe. In addition to trying to block the auction house from selling the letter, Strasberg is also seeking “unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, as she is the heir to her husband’s estate, including the Monroe letters.

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