Marilyn Monroe Autograph signed Fox Contract 1950
Marilyn Monroe Autograph signed Fox Contract 1950. Hand signed in black marker. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from PSA/DNA and University Archives. Due to large framing, we won’t ship this outside of the UK.
Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic “dumb blonde” roles, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was typical of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. A top-billed actress for only a decade, her films earned $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of sixteen. While working in a radio plane factory in 1944 as part of the war effort. Introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modelling career. The work led to film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946–1947) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in 1951.
By 1953, Monroe was one of the most commercial Hollywood stars, with leading roles in three films: Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire, which established her star image as a “dumb blonde”. Although she played a significant role in the creation and management of her public image throughout her career. Briefly suspended in early 1954 for refusing a film project but returned to star in one of the biggest box office successes of her career, The Seven Year Itch (1955).
Marilyn Monroe Autograph is one of the highest sought after film memorabilia.
When the studio was still unwilling to change her contract, Monroe founded a film production company in late 1954; she named it Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP). She spent 1955 to building her company and began studying method acting at the Actors Studio. In late 1955, Fox awarded her a new contract, which gave her more control and a larger salary. After a top performance in Bus Stop (1956) and acting in the first independent production of MMP. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for Some Like It Hot (1959). Her final film was the drama The Misfits (1961).
Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. On August 5, 1962, she died at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles. Her passing was ruled suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.