Archive for November 23rd, 2022


A rare photo of Marilyn Monroe hitting the auction block
Rare photos (like above) of a young Marilyn Monroe, taken
by Andre de Dienes, have an estimated value of $4,000-
$6,000. (Julien’s Auctions / Fox News)

(Fox News) – A rare handwritten note from Charles Stanley Gifford,
who was recently proven to be
Marilyn Monroe’s father, is going
up for auction.

More than 175 items associated with the Hollywood icon will be headlining the upcoming "Julien’s Auctions and TCM Present:
Icons & Idols Hollywood," which will be held both in person and
online next month.

"This card is the only known material artifact that establishes
any connection or communication between Gifford and his
famous daughter," read a release. According to the auction
house, it is believed the card was hand-delivered by Gifford to
Monroe while she was hospitalized.

Scott Fortner, who owns the world’s largest private collection of Monroe’s possessions, said he discovered the card "purely by
chance." The historian and co-host of the "All Things Marilyn"
podcast is considered to be an authority on Monroe and assists
major auction companies in authenticating and verifying

A greeting card Stanley Gifford delivered to his famous daughter Marilyn Monroe

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On November 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine
Life was published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck
Dam’s spillway by Margaret Bourke-White.

Life actually had its start earlier in the 20th century as a different
kind of magazine: a weekly humor publication, not unlike today’s
The New Yorker in its use of tart cartoons, humorous pieces and
cultural reporting.

When the original Life folded during the Great Depression, the
influential American publisher Henry Luce bought the name 
and re-launched the magazine as a picture-based periodical 
on this day in 1936. By this time, Luce had already enjoyed 
great success as the publisher of Time, a weekly news

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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