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    Sale 2370 | Lot 172
    Price Realized: $18,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2370 Lot 172

      A photo booth self-portrait of the soon-to-be Hollywood icon when she was still Norma Jeane Baker, grinning in lipstick, a wide-brimmed hat, a checked shirt, and jacket. Silver print, 1 1/4x1 1/2 inches (3.2x3.8 cm.), trimmed to the edges of the image at the top and bottom, but with a thin black border at the right and left. Circa 1940

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      From the estate of a relative of Marilyn Monroe; to the owner of the image archive 'Silver Screen."

      An early photobooth picture of Norman Jeane Mortensen/Baker (a/ka/ Marilyn Monroe 1926-1962), which was originally given to a relative, and is perhaps her first self portrait. The fashionably-attired teenager, who is shown in a hounds-tooth jacket and plaid shirt, is depicted before she married for the first time.

      Although originally part of a series of 3 or 4 images, this photograph is vintage and unique. Negatives created by photobooth kiosks were retained in the machine but subsequently destroyed.
      A rare property and primary object.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $18,750