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DIMAGGIO Joe MONROE Marilyn O'DOUL Lefty O'DOUL Francis Joseph
Autograph letter signed. WITH: Envelope
1954. Signed. (DIMAGGIO, Joe) MONROE, Marilyn. Autograph letter signed. WITH: Autograph Envelope. No place: circa 1954. Two items. Original single sheet of letterhead (6 by 8-1/4 inches) in manuscript hand in blue ink on the recto. Original autograph envelope (4-1/4 by 6-1/4 inches) in manuscript hand on the recto. $12,500.Original autograph letter signed by Marilyn Monroe, a lovely, warm letter entirely in her hand on her personal letterhead, writing to James ""Lefty"" O'Doul, the legendary baseball manager, coach and longtime trusted mentor to Joe DiMaggio, who married Monroe in January 1954, shortly before the couple traveled to Japan for their honeymoon on a pre-planned trip coordinated with O'Doul. This letter is undated but possibly is from that time, with accompanying envelope in her hand addressed to O'Doul using her pet name for him, ""Jimmy Gold O'Doul.""Monroe's letter, on a sheet of her personal letterhead emblazoned with a large ""M,"" is written entirely in her hand and signed by her on the recto. The text reads, with punctuation and errors unchanged: ""Dear Jimmy, I was happy you met us at the airport and I got to see you again—your [sic] one of my favorite people you know. Thank you for inviting me to your birthday party. I would like to come but the Doctor said I must stay in bed—so I'm sorry Jimmy that I can't be there but I'll be thinking about you. Have a Happy Birthday and a wonderful time Marilyn."" The accompanying envelope is addressed by Monroe using her pet name for him, ""Mr. Jimmy Gold O'doul"" [sic] with ""Personal"" underlined on the lower lef … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books [United States]
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