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Thanks to all our eBay bidders We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changing assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100 guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions about the items and our policies and please t...ake a moment to peruse our other great eBay listings. All sell no reserveITEM: This is a c. 1951 vintage and original photograph of cinema's timeless and truly iconic blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe. The worldwide superstar is pictured here in pin-up perfection wearing shorts and a cropped turtleneck while striking a classic cheesecake pose on a bench overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, Monroe became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed 200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.Measures 7.75" x 10" on a glossy single weight paper stock.Verso is blank.CONDITION: Very good condition with light corner wear, toning to the photo, and light storagehandling wear. Please use the included images as a conditional guide.Guaranteed to be 100 vintage and original from Grapefruit Moon Gallery.Probably the most celebrated of all actresses, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in the charity ward of the Los Angeles General Hospital. Prior to her birth, Marilyn's father bought a motorcycle and headed north to San Francisco, abandoning the family in Los Angeles. Marilyn grew up not knowing for sure who her father really was. Her mother, Gladys, had entered into several relationships, further confusing her daughter as to who it was who fathered her. Afterward, Gladys gave Norma Jeane (Marilyn) the name of Baker, a boyfriend she had before Mortenson. Poverty was a constant companion to Gladys and Norma. Gladys, who was extremely attractive and worked for R.K.O. Studios as a film-cutter, suffered from mental illness and was in and out of mental institutions for the rest of her life, and because of that Norma Jeane spent time in foster homes. When she was nine, she was placed in an orphanage where she was to stay for the next two years. Upon being released from the orphanage, she went to yet another foster home. In 1942, at sixteen years old, Norma Jeane married twenty-one-year-old aircraft plant worker James Dougherty. The marriage only lasted four years, and they divorced in 1946. By this time, Marilyn began to model swimsuits and bleached her hair blonde. Various shots made their way into the public eye, where some were eventually seen by R.K.O. Pictures head Howard Hughes. He offered Marilyn a screen test, but an agent suggested that 20th Century-Fox would be the better choice for her, since it was a much bigger and more prestigious studio. She was signed to a contract at 125 per week for a six-month period and that was increased by 25 per week at the end of that time when her contract was lengthened.Her first film was in 1947 with a bit part in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947). Her next production was not much better, a bit in the eminently forgettable Scudda Hoo Scudda Hay (1948). Two of the three brief scenes in which she appeared wound up on the cutting room floor. Later that same year, she was given a somewhat better role as Evie in Dangerous Years (1947). However, Fox declined to renew her contract, so she went back to modeling and acting school.Columbia Pictures then picked her up to play Peggy Martin in Ladies of the Chorus (1948), where she sang two numbers. Notices from the critics were favorable for her, if not the film, but Colu
DESCRIPTION: Original vintage gelatin silver glossy 7 58" x 9 12"photograph of MARILYN MONROEin a breathtaking 20th Century-Fox publicity portrait modeling a swimsuit and heelscirca 1952. A lovely portrait of the young starlet With UPI agencycredit ink stamp and handwritten pencil notation on the verso.- SIZE: 758" x 9 12" (borders trimmed)- TONE:BWbr - FINISH:glossy- CONDITION:Approaching Very Fine, with only slight wear at the edges and corner tips._ CONDITION GRADING Excellent: Very nearly pr...istine, with no more than trivial flaws. Very Fine: One or two minor defects and only the slightest handling wear. Fine: Minor flaws, with slight handling or surface flaws. Very Good: Slight scuffing, rippling, minor surface impressions. Good: Visibly used with small areas of wear, which may include surface impressions and spotting. Fair: Visibly damaged with extensive wear. SHIPPING TERMS - I ship all items using, what I call, triple protection packing. The photos are inserted into a display bag with a white board, then packed in between thick packaging boards and lastly wrapped with plastic film for weather protection before being placed into the shipping envelope. - The shipping cost for U.S. shipments includes USPS "Delivery Confirmation" tracking. - I am happy to combine multiple wins at no additional cost.Please wait for me to issue the invoice before making payment. PAYMENT TERMS - Please pay within three (3) days of purchase. - I reserve the right to re-list the item(s) if payment is not received within seven (7) days. - California residents - please wait for me to adjust the invoice to include California Sales Tax of 7.5 and 9 for Los Angeles residents. CUSTOMER SERVICE- I will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. _ MARILYN MONROE BIObr br (June 1, 1926 August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received. By 1953, Monroe had progressed to leading roles. Her "dumb blonde" persona was used to comedic effect in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range, and her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics, and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959).The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a "probable suicide", the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the years and decades following her death, Monroe has often been cited as a pop and cultural icon.Monroe was born in the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926, as Norma Jeane Mortenson (soon after changed to Baker), the third child born to Gladys Pearl Baker, née Monroe (19021984).Monroe's birth certificate names the father as Martin Edward Mortensen with his residence stated as "unknown". The name Mortenson is listed as her surname on the birth certificate, although Gladys immediately had it changed to Baker, the surname of her first husband and which she still used. Martin's surname was misspelled on the birth certificate lea
This is a RARE original 11 x 14 inch DOUBLE WEIGHT full length over-sized fashion portrait of Hollywood starlet, MARILYN MONROE looking simply chic during a swimwear photo shoot at the Roosevelt Hotel in Beverly Hills, circa December 1951. A titillating candid view of the blonde bombshell wearing a short bathrobe and high heels that highlight her gorgeous gams Portrait by LARRY BARBIER Jr. This photograph was printed during the 1960s era. Verso is blank. The photo is in FINE to VERY FINE conditi...on with minor surface, edge and corner wear. Absolutely Gorgeous I do combine shipping on multiple items. Shipping in Canada and the USA is 12.00. (I take my packaging and shipping very seriously, see my feedback) I will also ship Internationally, Tracked Packet-International for 40.00. Payment is due within 7 days of auction ending.Please Note: I do not make money on shipping charges and will refund the difference.
This isa great for framing original pin up girl lithograph. 4.5" X 17" folded out.WE ALWAYS HAVE A VERY LARGE SELECTION OF VINTAGE PIN UP GIRLITEMS OFFERED ON EBAY.First class shipping anddelivery confirmation is 5.97. We are always happy to reduce shipping for multiple wins. REMEMBER WHEN YOU BUY AN ORIGINAL ITS AN INVESTMENT.WHEN YOU BUYA REPRODUCTION, IT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE WORTHLESS.ALL OF THE ITEMS THATWE OFFER ARE 100 ORIGINAL TO THE TIME LISTED. WE DO NOT DEAL INREPRODUCTIONS.
This is an original circa 1951, 7.5 x 9.25 inch full length publicity portrait of starlet, MARILYN MONROE modeling a Catalina swimsuit and acrylic platform shoes in a lovely nautical setting. Portrait originally taken by PHIL BURCHMAN. The blonde bombshell radiates a sensual innocence in this early pin-up view for her small credited role in Fox's, "AS YOUNG AS YOU FEEL". Still Number F999S258. The photo is in VERY FINE condition with minor corner wear. I do combine shipping on multiple items. Sh...ipping in Canada and the USA is 12.00. (I take my packaging and shipping very seriously, see my feedback) I will also ship Internationally, Tracked Packet-International for 40.00. Payment is due within 7 days of auction ending.Please Note: I do not make money on shipping charges and will refund the difference.
MORE ORIGINAL MARILYN MONROE RARE LISTED NOW YOU WILL ONLY GET THE BLOTTER, NOT THE COMPARISON PHOTO OF MARILYNRARE MARILYN 1951 ORIGINAL EARL MORAN BLOTTER 9 X 3 34, THE COMPARISON PHOTO IS FROM A SERIES OF SHOTS MORAN TOOK IN 1946 IN HER COWGIRL OUTFIT. HE THEN DID THIS KNOWN PINUPOF MARILYN HERE. YOU WILL ONLY GET THE BLOTTER. THE BLOTTER IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE, TINY WEAR. MAKE SURE YOU SEE MY OTHER RARE ITEMS OF MARILYN, ANOTHER BLOTTER TOI have more beautiful Jewelry listed as well as many o...ther unique and rare collectibles. I TAKE CHECKS. CANADA, CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING QUOTE, IT MAY BE LOWER THAN SHOWN...PLEASE READ MY TERMS OF SALE. YES I COMBINE SHIPPINGI do not pay for returns based on someone not reading a listing or looking at all photos or just changing there mind. Buyer must provide photos of any damage claim, items will be opened in front of a US postal inspector.
ITEM: This is a vintage and original 1951 Universal Pictures pin-up photograph of actress and model, Cindy Garner, showing off her legs striking a classic cheesecake pose. Her film career never really took off and Universal cancelled her contract, causing her to spiral out of control, eventually getting electroshock therapy and a lobotomy. Yikes At least Garner did very well as a pin-up model, appearing on many magazine covers. A scarce, sexy Hollywood collectible perfect for you collection.Pres...s snipe reads: "The movies' Cindy Garner has two long and well-lined limbs such as this to put forward, but looking at one at a time is mighty interesting, isn't it Something 'specially nice from North Carolinian (sic), she's a Universal-International starlet who adds to the heat of "Flame of Araby, " which stars Jeff Chandler and Maureen O'Hara."Measures 8" x 10" on a glossy, single weight paper stock. Press snipe on verso Guaranteed to be 100 vintage and original from Grapefruit Moon Gallery.More about Cindy Garner: Dorothy Elizabeth Garner (1926 - January 2, 2002) was an American actress and model. Garner married a military man and moved to California, where he was stationed. Working as a cigarette girl at Ciro's nightclub, she was discovered by film executive Henry Willson. In 1943, she was introduced as a new member of the Goldwyn Girls dancing troupe. She did well enough in a bit part in David O. Selznick's film Since You Went Away that she was put under contract with his Vanguard Films in 1944. She signed a long-term contract with Universal-International in 1951, but the studio later ended it. Garner's other films included One Sunday Afternoon (1948), Flame of Araby (1951), and Red Ball Express (1952).As a result of her modeling, Garner's picture appeared on magazines distributed nationally, including Pic, Hit, Yank. Esquire, Modern Romance, and Modern Screen. She also was featured in pictures accompanying a Popular Photography article, Pin-ups or Trip-ups, in 1945. Garner was also active in visiting veterans' hospitals and making personal appearances on bond tours.After Universal-International terminated Garner's contract and she and her husband separated, she had a nervous breakdown. She and her daughter moved to separate sites in North Carolina. Garner went to her mother's home, and the daughter lived with a relative. Garner never recovered from her mental health problems despite stays in hospitals and treatments that included electroshock therapy and a lobotomy.Biography: Wikipedia
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