Personal Letter from a 16-Year Old Marilyn Monroe Sells for $52,460 at Bonhams & Butterfields

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields presented Manuscripts from the Estate of well known collectors and autograph dealers, Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming, on April 20, 2011. The sale, simulcast between Los Angeles and New York, brought more than $1.53-million and featured an impressive collection of 600 lots highlighted by one-of-a-kind personal letters, documents, and photographs covering literature, art and film. Collected throughout their extraordinary 54 years together, the Estate features items related to Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, George Cukor, William Faulkner, Ian Fleming, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Ernest Hemingway, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Mitchell, Elizabeth Taylor, Rudolph Valentino and a 16 year-old Marilyn Monroe, among others. The top lot of the auction was an eight-page autograph letter from Marilyn Monroe, signed