More than five decades after her departure Marilyn Monroe still fires the imagination of adoring fans. Feed your collectible fire with this genuine Marilyn Monroe personally owned/used costume jeweled rouge compact. Measuring 1-1/2” in diameter this brass and glass bauble remains in excellent condition. Decorated with an intricate etched acanthus leaf and flower pattern, the brass surface shimmers warmly around a faux amethyst stone which is trimmed with a raised sculpted design. The hinged lid functions smoothly and the enclosed powder puff displays authentic signs of use including traces of makeup and a perfumed scent. A narrow band of light soiling rings the stone’s sculpted setting with little hindrance to the radiant luster of this vintage heirloom. Accompanying this piece of Hollywood history is an original letter dated 3/12/03 from the estate of Sidney Rosenstein, a motion picture industry executive and serious cinema memorabilia collector. As you contemplate ownership of this exotic treasure imagine the number of times it has come literally face to face with the greatest sex symbol in popular culture. More on our website.
Signed by estate executor David Rosenstein, the letter states: “My father acquired this compact from Inez Melson Marilyn’s Monroe’s business manager in the early 1960’s shortly after Marilyn’s death”. A number of Monroe owned items from this estate have been sold at auction over the years with highly favorable results suggesting excellent investment potential.