Dec 07, 2014
By Bob Sheppard
A love letter to Marilyn Monroe, written by New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio, has fetched $78,125 at an auction in Beverly Hills.
The letter was written by DiMaggio after Monroe said she was divorcing him, and was among 300 items in a collection called “Marilyn Monroe’s Lost Archives.”
The letter was purchased Saturday by an undiclosed buyer.
Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills says a handwritten letter from Monroe to playwright Arthur Miller, her third and final husband, was sold for $43,750.
Monroe willed her collection of letters to her mentor, acting coach Lee Strasberg.
She died in 1962 at the age of 36 of a drug overdose.