Former New York City resident and Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe’s final movie script from her unfinished film, “Something’s Got to Give” is currently up for auction by Nate D. Sanders Auction, in Marilyn’s hometown of Los Angeles, California. As detailed in a recent article by The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marilyn-monroes-final-movie-script-is-up-for-auction_us_584f9b70e4b04c8e2bb19c4e , the starting bid for the movie legend’s personal script is set at $20,000. The 149 page screenplay includes Monroe’s own annotations, written throughout the script in both green pen and in pencil. The writings range from Monroe’s deeper motivations to dialogue directions and pointers.
“Something’s Got to Give” was the last film the screen legend worked on before her sudden death in early August of 1962 at thirty-seven years of age. Tensions arose on the set of the movie between Marilyn Monroe and the director of the movie, George Cukor, after the production was delayed repeatedly due to Monroe’s frequent absence and tardiness. The absence of the star on the set cost the studio a significant amount of money for each day the actress was not on set. The final straw for the production company was in the spring of 1962, when one day Marilyn did not show up on set for work due to an illness. She instead appeared and sang at a celebration honoring the birthday of President John F. Kennedy, in a neighboring state. Production was halted and Monroe was subsequently fired by Twentieth Century-Fox.
At the time of Marilyn Monroe’s death, rumors circulated that the actress was in negotiations with Twentieth Century-Fox to return to the set and complete the unfinished film. It was said at the time that Monroe’s co-star and husband in the film, Dean Martin, refused to continue the film without the legendary leading lady. Sadly, the film was never completed due to Monroe’s death just two months after her famous performance at President Kennedy’s birthday gala. However, scenes from the movie have since been pieced together and released to the public, including Monroe’s famous nude swimming scene from the movie.
Since Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death, her personal items have gone up for auction on numerous occasions, quickly going to the highest bidder. Her final movie script will undoubtedly prove no different.