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Marilyn Monroe,John Lennon’s letter up for auction

Marilyn Monroe's letter expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor Lee Strasberg.

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 31, 2013 12:00:12 pm

Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s depressing letter to her acting teacher Lee Strasberg and John Lennon’s note to another Beatle member Paul McCartney will be auctioned online.

The items will be available for purchase on the internet along with hundreds of other historical documents,reported Aceshowbiz.

In her letter,Monroe said she was losing the will to live,”My will is weak but I can’t stand anything. I sound crazy but I think I’m going crazy. It’s just that I get before a camera and my concentration and everything I’m trying to learn leaves me. Then I feel like I’m not existing in the human race at all.”

The actress,who died from a drug overdose in August,1962,apparently penned her note of despair on Hotel Bel-Air letterhead stationery. The undated letter is expected to fetch between USD 30,000 and USD 50,000 at the upcoming auction.

As for Lennon’s letter,it reflects the deep tension between the late musician and bandmate McCartney.

“Do you really think most of today’s art came about because of The Beatles? I don’t believe you’re that insane – Paul – do you believe that? When you stop believing it you might wake up!” he wrote.

The note was actually a two-page draft letter that was typed on a letterhead stationary with a picture of Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. The undated and unsigned note is expected to sell around USD 40,000 to USD 60,000.

The letters are sold by an anonymous American collector.

Other items are Dwight D Eisenhower’s handwritten letters during World War II about news of the war and his devotion to his wife Mamie,and two big photo albums exchanged by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini before the war erupted.

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