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Something's Got to Give is an unfinished 1962 American feature film, directed by George Cukor for 20th Century Fox. It was to star Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. It was Monroe's last work, but from the beginning its production was disrupted due to her personal issues, and after passing away on August 4, 1962, the film was abandoned. Most of its completed footage remained unseen for many years.
Marilyn Monroe had been absent from the screen for over a year before beginning this film project.
There were highly anticipated scenes in production, especially Marilyn’s groundbreaking “swimming pool” scene, but Monroe’s last day on the set was June 1, 1962. She was subsequently fired from the project on June 8, 1962. Filming was set to resume in October, but no more work was done after Monroe's death in August, and the project permanently shelved.
In April 1963, Fox released the 83-minute documentary, Marilyn, which included brief clips from the screen tests and unfinished film showing Monroe. This was the only footage from the film seen by the public until the hour-long 1990 documentary Marilyn: Something's Got to Give, which used extensive excerpts from the archives.
Presented here are the personal revise sheets of Miss Monroe from the film, with her insightful notes and opinions written in the margins in very legible pencil. One can only imagine what was swirling through Miss Monroe’s mind as she dissected the script, pondered her character in the film, and how to best display her talents. This unique treasure originates from the personal property of Marilyn Monroe, sold at Christie’s in 1999 for $23,000 and has resided within the Al Tapper Collection ever since.

Estimate: $20,000+

Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,986
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
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