Monroe owed $ 1,000 when she died: Actress’ personal checkbook reveals she was in the open as it goes up for auction
- The article, which is being auctioned, reveals how the actress was overdrawn of $ 991.41
- In today’s money, the iconic actress and model is said to have owed Â£ 6,282 in debt
- Book shows Monroe made payments for cosmetics and animal charities
Marilyn Monroe was in debt months before her death, according to her checkbook
Marilyn Monroe was in debt just months before her death, according to her personal checkbook.
The article, which is being auctioned, reveals how the actress was uncovered of $ 991.41 – around Â£ 6,282.25 today – on December 31, 1961.
The vinyl-covered wire-bound book covers Miss Monroe’s expenses in New York City from September 25, 1961 to February 23, 1962.
The book, which measures 7.5 by 8.75 inches, shows that Monroe made payments to a wide range of sources, including the Erno Laszlo Institute which supplied him with beauty products, Abercrombie & Fitch and his local pharmacy. . There were also utility bill payments.
After her death, it was handed over to the man who trained her to be an actress, Lee Strasberg, before more recently falling into the hands of a private collector. It is estimated at Â£ 7,000.
Martin Nolan, of Julien’s Auctions, based in the United States, said: âThis checkbook gives an excellent overview of Marilyn Monroe at this time in her life.
âIt’s interesting that she was really good at keeping receipts and keeping financial records of all of her transactions, but they also show that she was spending a lot.
âShe was very generous and charitable, as evidenced by the checks she wrote for several charities. Animals in particular were important to her.
Miss Monroe died at her home on August 5, 1962, of a suspected overdose.
The book, which measures 7.5 by 8.75 inches, shows that Monroe made payments to a wide range of sources, including Abercrombie & Fitch and its local drugstore.