Letters from Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Dwight D. Eisenhower set to go up for auction

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Handwritten letters from the late Marilyn Monroe, which detail her struggles as an actress and her desire to take her own life, are set to go up for sale in an online auction on May 30.

According to The Daily Mail, the letters, which are categorized as historical documents, are slated to sell for £33,000.

Monroe’s letter, addressed to her acting coach Lee Strasberg, was written on Hotel Bel-Air letterhead and reads, “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.”

Monroe’s letter is just one of 250 documents set to sell by an anonymous American collector. Other items include letters written by Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1942-1945 as well as a letter from John Lennon to Paul McCartney.

The Associated Press reports that Eisenhower’s letters are among the largest group to survive and could sell for a hefty $120,000.

The letter from Lennon details the animosity felt following the Beatles' 1970 breakup. The letter is not signed. An excerpt from the letter reads, "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!"

His letter is expected to sell between $40,000-$60,000.



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