Verdict Reached in ‘Letter of Despair’ Trial

The ‘Letter of Despair‘ trial – concerning a draft note (later typed) from a distraught Marilyn to Lee Strasberg during filming of Some Like it Hot in 1958 – reached its verdict on November 19, with a ruling against the plaintiff, Anna Strasberg, reports the Pasadena Star-News. “A judge ruled on Wednesday that a handwritten …

Strasberg Letter Sold For $156,000

Marilyn’s controversial ‘letter of despair’ has sold for $156,000 (the base price was $50,000) at yesterday’s Profile in History auction, after the sale was unsuccessfully contested by Lee’s widow, Anna Strasberg, reports Monsters and Critics.