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    Signed by Monroe and Miller

    [Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe]. The American Academy of Arts And Letters And The National Institute Of Arts And Letters Ceremonial [program]. [Together with]: "An Exhibition of Manuscripts and Books by Newly Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and The National Institute of Arts and Letters and The Recipients of Literary Honors and Awards. Private Showing: May 21, 1958... in the Academy Museum..." [and:] "Seating Plan on Stage." New York: (American Academy of Arts and Letters), 1958. Signed by Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, with signatures of ten other participants. Quarto, white wrappers printed in red and black, [8] pages [plus insert]. Original saddle-stitched binding. Ceremonial program for 1958, outlining the activities for the annual dinner and awards ceremony. The program lists the "Induction of New Institute Members by the Secretary of the Institute," prints information about the presentation of the new inductees, and also lists current members; Arthur Miller was one of twenty-one newly elected members, and he attended the event with his wife Marilyn Monroe. Laid into the program is the "Seating Plan On Stage," listing the names of the 74 members of the Academy involved in the Ceremony, including Arthur Miller (seated on stage in Chair 24). Also present is a pamphlet entitled: "An Exhibition of Manuscripts and Books by Newly Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and The National Institute of Arts and Letters and The Recipients of Literary Honors and Awards. Private Showing: May 21, 1958... in the Academy Museum...". Arthur Miller is listed as a new Member and he participated in the 'Exhibition of Manuscripts and Books by Newly Elected Members' by loaning five personal items for the exhibition (including Arthur Miller's loan of the 'Final draft... corrected typescript' of 'Death of a Salesman' [see item 11 in exhibition catalogue]. A very good copy, with light tanning along spine, with a small crease at base of spine.

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    Additonally signed by artists Chaim Gross (the artist has added a very small ink sketch beneath his signature), Raphael Soyer, Jack Levine, Leon Kroll, Leonard Bocour, and Edwin Dickinson, as well as authors Lewis Mumford and Robert M. Coates (plus two others). Laid into the program is the seating plan for the stage, listing the placement of chairs where Arthur Miller and the other members of the Academy were seated.



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