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Marilyn Monroe Letter from the Academy Collections

  • By Stephanie Wenger
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With the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures expected to open in 2017, Oscar.com is giving you a sneak peak at a few of the artifacts that may be on exhibit. As one of the new cultural centers in Los Angeles, the Academy Museum will provide guests with an immersive journey through the art of making films and film history. In the handwritten letter above, famed actress Marilyn Monroe explains to director John Huston why she will not be accepting a role in his upcoming picture, FREUD.

Released in 1962, FREUD was produced without Monroe and stars Montgomery Clift and Susannah York. The film looks at the early career of neurologist Sigmund Freud, whose new techniques for treating hysteric patients bring him into conflict with his colleagues but prove groundbreaking in the field. The film received Oscar nominations for its screenplay and music score. Come back to Oscar.com for more items from the Academy Collections.

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