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Steinbeck makes $24K at auction
US author John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
A contract signed by John Steinbeck handing over rights to The Grapes of Wrath to 20th Century Fox has fetched $24,000 (12,250) at a charity auction.

A selection of other Hollywood memorabilia fetched a total of $267,280 (136,562).

The collection included letters and contracts signed by Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn.

The money is going to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, a charity supporting the Hollywood community.

The Steinbeck contract had been expected to sell for up to $6,000 (3,000).

The letter signed by Marilyn Monroe in 1947, shortly after she changed her name from Norma Jean Baker, went for $7,000 (3,5000), which was within the estimated price range.

Funds from the auction were earmarked for health insurance for those supported by the Motion Picture and Television Fund.




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