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In pictures: Marlon Brando auction
Marlon Brando display at Christie's
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Almost a year after he died, more than 300 of actor Marlon Brando's personal possessions are going up for auction at Christie's in New York. Most of the items come from the Los Angeles home where he lived since 1960.
Marlon Brando's notes on Godfather script
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On the last page of his script for The Godfather, Brando noted: "#through the nose, #High voice, #Nose broken early in youth to account for difficulty, #Mihecl's discision [sic] to kill, #Broken nose Sonny, #Mickel [sic] p. 140 refus. to war."
Letter from The Godfather author Mario Puzo to Marlon Brando
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In 1970, The Godfather author Mario Puzo wrote: "Dear Mr Brando, I wrote a book called THE GODFATHER which has had some success and I think you're the only actor who can play the part... Godfather with that quiet force and irony the part requires."
Marlon Brando driving licences
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As well as film-related mementoes, there are also more mundane possessions such as driving licences, credit cards and store cards.
Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno in The Night of the Following Day
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A photo of himself with Rita Moreno during a love scene in 1968 film The Night of the Following Day hung in Brando's study - the only item relating to his film career that he displayed in his Mulholland Drive home.
Marlon Brando telegram to Marilyn Monroe
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Brando sent a telegram to Marilyn Monroe in February 1961 encouraging her to "relax and enjoy" her depression.
Marlon Brando's Oscar nomination certificate for On the Waterfront.
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A string of awards feature in the auction, including an Oscar nomination certificate for On the Waterfront in 1955.
Marlon Brando's award for Truckline Cafe
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The auction covers the actor's whole life and career - including one of his first prizes, a Donaldson Award for his role in Broadway play Truckline Cafe, which launched his rise to fame.
Marlon Brando's Cuban bongos
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Brando collected dozens of items from around the world, including a pair of bongos, with a message that translates as: "To Marlon, a memory of your trip to Cuba, Mario Diaz."
Marlon Brando's doodles
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Collections of Brando's doodles are for sale, featuring characters saying things like: "I'm in advertising but I always thought I would be a dancer," and "I've been a dentist for 30 years and I've never seen anything like this."

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