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The Prize

An original copy of "Picture Show & Film Pictorial" magazine published on October 13, 1956. 

The cover features Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray in "Bus Stop", a film directed by Joshua Logan, based on two plays by William Inge.

Cowboys Beauregard Decker (Don Murray) and Virgil Blessing (Arthur O'Connell) attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie (Marilyn Monroe). He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

Marilyn's performance in "Bus Stop" is widely considered one of the finest of her career.

Marilyn Monroe has signed the magazine cover, making it a truly unique collector's item.  

The Cause

Dottor Sorriso Onlus was founded in 1995 with the mission of making children's hospital stays more pleasant by giving them back their smile with Clown Therapy. Thanks to the support of private individuals, businesses and institutions, the foundation achieves its mission by having professional clowns carry out their work inside hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in strict collaboration with the medical professionals. The Dottor Sorriso clowns currently operate in 29 pediatric wards, 18 hospitals and 3 rehabilitation institutes, bringing smiles to more than 30,000 children every year, in 12 provinces all over Italy.

Dottor Sorriso Onlus was the first organization in Italy to even introduce Clown Therapy to rehabilitation institutes, to bring smiles and laughter to children affected by intellectual and motor disabilities. At the same time, over the years, the foundation has created a series of international projects in support of other organizations operating in difficult or emergency settings such as Macedonia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Romania, India, Palestine and Burkina Faso.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P30894

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