They also feature the actress's
white bra, a framed letter from costume designer Cecil Beaton, a Dior black
silk dress and a fawn-colored silk overcoat with a black velvet collar.
With regard to the love letters, one
written by DiMaggio when Monroe announced she was filing for divorce after a
matter of months in 1954 reads: 'I love you and want to be with you'.
It continues: 'There is nothing I
would like better than to restore your confidence in me.'
DiMaggio, a famously stoic and private
man, was pictured crying at Monroe's funeral in 1962 and for the following two
decades, had flowers placed at her crypt several times a week.
Another letter in the collection -
which will go on sale at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills next month - is
from Monroe to her third and final husband, Miller, in which she muses about
Others are from Monroe's friends,
such as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Jane Russell; with the latter imploring the
actress in 10 handwritten pages to give her marriage to DiMaggio another