The Infamous “While I’m Still Warm…” Money Clip to Be Auctioned…Along With Lots More Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia From the Estate of Allan “Whitey” Snyder!

Allan “Whitey” Snyder was Marilyn’s longtime makeup artist…he did her post-mortem makeup, but before her death, Marilyn asked “Whitey” to promise her that he’d do her makeup if she died before him. He joked, “Sure, bring the body back while it is still warm and I’ll do it.” Marilyn appreciated the joke so much, she gifted him with a gold Tiffany money clip.

The inscription read: Whitey Dear – While I’m still warm – Marilyn.

Sadly, by early-August of 1962, it was a joking pact that “Whitey” made good on…though he carried out his promise to do Marilyn’s post-mortem makeup, he needed a flask of whiskey to get him through the emotionally traumatic  job.

With a starting bid of $3,000 and a sales estimate of $6,000 – $8,000, I have a feeling that this piece will go a lot higher than predicted. As of this writing, it already has a current bid of $4,000 and the auction doesn’t begin until March 31st.

Money Clip Auction Page HERE

Along with the money clip, there are many photos and letters from Snyder’s estate going under the hammer.

Article About the Auction HERE

Above photo: Snyder applies make up to Marilyn Monroe.

About these ads

5 Comments

Filed under Marilyn Monroe, Uncategorized

5 responses to “The Infamous “While I’m Still Warm…” Money Clip to Be Auctioned…Along With Lots More Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia From the Estate of Allan “Whitey” Snyder!

  1. That’s an eerie money clip Michelle. Snyder must have lived through his worst nightmare applying make-up to Monroe’s corpse.

    • Moderator

      He did, Paul. Apparently, he did a beautiful job though, but it absolutely would have been a living nightmare for him, for sure. He needed the whiskey to stop shaking! Her hair was so terribly destroyed from the autopsy, it was thin and missing in some parts.
      So she wore a wig. The money clip is a very well known item, it’ll sky rocket on the day of the auction.

  2. I watched “my week with Marilyn” again today and just got to thinking about her today. I would have needed a flask of whiskey too. I know how I felt at her grave.

  3. Moderator

    I ordered “My Week With Marilyn” from Amazon last night, Lisa :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s