CAMPAIGN DIARY: Baulk bids for Marilyn

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO’s group chief executive, Michael Baulk, is an avid collector of rock and movie memorabilia and he was very interested to discover that many of Marilyn Monroe’s belongings were going to be auctioned off in New York last week.

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO’s group chief executive, Michael Baulk, is

an avid collector of rock and movie memorabilia and he was very

interested to discover that many of Marilyn Monroe’s belongings were

going to be auctioned off in New York last week.



He heard about the auction in September when the pieces went on show in

London but knew that his work commitments would stop him from taking

part. Until, that is, a senior management meeting was rescheduled for

New York and fell on the same day as Baulk’s birthday - 27 October.



He says: ’I was in New York for the meeting and, as it was my birthday,

I thought I’d treat myself.’



Baulk bid for a call-sheet for The Misfits, which also included notes

that Monroe made while waiting for her part to be filmed. Unable to

attend the auction, he placed a bid with the auctioneers, Christie’s in

New York, which was successful.



Baulk would not divulge how much the call-sheet cost. However, a script

for Some Like It Hot was sold for pounds 30,000.



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