Marilyn Monroe backgammon backgammon board in an Ebony box with Black Marble and Mother of Pearl playing pieces
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Board measure 3.85 x 60 x 10cm when closed. 77 x 60 x 5cm when Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Playing Pieces
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Playing Pieces
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set Detail

Marilyn Monroe Backgammon Set

£15,000

The original blonde bombshell and 1950s style icon is immortalised on our Marilyn Monroe backgammon board – an exclusive collector’s edition featuring never-before-seen portraits of the screen legend, shot by renowned fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene. Handcrafted in the traditional tournament size with the layout designed to be the best scale for play.

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Engraving

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Personalisation Notes

This wonderful series of photos captures the intoxicating blend of childlike innocence and provocative femininity that captivated so many during Marilyn Monroe’s lifetime and continues to do so today.

Alexandra Llewellyn

MARILYN MONROE in detail

  • Limited edition of 10, featuring exclusive archival images of Marilyn Monroe
  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Black poplar backgammon board inlaid with brass triangles and engraved with Milton H. Greene’s signature

  • Macassar Ebony wood box with signature fastenings
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or a handwritten message
  • Made in England

The king of candid

During his illustrious career, Milton H. Greene shot nearly 4,000 photos of Marilyn Monroe. The photographer and the actress were great friends, and you can feel the intimacy and ease that existed between them in this charming series of images.

A world-first

Alexandra was granted exclusive access to the series of archival images by the estate of Milton H. Greene. All but one, which was published in the 1960s, have never been seen in the public domain.

private moments

Taken in September 1953, the portraits feature the actress in a negligee, draped in fur, with a delicate diamond bracelet on her wrist. At the time, Monroe had a sprained ankle, so for most of the three-day shoot she posed sitting, kneeling or lying on the floor.

A radiant beauty

Greene used a 35mm Nikon to capture his subject, creating a wonderful sense of intimacy. The photographs are printed on poplar on the backgammon board, dyed the deepest shade of black, so that Marilyn appears luminescent.

A Special Edition

Each backgammon set in this limited series of 10 is engraved with the edition number and Milton H. Greene’s signature, and presented with semi-precious black-veined marble and mother-of-pearl playing pieces.

Engraving

Backgammon board box lids and Stone Playing Pieces can be personalised with laser-engraved initials, dates, or even a short message. You can request engraving during the online checkout process.

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Worldwide Delivery

Complimentary shipping on all orders (for stocked items) to the UK in 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days, shipping calculated at checkout. All displayed prices include VAT. If your shipping location is outside the UK, the price shown at checkout will exclude VAT.

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Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Every Alexandra Lllewellyn purchase is beautifully gift-wrapped and dispatched in packaging designed to protect and enhance your new game. If the order is a gift, you can write a gift note at checkout. We will remove any paperwork stating the price.

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