Monroe, Lennon letters to be auctioned

Marilyn Monroe's letter of despair to mentor Lee Strasberg, and Dwight D. Eisenhower's heartfelt missives to his wife during World War II are among hundreds of historical documents being offered in an online auction by Profiles in History on May 8, 2013.

In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a handwritten letter from Marilyn Monroe which expresses suicidal thoughts to her mentor, Lee Strasberg, is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the first page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, the second page of a typed draft letter from John Lennon to Linda and Paul McCartney, that reflects the deep animosity between the two Beatles around the time of the foursome's breakup is shown. The letter is among a collection of historical documents to be sold at an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the opening page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the opening page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the opening page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a handwritten letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw $20,000 to $30,000 during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the final page of page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the final page of page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the final page of page of a letter hand written by George Washington. The letter will be offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the first page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows the second page of a hand written letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton. The two-page letter is expected to draw between $20 thousand to $30 thousand during an online and phone auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
This undated photo provided by Profiles in History shows a Jan. 20, 1890 letter from artist Vincent Van Gogh to Joseph and Marie Ginoux. The letter, handwritten in French, is estimated to bring $200,000 to $300,000 when offered at auction by Profiles in History on Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)
In this undated photo provided by Profile in History, a letter from U.S. Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower to his wife, Mamie, while he was stationed abroad during World War II is shown. The letter is among 58 handwritten letters penned by Eisenhower that will be offered during an online auction by Profiles in History on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)

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