Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay in sterling silver – celebrating a 20th century Hollywood icon
British silversmith Henry Simpole has captured the spirit of Marilyn in this magnificent Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay pen. One of her most famous images has been carefully transposed on to silver and pierced through so the black acrylic barrel shows through. Henry has even included the famous beauty spot on her left cheek!
Born Norma Jean Mortensen on June 1 1926, her precocious beauty led her to a modelling career at 15 followed by a prolific career (more than 30 films) in the movies as Marilyn Monroe. Her public persona was THE sexy film star of the ’40s and ’50s – a superstar whose off-screen romances with high profile celebrities such as baseball star Joe DiMaggio, President Kennedy and author Arthur Miller gave the press and the public plenty of reason to scrutinise her every move. Yet behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood stardom she was fragile and vulnerable; misunderstood and mistreated. Her death in suspicious circumstances in 1962 aged 36 engendered endless conspiracy theories, yet in the decades since 1962 she has remained a much-loved star.
Issued in a worldwide edition of just 90
The Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen has been issued as a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic women, 90 years after her birth on 1 June 1926.
Talented British silversmith/penmaker Henry Simpole has created a sterling silver overlay pen that is dazzling in its design – an iconic image of Marilyn pierced into the silver, even including the beauty spot on her left cheek – together with the inscribed words ‘Boo Boo Be Doo!’, the refrain from the song ‘I Wanna be Loved By You’ which she sang in the film ‘Some Like it Hot.’
A nostalgic tribute to a true Hollywood star
If you are looking for a pen steeped in nostalgia; a limited edition tribute to a true Hollywood star which combines consummate design skills with meticulous craftsmanship by a hugely talented British silversmith, the Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay Pen is surely it… True pen perfection!
Available as a Fountain Pen
With a choice of Fine, Medium or Broad 2-tone 18ct gold Flag nibs. Each pen is housed in a Conway Stewart black leather presentation box which also serves as a showcase pen stand for your desk.
You may select one of our Flexible Flag 18ct gold nibs to be fitted to your fountain pen. They have been acclaimed by many of our customers for their ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing experience and are available in Fine, Medium or Broad widths. Each nib is embossed with the Bespoke British Union Jack.
The nature of the work involved in making the Sterling Silver overlay using the 6000 year-old ‘lost-wax’ process means that Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay can never be mass produced.
Each Conway Stewart Marilyn Monroe Overlay is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry, together with an 8-page booklet about his life and the ancient Egyptian techniques used to create each overlay, a cleaning cloth to keep your pen in pristine condition and a Conway Stewart User Guide.
Length Closed: 161mm
Length of Barrel incl nib: 140mm
Length of Cap: 75mm
Diameter of Barrel: 15mm
Diameter of Cap: 15.5mm