TYPE: Portrait
DIMENSIONS: Board 34 1/2 in. x 48 1/2 in. Wooden frame 42 in. x 55 in.
COMPONENTS: Printed on board measuring The frame exhibits some scuffs and light scratches, but remains in fine condition overall. Acquired from the Anna Nicole Smith estate.
NOTES: The Comisar Collection. The Comisar Collection, Inc. is the most comprehensive archive of original television costumes, props, sets, and related ephemera in extant. Since its inception in 1989, the collection’s mission has been to conserve and celebrate television’s tangible history, and its artifacts span the history of television from the first flickering moments of the broadcast medium to what was on TV last night.
ITEM ID: 5471
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Large Warhol-Style Portrait of J. Howard Marshall from The Anna Nicole Show

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Decade: 2000s
Century: 21st (2001-2100)
Notes: E! TV, 2002-2004)

A large Warhol-style portrait of J. Howard Marshall from The Anna Nicole Show. This is a large portrait of Anna Nicole Smith’s 90 year-old billionaire boyfriend, J. Howard Marshall, done in the style of an Andy Warhol print. The portrait hung in Anna Nicole’s bedroom.

Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan; November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an American model, actress, and television personality. Smith started her career as a Playboy magazine centerfold in March 1992 and won the title of 1993 Playmate of the Year. She later modeled for fashion companies, including Guess, H&M, and Heatherette.

Smith dropped out of high school in 1984, married in 1985, and divorced in 1993. In 1994, her highly publicized second marriage to 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall resulted in speculation that she married him for his money, which she denied. She was 26 to his 89 and was Marshall’s third wife. Anna Nicole Smith became a household name when she married Marshall.  Following Marshall’s death in 1995, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate. Her cases reached the Supreme Court of the United States: Marshall v. Marshall on a question of federal jurisdiction and Stern v. Marshall on a question of bankruptcy court authority.

Smith died in February 2007 in Hollywood, Florida, of a combined drug intoxication.

Following Marshall’s death at age 90 in 1995, much of the legacy of his first 89 years of life — including his savvy business acumen and key role in supplying fuel in World War II — became obfuscated by the media circus that his third marriage attracted.