Letter from Kennedy sister up for auction says Robert Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were an 'item'

Is there finally written proof that Robert Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were paramours?

A letter up for auction from Kennedy sister Jean Smith to the sex siren contains the titillating line: "Understand that you and Bobby are the new item! We all think you should come with him when he comes back East!"

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The two-page missive was written in the 1960s, when Marilyn was often seen in the company of Peter Lawford, a Kennedy brother-in-law and famously sang "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy in a breathy voice and a barely there dress.

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday at the Democratic rally for President John F. Kennedy's birthday. (Photo by Yale Joel/Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' Dress Is Displayed At A Christie's Auction August 13, 1999 In Beverly Hills, Ca. (Photo By Getty Images)
American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) shares a joke with Jack Benny, comedian of radio, television and occasional films. Original Publication: People Disc - HW0707 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) stands in a staircase alongside a wall with a floral-motif pattern, late 1950s. She wears a black cocktail dress and dangling earrings. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, on-set of the Film, "How to Marry a Millionaire", 1953. (Photo via Alamy)
Marilyn Monroe, on-set of the Film, "There's No Business Like Show Business", 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved. (Photo via Alamy)
American actress Marilyn Monroe (L) with her husband baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. (Photo via AFP/Getty Images)

Marilyn Monroe with Joe di Maggio, 1953.

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That beaded gown also is part of a trove of Monroe personal items up for sale and it's expected to fetch as much as $3 million at a Beverly Hills auction on Nov. 17.

Rumors of alleged affairs between Monroe and both brothers have swirled for decades.

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The troubled actress died in 1962 from a drug overdose. JFK was assassinated a year later and RFK met a similar fate six years later.

Also up for bid will be her 1947 contract with Twentieth Century Fox, a recipe for stuffing, her final checkbook, a pair of strap sandals she wore in 1943 while still named Norma Jean and a negligee from the movie "Niagara."

The letter was discovered among papers Monroe left to her famous acting coach, Lee Strasberg. His son, David, found them packed into suitcases and cupboards.

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