(This composite image shows what is believed to be the earliest image of Marilyn Monroe. Left –1946 when she was 15 years-old. Right -the last photo she ever posed for in 1962.)
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A rare photo collection of Hollywood’s iconic blond bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, including never-before-seen-prints, are being auctioned off in England today. For sale - 32 rare prints from 1946 to 1962, which are expected to bring in about $125,000 dollars.
Monroe’s popularity has transcended the generations – from the 20th to the 21st century. Her star will never dim. Fans, young and old, view her images and fall in love with her.
More Marilyn memorabilia is going to be auctioned off next month.
The public displays were unusual for the famously stoic and private DiMaggio.
Now, his heartbreak over the breakup of their marriage will get a rare public airing when “Marilyn Monroe’s Lost Archives” goes up for bid at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills next month.
“I love you and want to be with you,” DiMaggio said in one pained letter to Monroe from the collection, written when she announced she was filing for divorce after a matter of months in 1954. “There is nothing I would like better than to restore your confidence in me.”
The 300 items also include love letters from Monroe’s third and final husband, playwright Arthur Miller. There’s also a handwritten letter from Monroe to Miller in which the woman who was arguably Hollywood’s greatest sex symbol muses about her many insecurities.
Auction owner Darren Julien estimates the pieces could fetch $1 million or more, noting a watercolor Monroe painted and planned to give to President John Kennedy went for $80,000 at an estate auction nine years ago.
Time for me to walk on down the road…