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Candid Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 15:56 EDT
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A woman walks past photos of Marylin Monroe by late celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene at an exhibition in Warsaw in August 2012. (AFP)
 
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Rare Marilyn Monroe photographs immortalising the American blonde bombshell will be auctioned November 8 in Warsaw, an auction house in the Polish capital announced Wednesday.

Poland’s state treasury obtained the candid shots of Monroe — taken by a friend, Milton Green — in a collection of nearly 4,000 photographs it received as part of a 1995 foreign debt settlement.

Monroe is snapped dressed in jeans fixing her lipstick and hair, eating a meal and coyly chatting on the phone in several photos.

The “Some Like It Hot” actress died on August 5, 1962 from a barbiturate overdose at her Los Angeles home.

The Dom Aukcyjny Desa Unicum auction house is placing a total of 240 photographs on offer in the November bidding, which will have a fixed minimum of 72 euros ($93) per photo.

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