NEW YORK — Nude photos from what is said to have been Marilyn Monroe’s last formal photo shoot, just six weeks before her 1962 death, failed to sell at auction Tuesday in New York.
The collection on sale as “Marilyn Monroe — Last Sitting” had an estimated value of between $18,000 and $25,000 at the Bonhams auction. However, the lot “failed to meet its reserve price,” spokeswoman Julie Saunders Guinta said.
The photographs were taken by Bert Stern during a marathon session for Vogue magazine and caught the screen queen unclothed, holding a champagne glass and lounging in bed. One shows Monroe topless and facing the camera with her arms in the air.
Monroe was found dead in her bed in August 1962. The coroner said she suffered a sleeping pill overdose and her death was considered to be probable suicide. Persistent conspiracy theories suggest that she was murdered.
Cult-like interest in the dead actress and sex symbol feeds a mini industry, including frequent discoveries of yet more previously unseen photos.
Trump campaign official bizarrely compares president to Mother Teresa: ‘Who has done more for women?’
A former "Apprentice" contestant-turned-Iowa campaign official compared President Donald Trump to Mother Teresa.
Tana Goertz, the key primary state's Trump Team coordinator, claimed the president had done more for women than possibly anyone else in history than the sainted Calcutta nun, reported CBS News.
"There's not a person alive that literally has done so much for a female, for the female population," Goertz said. "I can't think of one person that I could go, except for Mother Teresa. I mean, literally, who has done more for women in office than Donald Trump?"
Goertz, a contestant on the third season of Trump's NBC reality show, said the president would boost the election chances of other Republicans running in next year's election, after last year's midterm losses for the GOP.
Putin vows ‘symmetric response’ to US missile test
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he has ordered the military to prepare a "symmetric response" after Washington tested a formerly banned missile.
Putin said he had ordered an analysis of "the level of threat for our country created by the actions of the US and to take comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetric response".
The US Department of Defense said Monday it had tested a type of ground-launched missile that was banned under the 1987 INF agreement, which limited the use of nuclear and conventional medium-range weapons.
Moscow and Washington ripped up the pact early this month after several months of accusing one another of breaching its conditions.
Trump Twitter freaks out about coming recession and tries to pin the blame on the Democrats
President Donald Trump betrayed his mortal fear of a recession in another early morning Twitter rant about the economy.
The president insisted the economy was fine, and again tried to blame Democrats and the media if a recession hits before the 2020 election.
"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well," the president tweeted. "Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession."
He suggested that his political enemies were willing to sacrifice their wealth to defeat him next year.