A rare negative of legendary actress Marilyn
Monroe which was taken before she shot to stardom, was sold at
an auction for 4,250 pounds. This rare and classic pic of
Marilyn Monroe was taken during her first professional photo shoot
when she was 20-years-old. The auctioned image was taken at Zuma
Beach in Malibu.
The black and white pic was photographed in 1946 when Norma
Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) was a factory girl and hoping to
become a model.
The picture, along with the negative and copyright, was sold for
£4,250. It had been expected to fetch between £5,000 and £8,000 in
Wiltshire, England on September 20th, 2014.
Despite the lower figure, auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said he was
"quite happy" with the result. Mr Aldridge, from Henry Aldridge and
Sons in Devizes, Wiltshire, said: "It was an exceptionally unusual
item and to be able to include the copyright added another
dimension as we only usually sell the physical item."
The pictures made photographer Joseph Jasgur famous and helped
create the legendary star who went on to become Marilyn