Marilyn Monroe's photo shoot is up for auction

  • Rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe are up for auction. The 10 photos are made from the original negatives from a June 1962 assignment for Vogue. The photos could fetch up to $10,000 to $15,000 on Sept. 10 and will be available to the public for viewing from Sept. 6 onwards. 

    Bert Stern, a photographer had taken more than 2,500 of Marilyn Monroe in a period of three days in Los Angeles.  

    Aimee Pflieger, head of the century-old auction house's photography division said the photos show that Monroe and Stern were having a great time at the time of the photo shoot. It was six weeks after this, when the icon was found dead in her home due to an apparent drug overdose. 

    These photos were a sensation because they were taken right before Monroe's death and were her first nude photos since 1949. Pflieger said the photos give a sense of her playfulness and personality.

    Another 100 photographs are going on auction from the corporate collection of cosmetics giant Avon's headquarters in New York City and part of the proceeds from this auction will be contributed toward the Avon Foundation in its efforts regarding breast cancer research and domestic violence. 

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