(Photos) Rarely Seen Marilyn Monroe Photographs, Documents To Be Auctioned In Hollywood
L.A.'s most-iconic actress is about to get the spotlight again, 48 years after her death. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfields is teasing the world with rarely seen photos of the star that will go up for sale in Hollywood next month.
This shot's not part of the auction; we just like it (and so, apparently, does Madonna).
The Dec. 13 event aims to sell off the five photos as well as a handwritten note from Monroe, a receipt from the L.A. Department of Water and Power on her final birthday, and a mortgage document signed by Monroe and then-hubby Arthur Miller.
The photos (above) are described in a Bonhams' statement "as a group of five never before seen snapshots depicting the then-starlet performing on stage in an 'employee only' show at 20th Century Fox."
Bonhams These Marilyn Monroe photos could go for as low as $200.
They're valued at only $200 to $225 a piece.
Other shots up for auction will include "a beautiful black and white publicity photograph the star signed to a member of the Wardrobe Department at 20th Century Fox ... ," according to Bonhams.(Photo below):
This signed photo of Monroe was expected to fetch more than $3,000.
That one is expected to go for more than $3,000.
Previewing is set for Dec. 10 through 12.