Unpublished negatives of Marilyn Monroe up for auction

London: Thousands of unpublished negatives of Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe are to go under the hammer later this month.

Around 3,700 negatives of the 'Some Like It Hot' beauty, taken by famed celebrity snapper Milton H Greene, will go up for auction on the July 27, along with the copyright, so that buyers will be able to print images and licence the material, reported Contactmusic.

Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe. Getty Images

Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe. Getty Images

The pieces are just a fraction of 75,000 celebrity negatives and slides Greene shot in the 1950s and 1960s. The archive includes hundreds of production stills of Faye Dunaway during the filming of 'Bonnie & Clyde' and Cary Grant and Doris Day in 'That Touch of Mink'.

Green's archive, which is spread over 268 lots, is expected to sell for between 645 pounds and 9,677 pounds.

"It's a big, big deal. It's like selling the recipe for Coca-Cola," said Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History owner.

PTI

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