Rare Marilyn Monroe photos, including an early nude, hit auction block, hosted online by Nate D. Sanders. Most of the pictures were taken by André de Dienes beginning in 1945. The Hungarian photographer was known for his work with the bombshell actress and sex symbol.
“Andre de Dienes’ original photos of Marilyn Monroe in a large quantity are rare. They are gorgeous images of Monroe becoming an emerging star and are highly coveted by collectors”, - Sanders said in a statement.
Bidding starts at USD 1 000 for the glamour shots, except for one extra special pic: an early topless photo of the “Some Like It Hot” star, signed by the one and only Hugh Hefner. Bidders will have to shell out at least USD 4 000 to own that work of art, by photographer Earl Moran.