Unseen Marilyn Monroe photos up for sale
unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe taken nine months before she died have been unveiled after being held privately for nearly 50 years.
The black and white pictures show a seemingly relaxed and happy Monroe at the New York apartment of photographer Len Steckler in December 1961.
Steckler took the shots when Monroe arrived at his flat unexpectedly to visit his friend, poet Carl Sandburg.
The photos, entitled Marilyn Monroe: The Visit, are being sold online.
“It was serendipitous with these two icons in their moment and me here with my camera,” Steckler told Reuters news agency.
He added that he was “like a fly on the wall” while he took pictures of Monroe, then 35, and Sandburg, 83, chatting and holding hands.
The pictures show the film star wearing pointed, thick-rimmed sunglasses and a short-sleeved dress.
Sandburg had said to Steckler on that afternoon that they would soon have “a visitor”.
“Hours later I went to open the door and there I was face-to-face with Marilyn Monroe, and she looked more ravishing than on the screen,” Steckler said.
“She said ‘I am sorry I am late. I was at the hairdresser’s, matching my hair to Carl’s.'”
After Steckler, a former fashion and beauty photographer, had taken the pictures they all drank Jack Daniels whiskey, he recalled.
Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1st, 1926 according to http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Monroe%2C_Marilyn
6 + 1 +2+0+0+9 = 18 = her personal year (from June 1st, 2009 to May 31st, 2010)
18 year + 2 (February) = 20 = her personal month for February
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