Marilyn Monroe’s Rare Negative Auction – BBC News

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image source, HENRY ALDRIDGE AND SONS

A rare negative of the first photo shoot of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe, who is known for her beauty, has been auctioned.

This photo of Monroe is from when she was just 20 years old.

Then her name was Norma Jean Baker, she worked in a factory and dreamed of becoming a model.

auction with copyright

The negative and copyright image is auctioned for £4,250. It was believed that five to eight thousand pounds would be offered for them.

image source, Lee Hadwin

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said he was pleased with the result.

“The copyrighted auction is unique in its own right,” said Aldridge, owner of Henry Aldridge & Sons in Wiltshire, Davis.

In 1946, Norma Jean Baker was even working in a factory when an army photographer saw her and said she could become a model.

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