Collection Of Never-Before-Seen Photographs Of Marilyn Monroe Are Heading To Auction

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A collection of never-before-seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe are heading to auction. The eleven photographs were taken by esteemed Hungarian photographer Andre de Dienes in 1945, 1949, 1952 and 1953. In 1945, Dienes met 19-year old model Marilyn Monroe for the first time. At that point, Monroe had recently separated from her husband and expressed to Dienes her desire to become an actress. It is thought Dienes’ photos of Monroe helped prompt her into stardom. The photos were taken at Tobey Beach in Long Island and Hotel Bel-Air. Auction owner Nate Sanders said; “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.” The photos will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 26. Bidding for each photo begins at $800. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.

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