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Rare Marilyn Monroe footage found

2008-09-04 06:42:02 GMT2008-09-04 14:42:02 (Beijing Time) Reuters


Almost 50 years after the death of screen icon Marilyn Monroe a rare film has surfaced in Australia.

The eight millimetre footage, still in it's original box shows Monroe playfully dancing around on the beach during the filming of "Some Like It Hot".

The Hollywood legend was captured on film by a U.S. naval officer who Monroe invited onto the set.

When he died the film passed to his daughter. It's now in the hands of auctioneer Charles Leski.

SOUNDBITE: Auctioneer Charles Leski saying (English):

"This has a documentary value but it also has an emotional value. And as you say Marilyn Monroe is iconic and will be for many generations."

The film will go under the hammer in Melbourne later this month and is expected to sell for up to 30,000 Australian Dollars, almost 25,000 U.S. dollars.

Hayley Platt Reuters.

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