Seems like every few years rare photos of movie star and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe surface. A new bundle of pictures taken by her makeup artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder, have never been published and will be on the block March 31st and April 1st at Julien's Auctions' Hollywood Legends sale. Their accompanying copyrights will also be for sale -- an excellent investment for the lucky buyer.
See photos here.
Various years and films Marily Monroe was filming at the time are part of the collection. In the some of the photos, "Whitey" is applying makeup to Marilyn on the set of 1960's Let's Make Love along with behind-the-scenes images of her on 1953's Bus Stop, River of No Return and 1962's Something's Got to Give. In addition, personal letters, telegrams, and a money clip the movie star gave to Snyder, are included in the sale. The photographer had up-close and personal access to one of the world's biggest stars. He died in 1994 and now his estate is offering the rare, treasured pictures for sale.
In 2011 photos from John Vachon were released of Monroe with an injured leg while filming River of No Return during 1953 in the Canadian Rockies. In 2010 more unpublished photos of the movie goddess came out when black and white pictures came from a 1950's Time Life magazine photo shoot at Los Angeles' Griffith Park.
Anything related to Marilyn Monroe is a valued commodity. Her image lives on her influence is carried on in today's Hollywood and pop culture.