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Calabasas, California - 9 July 2013

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Maddalena, Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer:"The most iconic imagery of Marilyn Monroe was shot by Milton Greene. It was the happiest part of her life. It was truly the peak of her career and they were together for almost three years. He shot her over 50 times."

2. Pan of photos of Marilyn Monroe taken by celebrity photographer Milton Greene

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Maddalena, Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer: "In 1955 he was on assignment, got a phone call and they said, 'Go to California. We need a Marilyn Monroe cover.' He went out, met Marilyn Monroe, shot a cover and they became best friends."

3. Various photos of Marilyn Monroe taken by celebrity photographer Milton Greene

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Maddalena, Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer: "It was the happiest part of her life. It was truly the peak of her career and they were together for almost three years. He shot her over 50 times."

5.Tight shot of Maddalena going through negatives

6. Various photos of Marilyn Monroe taken by celebrity photographer Milton Greene

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Maddalena, Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer: "Milton Greene was a work for hire photographer. Life, Harpers, Vogue - they would call him and say they need a cover. He would shoot 400 images.They would pick one for the cover. The other 399 would go into the archive, never to be seen again. 95% of the images in this archive are unpublished, have never been seen before. You might have seen a similar sitting but not this pose. So it's an amazing opportunity. And these are sold with copyright."

8. Tight Maddalena leafing through photos

9. Tight, "Bus Stop" photo

10. Tight of "graduation photo"

11.SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Maddalena, Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer: auctioneer "This photograph, where she's wearing the tiara. Marilyn Monroe never had a formal graduation from high school. And when she was shooting "The Prince and the Showgirl," they had become that close that I think Milton Greene was literally like her best friend. He said, 'Let's do a proper graduation photo.' So this is called the graduation photo, it's the picture she never had."

12. 3 photos of Marilyn Monroe, including the "graduation photo"

STORYLINE:

CALABASAS, Calif. _

Now 3,700 unpublished black-and-white and color negatives and transparencies of Greene's Monroe archive are going on the auction block.

Theyre part of 75,000 celebrity camera negatives Greene shot in the 1950s and 1960s.

Theyre all being offered with copyright. Art experts are calling that unprecedented.

The material is being sold on July 27 by Profiles in History auction house in Los Angeles and online. It is grouped in 90 lots and includes such famous actors as Sid Caesar, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich.

 

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