HOLLYWOOD HISTORY! Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe Swimming Naked Up For Sale

RARE pictures showing a naked Marilyn Monroe posing next to a swimming pool and celebrating her birthday are set to fetch up to £26,000 at auction.

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The impressive array of highly sought-after shots will be on offer with Heritage Auctions in New York. Alongside Marilyn’s photos are images of Beatles bloopers, Frank Sinatra with guards, Muhammad Ali and other rare shots, with the entire sale expected to make more than $120,000 (£90,000).

Frank Sinatra pictured at his peak of fame striding through crowds surrounded by bodyguards at the Foundtainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, is estimated to sell for $30,000 (£22,000).

Intimate photos of Muhammad Ali showing his strong proportions in close-up shots are expected to fetch $15,000 (£11,000).

The 12 intimate shots show the Hollywood starlet kneeling down in the water and strategically covering her famous curves with a towel.

Rare images showing Marilyn Monroe posing naked are set to be auctioned off


The pictures are expected to fetch up to £26,000 when they are put on sale


In this image, Marilyn shows off her famous curves as she slips a towel around her body


It is believed that most of the pictures were snapped just before her death


The Hollywood icon kneels in the water while smiling for the camera during the photoshoot


In all 12 intimate shots of the actress are set to be auctioned off


Marilyn lounges on a sofa as food is brought to her


The actress beams for the camera as she is presented with a birthday cake full of sparklers


Other pictures available in the same sale in New York include ones of the Beatles shooting their Abbey Road album cover


The iconic pictures of the Fab Four were taken by photographer Ian McMaillan in 1968


Another picture going under the hammer shows Frank Sinatra in Miami Beach flanked by his security


Marilyn Monroe’s iconic subway dress scene in The Seven Year Itch


Marilyn Monroe at President Kennedy’s birthday party in 1962

40 Rare Photos Of Marilyn Monroe Before She Was Famous

1. The future American actress Marilyn Monroe smiling as a 10-months old baby.

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2. A young Norma Jeane Mortenson with her mother, Gladys Baker (1929)

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3. Norma Jeane Mortenson at five years old (1931)

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4. An adolescent Norma Jeane Mortenson staying at her Aunt Ana’s place.

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5. Norma Jeane Mortenson at 14 years old.

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6. A teenaged Norma Jeane Mortenson (center) at an outdoor fete with a group of friends

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7. A teenaged Norma Jeane Mortenson (center) and her friends in a rowboat (1941)

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8. Norma Jeane Mortenson at the zoo, with a hornbill on her arm (1941)

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9. Young Norma Jeane Mortenson plays with penguins at the zoo (1941)

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10. Norma Jeane Mortenson as a 15-year-old beauty queen. This would be her last year as a single woman

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11. At the age of 16, Norma Jeane Mortenson married James Dougherty

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12. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Bridal portrait, Age 16

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13. Newlywed Norma Jeane Dougherty goes out for Chinese food with her family

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14. Norma Jeane Mortenson with her husband, James Dougherty.

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15. James Dougherty, now a Merchant Marine, poses with his wife outside of boot camp.

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16. Norma Jeane Dougherty working at the Radioplane Munitions Factory.

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17. He took this photo of her working at her post. It was the first modelling job of her life (1945)

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18. Shortly after her photoshoot in the factory, she quit her job and tried modelling full time

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19. One of her first modeling shots

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20. Early Portrait of Norma Joane

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21. Norma Jeane posing in the gardens of the Ambassador Hotel holding the Blue Book Models life ring

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22. An early Blue Book Modeling Agency picture of Marilyn Monroe in a white bikini

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23. Norma Jean Began at the beginning of her modeling career

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24. Skiing down a sand dune at a photoshoot

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25. Posing during a Blue Book modeling shoot

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26. Norma Jeane Dougherty gets intimately close to another model to film an ad for hair products.

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27. Norma Jeane becomes a “Sweater Girl.”

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28. The Blue Book Modelling Years

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29. Norma Jeane sitting with her legs out, wearing bikini

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30. Norma Jeane at the pool

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31. Norma Jeane poses in a swimsuit

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32. A young Marilyn Monroe is a picture of joy in a white one-piece bathing suit

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33. Posing for a postcard by the sea

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34. The Romantic negative of Norma Jeane

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35. Norma Jeane with yellow skirt

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36. Yellow Skirt, Gene Hansen’s Sycamore

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37. Norma Jeane in a hunting with binoculars

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38. Posing with a puppy on a bicycle

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39. Norma Jeane in a red bathing suit

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40. Sitting on a towel, hugging her knees

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