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    Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Went to an estate sale for a dead professional photographer. Hidden in the back of a drawer in the kitchen was a brown lunch bag that said "Marilyn Monroe". Opened it up and inside were 8 black and white behind the scene shots from "Some Like it Hot" and a little envelope with 3 original negatives of Jayne Mansfield posing in a bikini poolside at the Tropicana! Got them all for $15. Turns out the shots are all original and never-before-seen! I actually can't even post them here per part of the contract with Julian's auction house in Hollywood. Estimate when we list them is $3-5k but they said that's a conservative estimate. CHECK THOSE DRAWERS!!

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    So when they go up for auction
    Well we get a look ?
    or are they being sold Sight Unseen ?

    Cool find

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Awesome find! Let us know how it goes!

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    So when they go up for auction
    Well we get a look ?
    or are they being sold Sight Unseen ?

    Cool find
    I think you'll get a look at the Monroe photos. Pretty sure they'll put them in their auction catalog in a couple months. If so, I'll post them here for you guys to see. We're actually keeping the Mansfield negatives though because we aren't quite sure how to profit the most from them. Either sell to a book publisher, auction, or just sell them straight up. We have also considered making prints from them and selling the prints as a renewable source of income. Just not sure which road we're going to take yet.

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Customx_12
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    So when they go up for auction
    Well we get a look ?
    or are they being sold Sight Unseen ?

    Cool find
    I think you'll get a look at the Monroe photos. Pretty sure they'll put them in their auction catalog in a couple months. If so, I'll post them here for you guys to see. We're actually keeping the Mansfield negatives though because we aren't quite sure how to profit the most from them. Either sell to a book publisher, auction, or just sell them straight up. We have also considered making prints from them and selling the prints as a renewable source of income. Just not sure which road we're going to take yet.
    have you even checked to see if these were copyrighted or not?? if there not I would copyright them asap
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by Customx_12
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    So when they go up for auction
    Well we get a look ?
    or are they being sold Sight Unseen ?

    Cool find
    I think you'll get a look at the Monroe photos. Pretty sure they'll put them in their auction catalog in a couple months. If so, I'll post them here for you guys to see. We're actually keeping the Mansfield negatives though because we aren't quite sure how to profit the most from them. Either sell to a book publisher, auction, or just sell them straight up. We have also considered making prints from them and selling the prints as a renewable source of income. Just not sure which road we're going to take yet.
    have you even checked to see if these were copyrighted or not?? if there not I would copyright them asap
    I have no idea how to check nor do I know how or even if I can copyright them since I didn't take them. I don't know if it's different for photos or the negatives either. All I know is that we have had some very reliable Monroe experts examine them and report that they have never seen these images. All internet sources and experts indicate they have never been published. Some of the experts have authored books about Monroe's photographs. I might need to get a copyright attorney before moving on with this.

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    OK, Don't post the Actual Picture Just Use your Computer and Upload a Picture Of one of the Negatives!!! use the software and Crop the Picture And show Part of the Picture Preferably Her Legs !!!!!!! Red Is going to Hurt Me for this Post But Marilyn Has the Most sexy legs I have seen Other than reds!!!! ( Bonus Points I hope) HH Chug
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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Red just saw My Post!!!! Chug
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    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Never Mind I don't Need Any Help!!!!! Chug
    We live to detect, we detect to live!

    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Customx_12
    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by Customx_12
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    So when they go up for auction
    Well we get a look ?
    or are they being sold Sight Unseen ?

    Cool find
    I think you'll get a look at the Monroe photos. Pretty sure they'll put them in their auction catalog in a couple months. If so, I'll post them here for you guys to see. We're actually keeping the Mansfield negatives though because we aren't quite sure how to profit the most from them. Either sell to a book publisher, auction, or just sell them straight up. We have also considered making prints from them and selling the prints as a renewable source of income. Just not sure which road we're going to take yet.
    have you even checked to see if these were copyrighted or not?? if there not I would copyright them asap
    I have no idea how to check nor do I know how or even if I can copyright them since I didn't take them. I don't know if it's different for photos or the negatives either. All I know is that we have had some very reliable Monroe experts examine them and report that they have never seen these images. All internet sources and experts indicate they have never been published. Some of the experts have authored books about Monroe's photographs. I might need to get a copyright attorney before moving on with this.
    I would atleast talk to a copyright attorney before I would move on to selling them cause if you don't you could be screwing yourself either money wise or copyright infingement wise maybe even both

    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    WOW - saw that (you) on television.

    GREAT!!!!



    Beth
    "Irony is the rule"

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Are you Anton Fury? http://tinyurl.com/4yt7y6u
    “Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked”
    ―Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Are you Anton Fury? http://tinyurl.com/4yt7y6u
    No, I am not Mr. Fury. I only have prints of Monroe without the negs. But I have the negs of Mansfield without the prints. I sure wish I had Monroe negs though!

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.oroblanco
    WOW - saw that (you) on television.

    GREAT!!!!



    Beth
    Hi Beth,

    While I have actually been on a few shows before, I was never on for having found these images. I'm afraid I'm not the person you saw on T.V. Sorry!

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    But, that WAS your story, was it not?


    Beth
    "Irony is the rule"

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.oroblanco
    But, that WAS your story, was it not?


    Beth
    I'm afraid I don't know what story you're referring to. The one I typed here is my story. I don't know what you saw on T.V. so I'm a bit confused.

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Oh, gee - let me help you see the neat stuff about your find!!! I cannot find it, but I watched it on CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...iref=allsearch


    http://www.wcyb.com/nationalnews/28059841/detail.html

    Beth



    PS The story is in at least 85 news publications, as of a couple of days ago.
    "Irony is the rule"

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.oroblanco
    Oh, gee - let me help you see the neat stuff about your find!!! I cannot find it, but I watched it on CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...iref=allsearch


    http://www.wcyb.com/nationalnews/28059841/detail.html

    Beth



    PS The story is in at least 85 news publications, as of a couple of days ago.
    I don't appreciate your tone nor what appears to be your accusation that I took this story and claimed it as my own. I advise you to read the story I gave again, then read the story you read about in the news. I have photos of Marilyn with no negs from behind the scenes of "Some Like it Hot" not from a photo shoot. I have 3 negs of Mansfield with no prints of her posing in a bikini poolside at the Tropicana. I bought mine about 3 months ago at an estate sale in San Diego (where "Some Like it Hot" was filmed), not a garage sale in New Jersey. In addition, the fact that the man in the story found his prints and negatives in 1980 and that I wasn't born until 1981 makes adopting his story a bit of a stretch, wouldn't you say? I understand that you're reading comprehension skills are likely below average, but please try to focus on the stories.

    To imply, madame, that I would take someone's story (that has now, as you pointed out, been in over 85 news outlets) and try to claim it as my own on a treasure forum in the hopes to fool everyone (for some random, unknown reason) is not just laughable, but indicates that you are most likely delusional and/or paranoid. Despite the fact that you believe, no doubt, that you have excellent investigative skills, I assure you that your implications and borderline accusations are doing nothing more than making you look foolish. I'm not entirely sure if you're trying to provoke me to post an image to "prove" my find or if you honestly feel that I am trying to spin a story and lie to the members of this forum, but I can tell you that any correlation between my story and the story you saw on T.V. is pure coincidence. In addition, a little historical research on your part might enlighten you to the friendship shared between Monroe and Mansfield as well as the tendency for them to be photographed by the same photographers.

    I don't appreciate your poor attempt at ruining my reputation on this site over something that you clearly know nothing about and I will not hesitate to defend myself and call you out on your lies and accusations. Have a good day!

    P.S. I started this thread on May 19th but the story you say you saw on T.V. wasn't aired until May 28th. I must be either psychic or an insider at CNN, right Beth?

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    Oh and one more thing, Beth. Here is a link to a Monroe fan-site where I shared this story back in February soon after we found the photos and negatives. I actually posted some of the pics there but later removed them so people wouldn't steal copies of them (but you could still read the reactions of the lucky few who saw them). I refer to my friend finding them because we were together and he is technically the one who found them (I later purchased them from him). I said we had 4 Mansfield negs and 15 Monroe photos in that story, but that was an approximate. We instead only ended up with 3 Mansfield negs and 8 Monroe photos.

    http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/?showtopic=16471

    I'll be waiting for your apology.

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    Re: Marilyn Monroe Photos

    She just asked a simple question. No need to jump down her throat.

    There are three major coincidences with your story and that other guys story.
    1) bought at yardsale
    2) photos of Marilyn
    3) negs of Jane

    When I read the CNN story the same thought started going through my head. Not that you were lying but oops someone let your cat out of the bag and now your photos are all over the internet.
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