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Marilyn Monroe rediscovered

3:39am IST - 01:24

Items from the stars personal and professional life hit the auction block. Alicia Powell reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Just when you've thought you've seen everything related to Marilyn Monroe, think again. Never before seen letters and video footage from the star's personal collection are set to hit the auction block as part of Julien's Auctions "Lost Archives of Marilyn Monroe" sale. The 50s actress kept letters from former husbands, Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, as well as from fellow stars which will be sold as separate lots. Raw behind the scenes video footage from the set of 'The Misfits,' which was Monroe's last film, will also be available. SOUNDBITE: Martin Nolan, executive director, Julien's Auctions, saying (English): "It was done and personalized to Marilyn. It was created for foreign press, as a promotion for 'The Misfits.' It's never seen before. We see Marilyn in the pool, playing with a dog, they're playing ball. And it's the lighter side of Marilyn." The most expensive lot is also rumored to be one of Monroe's favorite. SOUNDBITE: Martin Nolan, executive director, Julien's Auctions, saying (English): "She loved this coat, it is in fantastic condition. It was sold initially at her estate auction in 1999 and it comes back to the auction block with an auction estimate of $80-120,000 (USD)." Other items in the one day auction include photographs and personal items and records. SOUNDBITE: Martin Nolan, executive director, Julien's Auctions, saying (English): "We have over 300 Marilyn items. And you know it's over 50 years since she passed away. The world still has a love affair with her, they cannot get enough of Marilyn." The auction will be held on December 6 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Marilyn Monroe rediscovered

3:39am IST - 01:24

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