Rare footage of Marilyn Monroe found
Never before seen footage of ledgendary actress Marilyn Monroe that was taken while she was filming 'Some Like it Hot' in 1959 has been found in Australia.
The film features Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, and was taken by a US naval officer that Monroe invited to the set in San Diego.
The two-and-a-half minute, eight-millimetre film will be auctioned off in Melbourne later this month and is expected to sell for up to 30,000 Australian Dollars – almost £14,000.
Charles Leski of Leski Auctions said: "Marilyn Monroe memorabilia is always in demand, but rarely do we get one-off material like this.
"It is also extremely rare for such important archival footage to be auctioned outside of the US before its domestic release, and for that we are extremely proud."
The footage shows Monroe acting playfully on set with Lemmon and Curtis during a break from filming while being watched by fellow cast members and extras.
It was found in its original box amongst the sailor's possessions, which he took with him when he emigrated to Australia.