Marilyn Monroe’s unseen 3D photos set to rake in £57k at auction
London: Marilyn Monroe’s unseen photographs showing the legendary screen icon living the high life at an exclusive celeb party are set to go under the hammer.
The images, which are valued at a staggering 57,000 pounds were clicked by amateur photographer Lani Carlson in San Diego in 1952.
Carlson was working as a sound engineer at legendary crooner Ray Anthony``s launch party for the hit song ‘Marilyn’, which was written by Ervin Drake and Jimmy Shirl.
As the show stopping Marilyn descended in a helicopter, the amateur snapper quickly used his new state-of-the-art camera to take these amazing images.
In one of the shots, Monroe can be seen posing for admirers in a vibrant pink cocktail dress in front of a giant sheet of music.
Others show her greeting Ray Anthony, the helicopter pilot and a four-legged fan.
Amazingly, the colour snaps were shot in 3D, meaning when seen through a special viewer they leap out of the page.
They were taken on a David White Stereo Realist Camera, a dual-lens point and shoot that creates a three-dimensional effect when seen through a special viewer, the Telegraph reported.
The 3D images will go under the hammer alongside the copyright to all ten stills on December 14 at Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia auction in Los Angeles.