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A pair of Marilyn Monroe colour and black and white photographs, likely at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on September 15, 1954, the colour image has never been seen before.<br />
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A huge archive of candid photographs of screen siren Marilyn Monroe taken by a superfan she befriended has emerged for sale for a staggering £320,000.<br />
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The collection includes more than 550 colour and black and white snaps, some of which have never been seen before, that were taken by fan-turned-friend Freda Hull.<br />
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Monroe was notoriously guarded but welcomed Mrs Hull and her five friends into her inner sanctum, often giving them gifts and even once inviting them for a picnic at her home in Connecticut.<br />
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The archive, which also boasts 150 colour slides, 750 stills from Monroe's films and a collection of personal home movies, is tipped to fetch £320,000 when it goes under the hammer at Julien's Auctions.