May 262011
 

Marilyn Monroe Mystery Photo

Marilyn Monroe Mystery Photo

Over 30 years ago I was collecting toys. Every weekend I’d scout out local garage sales hoping to find some long forgotten treasures. I’d come across the ocassional G.I Joe and tons of Star Wars figures. At that time I was just beginning to take pictures.

On one particular day I came across an envelope filled with some old 2.25 X 2.25 photo negatives. I couldn’t tell exactly what they were, but they appeared old and they were obviously of a girl in a bikini. I had a dark room set up at home, so I figured “What the heck?” . I bought them as part of a group, so I didn’t pay more than a couple dollars for them. Anyway I went, on to the next sale.

When I got home, I placed them on a light board and looked through a loupe. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was freakin’ Marilyn Monroe!

I had no idea what to do with them, so for the past 30 years they have been in a drawer. Recently, because of all the Pawn Shop reality shows, I remembered them and dug them out. I had a couple printed in 11X14 size and they are pristine… as clear as if they were shot yesterday.

I have tried to do some research to figure out who, what, where, why and when, but have come up virtually empty… not even finding any of the images anywhere on the Internet.  So, at this point, I’m trying to see if anyone recognizes these shots and can provide me with any information.