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500 bid for Marilyn Monroe photos in Warsaw

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Peter Gentle 09.11.2012 10:32
A collection of photographs of Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities by Milton H. Greece sold for the equivalent of three quarters of a million dollars at an auction house in Warsaw, Thursday.

photo - PAP/Pawel Supernak

Five hundred bidders crowded into the Desa Unicum house to bid for 238 photographs by the famous fashion photographer, one of which was the iconic image of Monroe on a bed in a ballerina's dress, which sold for 60,000 zloty (20,000 USD).

Photographs of Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Alfred Hitchcock and Marlon Brando also went under the hammer in Warsaw.

Bidders included Jerzy Owsiak, who runs one of Poland's biggest charities, the Great Orchestra of Holiday Aid. (pg)

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