Never-Before Seen Nude Marilyn Monroe Photos Go On Tour Around America

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Never-seen-before images of classic Hollywood pinup Marilyn Monroe are going to be featured in a travelling exhibition by LimitedRuns this summer, along with several other new photos.

The negatives and colour separations from the original shoot of a legendary nude image have now been discovered.

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She did the shoot in 1949, at a time when she was desperate for money, after pressure from photographer Tom Kelly, who paid her just $50.

Two years later she was a huge star, and the photos eventually surfaced. Instead of denying it was her she confessed, endearing her to the public even further.

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In 1953 Hugh Hefner paid $500 for the image, which appeared on the cover of the very first edition of Playboy.

So the photograph itself became iconic over the years, but this is the first time the original colour separations, that had been thought to be lost, have been seen.

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Colour separations are used to ensure that the exact colours from the photograph end up in the final print.

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