22 Jul '11, 11am

Marilyn Monroe's alleged sex tape to be auctioned for at least US$500,000

Marilyn Monroe's alleged sex tape to be auctioned for at least US$500,000

Spanish collector Mikel Barsa, who owns the 6 1/2-minute, grainy black-and-white film, is hoping for it to fetch at least US$500,000 (S$604,095). -- PHOTO: AP WE IMAGINE this is a vintage piece about Marilyn Monroe that all collectors would want to possess. A newly discovered 8mm version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still an underage actress known as Norma Jean Baker, will hit the auction block soon. Spanish collector Mikel Barsa, who owns the 6 1/2-minute, grainy black-and-white film, is hoping for it to fetch at least US$500,000 (S$604,095). He revealed that the film was made before 1947, when Monroe was not yet 21. However, Scott Fortner, a Marilyn Monroe expert contradicted the claim, explaining that the person featured in the film is not Monroe. 'That's not Marilyn. The chin is not the same, the lips are not the same, the teeth ...

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