New, previously unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe are hitting the auction block!  Sound familiar?  It seems that every other week more photos of Monroe are “discovered” in someone’s drawer or in a box somewhere.  Did this woman, possibly the most famous woman in the world then and now, ever live an undocumented moment in her life?  Why, 50 years after her death, are we still hell bent on consuming her in any form?  She is the subject of a current NBC drama, a recent movie starring Michelle Williams, and countless books, documentaries, and television shows.  Even her diary, with its revelations and private worries, has been published.

And yet I find myself wanting more, and I’m not alone.  For those of us who still can’t get enough, the estate of Monroe’s longtime friend and makeup artist Allan “Whitey” Snyder have partnered with Julien’s Auctions to sell an extensive collection of photos (including copyrights) and other ephemera.  The auction will take place March 31st and April 1st live and online.

Detail from a collection of slides to be auctioned this weekend

Slides from the auction to be held this weekend

For more information on the auction, click here.

-Jayme Catalano