No takers for alleged Marilyn Monroe sex tape
A controversial film, purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still a struggling young actress, didn’t draw any bidder when it went to auction.entertainment Updated: Aug 08, 2011 19:27 IST
A controversial film, purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still a struggling young actress, didn’t draw any bidder when it went to auction.
Spanish memorabilia collector Mikel Barsa asked for a starting price of 480,000 dollars for the film in the Buenos Aires auction at the Borges Cultural Centre, but no one made a bid for it, reports ABC News.
However, Barsa reportedly claimed that selling the film to an unidentified buyer from Denver was possible, but the price might come down to half of the opening bid he had requested.
Meanwhile, the Monroe estate has already launched a threatening suit against him asking him to give second thoughts about proceeding with the sale.
The scratchy, black-and-white six-minute film though is said to have portrayed the young actress, experts have repeatedly questioned its authenticity claiming that it is not actual Monroe who has featured in the tape.
First Published: Aug 08, 2011 16:01 IST