Marilyn Monroe Photos Are A Garage Sale Steal

In 1980, U.S. photographer Anton Fury wandered into a garage sale, picked up two envelopes of negatives for $2 and left.

He didn’t realize the magnitude of his buy until he went home. “I took it home, put them on the lightboard with a loupe, and, needless to say, these are Marilyn,” he told CNN. One envelope contained eight images of Marilyn Monroe and the second had 70 negatives of late actress Jayne Mansfield.

Fury finally revealed his find when he took the photos to an appraiser who’s experienced with Monroe archives. The photos are legit, although the exact time and place of them are still being researched. However, they know the photos were taken in L.A. and suspect Monroe was around 24 at the time.