By Andrew Court For Dailymail. Two rolls of film featuring photographs of Marilyn Monroe's naked corpse remain hidden nearly six decades after her death, a new documentary series reveals. Scandalous: The Death of Marilyn Monroe, which premieres Sunday on the Fox News Channel, features an interview with the son of the photographer who captured the images of the Hollywood icon as she lay on a tray inside a Los Angeles morgue. Devik Wiener, the son of famed snapper Leigh Wiener, reveals how his father bribed his way into the coroner's quarters just hours after the Some Like It Hot star was found dead in her bed on August 4, Leigh Wiener shot three rolls of film he sent to LIFE magazine, including an image that showed a toe tag being placed Monroe's lifeless foot.
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An early nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe is going on display in a New York hotel suite the screen legend once called home. The "Golden Dreams" Color Separation Collection includes 21 original large format film positives and negatives created in for Monroe's "Golden Dreams" calendars. Ambivalent about posing nude, she used the alias "Mona Monroe. The picture, titled "Golden Dreams," was selected for publisher John Baumgarth's calendar and appeared in various forms in subsequent editions. Sales were sluggish at first but once Monroe was identified as the model, Baumgarth eventually sold an estimated 9 million copies throughout the s.
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Nowadays, it is really hard to discern something natural and real from the edited, altered and photoshopped. It has been speculated that the famous actress did have some plastic surgery performed on her chin and possibly her nose, despite popular belief. Either way, every talk of her photos stirs up controversy and much attention to this day, proving that some stars shine bright even long after they are gone.
In that shoot, the actress posed for some photos behind a semi-see-through, silky cloth that did little to mask the seductress's beauty. No one would could have possibly known the impact these photos would have on popular culture at the time. In fact, one of the Kelley photos would go on to become Playboy Magazine's first centerfold, and would launch the publication into worldwide consciousness with a total of 54, copies sold.