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Disputed Marilyn Monroe stag film goes unsold

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A Spanish events promoter received no official offers at an auction on Sunday for what he claims is a 1940s black-and-white stag film that features a young Marilyn Monroe having sex, according to ABC News. Mikel Barsa expected $480,000 for the six-minute 8 mm clip, but threatened lawsuits from the Monroe estate, who deny that Monroe is the girl in the film, may have discouraged bidding.

Nancy Carlson, a spokeswoman for Authentic Brands Group, the company that runs Monroe’s estate, said in a statement that “The seller would bear the responsibility of proving that it is Marilyn Monroe and if he cannot do that, he runs the risk of facing claims for perpetrating a fraud on the public.”

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