Marilyn Monroe footage unearthed after 50 years in loft
People's Hollywood, BBC ONE, Sunday 9 November, 10.30pm
The People's Hollywood has unearthed a goldmine with a piece of
footage that has been lost for half a century.
footage, shot 50 years ago by Peter Mangone, has never been seen
before on national television and features one of Hollywood's most
sought after superstars - Marilyn Monroe.
The film was discovered by Peter's brother last year when he was
clearing out the attic after their father died. Since that moment,
Peter's world has turned upside down and he's still overwhelmed
with excitement about the rediscovery.
now a hairdresser in Florida, spent much of the winter of 1955 outside
Marilyn's hotel until the day she agreed to let him come shopping
with her and film their afternoon together. Marilyn was 29 at the
time, and every bit the sexy icon.
Peter's film she looks at the camera, blows a kiss, yawns, stumbles
and seems happy to let the teenager tag along.
intimate history of Hollywood told by the friends, fans and colleagues
of the major movie stars, from the 1930s to today, this programme
has unearthed an extraordinary archive of never-been-seen home movie
footage including vintage films of Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, Steve
McQueen and other stars of the big screen.
is euphoric about his film's potential value and believes it's worth
millions. Judging by the recent Christies auction of John Lennon
footage at $46,000, he should be looking at a high price.
has chosen to showcase his precious footage for the first time in
the UK on The People's Hollywood.
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