A never-before-seen home movie of Marilyn Monroe smoking a joint at a friend’s house in New Jersey 50 years ago is up for sale.
The silent film was shot by an unidentified friend of the iconic movie star and had been sitting in an attic for years.
New York-based collector Keya Morgan bought the film for $275,000 and plans to put it up for sale on eBay later this week.
“This is the late ’50s so she is already very famous, but this is a personal side of her we’ve never seen before,” Morgan said.
“People have never seen her in such a relaxed pose.”
Monroe, who died in 1962, is seen relaxing with friends at a home in New Jersey in the film.
She is passed a cigarette and takes a puff. She doesn’t inhale deeply and later sniffs her armpit and laughs.
The filmmaker, who kept the footage in the attic, confirmed the cigarette contained marijuana.
“I got [the pot]. It was mine. It was just passed around,” the filmmaker said. “It was not a party. It was just a get-together. You know, come over and hang out.”