A vast collection of Milton Greene's famed Marilyn Monroe photographs has sold at a Profiles in History auction in the US.
The 3,700-strong selection of negatives featuring the Hollywood star formed part of the $1.8m-grossing auction on July 27.
Highlights included 469 colour transparencies of Monroe from 1957's The Prince and the Showgirl, which made $35,000, while a single colour transparency from 1956 film Bus Stop sold for $25,000.
Each of the negatives was sold with its copyright - a major draw for collectors.
Some 75,000 negatives from the US photographer, who died in 1985, crossed the block in all. 122 black and white negatives of Claudia Cardinale made a comparatively modest $4,250 - evidence of just how much pull Monroe continues to have with collectors.
The dressing gown Monroe was wearing the night she died auctioned for $120,000 in 2009, a rise of 35% per annum on its $6,000 sale in 1999.
It is not the first time Monroe photographs from the Milton Greene collection have auctioned.
Another selection of Greene's snaps sold for $750,000 in Poland last year.