UPDATE: Looks like Keya Morgan is selling the copyright to this footage on Ebay...here is a link to the AUCTION
ANOTHER UPDATE: This auction ended Dec 14 with 32 bids for $58,100. However, it doesn't seem possible to look up the auction now as you get the message "This listing (190355289852) has been removed, or this item is not available."
I received this email a few weeks ago from someone who claimed they had some previously unseen Marilyn footage...
"Hi there! I was told that you hold one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe. I recently came across unseen footage of Marilyn Monroe from a family friend while cleaning out her garage. Apparently, she was best friend with the Karger's and has spent the night with Marilyn with her friends the night prior to her death. This footage, however is from New Jersey in 1954- while she was visiting with her friends while filming in NY. The tape shows her smokingeither a joint or a cigarette( its a big one =) , drinking, laughing, sniffing her armpits and kissing at the camera- it is only a minute long- but such a gem. We are just asking collectors if they are, or know anyone who is interested in the tape. The woman who owns it would like to sell the rights outright because she is in her 70's now and doesn't want to deal with it anymore. If you are interested, I am located in Los Angeles."
I didn't really think much of it as I do get emails from people who think they have some rare photo or something of Marilyn (most of the time nude) and it never turns out to be her. Well, I guess this one was the real deal. It showed up on youtube today. It was purchased by Keya Morgan for $275,000. You may remember this jerk from the "Marilyn Sex Tape" rumors from a few years ago. No surprise that it is hitting the internet and saying that Marilyn is smoking pot. Doesn't look like it to me. Regardless, it is gorgeous footage.