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Marilyn Monroe Photos to be Auctioned Alongside Superman Costume and Chaplin Cane

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Marilyn Monroe fans, ready your wallets (and your savings accounts, and your retirement accounts, and your children's college funds) -- never-before-seen photos of the actress will be sold at the end of the month at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.

The Pasadena-Star News reports that the pictures belonged to Allan "Whitey" Snyder, who did Monroe's make-up for 15 years. There are over 100 in the collection.

The photos are part of a two-day auction called "Hollywood Legends" taking place on March 31 and April 1. According to Julien's website, other items to be sold include a Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve, the riding jacket worn by Clark Gable in "Gone With the Wind," and one of Charlie Chaplin's canes.

So if you have a spare $50,000, now you know what to do with it.