London, Apr 15 : A sex tape of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe has sold for a whopping 1.5 million dollars - but the new owner is adamant that people will not get to see it.
The 15-minute black and white video was said to have been shot in the 1950s, before the sultry star became famous the world over.
The tape, which was found by memorabilia collector Keya Morgan as he researched a documentary on the star, shows Monroe performing a sex act on an unidentified man.
He said that there was no doubt about the actress' identity.
"You see instantly it's Marilyn Monroe - she has the famous mole. She's radiant," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
Morgan came to know about the tape from an ex-FBI agent who told him about an informant who tipped off the spy agency about its existence in the 1960s, a time when then FBI chief J Edgar Hoover was trying to prove that the sultry star was involved with President John F Kennedy or his brother Bobby.
Edited declassified FBI documents state the informant "exhibited to agents a motion picture which depicted Marilyn Monroe committing a perverted act."
Morgan revealed that this informant made a copy of the porn tape, which went to his son after his death.
Morgan traced the son and acted as broker in the sale of the video to a New York businessman, who plans to lock it away to protect Monroe's reputation.
"I'm just going to lock it up. I'm not going to sell it out of respect," Morgan quoted the businessman as telling him.
According to declassified documents, Marilyn's ex husband, baseball hero Joe DiMaggio, also tried to buy the film for 12,000 pounds but failed in his attempts.