Marilyn Monroe's sex flick sold for $ 1.5m

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New York, Apr 15 (UNI) A sex tape featuring Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe has been sold for 1.5 million dollars, the New York Post reported.

A copy of the 15 minutes black and white footage in which the original blond bombshell performs a sex act on an unidentified man - was sold to a New York businessman for 1.5 million dollars, Keya Morgan, the memorabilia collector who discovered the film and brokered its sale last month, told the newspaper.

The original film is reportedly still classified and held by the FBI. The tape appears to have been shot in the 1950s.

Morgan said he discovered the film while doing research for a documentary on Monroe, after talking with a former FBI agent who told him about the confidential informant about the film.

The FBI eventually confiscated the original footage - but not before the informant made a copy of it, which is what was just sold by his son, Morgan said.

When it came to light in the mid-'60s, then-FBI Director J Edgar Hoover had his agents spend two weeks futilely trying to prove that Monroe's sex partner was either John F Kennedy or Robert F Kennedy, according to declassified agency documents and interviews, Morgan said.

However, the businessman wants to keep this unseemly part of Monroe's past buried.

''He said, 'I'm not going to make a Paris Hilton out of her. I'm not going to sell it, out of respect.' ''Morgan said.

According to the documents, former baseball star Joseph DiMaggio in the past had offered the informant 25,000 dollars for this film, it being the only one in existence, but he refused the offer.

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