Only Picture of JFK and Marilyn Monroe together up for grabs

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London, June 2 (ANI): The only surviving image featuring the ravishing Marilyn Monroe and former US President John F Kennedy together is up for auction, and is expected to fetch upto 16,000 pounds.

The photograph was taken shortly after Marilyn Monroe famously serenaded the President with "Happy Birthday, Mr President".

She is seen wearing the same gorgeous rhine-stone studded gown that she wore at the time of the rendition at Madison Square Garden.

JFK appears with his head turned away from the camera as brother Robert looks on.

The photo was taken on May 19, 1962 by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton.

"There is no other known photo of Bobby [Kennedy] with Marilyn or JFK with Marilyn, and it's not because they were never photographed together," The Telegraph quoted filmmaker Keya Morgan, who is selling the print, as saying.

"In fact, they were photographed together many times, but the Secret Service and the FBI confiscated every single photograph," he added

Rumours of an affair between the voluptuous actress and the President as well as her mysterious death have been the subject of intense media speculation over the years.

Morgan claimed Stoughton told him that the picture only survived because when agents came to confiscate it, the negatives were in the photographic dryer.

It has remained out of the public eye because Stoughton was on good terms with Jackie Kennedy, the president's wife, and did not want to offend her.

"You know, Marilyn died within months. President Kennedy died the next year and Bobby a few years from that. So what a haunting photograph, and it's the only one of any of them together," said Morgan. (ANI)

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