Marilyn Monroe’s first nude footage surfaces

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After more than 50 years of her death, Marilyn Monroe’s first nude footage shot for the 1961 release The Misfits has been found..

While researching his book “Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon, Charles Casillo learned that the footage has been saved and that the son of Frank Taylor, producer of “The Misfits,” has kept it in a locked cabinet since his father died in 1999.

Director John Huston is said to have considered the scene gratuitous and thus chosen not to include it in the final film.

If it had been made to the film, the scene would have marked the first time an American actress appeared nude in a sound production from a major Hollywood studio.

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