Rare Marilyn Footage – For Sale on Ebay

UPDATE:  Looks like Keya Morgan is selling the copyright to this footage on Ebay…here is a link to the AUCTION

ANOTHER UPDATE:  This auction ended Dec 14 with 32  bids for $58,100.  However, it doesn’t seem possible to look up the auction now as you get the message “This listing (190355289852) has been removed, or this item is not available.”

I received this email a few weeks ago from someone who claimed they had some previously unseen Marilyn footage…

“Hi there! I was told that you hold one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe. I recently came across unseen footage of Marilyn Monroe from a family friend while cleaning out her garage. Apparently, she was best friend with the Karger’s and has spent the night with Marilyn with her friends the night prior to her death. This footage, however is from New Jersey in 1954- while she was visiting with her friends while filming in NY. The tape shows her smokingeither a joint or a cigarette( its a big one =) , drinking, laughing, sniffing her armpits and kissing at the camera- it is only a minute long- but such a gem. We are just asking collectors if they are, or know anyone who is interested in the tape. The woman who owns it would like to sell the rights outright because she is in her 70’s now and doesn’t want to deal with it anymore. If you are interested, I am located in Los Angeles.”

I didn’t really think much of it as I do get emails from people who think they have some rare photo or something of Marilyn (most of the time nude) and it never turns out to be her.  Well, I guess this one was the real deal.  It showed up on youtube today.  It was purchased by Keya Morgan for $275,000.  You may remember this jerk from the “Marilyn Sex Tape” rumors from a few years ago.  No surprise that it is hitting the internet and saying that Marilyn is smoking pot.  Doesn’t look like it to me.  Regardless, it is gorgeous footage.



Filed under Memorabilia, News

11 responses to “Rare Marilyn Footage – For Sale on Ebay

  1. Maria

    beautiful footage! But it does not look like a joint to me.

  2. Rachel

    I agree, had I not read the story it would never have entered my head that is was possibly a joint. I am dubious about that claim, but I enjoyed the footage.

  3. Melinda

    This Keya Morgan guy is once again making the news circuit with BS claims about Marilyn. Last time it was the supposed sex tape that never materialized and now he is stating it is pot. Of course, all the news agencies is picking up this story.

    “The reason we know for a fact it’s marijuana is the lady who shot it, she’s still alive,” Morgan told AFP. “She rolled up the joint and handed it to Marilyn”.

    PLLLLEEEAAASSSSEEE. The original email to me didn’t state it was absolutely pot. Funny how that has now changed once Morgan got ahold of it. I’m sure the story changed all because of the fact that Marilyn smoking pot is going to be a bigger story and get them more $$$. Not that I would care if it was pot but you know how these things get twisted and it will end up adding to the image that Marilyn was a druggie.

  4. Jesi

    she is not smoking pot. that’s a cigarette. why would anyone think that’s pot? from the way she’s holding it, to the way she takes a drag off of it, and no one ever has, unless you were bob marley, makes a joint that thick. so it’s definitely not a joint. Morgan is an idiot and not to be trusted!

    • Marco

      100% true, and if it was a joint and she is smoking one, she would pass it thru to her friends. That what you do when you smoke pot with others.

  5. Sergio Serrano

    Keya Morgan is a jackass! Would be a good idea use his money to take classes to learn to respect those who can no longer defend. Come on! let Marilyn rest in peace.

  6. Haylee

    almost all celeberties smoked pot here and there thats not a big deal and shes pretty sooo i dont care:)have a good day haha

  7. Mark

    If that’s a joint, it’s an awful big doobie! Looks more like a regular cigarette to me. Anyway, it’s neat to Marilyn in such a relaxed and happy state of mind.

    BTW, Melinda, your website is awesome. Keep up the good work!

  8. Melinda

    Thanks Mark. I’m glad you enjoy the site!

  9. Laura

    In addition to cancelling the auction, eBay cancelled Mr. Morgan’s eBay account:


    and the bidding history shows that they also cancelled the high bidders account:


    The only reason I can think of that they would do something like this is if he tried to bid on his own auction with another eBay account, trying to raise the high bid. What a scam.

  10. Melinda

    Wow Laura. Thanks for posting this information. I agree that is usually what bans like that mean. Was it all for the publicity?

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