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Marilyn Monroe Schoolgirl Picture Up For Sale

A rare school photograph showing a fresh-faced Marilyn Monroe is going under the hammer.

The 15-year-old, who was then known as Norma Jeane Baker, appears in a panoramic shot of the whole class year at Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles.

It was taken in the summer of 1941, just a few years before she became a model, actress and global sex symbol.

Monroe went on to become one of the most photographed people of the 20th century.

The image of her standing above a subway grate, her white dress billowing in the breeze, is one of the most iconic images in cinematic history.

The photograph, which measures 8 x 24 inches, is expected to sell for up to £1,500 when it goes under the hammer at the auction in Stockport, Cheshire.

Also up for sale at the same auction are nine Christmas cards sent by Prince Charles and his then-wife Diana, Princess of Wales.

The cards, which were sent over successive years, feature photos of young William and Harry growing up, include festive greetings and have been signed by the royal couple.