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Rare Marilyn Monroe school graduation photo up for sale

A rare photo of Marilyn Monroe at her school graduation is to go on sale.

Amid a sea of fresh faces, the then innocent 15-year-old can be seen in the panoramic shot of the whole class year at Ralph Waldo Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles.

A copy of the school photo of Marilyn Monroe (centre), known then as Norma Jean Dougherty. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Monroe was then known as plain Norma Jeane Baker in the summer of 1941 but within a few years would become a model, actress and global sex symbol.

Marilyn Monroe pictured in the school photo (6th row from top, 11th left). Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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, next week.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather holds a copy of the image. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

More information on the lots and the auction, on November 30, can be found at www.omegaauctions.co.uk.