The files of the Blue Book Agency, Marilyn's first model agency in Los Angeles, recovered in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Miss Emmeline Snively, founder of the agency in 1939, discovered Marilyn Monroe (then Norma Jean Dougherty) in 1945 as a model. The files go all the way back from 1945 until 1969, the year that, as Miss Snively mentioned in a interview, "She put it away forever".

The contents are many photographs, negatives, letters, telegrams, personal notes, autographs and even a script... Most of this material has never been published.

Miss Snively introduced Marilyn to the movie world and always followed her career. From all the available information it appears that Miss Snively tried for years after Marilyn's death to sell this box with the files to writers, editors and film producers like Mr. Zanuck from 20th Century Fox, without any luck. Who could have known at that time that Marilyn would still be such a legend even 50 years after her death? These files will be a unique start to make a great movie, book or documentary.

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