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Late Orlando photographer earns back rights to Marilyn Monroe photos


Late photographer wins back Monroe photo rights

An Orlando photographer has won back the rights to his Marilyn Monroe photos two years too late.

Joe Jasgur died two years ago in a nursing home at age 89. His lawyers fought for six years to get back those photos. Last week, a bankruptcy judge ruled that the photos belonged to Jasgur and a bankruptcy trustee. He was asked in 1946 to shoot publicity photos for Monroe, known then as Norma Jean Dougherty.

In one picture she's in a striped swimsuit and appears to have six toes on her left foot, something Hollywood historians debated for years. Jasgur's attorneys say the pictures will be inventoried and sold.


Teen admits to vampire role-play

A Keys teen has admitted to police that bite marks on her body came from vampire role-playing and not an attack that she had previously reported.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that the 15-year-old girl was charged Thursday with making a false report and released to her mother's custody.

Authorities say the girl is a fan of the vampire-based Twilight movies and books. After engaging in fantasy biting with a 19-year-old man in August, she worried about her mother seeing marks on her neck, arms and back.

She called her mother and said she had been attacked while jogging.

When deputies couldn't find evidence of the attack and pushed for more details, the girl eventually revealed what really happened.

Associated Press

Late Orlando photographer earns back rights to Marilyn Monroe photos 02/12/11 [Last modified: Saturday, February 12, 2011 10:56pm]
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