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No bids for alleged Marilyn Monroe sex tape

Marilyn Monroe appears in a scene from the 1962 film 'Something's Got to Give.' (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

August 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There were no bidders at an auction in Argentina that tried to sell an alleged Marilyn Monroe sex tape.

The starting price for the film was about $480,000.

Event promoter Mikel Barsa said the six-minute video from the 1940s shows a young Monroe before she became a movie star.

But Monroe's estate has called the whole thing a fraud and experts on Monroe's life said it's highly unlikely that the young blonde in the film is her.

Barsa said he was still negotiating with an unidentified buyer from Denver whom he said was offering much less than a fair price.

But he also said his lawyers were reviewing the matter now that Monroe's protectors warned they would sue him if the sale went through.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.