ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - 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 had fought for six years to get back those photos. This week, an Orlando bankruptcy judge ruled that the photos belonged to Jasgur and a bankruptcy trustee.
Jasgur was asked in 1946 to shoot publicity photos for Monroe, known then as Norma Jean Dougherty. In one picture she's in a striped bathing suit at the beach and appears to have six toes on her left foot, something Hollywood historians have debated for years.
Jasgur's attorneys say the pictures will be rounded up, inventoried and sold. Jasgur's estate will get 35 percent of the profit and the bankruptcy trustee 65 percent.
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