The explicit 15-minute film shows the Hollywood legend performing a sex act on an unidentified man.
But it is unlikely to be the latest online celebrity sex tape phenomenon or even see the light of day – because its new owner wants to protect Monroe’s privacy.
“The gentleman who bought it said out of respect for Marilyn he’s not going to make a joke of it and put it on the internet and try to exploit her,” said memorabilia collector Keya Morgan, who arranged the sale.
“That’s not his intention and I would never get my name involved if that were to happen.”
Monroe is clothed and the man’s head remains out of shot for the entire length of the film, which was sold by the son of a dead FBI informant.
The actress, who died in 1962 aged just 36, was rumoured to have had an affair with US President John F Kennedy.
Former FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, a Kennedy rival, went to great lengths to try to prove it was Kennedy in the film, Morgan claimed.
One of Monroe’s ex-husbands, baseball star Joe DiMaggio, once tried to buy the tape from the collector but “he would not part with it,” according to FBI files. – sky
Just destroy the film… and the copies the FBI has.