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A Lost Marilyn Monroe Nude Scene Has Been Recovered

During the filming of the 1961 film The Misfits with Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe improvised one of Hollywood’s first nude scenes. Director John Huston cut the scene from the film because he felt it was unnecessary, but a producer named Frank Taylor kept the footage because, according to Deadline, he “believed that it was important and … ground-breaking.” I’m sure that’s 100% of the reason he kept it. For archival purposes. It was an important piece of cinema history that he was routinely jacking off to.

Deadline offered a description of the scene:

In a love scene with Clark Gable, Monroe dropped the covering bed-sheet and exposed her body. It would have been one of the first – if not the first – nude scenes by an American actress in a major production in the sound era of film if it had made it into the final version.

The discovery was made by Charles Casillo while researching his new book Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon when he interviewed Frank Taylor’s son Curtice Taylor, who is now in possession of the footage.

We don’t know if we’ll actually get to see this footage of Monroe, but if you’re really curious about what she looked like naked, she was in the first issue of Playboy, and you can find the pictures on the internet.

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