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  • O'Neill's Faye Dunaway photo valued at $25,000 in Christie's Icons
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O'Neill's Faye Dunaway photo valued at $25,000 in Christie's Icons

British photographer Terry O'Neill's striking shot of Faye Dunaway will see some of the top bids in Christie's Hollywood Icons sale, an online-only auction that opened on June 2.

 Terry O'Neill Faye Dunaway photograph
Dunaway had just won the Best Actress Oscar for Network

The sale features some of the finest images of Hollywood royalty ever taken, with icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Angelina Jolie leading.

The shot of Faye Dunaway, taken in Hollywood in 1977, is one of O'Neill's most famous images, warranting the £10,000-15,000 ($16,748-25,122) estimate.

Terry O'Neill is known for his candid photographs of celebrities, which allow the viewer an insight into their daily lives. The shot at auction was taken the morning after Dunaway won the Best Actress Oscar award for Network, while she was dating O'Neill.

Stern's final images of Marilyn Monroe have become some of the most iconic

With Marilyn Monroe described by the auction house as "the most enduring of all Hollywood icons", the top lot of the sale is Bert Stern's famous Last Sitting suite of photographs, which were the final shots taken before Monroe's death in 1962.

Printed in Vogue following the announcement of Monroe's death, the photographs are now valued at £15,000-20,000 ($25,122-33,496).

Another Last Sitting portfolio appeared at auction in September 2013, valued at $10,000-15,000, but surprised the auction house with a 175% increase on estimate to sell for $41,250.

The sale is testament to the continuing demand for quality Monroe memorabilia, which is growing harder to find each year. This ensures a continued increase in value and strong returns when it is time to sell.

We are offering a superb range of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia for sale - the "blue chip" investment of the collecting world.

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