What a bargain! The negatives were purchased for a mere $2 at a New Jersey garage sale
It wasn't until Fury took the packages home, and gave the black-and-white negatives a closer look that he realised his discovery - which he has kept secret for more than three decades, he told CNN.
Fury recalled: 'I found an envelope of negatives, didn't know what they were, but I realised they were old.
'I took it home, put them on the lightboard with a loupe, and, needless to say, these are Marilyn,' he said. 'That was probably my greatest garage sale discovery ever.'
He kept the findings under wraps until last week, when he took them to Beverly Hills art dealer and appraiser David W Streets, who is experienced with Monroe archives.