“For hours she danced and sang and flirted and did this thing that’s.... she did Marilyn Monroe.”
Avedon described how, when the night was over, she sat in a corner like a child.
“I saw her sitting quietly without expression on her face, and I walked towards her but I wouldn’t photograph her without her knowledge of it.
“And as I came with the camera, I saw that she was not saying no.”
Estimated at £30,000-50,000 the image comes up at Sotheby’s on May 19.