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Spring cleaning is such a chore but we can’t think of a better way to show off those lovely fresh walls and de-cluttered rooms than with a striking new picture or painting.

ABOVE: David Bowie poses as The Thin White Duke for a publicity shot for Station to Station in 1976. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives

The picture team from Sonic Editions have just the thing: a selection of limited edition photos taken of Hollywood’s most iconic stars.

ABOVE: Marilyn Monroe on the balcony of the Ambassador Hotel, New York City. Photo by Ed Feingersh

The new stash of prints were discovered in the archives of Getty Images in LA, where the Sonic Editions team dug through thousands of pictures before coming across the group of unseen images featuring legendary figures such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Paul Newman, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren.

ABOVE: Paul Newman in a scene from the movie Pocket Money in 1972 in Tucson, Arizona. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives

ABOVE: Michael Caine rests on the bannisters in his childhood home in London. Photo by Larry Ellis

The photos are true collector items with just 50 prints of each image being made available (owners will discover a pencilled caption on the back revealing details about the photographer and the situation in which the picture was shot), and start at a very reasonable £45.

ABOVE: Brigitte Bardot on the set of Two Weeks in September. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives

Monroe and Bardot are sure to be obvious favourites, but we love the quiet beauty of the rooftop shot of Marriage Italian Style co-stars, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.

ABOVE: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni on the set of the film Marriage Italian Style. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives

Which photo is your favourite? Tell us what you think on Twitter or in the comments below...

The prints are available to buy from Sonic Editions.

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