Rare photos reveal swimsuit-clad Hollywood legends including Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch, Elvis Presley and Elizabeth Taylor frolicking on the beach

Timeless icons from Hollywood’s Golden Age are seen letting their hair down at the beach and poolside in vintage photos. 

Marylin Monroe, Raquel Welch, Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, Elvis Presley and more can be seen frolicking in the sunshine in the photo set exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com. 

Veteran art collector Klaus Moeller shared the images with DailyMail.com and said he is especially fond of this beach series because they capture a fun and playful side to these beloved celebrities. 

Moeller, CEO of Globe Entertainment and Media, acquired some 25 million archives dating back to the 1930’s and admits he still has countless of catalogues to go through.

‘How fun, I thought to myself, to find all these images of these iconic entertainers basking in the sun. You can’t help but smile looking at them,’ the art enthusiast told DailyMail.com.

Many of the images were taken by the renowned photographer Frank Worth who had close relationships with his subjects including Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. 

These friendships made it possible for Worth to visit classic film sets, such as A Rebel Without A Cause and The Seven Year Itch, where the New York photographer captured some of his most memorable images including the stunning Elizabeth Taylor wearing a white bikini top while leaning against a table on the set of Giant. 

DailyMail.com has obtained rare photos of Hollywood Golden Age icons soaking up the sun. A natural looking Marilyn Monroe walking on the sand in this vintage photo

Raquel Welch was a favorite of photographer Frank Worth who captured the stunning actress knee deep in the ocean wearing a white bikini

Raquel Welch was a favorite of photographer Frank Worth who captured the stunning actress knee deep in the ocean wearing a white bikini

Another photo taken on the set of Giant shows a sexy Liz Taylor holding a pair of sunglasses with her hand on her hip while looking away

Another photo taken on the set of Giant shows a sexy Liz Taylor holding a pair of sunglasses with her hand on her hip while looking away

Photos taken on the set of Giant. One shows a sexy Liz Taylor holding a pair of sunglasses with her hand on her hip while looking away. Unlike the carefully posed glamour portraits of the time, Worth opted for a candid look with his black and white shots

Elvis Presley and co-star Joan Blackman pictured running on the beach hand-in-hand while on the set of the 1963 musical Blue Hawaii. The singer loved Hawaii so much that he filmed three movies on the tropical islands

Elvis Presley and co-star Joan Blackman pictured running on the beach hand-in-hand while on the set of the 1963 musical Blue Hawaii. The singer loved Hawaii so much that he filmed three movies on the tropical islands

Photographer Bruno Bernard - known as Bernard of Hollywood - captured Marilyn Monroe sitting poolside at the Palm Springs Racquet Club when she was still known as Norma Jean. The two would become longtime friends

Photographer Bruno Bernard – known as Bernard of Hollywood – captured Marilyn Monroe sitting poolside at the Palm Springs Racquet Club when she was still known as Norma Jean. The two would become longtime friends   

The gorgeous Sophia Loren sitting in the sand while holding a beach ball. Loren would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women in 1962

The gorgeous Sophia Loren sitting in the sand while holding a beach ball. Loren would go on to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women in 1962

One of Frank Worth's most loved photos features a smiling Marilyn Monroe wearing a black swimsuit while leaning back on a lounge chair lifting up one of her legs

One of Frank Worth’s most loved photos features a smiling Marilyn Monroe wearing a black swimsuit while leaning back on a lounge chair lifting up one of her legs

Elizabeth Taylor walking on the beach while looking down on the set of the 1959 film Suddenly, Last Summer. Her white swimsuit became a top seller with fans searching everywhere to get their very own.

In one photo, the actress can be seen kneeling down on the sand in a white swimsuit which was deemed too racy and almost causing the movie to be banned

Taylor caused a stir with her sexy look in the 1959 film Suddenly, Last Summer. In one photo, the actress can be seen kneeling down on the sand in a white swimsuit which was deemed too racy and almost causing the movie to be banned 

A 20-year-old Rita Hayworth standing on the beach in front of her name and date written in the sand

A 20-year-old Rita Hayworth standing on the beach in front of her name and date written in the sand

‘These photos are timeless and it’s such a delight to share them with the world – to bring some joy to art lovers everywhere,’ said Moeller, who had his own gallery in Beverly Hills called the Celebrity Vault Gallery which included exhibits of Raquel Welch, James Dean and Frank Sinatra.

Veteran art collector Klaus Moeller shared the images with DailyMail.com and said he is especially fond of the beach series of vintage photos because they capture a fun and playful side to these much loved celebrities

Veteran art collector Klaus Moeller shared the images with DailyMail.com and said he is especially fond of the beach series of vintage photos because they capture a fun and playful side to these much loved celebrities 

Another photo taken on the set of Giant shows a sexy Liz Taylor holding a pair of sunglasses with her hand on her hip while looking away. Unlike the carefully posed glamour portraits of the time, Worth opted for a candid look with his black and white shots.

Taylor caused a stir with her sexy look in the 1959 film Suddenly, Last Summer. In one photo, the actress can be seen kneeling down on the sand in a white swimsuit which was deemed too racy and almost causing the movie to be banned.

One of Worth’s most loved photos features a smiling Marilyn Monroe wearing a black swimsuit while leaning back on a lounge chair lifting up one of her legs.

Raquel Welch was another favorite of Worth, who captured the stunning actress knee deep in the ocean wearing a white bikini.

Most of the photos taken by Worth were never shown to the public. Even in poverty, the photographer refused to sell his work out of loyalty to his famous friends. 

It wasn’t until his death in 2000, that his cousin discovered 10,000 negatives in his apartment.

A collection of celebrity beach photos wouldn’t be complete without 10 star Bo Derek in her string bikini with French braids in hair. The knock-out became an overnight sensation in her role as the unattainable beauty in the romantic comedy starring Dudley Moore.

In another photo, Sean Connery looks chiseled sitting in the sand in the Bahamas while on the set of Thunderball in 1965 portraying the dashing James Bond 007.

Elvis Presley and co-star Joan Blackman are pictured running on the beach hand-in-hand while in the set of the 1963 musical Blue Hawaii. The singer loved Hawaii so much that he filmed three movies on the tropical islands.

A classic beach photo features Marilyn Monroe with Tony Curtis at the famous Casa del Coronado Hotel while on the set of Some Like It Hot

A classic beach photo features Marilyn Monroe with Tony Curtis at the famous Casa del Coronado Hotel while on the set of Some Like It Hot

Santa Baby singer Eartha Kitt shows off her flexibility on the beach in this impressive position in 1957. Kitt was also known for her role as Catwoman in the Batman TV series

Santa Baby singer Eartha Kitt shows off her flexibility on the beach in this impressive position in 1957. Kitt was also known for her role as Catwoman in the Batman TV series

Sean Connery looks chiseled sitting in the sand in the Bahamas while on the set of Thunderball in 1965 portraying the dashing James Bond 007

Sean Connery looks chiseled sitting in the sand in the Bahamas while on the set of Thunderball in 1965 portraying the dashing James Bond 007 

Jayne Mansfield and Frank Worth underwater. Many of the images were taken by the renowned photographer Frank Worth who had close relationships with his subjects

Jayne Mansfield and Frank Worth underwater. Many of the images were taken by the renowned photographer Frank Worth who had close relationships with his subjects 

Rita Hayworth smiling while laying down on a pool lounge chair. Hayworth was good friends with Marilyn Monroe and had been outspoken about her friend's tragic death, claiming she was killed

Rita Hayworth smiling while laying down on a pool lounge chair. Hayworth was good friends with Marilyn Monroe and had been outspoken about her friend’s tragic death, claiming she was killed

Rhonda Fleming is pictured relaxing on a diving board wearing a checkered bathing suit in this rare photo

Rhonda Fleming is pictured relaxing on a diving board wearing a checkered bathing suit in this rare photo

Carol Lombard gives a seductive look while sitting on a lounge chair wearing a white swimsuit and matching hat in the 1930s. The smoker often had her cigarette removed from photos to hide her bad habit

Carol Lombard gives a seductive look while sitting on a lounge chair wearing a white swimsuit and matching hat in the 1930s. The smoker often had her cigarette removed from photos to hide her bad habit

Elizabeth Taylor is pictured pulling seaweed on the sand in this rare photo

Elizabeth Taylor is pictured pulling seaweed on the sand in this rare photo 

A famous scene from the film From Here To Eternity starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr as lovers in this 1953 drama set in Hawaii

A famous scene from the film From Here To Eternity starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr as lovers in this 1953 drama set in Hawaii

A collection of celebrity beach photos wouldn't be complete without 10 star Bo Derek in her string bikini with French braids in hair

The knock-out became an overnight sensation in her role as the unattainable beauty in the romantic comedy starring Dudley Moore

A collection of celebrity beach photos wouldn’t be complete without 10 star Bo Derek in her string bikini with French braids in hair. The knock-out became an overnight sensation in her role as the unattainable beauty in the romantic comedy starring Dudley Moore 

Bridget Bardot is pictured relaxing on a sailboat in Saint Tropez in 1968. The animal activist was nicknamed sex kitten

Bridget Bardot is pictured relaxing on a sailboat in Saint Tropez in 1968. The animal activist was nicknamed sex kitten

Marilyn Monroe wearing a black swimsuit while standing next to a poolside lounge chair in this classic Frank Worth black and white image

Marilyn Monroe wearing a black swimsuit while standing next to a poolside lounge chair in this classic Frank Worth black and white image

Actress Jane Russell looks gorgeous soaking up the sun. She was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 50s

Actress Jane Russell looks gorgeous soaking up the sun. She was one of Hollywood’s leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 50s

Photographer Bruno Bernard – known as Bernard of Hollywood – captured Marilyn Monroe sitting poolside at the Palm Springs Racquet Club when she was still known as Norma Jean. The two would become longtime friends.

A classic beach photo features Marilyn Monroe with Tony Curtis at the famous Casa del Coronado Hotel while on the set of Some Like It Hot.

When not scouring through his millions of archives, Moeller best describes himself as a big kid with an even bigger heart. He can be found at various non-profit charity events where he helps raise funds with his art collections.

For the last 30 years, Moeller had created and supported several orphanages around the world, including a school for handicapped and blind children, and a center for street children in Thailand.

Most recently, German-born Moeller who grew up in Portugal and now resides in Southern California, put on his annual, three-day LA Comic-Con attended by over 150,000 devoted fans. LA Comic Con is the biggest multimedia pop culture event in the City of Angels.

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