Topless Pic of Polanski, Tate Sold

In this Feb. 18, 1969 file photo, Roman Polanski is shown with his wife, the actress Sharon Tate, toasting the opening of "Rosemary's Baby" in London. A topless photo of Polanski and Tate, taken just months before her death has sold at a New York City auction for $11,250. Christie's says it was sold Monday Dec. 7, 2009 to an unidentified private buyer. (AP Photo)
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A topless photo of filmmaker Roman Polanski and his wife, Sharon Tate, taken just months before her death has sold at a New York City auction for $11,250.

The black and white portrait by British photographer David Bailey shows the couple embracing. Christie's says it was sold Monday to an unidentified private buyer. The presale estimate was $8,000 to $12,000.

The 76-year-old Oscar-winning director of "The Pianist" is under house arrest in Switzerland. The United States wants him to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. He fled the U.S. before being sentenced.

His attorneys plan to argue before a California appeals court that the charges should be dismissed.

Tate was murdered in 1969 by followers of Charles Manson.