Docu shows 'sweet, innocent' Smith


She may have lived nearly half her life in the spotlight, but there's still some video of the late Anna Nicole Smith that you haven't seen.

Documentary producer Ashley Wells Lewis has culled three hours of unseen footage of Smith, who died last week, into an 80-minute docu that is being offered to broadcast and cable networks. The footage was shot in Lewis' Malibu home in May 1993 after the producer befriended Smith, who stayed at her guest house several times.

The docu, shot by cinematographer James Chressanthis (CBS' "Ghost Whisperer"), features the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year discussing such topics as her son, Daniel, who died in September, and future husband J. Howard Marshall, who died in 1995. She also sings in character as her idol Marilyn Monroe.

"It shows a genuine, sweet, innocent side of her that we've never seen before," said Lewis, whose credits include "A Bridge for the Children" and "Voices That Care."

The Smith project is repped by Rebel Entertainment Partners.