Marilyn Monroe Images Sold for More than $300,000 at Auction

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Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot have just sold for an impressive $352,000 at an auction known as “Icons & Idols” on Sunday.

In addition to the images of Marilyn Monroe, the Beverly Hills auction included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon. Julien’s Auctions spokeswoman, Caroline Galloway, said that the Monroe photos were taken in 1946 when she was still Norma Jeane Dougherty.

The highest bidder received the photos with negatives and the rare right to sell and distribute them. In order to settle debts of photographer Joseph Jasgur, a judge ruled in September that the images must be auctioned.

As for the other celebrity items up for auction at “Icons & Idols,” a Lady Gaga dress sold for $31,250 and the prop gun used in her video for “Born This Way” sold for $7,680. A 1969 caricature John Lennon drew of himself and Yoko Ono sold for $90,000.

Source: Huffington Post

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