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article imageEarly Marilyn Monroe photos sell at auction for over $300,000

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Dec 6, 2011 in Entertainment
Beverly Hills - Early photos showing iconic film star Marilyn Monroe recently were sold at an auction in Beverly Hills, CA for a final price of $352,000.
The photos were sold during a two-day auction last Thursday and Friday. The auction was entitled "Idols & Icons".
BBC News reports that the photos were taken by photographer Joseph Jasgur in 1946. At the time, the actress was still known as Norma Jean Dougherty.
The photos come complete with the negatives, as well as the rights to sell them. They were being auctioned in order to pay off debts of Jasgur, whose estate will only receive 35 cents from the profits.
The Associated Press states that other noteworthy items were auctioned off as well. A dress from Lady Gaga was auctioned off for $31,250, as well as a prop gun used in the singer's "Born This Way" video. That item fetched $7,680.
Another item of interest was a caricature of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Lennon had actually drawn it himself back in 1969. That particular item was auctioned off for $90,000.
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