05 Dec '11, 6am

Pictures from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot sell for over $450k at auction

Pictures from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot sell for over $450k at auction

Images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot have sold for US$352,000 (S$452,140) at an auction that included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) - Images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot have sold for US$352,000 (S$452,140) at an auction that included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon. Julien's Auctions spokesman Caroline Galloway told The Associated Press on Sunday that the Monroe photos - taken in 1946 when she was still Norma Jeane Dougherty - were the highlight of the Beverly Hills auction known as 'Icons & Idols.' The photos come with negatives and the rare right to sell and distribute them. A judge in September ruled they must be auctioned to settle debts of photographer Joseph Jasgur. A Lady Gaga dress sold for US$31,250, and the prop gun used in her video for Born This Way went for US$7,680. A 1969 car...

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