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Early Marilyn Monroe photos sell for $352k at auction

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December 5, 2011 - Washington

Rare photographs from teenage Marilyn Monroe's first shoot have sold at auction for 352,000 dollars.

The images, which were taken by Joseph Jasgur in 1946 when the screen icon was still known by her married name Norma Jeane Dougherty, were the "highlight" of the Icons and Idols collection, Contactmusic reported.

Jasgur's photos along with their copyrights went under the hammer at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills on Sunday to settle the photographer's debts.

Other items auctioned off in the sale included a Lady Gaga dress that went for 31,250 dollars, as well as a prop gun used in the singer's Born This Way video for 7,680 dollars.

A caricature late Beatles star John Lennon drew of himself and wife Yoko Ono in 1969 was sold for 90,000 dollars.


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