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Marilyn Monroe’s First Photos Auctioned Off

Early photos of the icon sold for $352,000

Images from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot were recently sold at auction for $352,000, says CBS News.

The photos, which were taken in 1946 when Marylin was still Norma Jeane Dougherty, also came with their negatives and a rare right to sell and distribute them.  In September, a judge ordered that the photos be auctioned off to settle the debts of photographer Joseph Jasgur.

Caroline Galloway, the spokeswoman for Julien’s Auctions, said the images were the highlight of the event.

The Beverly Hills auction known as “Icons & Idols” also featured a Lady Gaga dress which sold for $31,250, and the prop gun used in her video for “Born This way” which went for $7,680.  A caricature John Lennon drew of himself and Yoko Ono in 1969 went for $90,000.

Read more about the photos and auction here.

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