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Jacko's stage clothes under hammer

Items from Michael Jackson's stage wardrobe, including one of the King of Pop's famous gloves, attracted furious bidding at an auction of celebrity memorabilia in Beverly Hills.

Julien's Auctions said a lone glove worn by Jackson during the Bad tour in the late 1980s sold for 330,000 US dollars (£209,000) at the Icons & Idols auction.

A jacket signed by Jackson brought in 96,000 US dollars (£61,000), and a fedora he wore on stage went for 72,000 US dollars (£45,000).

Other highlights from the auction were an X-ray of Albert Einstein's brain, which brought 38,750 US dollars (£24,600), and a pair of Marilyn Monroe's empty prescription bottles sold for 18,750 US dollars (£11,900).

A military-style jacket worn by Beatle John Lennon for a 1966 Life Magazine photo shoot sold for 240,000 US dollars (£152,000).

Julien's Auctions says the two-day event brought in more than 3 million US dollars (£1.9 million)

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