Belfast Telegraph

Monroe pics sold for thousands

Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot picked up 352,000 dollars at an auction that also included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon.

A Julien's Auctions spokeswoman said the photos - taken in 1946 when Marilyn was still Norma Jeane Dougherty - were the highlight of the Beverly Hills auction known as Icons & Idols.

The pictures 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 31,250 dollars, and the prop gun used in her video for Born This Way went for 7,680 dollars.

A 1969 caricature John Lennon drew of himself and Yoko Ono went for 90,000 dollars.


From Belfast Telegraph