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Marilyn pics go for 352,000 dollars

Images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot have sold for 352,000 dollars (£262,000) at an auction that included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon.

Julien's Auctions spokeswoman Caroline Galloway said 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 31,250 US dollars, and the prop gun used in her video for Born This Way went for 7,680 US dollars.

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


From Belfast Telegraph