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2011-12-05 18:33
Marilyn Monroe

Beverly Hills - Images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot have sold for $352 000 at an auction that included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon.

Julien's Auctions spokesperson Caroline Galloway told The Associated Press on Sunday 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, and the prop gun used in her video for Born This Way went for $7 680.

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

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