Early Monroe photos sell for over $300K at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe‘s first photo shoot sold for $352,000 at an auction that included items from Lady Gaga and John Lennon.
Julien‘s Auctions spokeswoman Caroline Galloway tells 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.