Early Monroe photos sell for over $300K at auction
BEVERLY HILLS, California - The Associated Press
In this 1946 file image taken by photographer Joseph Jasgur and released by Julien's Auctions, Norma Jean Dougherty, who eventually changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, is shown. AP PhotoImages 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 spokeswoman 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.