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Images From Marilyn Monroe’s 1st Photo Session Go For $352K At ‘Icons & Idols’Auction

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A photo of screen icon Marilyn Monroe taken after she became a Hollywood superstar. (credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo of screen icon Marilyn Monroe taken after she became a Hollywood superstar. (credit: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

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BEVERLY HILLS (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 were to 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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