Early Monroe photos sell for over $300K at auction

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - December 5, 2011

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.

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