A number of photographs taken of legendary Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe have been sold for a massive $352,000 (£225,000).
Taken by Joseph Jasgur back in 1946, the photographs were the first images of Monroe before she changed her name from Norma Jeane Dougherty. They came complete with negatives and sell-on rights, and were sold to settle the late photographer’s debts.
The auction’s official catalogue read: “Jasgur’s images of a 19-year-old Norma Jeane mark the beginning of her career and offer a rare glimpse of her before she was Marilyn.
“These early photographs introduce a contradictory and multifaceted personality, which is now known to be characteristic of Marilyn Monroe.”
The images of Monroe were sold as part of the Icons and Idols Auction which also saw the sale of a Lady Gaga dress (not the meat one) and a John Lennon caricature.
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