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Marilyn photos, Gaga dress sold at LA auction

07 december 2011, 12:24
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This portrait of a young Marilyn Monroe is from a collection of photos hat sold for USD 352,000 at the four-day sale at Julien's Auctions. ©AFP
This portrait of a young Marilyn Monroe is from a collection of photos hat sold for USD 352,000 at the four-day sale at Julien's Auctions. ©AFP
A Lady Gaga dress, a self-drawn sketch of John Lennon with Yoko Ono and photos of a young Marilyn Monroe were among items sold at an LA auction that made over $4 million, AFP reports, citing organizers Monday.

The structured dress that Lady Gaga wore on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in 2001 went for $31,250, the first such sale at auction, while the prop gun she used in the video for "Born This Way" sold for $7,680.

A collection of photos and negatives with copyright of Norma Jean, before she became Marilyn Monroe, sold for $352,000 at the four-day sale at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, which ended Sunday.

An Irish Falcon Gretsch guitar from U2 frontman Bono's personal collection, signed by the singer and with a scratch guard reading "The Goal is Soul," sold for $135,300.

Among Beatles memorabila was a John Lennon & Paul McCartney worn jacket from the film "Help!," which fetched $43,750, while a caricature drawing by Lennon of him and Ono during their famous 1969 "Bed In" sold for $90,000.

Pants worn on stage by Mick Jagger from an early 1980s European tour sold for $7,040; an Elvis Presley leather jacket for $16,640; a pair of Frank Sinatra stage boots $5,120 and a Dean Martin tuxedo for $20,000.

Michael Jackson-related items sold included a pair of Victory Tour sunglasses for $7,680, and a collection of five stage costumes worn by the Jackson 5 at the 1976 American Music Awards, which went for $10,240.

Later this month Julien's Auctions is to sell furniture and personal effects from the Holmby Hills mansion that was the King of Pop's last home, and where he died on June 25, 2009.

The sale will include a mirror on which the star had written "March, April" and then "May -- Full on" -- an apparent reference to the grueling rehearsals he was attending in early 2009 for a series of comeback concerts in London.

From the kitchen, there is the chalkboard note saying "I (heart) daddy," and one saying "Hugs are for free," while auctioneers recently found a candle that Jackson's son Prince carved his name into.

But the auction, which comes weeks after Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of manslaughter in his death and jailed for four years, will not include the headboard from the bed in which he died, after his family raised objections.

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