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Marilyn Monroe photos sold at auction

A collection of photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine the year she died has been auctioned in New York City for nearly $150,000.

world Updated: Dec 17, 2008 08:34 IST

A collection of photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine the year she died has been auctioned in New York City for nearly $150,000.

A spokeswoman for Christie's auction house says the 36 photos taken by Bert Stern sold for $146,500 on Tuesday. The pre-sale estimate was $100,000 to $150,000.

Christie's says the photos from a 1962 shoot were the last professional images taken of Monroe before she died that year of a drug overdose. They ran in Vogue instead as a memorial. They're among more than 100 Monroe images being offered for sale at Christie's. The sale continues Wednesday.