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Monroe's items set the bidding wild

world Updated: Dec 20, 2011 15:00 IST

Screen siren Marilyn Monroe's items which went under the hammer turned out to be a rage at an auction in Los Angeles.

The auction, Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood, sold items much more than their expected price, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Camera negatives from the film 'Some Like It Hot' sold for $1,500 - five times their expected sales price - and rare shots of Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of 'The Misfits' went under the hammer for $2,000 - over three times what they were expected to fetch.

Other Monroe's items sold also included an autographed letter signed by the 18-year-old 'Norma Jeane' for $52,500, a personal Monroe photograph signed by Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and Gary Cooper for $60,000, a portrait of a young Monroe wearing a sheer lace trim, signed for $7,500, and Monroe's invitation to a John F Kennedy birthday celebration $40,000.