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LOS ANGELES: 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 USD4 million, organizers said yesterday.
The structured dress that Lady Gaga wore on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in 2001 went for USD31,250, the first such sale at auction, while the prop gun she used in the video for “Born This Way” sold for USD7,680.
A collection of photos and negatives with copyright of Norma Jean, before she became Marilyn Monroe, sold for USD352,000 at the four-day sale at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, which ended on 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 USD43,750, while a caricature drawing by Lennon of him and Ono during their famous 1969 “Bed In” sold for USD90,000.
Pants worn on stage by Mick Jagger from an early 1980s European tour sold for USD7,040; an Elvis Presley leather jacket for USD16,640; a pair of Frank Sinatra stage boots $5,120 and a Dean Martin tuxedo for USD20,000.
Michael Jackson-related items sold included a pair of Victory Tour sunglasses for USD7,680, and a collection of five stage costumes worn by the Jackson 5 at the 1976 American Music Awards, which went for USD10,240.
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. -- AFP