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Marilyn Monroe Golden Globe sells for record US $ 250,000 at auction


Sen. Actress Marilyn Monroe. (AFP photo)

CALIFORNIA: Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe award was sold for a record breaking US $ 250,000 at Julien's auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auctioneer late late Saturday said.

The 1961 Prize Set for the World Film Favorite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the best-selling Golden Globe sold at auction.

Monroe's raven-white two-seat, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, auctioned for the first time, retrieved $ 490,000 on icons and idols: Hollywood, which took place Friday and Saturday.

Monroe, one of the most competing celebrities, was driven in the car with her husband, actor Arthur Miller, shortly after his wedding in June 1956.

The movie star owned the vehicle for six years until shortly before her death in 1962.

Darren Julien, President of Christmas Auctions, said that the car was "not just part of car history but comes with an aura of glamor, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend".

Monroe made Thunderbird the son of her actor, Lee Strasberg, 1962.

The current owner, who wants to be anonymous, tracked the vehicle through registration and other documents. The car has undergone restoration but retains many original parts.

Monroe's copy of Playboy's first issue with her on the cover, signed by publisher Hugh Hefner, was sold for $ 32,000 along with almost a dozen other items owned by the iconic actress.

The auction also featured articles from other celebrities, including pop stars Tina Turner and Cher.

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