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Marilyn earrings fetch £111,500

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for 185,000 US dollars (£111,413).

Julien's Auctions said in a statement that the actress wore the jewellery when she attended the opening of The Rose Tattoo.

Monroe did not appear in the film, which was based on a Tennessee Williams play.

The price included a 20% commission for the auction house.

The buyer was a foreign collector, but the auction house does not release the names of buyers.

The sale was part of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia at Julien's Beverly Hills gallery on Friday and Saturday.

A lighter used by Humphrey Bogart sold for 19,200 dollars (£11,573), and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff was purchased for 152,600 dollars (£91,983).

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