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Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record-breaking $250,000 at Hollywood auction

Reporter at City A.M. covering banking, markets and insurance

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Marilyn Monroe's 1961 Golden Globe award has sold for a record-breaking $250,000 (£195,000) at an auction in California.

The actress' award for world film favourite female became the highest selling Golden Globe award in history when it fetched a quarter of a million dollars at Julien's Auction in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird was also sold for $490,000 and a pair of her earrings went for $10,240 at the Icons & Idols Hollywood two-day auction, which also included items from other celebrities, including Tina Turner and Cher.

She was famously pictured driving in the car with her playwright husband Arthur Miller shortly after their wedding in June 1956.

Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, said the car was “not only part of automotive history but comes with an aura of glamour, romance and tragedy of a true Hollywood legend.”

The car's owner tracked it down through registration and other documents before restoring it ahead of the auction.

A copy of a first edition Playboy magazine with Monroe on the front cover, signed by Hugh Hefner sold for $32,000 and several other items owned by the actress also went under the hammer.