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

The award statue for World Film Favourite Female from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made history as the highest selling Golden Globe sold at an auction.

Monroe's raven black two-seater 1956 Ford Thunderbird, auctioned for the first time, went under the hammer for $490,000 (£381,000) at Icons & Idols: Hollywood.

Monroe was pictured driving in the car with her husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, just after their wedding in June 1956.

The silver screen legend owned the vehicle for six years until just before her death in 1962.

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."

Monroe gave the Thunderbird to the son of her acting coach, Lee Strasberg. in 1962.

The current owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, traced the vehicle through registration and other documents.

The car has undergone restoration but it still features many of its original parts.

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A copy of Playboy's first edition Monroe on the cover and signed by publisher Hugh Hefner sold for $32,000, along with a number of other valuables owned by the actress.

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