Some of the Harry Langdon shots were featured in a lot that also included rare shots of Raquel Welch, Halle Berry, Richard Burton, George Clooney and Farrah Fawcett. These went under the hammer for $122,400 (GBP76,500).

But other Jolie pictures were sold separately and became highlights of the sale.

A Profiles in History spokesman says, "They garnered much bidding interest. They sold individually for over $2,500 each - more than six times their expected sale price."

Other highlights included an iconic shot of actress Jean Harlow posing on a bear rug, shot by George Hurrell for Vanity Fair, which sold for $60,000 (GBP37,500).