An auction of actress Marlene Dietrich's personal items, mostly from her New York apartment, fetched $659,023, twice the amount expected, Sotheby's Los Angeles said.

Saturday's auction included bids from around the world and drew a standing-room only crowd, including a few celebrities who turned out to see the personal belongings of the star of such classics as "The Blue Angel" and "Destry Rides Again."Actress Jennifer Tilly purchased two Ernest Hemingway letters for $5,462 and $6,037.

The most expensive item was Jean Baptiste Camille Corot's 1874 oil on canvas "Landscapes with Figures and Cows," which went for $140,000. It was purchased by art dealer Lloyd Greit.

An electric alarm clock Dietrich reportedly often took with her on trips went for $2,085. It was listed between $25 to $50.