Marilyn Monroe chest X-rays fetch $45,000
Posted by Xeno on June 29, 2010
A set of three X-rays of Marilyn Monroe’s chest taken during a 1954 hospital visit have sold for $45,000 (£29,900) in Las Vegas.
The X-rays, sold at a movie memorabilia auction at Planet Hollywood, had a $3,000 (£2,000) pre-sale estimate.
A chair from Monroe’s final photo shoot sold for $35,000 (£23,250).
Earrings worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic sold for $25,000 (£16,600). A dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in musical Funny Face fetched $56,250 (£37,360).
Other Monroe items up for sale included a prompt book from unfinished film Something’s Got to Give and a bottle of Chanel perfume she owned.
A crystal-studded glove which belonged to Michael Jackson fetched $190,000 (£126,000) at an earlier music sale at Julien’s Auctions at Planet Hollywood.
“I want a doctor to take your picture, So I can look at you from inside as well. You’ve got me turning up and turning down, And turning in and turning ’round, I’m turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so.”