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Monday 29 December 2014

Monroe X-rays sell for £30,000

A set of three Monroe chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit sold for £30,000
A set of three Monroe chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit sold for £30,000

The apparently endless market for images of Marilyn Monroe now extends to inside the bombshell's body.

A set of three Monroe chest X-rays from a 1954 hospital visit sold for £30,000 at the Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Julien's Auctions, which sold the X-rays, estimated that they would only fetch a total of about £2,000.

Other Monroe-abilia that sold included a chair from her last photo shoot that went for £23,600.

The auction included items from other actresses, including a pair of earrings worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic that sold for £16,800 and a dress Audrey Hepburn wore when she starred opposite Fred Astaire in the musical Funny Face that fetched £38,000.

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