Monday, July 12, 2010
Marilyn Monroe’s Chest X-Ray Sells at Auction
It is illegal to auction body parts, shrunken heads, and human skulls, but three medical x-rays of Marilyn Monroe’s chest were sold as collectibles last week. The 1954 x-rays, estimated at $800-$1,000, sold for $45,000 at a Las Vegas auction run by Julien’s Auctions of West Hollywood, California. A radiology resident at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood “obtained” the X-rays in the 1950s and later used them when he taught medical school classes. Marilyn was said to have known about their classroom use and didn’t mind. But why would anyone want to pay tens of thousands of dollars for them? Would you?
See other unusual auctions at: Kovels Komments
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Quote of the Day:
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?" --John Adams, Diary, 1778