A set of three chest X-rays of blonde Tinseltown icon Marilyn Monroe sold for five-figures at an auction in Sin City over the weekend.
The images lifted from a 1954 hospital visit sold for $45,000 at the Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Julien’s Auctions, which sold the X-rays, estimated that they would only fetch a total of about $3,000
The images had been displayed in Ireland, Japan and China before finally going under the hammer. Other items also sold at the auction included a chair from Monroe’s last photo shoot, which went for $35,000, Christopher Reeves’ Superman VI costume, that fetched $32,500, and a dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film Funny Face, which went for $56,250.
Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose in August 1962. She was 36.