Monroe`s chest x-rays fetch $45K at auction

Updated: Jun 28, 2010, 10:56 AM IST

Boston: Chest x-rays of American icon Marilyn Monroe fetched 45000 dollars at an auction in Las Vegas.

The X-rays, sold by California-based Auction house
Julien`s Auctions, were taken on November 10, 1954 during
Monroe`s visit to a hospital.
Apart from the x-rays, other Monroe items auctioned
include a chair used by Marilyn in her final 1962 photo shoot.
Monroe sat on the back of the chair and punctured the
upholstery as she rested her high heel on the cushion.
Negatives and copyrights to her photographs,
previously unreleased photographs of her honeymoon and visit
to troops in Korea, a personal bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume
also went under the hammer.
"The bottle of Chanel is a highlight in the auction.
When Monroe was asked in 1953 what she wore to bed at night
she replied, `Five drops of Channel No.5`," the auction house
A therapy couch that Monroe would lie on during her
sessions with analyst Ralph Greenson, personal Pucci clothing
gifted to Greenson`s daughter as well as handwritten
correspondence between the two were also auctioned.
Apart from Monroe property, items that were sold
include Christopher Reeve`s `Superman IV` costume, including
cape, bodysuit and tights, Mel Gibson`s shield, sword and
costume from `Braveheart`, Audrey Hepburn`s dress worn in
`Funny Face` and Kate Winslet`s earrings from `Titanic. PTI