June 30th, 2010 12:56 EST
Marilyn Monroe's X-Rays Sell For Big Bucks
"Three X-rays of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe`s chest and pelvis taken during a hospital visit have sold for more than 10 times their pre-sale estimates at auction in the U.S.
The X-rays fetched £30,000 ($45,000) during a sale of Hollywood memorabilia." Read more
I consider Marilyn Monroe the greatest sex symbol of all time, but I wouldn`t pay $45, let alone $45,000, for X-rays of her chest and pelvis.
I may fork over four bucks for a photograph of Marilyn`s naked chest. There isn`t anything remotely sexy or interesting about X-rays. An X-ray of Rosie O`Donnell won`t look any different than one of Marilyn Monroe.
The X-rays were taken around the time that the screen legend was believed to be pregnant, and according to Hollywood rumor she had a miscarriage. After having so many X-rays no wonder she had a miscarriage.
If I want to be reminded of Marilyn, I will watch one of her movies. What the heck are you going to do with an X-ray, frame it and hang it on your wall?
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