Celebritology 2.0: celebrity auctions


Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Getting a piece of Marilyn Monroe

This X-ray of Marilyn Monroe's chest could be yours for approximately $1,200. (AP) Still have some money left in your bank account after buying that life-sized, "Children of the Corn"-reminiscent doll from Michael Jackson's estate last year? Then by all means, turn your attention to the upcoming sale of several items of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia set to hit the auction block in June. Scattered among the usual celeb detritus -- photo shoot outtakes, bank statements, clothing and crusty old half-used perfume bottles -- are some rather unusual offerings: X-rays of the star's chest and pelvis (expected to fetch $800 to $1,200 each), a couch on which Monroe supposedly unburdened herself to psychiatrist Ralph Greenson during the filming of "The Misfits" (also expected to fetch around $1,200) and a green-upholstered chair used during Monroe's final photo shoot before her death in 1962. No official word on why Monroe was X-rayed,...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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