A Look At Marilyn Monroe’s Chest

Don’t get too excited- we’re talking x-rays here, people! A whole new set of pictures of this oft-photographed woman sheds light on her life…literally. According to Darren Julien, the president of the house auctioning off three of Marilyn Monroe’s x-rays, they are “the ultimate look into the legend.”

The x-rays are taken just two months after Monroe’s famous scene from the classic movie Seven Year Itch at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Florida during November of 1954.

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The actress had surgery at Lebanon Hospital for endometriosis, a condition of the womb, which caused her considerable physical pain.  The x-ray was also taken around the time that Marilyn was believed to be pregnant.  “And”, as Julien said, “rumor has it that she had a miscarriage.” She was still married at this time to baseball star Joe DiMaggio but the two had split up and were going through divorce proceedings. The x-ray states her married name of Marilyn DiMaggio.

A young doctor working in the radiology department of the hospital obtained the x-rays later on and passed them on to his daughter who put them up for sale. Of the three x-rays, the most coveted was the one of Marilyn’s chest. It was sold for $25,000 compared to $10,000 each for the two other side view x-rays.

Read more here.

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