Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery? X-rays for sale
A few new items are up for auction that suggests that actress Marilyn Monroe may have had plastic surgery.
Julien's Auctions announced on Tuesday, Oct. 8, that it will auction off a few of the late actress's medical records including X-rays and notes from Dr. Michael Gurdin, M.D and X-rays from the office of Drs. Conti and Steinberg.
The items are expected to be sold at $15,000 to $30,000 at auction on November 9 to 10, according to Reuters.
Dr. Gurdin's note on Monroe is from July 14, 1958, according to the auction's website, and lists her as Marilyn Miller. Monroe was married to playwright Arthur Miller at the time and the primary complaint listed in the records is a "chin deformity. The record indicated that Monroe had a cartilage implant in 1950 that Dr. Gurdin observed the implant had begun to dissolve.
"Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation - did she or didn't she?" Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, told Reuters. "They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn't want to believe."
In the photo above on the right, Monroe appears in a 1946 photo. On the left, Monroe appears in a 1953 photo.
The other X-rays up for auction from are dated June 7, 1962, according auction website, and came after a late night fall between 2 am and 3 am that night, which resulted in "swelling and tenderness of the nose." The X-rays, which are under the alias Miss Joan Newman for Monroe, show her frontal facial bones. There are also X-rays of Monroe's nasal bones and dental X-rays of the roof of her mouth.
Monroe was fired from the film "Something's Got to Give" the day after the X-rays were taken. The actress died at age 36 on August 5, 1962, from an overdose of barbiturates.
Monroe was known as a sex symbol in Hollywood and she had notable roles in films like "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "How to Marry a Millionaire," "the Seven Year Itch" and "Some Like It Hot."