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Monroe's rare X-rays up for auction

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Reuters

Actress Marilyn Monroe's X-rays are heading to the auction block.

The set of six X-rays and a file of doctor's notes are expected to fetch up to $30,000 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills in November, according to Martin Nolan, executive director of the auction house.

SOUNDBITE: Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, saying (English):

"The world hasn't heard about these X-rays, so that's the exciting part of being here to really announce that this is a part of pop culture history. It's Marilyn Monroe, people are intrigued by her, always and forever."

The notes appear to confirm speculation that Monroe, who epitomized glamour and set a standard of movie star beauty during the latter part of Hollywood's golden era, went under the knife for cosmetic reasons.

SOUNDBITE: Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, saying (English):

"Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery, it was always speculation,