Marilyn Monroe’s plastic surgery notes are being sold at an auction and are expected to go for $15,000 to $30,000. The auction is to be held on November 9-10 by Juliens Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
Norman Leaf, a Southern California plastic surgeon, was said to be behind the auction. The proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit foundation, Rebuilding America's Warriors, which assists U.S. veterans with medical work.
It includes a set of X-rays and doctor’s notes about the medical history of Monroe from 1950 to 1962. There are notes written by plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin that confirm that the Hollywood sex symbol and epitome of big-screen beauty in the 1950's, indeed underwent cosmetic surgery. Gurdin’s notes also include Monroe’s cartilage implant on her chin.
"They had put a chin implant in and it was made of carved bovine cartilage. They didn't have silicone chin implants in those days,” Leaf told reporters, adding that the Hollywood beauty also underwent a cosmetic procedure for her nose .
Monroe died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36 from an overdose of barbiturates. Her biggest films include How to Marry a Millionaire”(1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959).
Leaf also published a memoir in 2010 entitled Are Those Real? True Tales of Plastic Surgery from Beverly Hills, which detailed Gurdin’s notes on Marilyn Monroe.
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