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Marilyn Monroe’s Bust on Las Vegas Casino Auction Block

It may be one of the most famous busts in the world, and Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Casino & Hotel is offering fans a unique chance to snap up a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s chest as they’ve never seen it before.

A rare X-ray of the iconic film star’s torso will be going up for auction at the casino resort this summer. 

The radiograph was originally taken in November 1954 at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Florida as the ‘Some Like it Hot’ star underwent surgery for a condition of the womb called endometriosis.  One entrepreneurial young doctor decided to keep the scan as a souvenir, later passing it on to his daughter who decided to put it up for sale at the vintage Hollywood-themed Vegas casino.  So much for patients’ rights…

Other memorabilia owned by the star, who passed away at the age of 36 in 1962, which will go up for auction at Planet Hollywood on June 26 include her therapy couch, a pair of skis bearing the initials “MM,” and a bottle of her Chanel No5 perfume.

Certainly, the film star’s cult following will ensure that there is no shortage of interest when the auction takes place later this summer, and Monroe fans from across the globe are expected to flock to Planet Hollywood to take home, if lucky, a little piece of sexy cinema history.

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Tony Curtis in Las Vegas Today

Award-winning film icon Tony Curtis,  a Henderson, Nevada resident, returns to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road in Las Vegas at 2 p.m. this Sunday.  Program events include a special screening of “Some Like It Hot,” the 1959 classic he co-starred in with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe; a reading; a chat with his wife, Jill; and a Q&A session.

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Homicides on Display in Las Vegas

An exhibit covering a century of ultra high-profile homicides and crime cases in Los Angeles opens today, Wed., March 3, at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.  

The first-time display is part of the training for 800 detectives that are learning all the in’s and out’s of proper crimesmanship at the California Homicide Investigators Association 2010 Conference put on by the Los Angeles Police Department. 

The provactive items include evidence, photos and video from the murder trials of Charles Manson and O.J. Simpson (“if the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit”) as well as steamy evidence associated with the death of Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Black Dahlia slaying and more. 

Daring attendees can even get their own crime mug shots. 

The exhibit will be open to the public today and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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