The 10 Most Expensive Pieces of Celebrity Memorabilia

Over the weekend, three X-rays of Marilyn Monroe’s chest were sold for a grand total of $45,000 at a movie memorabilia auction in Las Vegas. The X-rays were originally taken from a hospital visit in 1954, when Monroe was 28. Experts estimated the X-rays would fetch $3,000, but it turns out the price of owning objects that have some sort of relationship to famous people, no matter how tenuous, is worth a whole lot more.

To celebrate celebrities, Flavorwire decided to make a list of cherished memorabilia that people were willing to pay a hefty fee to possess. The list includes a helmet, wig, and pair of glasses. (Thanks for the tip D.T.)

Olympic fencing champion Bob Anderson wore this Dearth Vader helmet for the fight sequences in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The universally feared helmet sold for $115,000 at an auction in April 2003.

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One thought on “The 10 Most Expensive Pieces of Celebrity Memorabilia

  1. Jo Green says:

    I don’t know about the X-Rays but I could totally see someone paying that kind of money for the Vader helmet. Empire Strikes Back was EPIC.

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