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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Dial M for Marilyn: 1953

Dial M for Marilyn: 1953

1953. "Marilyn Monroe enacting a scene from the motion picture How to Marry a Millionaire." Kodachrome by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

First time

I ever heard of Marilyn Monroe was summer of 1953 or 54. I was about 11 years old. When I asked an older boy who that was, he told me that she was the woman that had more curves than the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Nice Pair!

She certainly had beautiful eyes.

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Pretty = A+; Posture = D-.

 
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