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Lot #967
Marilyn Monroe

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Estimate: $200+
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Superb original vintage glossy 9.25 x 7.25 silver gelatin photo of Marilyn Monroe riding in a tank while entertaining the troops in Korea in 1954. Reverse is stamp-dated February 23, 1954. In fine condition, with trimmed edges.

After spending her honeymoon in Japan with new husband Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. As part of the USO tour, she performed ten shows in four days to approximately 100,000 servicemen. She charmed the soldiers with her dancing and singing, including 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.' She not only performed, but visited several hospitals as well. Later Monroe recalled that the trip 'was the best thing that ever happened to me.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #585 - Ended June 10, 2020