Sunday, June 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Marilyn!

Had she lived, today would have been the 88th birthday of the legendary Marilyn Monroe. The Franklin Mint vinyl Marilyn is probably one of the best likenesses of Marilyn created in a doll. First up is the "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" outfit that Marilyn wore in the film's opening number, "Little Rock."

This outfit is known as "Walk of Fame," and was worn by Marilyn when she and Jane Russell were immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater.

The Franklin Mint's version of the outfit Marilyn wore when she entertained the troops in Korea:

One more of the Little Rock outfit:

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