Marilyn Monroe in Atlantic City, 1952

Marilyn Monroe is the most iconic sex symbol of all time (sorry you have a long way to go Megan Fox!) Let me take you back to a time when Marilyn was at the peak of her career. The blonde bombshell from California was starring in strings of movies, having nude pictures leaked (No, Vanessa Hudgens didn’t pioneer that one), dating Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, and also serving as the Grand Marshall of the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City. In fact, I came across some rare color footage of Marilyn Monroe of that event from 1952. Thanks to YouTube user evexx08 for the incredible piece of NJ Pop Culture!

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Also, if you’d like to delve a little deeper, YouTube User MonroeNumber1Fan has uploaded a¬†slideshow that compiles rare photos of Marilyn Monroe from the ’52 Miss America Pageant in A.C.

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IN MEMORY OF MARILYN MONROE
June 1st 1926 – August 5th 1962