Sunday, August 15, 2010

Marilyn Monroe with the U.S. troops in Korea

Photo: Marilyn Monroe poses for American troops in Korea after a performance at the 3rd U.S. Infantry Division Area on 17 February 17, 1954.

Immediately after her marriage to American baseball player Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco on January 14, 1954, Marilyn Monroe travelled to Japan for a honeymoon trip with an additional tag of business trip arranged by DiMaggio to conduct his business. Monroe then travelled alone to Korea and performed for the entertainment of 13,000 American Marines there during the Korean War. She spent three days entertaining the troops.

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