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1954 KOREA GIRL

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Marilyn Monroe entertains American GIs in Korea. As the war was over, many of those still stationed there needed a morale boost, so the star performed ten shows in four days. Drawing crowds of up to 100,000, Marilyn wore a sparkling blue cocktail dress, and sang some of her greatest hits, including Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. She claimed that putting a smile on the soldiers’ faces was the “best thing that ever happened to me”.

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