Marilyn Monroe Visits Korea

Published March 10, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Marilyn Monroe Korea 1954

Source: NPG

From the National Portrait Gallery: “In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds, on a trip in Japan, when the bride took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. She performed ten shows in four days, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers and marines. Later Monroe recalled that the trip “was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me.””

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