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Original JFK Marilyn Photo, Kennedy

http://www.newsoxy.com/world/jfk-marilyn-photo-13264.html

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By: Susan Harris

Staff Writer

Published: Jun 1, 2010

JFK and Marilyn's original photo together at a birthday bash. The photo of JFK and Marilyn Monroe is on public display and was taken on May 19, 1962. Marilyn is pictured with JFK and Robert Kennedy at a Democratic fund raising event after her infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday" appearance.

In this black and white picture, John F Kennedy appears to be turning his head away from Marilyn as his brother Robert looks on. Monroe was wearing the rhinestone studded dress that she wore when she sang at Madison Square Garden in New York. The camera shy President appeared to be turning his face towards the wall and away from the camera, while his brother Robert F Kennedy looks on.

This rare JFK picture was taken by White House cameraman Cecil Stoughton. The Secret Service agents had instruction not to allow any pictures of the two together. Pictures of JFK and Marilyn Monroe together would have led to a national scandal.

It only survived because when agents came to confiscate it, the negatives were in the cinematic dryer. This image has been kept secret because Stoughton was on good terms with Jackie Kennedy, JFK's wife, and did not want to offend her. The picture is on display in a Los Angeles gallery and can be purchased for $23,000.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/06/01/mari...y.photo/?hpt=C2

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/01/j...o_n_596107.html

Edited by William Kelly
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HI BILL; IT'S BEEN ALL OVER THE WEB TODAY THAT IT WAS BEING SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME, THIS HAS BEEN WITHIN THE RESEARCH INFORMATION, FOR MANY YEARS...PROBABLY HAS BEEN IN THE ENQUIRER YEARS AGO ALSO...BUT I IMAGINE THEY MEAN A GLORIFIED PUBLIC SHOWING TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANOTHER PLANNED SMEAR CAMPAIGN.,..B

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HI BILL; IT'S BEEN ALL OVER THE WEB TODAY THAT IT WAS BEING SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME, THIS HAS BEEN WITHIN THE RESEARCH INFORMATION, FOR MANY YEARS...PROBABLY HAS BEEN IN THE ENQUIRER YEARS AGO ALSO...BUT I IMAGINE THEY MEAN A GLORIFIED PUBLIC SHOWING TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANOTHER PLANNED SMEAR CAMPAIGN.,..B

There's also very few photos of JFK playing golf. He personally requsted that none be taken because he didn't think it made him look good. He also played golf with some unsavory characters. Besides John McCone, his Director of Central Intelligence, who JFK often play golf with, along with Eisenhower, he also played golf with guys like Mike McLaney, the gambler who bought the Hotel Nacional from Meyer Lansky the same week Castro came to power.

Marilyn Monroe wasn't a scandal for JFK, she helped is image.

Sex sells. Maybe there's an article for Playboy on the Babes of Dealey Plaza?

BK

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IT IS A WONDER THAT PLAYBOY HAS NOT ALREADY, NOW RE THE GOLF, IF ALL HAD GONE WELL AS PLANNED HE AND CASTRO MAY HAVE HIT IT OFF ON THE GREEN...THERE IS ONE OTHER PHOTO OF MM AND JFK AROUND, BUT IS NOT SHOWN, TAKE CARE B.

http://www.golfblogger.com/index.php/golf/..._golf_paradise/

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I think that he was "innocently" saying thank you for her amazing rendition of "Happy Birthday". Nothing confidential or secret about it. It was just backstage with many other people there. (as the other pictures indicate). Although, as I understand it, Jackie was not at the party.

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[/b]http://www.screenlegends.com/History.htm

Marilyn Monroe arrived in New York on the evening of May 17, 1962 to prepare for what would be one of her most memorable major public appearances, but tragically, her last. She had left Hollywood against the wishes of studio executives while filming "Something's Got to Give", a film that was never completed, to perform at the Democratic Party fundraiser and birthday salute for President John F. Kennedy. Reportedly, Marilyn herself paid $1,000 for her ticket to the event.

Approximately 17,000 people filled Madison Square Garden on the evening on May 19, 1962 to take part in this gala which featured Jack Benny and a host of stars, among them Maria Callas, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Durante, and Peggy Lee. Famed producer Richard Adler was in charge of the musical portion of the show and had rehearsed with Marilyn to prepare her in singing "Happy Birthday" to the President.

What occurred that evening has become a legendary moment in the history of American pop culture, with politics and Hollywood colliding head to head while the entire nation looked on. Captured on a few minutes of grainy celluloid, the image of Marilyn Monroe's breathy, nightclub version of "Happy Birthday" is forever stamped in our collective consciousness. Wearing a Jean Louis gown which Adlai Stevenson described as "skin and beads", Marilyn's disjointed and uncertain performance gives us a glimpse into the vulnerability and insecurity that plagued her entire life and career. That gown was sold at auction by Christie's of New York in October of 1999 for a record breaking price of 1.2 million dollars and the public interest in Marilyn Monroe continues to grow deeper with each passing year.

The photos taken by Mr. Helou at Madison Square Garden that night offer an extraordinary "fly on the wall" glimpse of the late movie star, as she unknowingly entered the last 3 tumultuous months of her life. We are allowed two views of this complex woman through these photos. Her playful and cheerful side is evident in the casual rehearsal shots, and the striking transformation into glamorous Hollywood movie star electrifies the backstage shots. Very few photos of Marilyn from this evening have ever surfaced. These rare and never-before-seen images are now offered for the first time by Mr. Helou in a special hand-signed Limited Edition of 500 11" X 14" and also unlimited edition of 8" x 10" glossy prints. Don't miss this chance to own a remarkable moment in American culture.

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