Monday, October 22, 2018

28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe in Korea in 1954

In January 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio married in San Francisco and

jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon.

While DiMaggio attended to his baseball clinics, Monroe took a solo detour to

the Korean peninsula, which had been recently divided by the armistice which

ended the Korean War the previous year.

Over the course of four days, Monroe took a whirlwind tour of American

military bases, putting on 10 shows for an estimated 100,000 very excited


The tour was a welcome respite from Monroe’s tense relationship with her new

husband, whose jealousy and controlling behavior would contribute to their

divorce just eight months later.

It was also a chance for the film star to overcome, believe it or not, a

degree of stage fright.

"[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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