TBT: Marilyn Monroe as Grand Marshall of the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City

marilyn-monroe-atlantic-cityCourtesy of the Atlantic County Historical Society

TBT: In September 1952, actress Marilyn Monroe appears on top of a car in a beautiful backless outfit. She was in Atlantic City as the Miss America Pageant Grand Marshall, where she was also promoting her film Monkey Business, to much fanfare.

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