Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A RARE PICTURE
In an extremely rare photograph, Robert Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and JFK celebrate the president's 45th birthday at a private party in Manhattan. Earlier that day, Monroe sung her famously sexy "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" at Madison Square Garden. It was May 19th, 1962. Marilyn would be dead in a few months, and JFK would follow the next year.
The secret service had instructions to destroy any photograph that showed Kennedy with Marilyn Monroe together, but the negatives were in a dryer when the rest of the film was confiscated. This rare shot is on display at an LA gallery, and the list price is $23,000. Cecil Stoughton, white house photographer, took the picture.
Marilyn Monroe was born June 1st, 1926--and died August 5th, 1962. Happy birthday, Marilyn.