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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

A trip to the last century


1962: JFK and Marilyn Monroe

On May 19, 1962, President John F. Kennedy celebrated his birthday with a Democratic fundraiser at Madison Square Garden. The party drew a crowd of more than 15,000 celebrities and VIPs. Marilyn Monroe, rumored at the time to be having an affair with the president, appeared at the event to sing her famously sultry version of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." Later that night, White House photographer Cecil Stoughton captured the only existing image of Monroe with JFK, alongside his brother Bobby Kennedy.

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