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DescriptionMarilyn Monroe (Pin-ups, Boston, Mass., 1953). Pin-up Poster (21" X 60.25").
1953 was quite a year for Norma Jeane Baker, better known to throngs of adoring fans as Marilyn Monroe. It was not only the year of Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire, but also the year Popular Science magazine ran an ad in its August edition for a set of fantastic, life-size pin-ups including the rising new star. The ad was sandwiched between offers for "Bargain Carbine-style .22 Rifles," "Build Your Own Jet Engine," and "Famous Super Sniffer for Uranium Prospecting," and called the pin-up posters "The Best Gag Gift Ever." For only two dollars, a man with a "den, bar, or playroom" could own one of these images of the bikini clad bombshell featured in a set. The two varying styles were for two different printings of the posters and sold by different vendors. This examples features Monroe in a red, candy-striped number. There is some slight edge wear with mild creases, including a faint crease across the bottom. Rolled, Very Fine.
Estimate: $800 - $1,600.
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