Wednesday, 19 May 2021

the way you deal with us steel

Ten days ahead of Kennedy’s actual forty-fifth birthday at a gala celebration and fund-raising event in Madison Square Garden, Marilyn Monroe performed an iconic salutation for the US president on this day in 1962. Accompanied by jazz artist Hank Jones on the piano, Monroe sported an ermine stole over a skin-tight, flesh-toned Jean Louis dress bedecked with thousands of shimmering rhinestones. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and their children, who skipped most Democratic Party events, spent the day at a horse show.