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Ella Fitzgerald: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, & Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard".

Marilyn Monroe with Ella Fitzgerald at the the Mocambo. A popular Hollywood night club at the time. That would not book Ella because of segregation. Marilyn told the manager that she would reserve a front row table every night Ella performed there.

Marilyn Monroe Reading at Home by Alfred Eisenstaedt. I love photos of MM in a natural state.not hamming it up.

Love this image of Marilyn Monroe. Was bummed to see the original artist who made the image was not credited. I'd like to know.

Marilyn Monroe

I love this picture of Marilyn Monroe. I wish hats hadn't gone out of style. When I get old I'm going to be the crazy hat lady instead the crazy cat lady.

"The Black Pearl" American-born French dancer, singer, and actress Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Photographer unknown. via trip down memory lane

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in Fluent in both English and French.

Marilyn Monroe and James Dean

Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. Love this pic. So want one of me and my guy

It's a hoax! These are not "toughs" known as the Clockwork Oranges that inspired Burgess. Simply a picture from a book called "Women in Pants" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-Pants-Maidens-Cowgirls-Renegades/dp/0810945711

Victorian Women Smoking

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. >> Whoa - a gang of female toughs.

Actress Marilyn Monroe. "I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it." Photograph by Milton Greene 1954

Milton H. Green, Marilyn 'peasant' sitting on a curb, Photo: Milton H. Green, The Women's Museum / handout email

Anne Frank: Anne, like the others, finds it difficult hiding in the Secret Annex. They can never go outside, and always have to be careful. It's very tense. Anne uses her diary to get her frustrations off her chest. http://www.annefrank.org/en/Anne-Frank/

A very young Anne Frank, that photo was taken September 11 - 1934 in Bad Aachen, Germany (she was 5 years old). What a lovely little lady :)

Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall at the premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire"

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I love Marilyn Monroe. I love her style. If I ever went short with my hair, I would go with this style:)

The face of a boy hearing the sounds of the world for the first time. The photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley, & depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an hearing aid in his left ear. Date unknown.

ITAP 2 part 1 – The genius of photography Q & A –

HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. so amazing!

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