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Posted 2 years ago

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There are a ton of fake/repro/reprinted Marilyn Monroe "Golden Dreams" calendars out there on the market. This is NOT one of them. This is the real deal (as best I can determine in my research).

From what I understand, it is genuine first edition because:

~ There is no notation by MM's hip reading "Posed by Marilyn Monroe" (she was barely known in 1953). That was added later.

~ Later issues did not have "Made in U.S.A. on the photo (this one has it printed on the lower right edge).

~ 1953 was one of the earliest years the photo was used on calendars.

Also helping to date & confirm the age is the advertising, which uses an old-style telephone # (Riceville 2622).

This particular calendar was found tucked away in my family's retail store in a nearby small town in 1976 when we closed up the business. Found with it was another 1955 calendar that featured Lili St. Cyr posing on a tiger-skin rug! Men of a certain age know that name ~ she was a well-known burley-q star who also started the first large scale mail order biz for.... um, 'erotic' lingere.

Ol' Elmer sure knew how to pick the subjects for his annual calendars!

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  1. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    YA HOOOOOOOOO ,now that what we should all wake up tooooooo
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Yep Lundy only thing is there are about 5 women in the world that look that good ! But it would make a guy want to date her for sure :-)
  3. lundy lundy, 2 years ago
    date her no way marry her and her sisters yes
  4. Pencil-necked-geek, 2 years ago
    Only 5, Manikin? Wow... lucky me for having married one of them some 30 years ago! (At least to my eyes)
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Your very lucky man pencil -neck ! it is always the right answer to say your wife it the most beautiful woman ! I am sure she is and you found one of the 5 . I have to ask my husband if I count in that 5 too :-) he better have right answer lol
  6. Pencil-necked-geek, 2 years ago
    I substituted a photo to show what is underneath the tipped-in shot ~ another indicator of the vintage nature. Repro calendars have no printing beneath the image and this one has the lines for noting phone numbers and birthdays (?!).
  7. Dan121156 Dan121156, 2 years ago
    And this is why we are proud Americans with troops abroad. It is for the millions of Marilyn Monroe's that we all know and love.
    Thanks for sharing!

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