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    Posted 12 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, 12 years ago
      YA HOOOOOOOOO ,now that what we should all wake up tooooooo
    2. Manikin Manikin, 12 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, 12 years ago
      date her no way marry her and her sisters yes
    4. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 12 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, 12 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 Pencil-necked-geek, 12 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, 12 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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