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Before She Was Marilyn: Marilyn Monroe on Catalina Island

October 1, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - October 31, 2011 @ 5:00 PM

ASK CHRIS PICK: Between her rough childhood and her even rougher adulthood, the young lady who would become Marilyn Monroe lived for six months on Santa Catalina as a 17-year-old newlywed. Her first husband, Jim Dougherty, joined the Merchant Marines at the height of World War II, and the young couple rented an apartment near the training station. A series of black-and-white snapshots, some enlarged to well over life size, chronicles their excursions to the Avalon Casino, the Catalina aviary, and the downtown shopping district along Crescent Avenue. More information.


October 1, 2011 @ 10:00 AM
October 31, 2011 @ 5:00 PM
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