Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Catalina Island

Our first stop on the cruise was Catalina, a small island off the coast of California.  Just months before she was discovered, Marilyn Monroe (then known as Norma Jeane Dougherty) lived here with her first husband, who was stationed on the island during World War II.

There was an exhibit at the local museum featuring pictures and diary entries from the year that she lived on island.  It was interesting to see glimpses of 1940's fashion as modeled by the future icon.
MM at 17.  Note the round theater/casino in the background
The same theater/casino today
Seaside canopies

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