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This blog is dedicated to Marilyn Monroe - a sadly misunderstood and mistreated woman who dreamed of...

These kidskin evening gloves were worn by actress Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane Baker, discovered working in a factory, became Marilyn Monroe when she signed her first movie contract in 1946. While her screen roles emphasized beauty over brains-most famously in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)-Monroe at times transcended the "dumb blonde" stereotype with gifted comedic and dramatic performances. As a superstar overshadowed by a tragic personal life, she is one of Hollywood's most alluring…