Cory Wolfe

Marilyn Monroe

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Cory Wolfe    263

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While searching through pics, I came across this one. I forgot that my dad had this. My grandpa was in the Vietnam war and sometime when he was in service, they had Marilyn Monroe come to sing at a USO show, basically. He took lots of pics and this is one of them. I just thought it was interesting and I'd share it... :D

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trinacriabob    21

I never saw what the big deal was with her. She wasn't sophisticated...just kind of a voluptuous tart.

I wonder what did her in. I don't think that being 36 and starting to pack a few pounds was the basis for it. The whole thing is odd and I guess we will never know.

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turbo200    6

I never saw what the big deal was with her.  She wasn't sophisticated...just kind of a voluptuous tart. 

I wonder what did her in.  I don't think that being 36 and starting to pack a few pounds was the basis for it.  The whole thing is odd and I guess we will never know.

i don't know about you.....for her time she was quite the sexy woman. vuluptuous curves are one thing, but she's totally sexed up and very come get me. She was subtlely asking you to take her clothes off with her eyes, very nice.

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I too would love to become intimate friends with M.M.s personal effects. Very sexy indeed.

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ocnblu    731
Well, she died in 1962, so if your grandfather saw her while serving in Viet Nam, he was there very, very early. Are you sure that's not some dude dressed up as MM to entertain the troops (at least until his skirt blows up... WHOA!)?

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mustang84    12

Yeah, I bet it's Korea too. Look at the style of clothing and the picture quality...definitely too early for the Vietnam era.

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sciguy_0504    0

I never saw what the big deal was with her.  She wasn't sophisticated...just kind of a voluptuous tart. 

I wonder what did her in.  I don't think that being 36 and starting to pack a few pounds was the basis for it.  The whole thing is odd and I guess we will never know.

:withstupid:

I find nothing attractive about her. It is a shame A-list stars cannot do this anymore, though with what most of them are spouting off I would doubt the soldiers would care much.

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Yup., definately Korea. They don;t call it the Forgoten War for nothing.

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z28luvr01    170

Compared to her modern-day equivalents - Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan come to mind - I'd take Marilyn any day of the week. She lived in a time where it was acceptable for a model not to look like she was on a hunger strike, plus, she actually had some singing talent. "Studio magic" hadn't been invented yet.

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trinacriabob    21

i don't know about you.....for her time she was quite the sexy woman. vuluptuous curves are one thing, but she's totally sexed up and very come get me. She was subtlely asking you to take her clothes off with her eyes, very nice.

Yeah, I must be one of the few dark haired guys who categorically doesn't look at blondes. Every one has a different standard of beauty. The most beautiful woman on film, in my mind, is Jennifer O'Neill...the object of desire in the classic film "Summer of '42." That is an incredibly beautiful film...in its story about innocence lost, in its cinematography and in its musical score (leave it to Michel Legrand). Behind her would probably be Jacqueline Bisset.. same kind of look. I do not find media-hyped blonde bombshells such as Marilyn and Jayne Mansfield, and more recently Britney and Jessica, attractive....cheap yes, attractive no. That's my opinion and I have LOTS of opinions.

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Cory Wolfe    263

Well, all I really know is that he was in the Vietnam war and that was Marilyn Monroe. I don't know the specifics like if the two are related. He joined in time for the Korean War, though, and I think he was born in '31. Maybe he was in both...

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sciguy_0504    0

Many people were in both. Both of my grandfathers were in WWII and Korea and one died early in Vietnam. He was one of the first sent over.

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razoredge    0

Yeah, I must be one of the few dark haired guys who categorically doesn't look at blondes.  Every one has a different standard of beauty.  The most beautiful woman on film, in my mind, is Jennifer O'Neill...the object of desire in the classic film "Summer of '42."  That is an incredibly beautiful film...in its story about innocence lost, in its cinematography and in its musical score (leave it to Michel Legrand).  Behind her would probably be Jacqueline Bisset.. same kind of look.  I do not find media-hyped blonde bombshells such as Marilyn and Jayne Mansfield, and more recently Britney and Jessica, attractive....cheap yes, attractive no. That's my opinion and I have LOTS of opinions.

yep, I bet thats it. My father born in 27 was in Korea after WWII but was home and out for two years or so before the Korean war started. Timing is everything, he wanted to inlist for WWII but his parents would not let him before 18.

I know Marilyn meant something to those guys but Im sure most people did not know what was going on with her. It seems many many of those old "gals" no wait......... "dames" :lol: had perscription drug problems and temperment issues, still happens today I suppose but awareness is better so more people have their act together ?

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turbo200    6

Yeah, I must be one of the few dark haired guys who categorically doesn't look at blondes.  Every one has a different standard of beauty.  The most beautiful woman on film, in my mind, is Jennifer O'Neill...the object of desire in the classic film "Summer of '42."  That is an incredibly beautiful film...in its story about innocence lost, in its cinematography and in its musical score (leave it to Michel Legrand).  Behind her would probably be Jacqueline Bisset.. same kind of look.  I do not find media-hyped blonde bombshells such as Marilyn and Jayne Mansfield, and more recently Britney and Jessica, attractive....cheap yes, attractive no. That's my opinion and I have LOTS of opinions.

I will look her up.....

[and I'm only a fan of Jessica cause of her looks too. yes, she's overhyped, but she's got something cute going on under that. and she reminds me of a girl i fell in love with.

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trinacriabob    21

I will look her up.....

Try this link - if someone finds this lady attractive, I doubt they would find Jen, Jessica and Britney attractive - a whole different look.

Jennifer O'Neill Summer of 42 stills

What an awesome flick. A real classic.

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turbo200    6

is this tatem o'neil's mother? i can see where she would have dynamic screen presence. that smile is beautiful. yes, she is on a different scale compared to our Jessica and Jennifer's of today---i guess I find something appreciable in them all. Have you checked out Beyonce today?

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She's hot & Cocaine did her in. I'll bet $100 dollas on it.

She would be fantastically hot even today, why do you think the fat ass what's her name tries to look like her.

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trinacriabob    21

Was that filmed in the late 60/70 period ? Thats the look of the era. Have you noticed all the changes from period to period ? I dont think its just the hair.

I think it was around 1972 but it had subsequent surges in popularity in the 80s and 90s when it dropped from R to PG (without edits, just that things got more relaxed) and was re-released.

And, then, the looks are different because it takes place in 1942 on Martha's Vineyard or the Cape during WWII.

It is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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trinacriabob    21

Jennifer O'Neill is DEFINITELY NOT Tatum O'Neals mom. Different spelling and different gene pool. Good God!

Yes, she has had a TON of problems...between 6 and 8 marriages, substance issues and even a suicide attempt. Why? Why? Why? Can't you just effin' try to be happy - I guess being exceptionally beautiful or handsome isn't a guarantee of happiness.

At any rate, if you look at her website, she has found the Lord. Where was he/she/it in the interim? Whatever.

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She's hot & Cocaine did her in. I'll bet $100 dollas on it.

She would be fantastically hot even today, why do you think the fat ass what's her name tries to look like her.

I was going to mentions Anna Nicole Smith.... very true. :yes:

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