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Miss America- Marilyn Monroe!

“On September 2, 1952, Marilyn took part in her one and only Miss America beauty pageant, as “Grand Marshall,” the first woman to fulfill this honorary role.  The event was held at the Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Marilyn’s presence was arranged as part of the Twentieth Century-Fox publicity drive for the launch of her latest film “Monkey Business.” One of the pictures from this parade was then used as the cover for the first Playboy!

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