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Marilyn Monroe touches the microphone

Marilyn Monroe puts her fingertips on the microphone as she performs for United States troops in Korea in 1954. Monroe was on USO tour of the country; she did 10 shows over four days, performing for about 100,000 service members, according to the Smithsonian. The temperature in Korea in January was reportedly in the 30s (Fahrenheit), making her sparkly gown all the more impressive.

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