Marilyn Monroe’s Mexican Origin Story

Marilyn Monroe, in a bold affirmation of identity, poses dressed as a china poblana, the costume of Mexicanidad.
José Bolaños met Marilyn Monroe in Mexico City. They ran off to Acapulco and a month later he escorted her to the Golden Globes ceremonies in Los Angeles.
In the final photo shoot before her death, she wore the sweater she purchased in Mexico City.




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