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November 17, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Traveled to Korea in February, 1954

In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe traveled to Korea to entertain the American troops. She performed a quickly thrown-together show titled Anything Goes to audiences which totaled over 100,000 troops over 4 days. Then tour was also a chance for the film star to overcome a degree of stage fright. She remarked that the Korea trip “was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me.”

Marilyn Monroe greets the troops during her Korea USO tour.

Marilyn Monroe receives an escort while in Korea for her USO tour.

Marilyn Monroe pauses for a photograph while in Korea for a USO tour.

Marilyn Monroe appears onstage entertaining troops on her USO tour through Korea in 1954.



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