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April 9, 2020

Vintage Pics of Marilyn Monroe and Her Husband Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, 1957

Established in 1952 at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City, April in Paris Ball was an annual US gala event whose mission was to serve charity and Franco-American relations. It was the idea of Claude Philippe, the hotel's banquet manager, who enlisted Elsa Maxwell to help organize it.

The first event was a celebration of the 2,000th birthday of the city of Paris and was held in 1951. When it was decided to make the ball an annual event, the name was changed to the April in Paris Ball.

These beautiful pics captured moments of Marilyn Monroe and her husband playwright Arthur Miller at the April in Paris Ball, at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 11, 1957.

The ball benefited the French Hospital and several philanthropic French-American organizations in New York City.


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