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    Only Marilyn Monroe Could Make A Potato Sack Look This Good

    BRB, headed to the produce section.

    We tend to picture Marilyn Monroe in chic bathing suits, furs, diamonds, and elegant evening gowns. So what the heck is she doing dressed like this?

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    The story goes that this 1951 portrait session is something of a response to a journalist who called Marilyn "cheap" for her sexy fashion choices.

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    And so, some smarty pants came up with the idea to photograph Marilyn in something so completely un-sexy.

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    Of course, Marilyn managed to make this Idaho potato sack look...well...amazing.

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    P.S.: Want your shoes.