50 years on, Marilyn's star power shines bright

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n this undated publicity photo courtesy Running Press, Marilyn Monroe is shown wearing a knife-pleated gold lamé gown made from “one complete circle of fabric.” She wore this dress in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." A half-century later, 50s bombshell Marilyn Monroe is a new generation's pop-culture phenomenon. Monroe died August 5, 1962. (AP Photo/Courtesy Running Press)