June 3, 2014

Marilyn Monroe vs the Potato Sack


Continuing our strictly scholarly study into the life and times of Marilyn Monroe American Digest is proud to present the little known saga of Monroe and the Potato Sack:

The story is that Marilyn was once chastised by a female newspaper columnist for wearing a low-cut red dress to a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel. According to Marilyn, the columnist called her cheap and vulgar. Not stopping there, the writer then suggested that the actress would look better in a potato sack. So, Twentieth Century Fox decided to capitalize on the story by shooting some publicity stills of Marilyn in a form fitting burlap potato sack just to prove she would look sexy in anything. The photos were published in newspapers throughout the country. vintage everyday: Marilyn Monroe and the Potato Sack Dress, c.1951

Do the photos "prove she would look sexy in anything"? We report. You decide.




Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 3, 2014 4:48 PM
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More study is clearly needed, but I believe I can state with a high degree of certainty that she is hotter than a two dollar pistol, in a potato sack.

I have to go now. I am going to examine the photos a lot more carefully to make sure I'm right.

I'll keep you posted.

Posted by: orcadrvr at June 3, 2014 5:36 PM

Thank you. The more dedicated scholarly minds we can put on this problem the sooner we will be able to produce the definitive study.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 3, 2014 5:52 PM

It should, of course, be pointed out that in 1949 she was voted "Artichoke Queen" in Castroville, the 'artichoke' capitol of the world in the Salinas Valley near Monterey, California. References: Hugo Tottino and the late Randi Barsoti, plant manager. Yes, "she liked artichokes".

Posted by: McKiernan at June 3, 2014 7:17 PM

...still no change in my opinion...growing weaker from lack of food and drink...must persevere in scientific inquiry...more to follow...

Posted by: orcadrvr at June 3, 2014 7:55 PM

Them's mighty sweet taters in that there potato sack.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at June 3, 2014 7:57 PM

One hot potato.

Posted by: David McKinnis at June 3, 2014 9:38 PM

I'd like nothing better.

Posted by: Darkwater at June 3, 2014 11:34 PM

I am trying to discern the theological angle here. But I can't - so far.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at June 4, 2014 7:26 AM

Nice, I've used this phrase on my daughter since birth, "You would look cute in a potato sack," and now I've got a real example.

Posted by: Jason in KT at June 4, 2014 8:04 AM

Um, how was the second part of the writer's comment an insult? Maybe I'm dense, but isn't saying someone would look good in a potato sack a compliment?

Posted by: Buttercup at June 4, 2014 8:31 AM

You guys.....

Posted by: pbird at June 4, 2014 10:10 AM

Those'd be the "BEFORE" pictures.

When I was done with her, the "AFTER" pics would be her, nekkid, in a bowl of mashed 'taters.

I can't believe no one beat me to that piquant observation?

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

(I'll be in my bunk)

Posted by: Jim at June 4, 2014 3:31 PM

I know: it is an environmental endorsement. Good old potato sacks, lovingly made on a commune in the hills with top quality hemp fiber. If she ever fell in a horse trough the thing would shrink and fit her better.

BTW her feet are too big.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 5, 2014 6:44 AM