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|Look at those sharpened spikes!!!|
HOLLYWOOD, USA: Marilyn Monroe and friends kick off the sixth annual "Out of this World Series baseball game charity," at Gilmore Field in Los Angeles, 15th September 1952. Among the participants: boxer Art Aragon, and actors Mickey Rooney and Dale Robertson. Marilyn wore the pink dress to promote the film Niagara. (Photographs by Murray Garrett)
|A HARD DECADE LATER: JUNE 1, 1962
Monroe and outfielder Albie Pearson the MLB incarnation of the Los Angeles Angels run onto the field of Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine. "I looked at the most famous yet loneliest person I ever saw in my life," Pearson told the Los Angeles Times in 1997. "She was a beautiful shell... I was shocked. I expected her to come out flashing a big smile, and I got this sober look." Pearson stared into searching eyes, and Monroe stared right back. "What is it," Monroe asked, "that you're trying to tell me?" Pearson opened his mouth but said nothing. He nodded, then jogged to center field for the start of the game. A few weeks later, Monroe died of a drug overdose at age 36. (Source: Los Angeles Times)
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