Rare photo of Marilyn Monroe with John F. Kennedy surfaces

15:40, June 02, 2010      

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Classic file photo of Marilyn Monroe (Photo Source: CRIOnline.com)
A rare image of Marilyn Monroe with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy together taken at JFK's 45th birthday celebration was unveiled to the public Tuesday and is now up for sale, according to media reports.

The black-and-white photo, the only known photograph of Kennedy and Monroe together, was taken by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton on May 19, 1962 at an exclusive Manhattan after-party.

In the photo, Monroe still wears the tight-fitting, sheer rhinestone-studded dress she wore when saying her sulty rendition of "Happy Birthday" to the president on the same night at Madison Square Garden.

She is speaking to President Kennedy, who appears to be turning away from the camera, something he rarely did, while his brother, the U.S. attorney general, looks toward them.

The birthday celebration marked the actress' last major public appearance before her mysterious death in August 1962.

(Agencies)
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