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Marilyn Monroe Was A Skinny Half-Person: Data Reveals Truth (Photos)

HOW voluptuous was film star Marilyn Monroe? Ok, ok! In keeping with the curent tend for the world “curves” – how big were Monroe’s curves?

Virginia Postrel knows. The answer is: not very.

We should never again hear anyone declare that Marilyn Monroe was a size 12, a size 14 or any other stand-in for full-figured, zaftig or plump. Fifteen thousand people have now seen dramatic evidence to the contrary. Monroe was, in fact, teeny-tiny. The 15,000 were the visitors who turned out over eight days to oooh and aaah at the preview exhibit for the June 18 auction of Debbie Reynolds’s extraordinary collection of Hollywood costumes, props and other memorabilia.

The two comments heard most often in the crowded galleries were (to paraphrase), “Wow, they were thin” and “It’s such a shame. These things should be in a museum.”

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Posted: 6th, July 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1)