Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! My dad just sent me this little silk bag that belonged to mom. He said he knew she would want me to have it. There is an interesting little story around this bag.
My mom and grandmother used to love going to thrift stores...way before doing so was so popular! They were at a thrift store in San Francisco and my mom bought this bag. Now I wish I would have paid more attention to every little detail my mom told me about this purse but I unfortunately didn't. The way I remember it is the woman at the thrift store told my mom that Marilyn Monroe, who was living in San Francisco around this time, had donated some items. My dad doesn't remember her saying that. Whatever the story was my mom believed this once belonged to Marilyn.
It's a darling little bag and has a coin purse attached with a gold chain that fits inside the bag. Below you can see why my mom believes this was Marilyn's purse...
When you open it up it has her initials "MM" are stamped in gold on the inside! This was from around the time that Marilyn was divorced from Joe DiMaggio but had come back to San Francisco and rumors were flying that they were back together. We will probably never know if it was hers but I'm happy to have it because it meant so much to my mom!
I'm also very happy to have it because I'm a little obsessed with all things "Marilyn" right now because almost every time I go out some guy will come up to me and tell me I remind him of Marilyn! What a compliment! It must be the blond hair and that I'm dressing more elegantly than I ever have. My girlfriends think it's hilarious that it happens so often! I even have an upcoming date (did I mention I'm single again?) with a guy that walked into a place I was at and pulled me towards him and said "Marilyn...you have to be Marilyn Monroe" in his sexy Italian accent! Yep...that line worked on me and I'm looking forward to my date on Friday night!
I can hardly wait until Halloween to be Marilyn! I must run now so I can watch some Marilyn Monroe movies and get her mannerisms down so I can be the best Halloween Marilyn I can be!
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