Happy Birthday, Marilyn

πšƒπš˜πšπšŠπš’ πš πš˜πšžπš•πš πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ'𝚜 πŸΏπŸΉπš›πš πš‹πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’. π™·πšŠπš™πš™πš’ π™±πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’ π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš—. 𝚈𝚘𝚞 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πš‹πšŽπšŽπš— πš•πš˜πšŸπšŽπš.

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Coming Soon: Marilyn of Avalon

π™Έπš— 𝟷𝟿𝟺𝟸, 𝟷𝟼-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš π™½πš˜πš›πš–πšŠ π™ΉπšŽπšŠπš—πšŽ π™±πšŠπš”πšŽπš› πš–πšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŽπšœ πš‘πšŽπš› 𝟸𝟷-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πš—πšŽπš’πšπš‘πš‹πš˜πš›, π™ΉπšŠπš–πšŽπšœ π™³πš˜πšžπšπš‘πšŽπš›πšπš’ - 𝚊 πš–πšŽπš›πšŒπš‘πšŠπš—πš πš–πšŠπš›πš’πš—πšŽ πšœπš˜πš˜πš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πšœπšπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—πšŽπš πš˜πš— π™²πšŠπšπšŠπš•πš’πš—πšŠ π™Έπšœπš•πšŠπš—πš. π™³πš˜πšžπšπš‘πšŽπš›πšπš’ πš–πš˜πšŸπšŽπšœ πš‘πš’πšœ πš’πš˜πšžπš—πš πš‹πš›πš’πšπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 πšŠπš— πšŠπš™πšŠπš›πšπš–πšŽπš—πš πš˜πšŸπšŽπš›πš•πš˜πš˜πš”πš’πš—πš π™°πšŸπšŠπš•πš˜πš— π™·πšŠπš›πš‹πš˜πš›. πšƒπš‘πšŽ πšπšžπšπšžπš›πšŽ π™Όπš’πšœπšœ π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ πšœπš™πšŽπš—πšπšœ πšπš‘πšŽ πš—πšŽπš‘πš πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πšŠπš—πš-𝚊-πš‘πšŠπš•πš πš•πš’πšŸπš’πš—πš 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 πš‘πš˜πšžπšœπšŽπš πš’πšπšŽ, 𝟸𝟼 πš–πš’πš•πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏𝚏 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝚌𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 π™²πšŠπš•πš’πšπš˜πš›πš—πš’πšŠ. (Instagram: deadinhollywoodzine)

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Pages: Dorothy Dandridge

π™ΏπšŠπšπšŽπšœ 𝟺 πšŠπš—πš 𝟻 πšπš›πš˜πš– πšπš‘πšŽ πšžπš™πšŒπš˜πš–πš’πš—πš πš’πšœπšœπšžπšŽ 𝚘𝚏 π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: π™³πš˜πš›πš˜πšπš‘πš’ π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ. 𝙸 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πš’πš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 π™»πšŽπš—πšŠ π™·πš˜πš›πš—πšŽ πš πš‘πš˜ πšπšžπš‹πš‹πšŽπš π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ 𝚊 "πš‹πš•πšŠπšŒπš” π™ΌπšŠπš›πš’πš•πš’πš— π™Όπš˜πš—πš›πš˜πšŽ." π™³πšŠπš—πšπš›πš’πšπšπšŽ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš‘πšŽ πšπš’πš›πšœπš πš‹πš•πšŠπšŒπš” πš πš˜πš–πšŠπš— 𝚝𝚘 πš‹πšŽ πš—πš˜πš–πš’πš—πšŠπšπšŽπš πšπš˜πš› 𝚊 π™±πšŽπšœπš π™°πšŒπšπš›πšŽπšœπšœ π™°πšŒπšŠπšπšŽπš–πš’ π™°πš πšŠπš›πš. (IG: deadinhollywoodzine)

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The Duke of Catalina

The Duke of Catalina: Duke Fishman, the "Original Greeter" at Avalon. Landing on Catalina Island in 1933 after living in a South Seas orphanage for most of his life, a 27-year-old Duke finds work as a lifeguard on the island. After a short stint as a houseman at the Annandale Golf Club, Duke becomes Avalon's "Goodwill Ambassador” - Avalon Harbor is Catalina’s main attraction. Duke leads tourists in singing the town's signature song "Avalon" as they disembark their steamships. Duke is also notable as the original, advertising character for the cleaning product β€œMr. Clean." In 1975, he has open heart surgery and gives up his lifeguard duties in Avalon, but continues his role as Avalon's greeter. In 1977, his health deteriorates, and he returns to his small trailer in Palm Springs - as he did every fall. After 40 years, Avalon decides not to renew his contract as "Official Greeter,” and on December 22, 1977, a friend finds Duke dead in his trailer from a heart attack. He was 71. He is interred in Avalon's Cemetery. The position of "Official Greeter" has remained vacant since his death. 

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Oh, Catalina...

At 16, Norma Jeane has two options: Ship off to another orphanage, or marry the boy-next-door and set sail for Catalina Island. According to Norma Jeane's then-husband, James Daughtry, the island paradise is where Marilyn Monroe is born. Dougherty states, β€œI would marvel at how she’d β€˜turn on’ when she was walking and knew men were looking at her. She’d do β€˜the walk’ seen later in millions of her films, but back then, she was just learning to do it, and she was very, very good at it!”

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