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photoblog image 50-Year Anniversary

50-Year Anniversary

 

Was she part of any conspiracy theory, I wonder?

(life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe seen at City Market in Savannah, GA, in October)


Are you old enough to remember the day Kennedy was assassinated?

I was 18 and a freshman at the University of Michigan and will never forget it.





 

50-Year Anniversary

 

Was she part of any conspiracy theory, I wonder?

(life-size statue of Marilyn Monroe seen at City Market in Savannah, GA, in October)


Are you old enough to remember the day Kennedy was assassinated?

I was 18 and a freshman at the University of Michigan and will never forget it.





 

comments (32)

Perhaps she was... we may never know. All I know is both parties have been taking a dive since JFK's death. The world is unfolding...

I love your photo - and the absence of background making her stand out!

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
― Marilyn Monroe
Ginnie Hart: The Marilyn Monroe quote is just perfect, Elizabeth. Thank you for it.

I have just added to my text if people remember the day JFK was assassinated? I was a freshman in college and was at a sink in a restroom after class when I heard 2 girls talking about it. I'll never forget it!
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Nov 2013, 06:06
It is incredible just how iconic that image has become Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Chad. Everyone around the world seems to know who she is!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2013, 07:09
What an attractive lady and what a life! - Oh yes, I remember and I was shocked, like you a freshman at the University in Göttingen - and a fan of JFK, our hope for a better world - and then...!
Ginnie Hart: They were talking on CNN yesterday about what would have happened if JFK had not been assassinated and had continued on in his presidency. For one, America would probably NOT have entered the Vietnam war! Think about how that would have changed the course of history. Oh my!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2013, 07:15
Absolute 'outstanding' shot. You did a great job. She was an icon.
I wonder if we ever will see Monica Lewinsky posing like that. (We all know that Marilyn was very befriended with at least two of the Kennedy's)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Lewinsky
Ginnie Hart: She was so fun to see while in Savannah, MLMA. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of you standing next to her...like I usually do with all the other statues!!! That would have been fun. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 08:17
I will never forget it either Ginnie. It is still seared into my imagination and since that day life has been full of intriguing what-if's. Would he have been re-elected in 1964, would Vietnam have happened, would Bobby Kennedy have succeeded him? etc etc

I think they used Marilyn as a sex object, nothing more..
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder about all the "what ifs," Chris, for sure. They said on CNN yesterday that he probably would NOT have had America enter the Vietnam war. (sigh)

And I'm quite sure Marilyn was indeed only a sex object!
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2013, 08:34
Iconic... smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Sarah. Indeed.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 09:21
I was living away from home for the first time, and heard the news on my ladlady's kitchen radio
Ginnie Hart: Those are things we never forget, Lisl!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 22 Nov 2013, 09:22
Wonderful image.

I remember sitting on the floor in front of the TV at 410 Harrison, mesmerized by the funeral. Caroline was a year or so younger than I, and I connected with her, a little girl with her little brother who lost their dad and had to go through all this confusing and dramatic hubbub.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth. All I wanted to do was race home from university and be with my family!
Bet Betty "Boots" was hotter than her back then! wink

What a strange coincidence? 2013 also marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Who. Wish I got the Tardis to travel back in time to investigate.
Ginnie Hart: Betty "Boots" would have disappointed you, LC, I'm sure. HA! But yes...strange things this year of anniversaries.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 22 Nov 2013, 09:44
Fabulous work you've done to have the pristine black background. She looks great!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. When I saw her that day, I knew I'd have to weasel her in somehow. Today seemed the perfect day. smile
Great how you've isolated Marilyn, so that she stands out, Ginnie! Love those red shoes wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. We're not in Kansas anymore!
Wonderful shot, Ginnie of a beautiful woman mixed up in more than she could understand.

Yes, I remember the day JFK was shot. I was a few weeks off 5 years old and busy climbing an oak tree in our garden when the neighbours came running round in tears. I didn't really understand it.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it amazing how so many of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing that day when we found out, Pauline. I suspect it's good that Marilyn died the previous year and didn't have to be caught up in the "mess."
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 22 Nov 2013, 11:27
I think JFK is the most revered and remembered President ...unless you are a Republican. He was never out of the news and of course the Cuban crisis was an essential and extraordinary event that he will be remembered for. I think he knew how to live life to the full as well.
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Richard. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Nov 2013, 13:57
Two whole pages in my newspaper today. What happened and what if it didn't happen. One such item was that most US citizens wouldn't even have known where Vietnam is.

I was 10 years old and didn't understand what the hype was about among the older kids on the playground. Well they were 12 years old and may also not have understood the impact and just made hype, to have one. When you are 10 years old, the US is very far away and JFK was not as well known as Audey Murphy.
Ginnie Hart: So true on both counts, Louis. One does wonder about so many things that might have been different!
I remember it well - it was quite a shock, since I'd been in the USA on my first visit and our hosts in Washington were huge fans of JFK and, oddly, I had dreamed of some terrible event in a hot Southern city just a few nights before - the only time I've ever experienced anything of that kind. I knew something bad was going to happen but had no idea what. Strange, eh?
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Tom. Do they call that clairvoyance?
  • helys
  • France
  • 22 Nov 2013, 16:40
Oupi, oupi, dousmile
Great angle, graphisms
...and nice details of the underwear...oups!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Helys. She was something else, wasn't she! smile
Yes I am Ginnie and I remember very well this very sad day!
Very nice details here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Some things really have a huge effect on those of us who were old enough then!
There's a new theory now Ginnie: both are alive and living in Menorca!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Now THAT'S a theory, JC! But they'd both be quite a bit older!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2013, 17:54
An iconic shot. I was 13 and just about to go to a Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas concert at what was the Gaumont but is now the Southampton Mayflower Theatre. Seems like yesterday.
Ginnie Hart: It does seem like yesterday, Alan, which is quite amazing, isn't it! That's how traumatic it was for the world.
I do remember it happening although I couldn't actually remember what I was doing at the time. Of course all those years ago we didn't have the instant global media coverage that we have now, so our five main television channels are all making up for lost time with programme after programme, many of them replaying the same film excerpts.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, exactly, Brian. I look at those film clips now and they look ancient...even though I can remember it as though it were yesterday.
Definitely Marilyn and such a famous image. I like the way you made her stand out Ginnie. I was working in a market research office at the time of his death
Ginnie Hart: I guess she became more famous than even she could possibly believe! But what a way to be remembered, right?!
I was at school and remember it well. Kennedy was in favour of supporting South Vietnam and was a firm believer in the domino theory, although some suggest he would have puled out of Vietnam if he had served a second term, I wonder...... Had he not died he would now be blamed for all the things that LBJ and Nixon are blamed for! I fear that like Carter and Obama he was better on paper.
Ginnie Hart: I have heard commentators say that he would NOT have had America enter that war. But then, who knows!!! History seems to teach us that nothing changes even while it does! (sigh)
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2013, 20:35
Fantastic photo smile

I am a little too young to remember the day.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry. At age 18, I'll never be able to forget it!
I was on my way to play snooker in the pub,I was 17. I heard on the radio today that he should be remembered for what he didn't do,namely start world war three...Sobering thought.
Ginnie Hart: You were only a year younger than I, Frankl, so we both have the same time frame emotionally. I have heard the same thing...about WWIII. A good thing to be remembered for!
Just lovely and captivating Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aderonke.
any conspiracy theory would have been outed by now...
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Larry. All the real diehards seems to be on the same page....
She certainly was a beautiful woman. I think she was also smarter than most people would give her credit for.
Ginnie Hart: I agree on both accounts, Michael. It was probably "divine providence" that she died the year before the assassination!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2013, 04:00
I was there ( Univ. Of Michigan) that day for homecoming which of course got cancelled! Was meeting up with an old flame. Snuffed.
Ginnie Hart: You have got to be kidding me, Bonnie. Talk about a small world!!!!
Beautiful artwork! Yes, even as a child in the second grade...I remember...
Ginnie Hart: This is a life-size statue in Savannah, Robin. I still can't believe I didn't have Astrid go stand next to it...like I do with all the other statues!!! And yes, we all remember....
conspiracy or not...this imagine is captivating!
Ginnie Hart: My guess is she just went along for the ride, Aderonke...and was probably very glad she died a year earlier to not have to experience the assassination!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2013, 06:07
One of the best known of all 20th century icons, Ginnie, and you have done it justice.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. She was probably NOT the "dumb blonde" so many have made her out to be. (sigh)
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 5 Dec 2013, 23:07
Lovely self portrait...well it does have your name underneath!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Hmmmm. I never once thought of that, George. grin

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