The big, exciting news in Saskatchewan today was a dress. I am not kidding. In small-town Luseland today, they were showing off the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore on the famous night when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy way back in 1962.
The dress ended up being put up for auction last year, and now it belongs to Jim Pattison who owns it at a price tag of $4.8 million. Today, they had the dress on display at the Luseland community hall for free for the local folks to see there.
Given some of the media coverage you would have thought it was Marilyn herself who was in Luseland today. Personally, I would have been far more excited if it was her there, actually, since I’m a Marilyn fan of long standing. I would have been waiting in line for hours for an autograph. Alas, it’s simply not to be.