Marilyn Monroe in Korea: Newly Discovered Photographs by David Geary

April 1, 1998 – January 30, 1999

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor Floor Plan

In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds, on a trip in Japan, when the bride took a detour to Korea to entertain the troops. She performed ten shows in four days. Hospitalman 2nd class David Geary, a navy medic, brought his new Argus camera to one of the concerts and created several memorable portraits of the Hollywood star.