[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Marilyn Monroe and the Corvette SR2 at Sebring


[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Marilyn Monroe and the Corvette SR2 at Sebring

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s featured throwback is a salute to movie star Marilyn Monroe whose birthday is today!

According to the caption, Marilyn Monroe is standing next to the 1956 Chevy Corvette SR2 of Paul O’Shea and Pete Lovely at the 1957 12 Hours of Sebring.

SportsCarDigest.com has the low-down on the day that Marilyn Monroe visited Sebring International Raceway:

One of the most famous female entertainers to grace the grid at Sebring was movie star Marilyn Monroe. Miss Monroe flew into the Sebring Airport in the 20th Century Fox company plane in 1957 on her way to Miami for a special screening of her movie Bus Stop. She hitched a ride from the airport to the track in the flight tower’s surplus military jeep and showed up during Thursday practice for the race. She signed a few autographs, posed with cars and drivers much to the astonishment of all. Some at the track couldn’t believe it was really her and she departed for Miami after spending less than an hour at the track.

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 and is one of the most iconic symbols of Hollywood and the 1950s. She passed away at the age of 36 on August 5, 1962.

Her candle burned out long before her legend ever did!


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