Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe. “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt …. she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night .... The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” - Ella Fitzgerald
Pete Wingrove of Tigard, Oregon, explained: This color photo shows Marilyn Monroe in Korea, February 1954. She was touring with a USO show, and the 13th Helicopter Transportation Company was selected to shuttle her between bases.