Happy Birthday, Mr. President – Honest Abe and Norma Jeane

Tara Hanks’ American Legends: Honest Abe and Norma Jeane

“My father is Abraham Lincoln – I mean I think of Lincoln as my father. He was wise and kind and good. He is my ideal, Lincoln. I love him.” – Marilyn Monroe, to author Maurice Zolotow

It’s 1954, and Marilyn Monroe stands in her shiny black Cadillac – given to her in lieu of payment for a television appearance. The car’s top is down, and palm trees in the background indicate she’s in her hometown, Los Angeles.

Monroe is 28, but her pale skin and blonde hair makes her look younger. She’s wearing a pink gingham shirt, tied above the waist, and dark blue jeans. She’s wearing Joe DiMaggio’s wedding ring. Sexy yet eternally gamine, she seems carefree and relaxed – a very modern movie star.

Marilyn Monroe Sings Happy Birthday

** Abraham Lincoln’s birth was on February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, KY

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