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  • Marilyn Monroe as Polly wearing a sweater in the 1950 film "The Fireball."
    • Twentieth Century Studios

    The Fireball

    1950

    Costume seen on Marilyn Monroe as Polly

  • Marilyn Monroe as Iris Martin wearing a sweater in the 1951 film "Home Town Story."
    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Home Town Story

    1951

    Costume seen on Marilyn Monroe as Iris Martin

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Marilyn Monroe first wore this sweater for the role of Polly in the 1950 film The Fireball. Marilyn wore it again the following year as Iris Martin in the movie Home Town Story. It appears that the sweater was not the property of any studio’s costume department and was, in fact, owned by Marilyn herself. 

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About the Costume

Marilyn Monroe first wore this sweater for the role of Polly in the 1950 film The Fireball. Marilyn wore it again the following year as Iris Martin in the movie Home Town Story. It appears that the sweater was not the property of any studio’s costume department and was, in fact, owned by Marilyn herself. 

Marilyn Monroe first wore this sweater for the role of Polly in the 1950 film The Fireball. Marilyn wore it again the following year as Iris Martin in the movie Home Town Story. It appears that the sweater was not the property of any studio’s costume department and was, in fact, owned by Marilyn herself. 

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  • Likely personally owned by Marilyn Monroe

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