February 22, 2018

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/14/2018

"This is the most famous item of clothing in twentieth-century culture."

-- Edward Meyer, vice president of Exhibits & Archives for Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

It’s the dress that launched a thousand rumors; and it’s in St. Augustine. Believe it or not.

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine is displaying the iconic dress actress Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy on May 19, 1962. It was at a celebration — 10 days early — of his 45th birthday.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! paid a record $4.8 million for the gown in 2016 and proudly calls it “the most expensive dress in the world.”

Read more at the Florida Times-Union.

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