It is going to be a hot one with the temperature hovering right around 90 and lots of work waiting to be done out in the yard. So, what better way to begin the day than with the coolest meme around, the Saturday 9? Thanks, as always, to Sam for the music and questions!
Saturday 9: River of No Return (1954)
1) Marilyn Monroe performed this song in the 1954 western, River of No Return. In the movie (and at the beginning of this clip) she wears jeans. The wardrobe mistress bought the jeans off the rack at JC Penney's. Yet because of their connection to Marilyn, they are valuable memorabilia. Designer Tommy Hilfiger bought them for a reported $75,000 and today they hang in the closet of Britney Spears. Do you ever shop at thrift stores or websites for second-hand or vintage clothes? I look at thrift stores and estate sales and have limited luck. Not sure why, but this area doesn't seem to have the same high quality items I see others online finding in thrift stores.
3) In real life, Marilyn's love life was sailing along. During the filming of this movie, her famous boyfriend, Joe DiMaggio, visited her on location in Canada and they were married by the time the movie was released. Joltin' Joe was of course one of baseball's greats. How is your baseball team doing this season? I have no idea, I don't follow baseball.