Marilyn Appears in Chicago Sun-Times Photo Exhibit

This photo of a rather windswept Marilyn arriving at Chicago’s Midway Airport on March 17, 1959, captured by Edward DeLuga, is one of 150 images showcased in Millions of Moments: The Chicago Sun-Times Photo Collection, a permanent exhibit at the newly reopened Chicago History Museum, where some five million shots from the Sun-Times archive are currently being digitised, WBEZ reports.

Marilyn was on a promotional tour for Some Like It Hot. This photo (not in the exhibition) was also taken by DeLuga.

In 2018, colour footage from the same event surfaced on YouTube

The Sun-Times also covered Marilyn’s week in the Windy City – this photo was taken by Bob Kotalik during a press luncheon at the Ambassador Hotel.

Marilyn had previously passed through Midway Airport in 1955, en route to Bement, Illinois to celebrate the town’s centennial and its association with her idol, Abraham Lincoln – more details here.