Marilyn Monroe performs for U.S. troops in Korea in February 1954. Monroe was quoted after the performance as saying, It's the first time I felt like a star in my heart.
This photograph was taken by Ssgt. Wayne Hart from his vantage point amongst his fellow soldiers. He wasn't a professional photographer, just a GI with a camera. My recollection is that it was an old Atom. I found the images among his negatives in 1981 and printed them in the darkroom of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, where I was director of photography. I returned the negatives to my father just a year before his death in 1982. It was the last time I saw the negatives. Fortunately, I kept several prints. ― Robert Hart