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1960s

The Misfits: A finale for both Gable & Monroe (1961)

While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.

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1940s

A visit to the beauty salon in 1942

Look back to the 1940s at Francois de Paris in New York City, and see ladies getting perms, dye jobs, manicures, sitting under hair dryers — along with a peek at the front desk staff running the business.

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