Some Like it Shot: Marilyn Kickin’ it

Rarely has wind blowing a big girl’s blouse caught so much attention. But enough about Stephen Ireland drying his hair. The splendid Denim Kit football blog in the US has drawn our attention to some brilliant images of the blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe kicking a soccer ball at Ebbets Field, New York in 1957.

Monroe was guest of honour at a friendly match featuring the US national team and Israeli club Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the home of the Dodgers.

Norma Jeane may well have been soccer’s first stateside WAG but no one has turned heads like the Misfits star (insert Whelandrews joke) with the blonde mane on a football pitch since John Byrne.

From the Denim Kit

The Denim Kit refers to the 1994 U.S. World Cup squad’s uniforms The stars! The faux denim! symbolising “the ambition, boldness, and folly of American soccer. (As well as the blight of 90′s fashion.) The Denim Kit, or “TDK”, celebrates the spirit of ’94 and the vision of a distinctly American brand of soccer. And aims to look fabulously heinous while doing so.”

We love it.


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