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Marilyn Monroe to Join Madame Tussauds

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    FILE - In this June 2, unknown year, file photo, actress Marilyn Monroe smiles in a car after arriving tousled from an all-night plane flight from Hollywood to Idlewild Airport, in New York. The actress said she planned to rest in New York before going to England to make a new movie with Sir Laurence Olivier. In late 2012, the FBI has released a new version of files it kept on Monroe that reveal the names of some of her acquaintances who had drawn concern from government officials and members of her entourage over their suspected ties to communism. (AP Photo, File)

    Marilyn Monroe has a unique place in history, and now she has a new place in wax.

    The Madame Tussaud's museum in Washington is unveiling Monroe as its newest wax figure Wednesday. It will be displayed initially at Washington's O Street Museum in The Mansion on O Street.

    An exhibit about the late Hollywood star will also include a pin-up calendar and photographs, as well as a shampoo advertisement and lunchbox featuring Monroe.

    Monroe died 51 years ago, after films that included "Some Light it Hot,'' "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'' and "How to Marry a Millionaire.'' But for younger generations, Monroe remains an icon of style.

    In Washington, a mural serves as a tribute to Monroe in the Woodley Park neighborhood.