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History Lessons

Following last month's record-setting sale of NYC's Waldorf-Astorial Hotel, the NY Observer has traced the long and star-studded history of the iconic establishment. One highlight: back in 1955, Marilyn Monroe ditched Hollywood for the hotel's $1,000-per-week suite and stayed there for half a year. Two years later she photographed with husband Arthur Miller in the hotel's Grand Ballroom for the "April in Paris" ball. Read more, this way. [NY Observer]