Marilyn Monroe is famous for many things. But, you may not realize that she has a very unique tie to Twin Falls. It's true. There's a very famous early Marilyn pic of her in a potato sack.

Your wife won't mind. This is Marilyn Monroe and Twin Falls history we're talking about here.

There is some very interesting history behind the how and why of Marilyn's potato sack picture. It was taken during a modeling session in 1951. Dangerous Minds had some theories about how it came about.

The story behind this 1951 photoshoot appears to be contested. Some say it was a response to a journalist who criticized Monroe’s less-than-modest clothing, calling her “cheap” and “vulgar,” and saying she’d be better suited to a potato sack. Another, more complimentary version says the pictures were inspired by a comment that Monroe could make even a potato sack look good.

At the end of the day, who cares why?

If you're super fond of this pic and would like to have it to keep, it's available on Etsy and Pinterest. Your wife won't mind. This is Marilyn Monroe and Twin Falls history we're talking about here.