Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a popular movie star in the 1950s and early 1960s. "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" was sung by Monroe in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).
During this time, diamonds were one of the major exports from the Congo.
Brigitte Bardot was a French fashion model and actress in the 1950s. She became internationally famous for her role in the film And God Created Woman (1956).
Ripley’s Believe It or Not was a traveling show famous for astounding audiences with strange people and performances.
Ripley's now has 80 permanent attractions across 11 countries.
Charlie Chaplin was a film actor and director in the silent film era.
Rachel has in mind Chaplin's most famous character, the Tramp.
This is the end of Modern Times (1936), featuring the last appearance of the character. It is often cited as the "last silent film":
Daniel was said to have a huge heart.
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. God favoured Abel, and in jealousy Cain killed his brother, committing the first murder.
In punishment, Cain was condemned to wander the earth alone for eternity.
The Platters were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, selling 53 million records. They were an all black group, with one woman, which was uncommon at the time.