In honor of our February white theme issue, we celebrate seven reasons why we love the color white - and you should too! Istock
White Bread (1921)
Suffice it to say, people were amazed when Wonder Bread began selling loaves of sliced bread. The fluffy white slices quickly became a pantry staple and revolutionized the sandwich. It was the greatest thing since, um, what trumps sliced bread?
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs(1937)
The Disney classic may have been the first animated film produced in color, but it was the leading lady's "skin as white as snow" that captivated audiences. OK, those lovable dwarfs Dopey, Doc, and, of course, Grumpy were worth watching too.
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Marilyn Monroe's White Dress (1955)
From the second a breeze from the subway rushed through the grate and blew up Marilyn's dress, The Seven Year Itch catapulted to fame. Her gorgeous white halter instantly became a fashion icon and a ubiquitous Halloween costume.
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The Beatles' White Album (1968)
The band's only double album included "Dear Prudence," "Helter Skelter," and "Back in the U.S.S.R.," and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. It made headlines again last year when it and other Beatles' albums became available for purchase on iTunes.
The Great White Shark in Jaws (1975)
Steven Spielberg's terrifying film turned the Great White into everyone's worst nightmare - and permanently changed the horror genre. It's capable of killing a human with a single bite. Three mechanical sharks collectively nicknamed "Bruce" played the Great White's role.
Michael Jackson's White Glove (1983)
The King of Pop debuted the Moonwalk wearing one sequined white glove at Motown's 25th Anniversary TV Special. Fans were immediately spotted following the trend, but MJ was the true gloved one. Twenty-six years later, the original glove sold for $350,000.
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Betty White's Comeback (2010)
This Golden Girl proved age really is just a number. Last year, the 89-year-old starred in The Proposal, a hilarious Super Bowl Snickers ad, and became the oldest person to ever host Saturday Night Live.
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