In the far corner of a municipal hall Marilyn Monroe mumbles a short smutty joke. She delivers it so badly with so little confidence that nobody listens or they are a bit embarrassed.
Then she starts to sing, and all her self consciousness evaporates. I can't remember the song but it is one that she is famous for, and she sings with such simplicity that every note is golden and clear and wraps you in honey. Everyone is entranced and lingers over each split second. It is the voice of an angel and brings tears to my eyes.