Sunday, 5 August 2012


Today - August 5 - marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Hollywood's most enduring sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. To celebrate her life and legacy, here are some rarely published photographs of MM behind the scenes.

On location for River of No Return (1954) - the crutches are due to a sprained ankle suffered
when director Otto Preminger insisted she do her own stunts. She insisted her leg be put in a 
cast, despite not being broken, allegedly to punish Preminger & make filming around her difficult!

With Marlon Brando

Telegram sent to MM by Marlon Brando when she was hospitalised in 1961

Awarded Miss Chessecake, 1951

With Joe DiMaggio at the premiere of The Seven Year Itch (1955)

At the Golden Globes, 1961

With former roommate Shelley Winters at the Golden Globes, 1961

Costume tests for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

With Charles Coburn on set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

With Jane Russell on set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

With Walter Winchell

With Tom Ewell in a publicity still for The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Costume test for How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). MM never wore this costume in the film
but it does appear (worn by one of the models) in the fashion sequence

With stand-in Irene Crosby

On set of How to Marry a Millionaire with Lauren Bacall & Betty Grable

At the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire

With Shelley Winters

Outtake from Marilyn's final shoot with Bert Stern. Marilyn would cross out images she 
didn't want used on contact sheets with a magic marker. She hated this so much she's also
scratched it with a hair pin.

Marilyn Monroe

June 1, 1926-August 5, 1962

1 comment:

  1. MM's Pictures look fresh and green as ever, hard to say that these are over 50yrs old now


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