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Hollywood Hills: 1952

Hollywood Hills: 1952

Marilyn Monroe and Navy pilot snapped by Charlotte Brooks in 1952 for the Look magazine assignment "Helicopter View of L.A." Also, a nice lei. View full size.

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Is there a bad photo of Marilyn?

I've yet to encounter it.



Darned lei!

I believe our intrepid pilot is not wholly copacetic with the unfortunate positioning of the lei. But we are nevertheless reminded here that Marilyn could front quite a nice appearance from any angle, even from below. How pretty she is!

Dropping in by helicopter was quite popular at this time. I remember numerous aerial descents by Santa Claus and even the Easter Bunny at the local shopping center which was conveniently located a stone's throw from Santa Monica airport.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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