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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Recovering Nicely: 1953

Recovering Nicely: 1953

1953. Marilyn Monroe with Look magazine photographer John Vachon in Alberta, Canada, after she hurt her ankle filming River of No Return. View full size.

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Is that a tan line ...

... on her leg?

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Axiom Proven Once Again

As it is often said when a picture of the darling Marilyn is posted ... She never took a bad picture ...

The lovely smile, beautiful hair and a natural body shape that still makes men drool 51 years after her death.


Recovery, I must say.

Two Words

Hubba Hubba !

Tough Job

Poor John Vachon. Travel up to a beautiful part of Canada, hang around and photograph some young actress named Marilyn Monroe. Nice work if you can get it. I would have taken this gig, but was only 1 year old at the time. Where's a time machine when you need it?

Architectural theme

For Alberta hospitals c. 1953? Dreary. But the hospital "gown" is aesthetically quite OK.

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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