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Bearilyn: 1953

Bearilyn: 1953

Marilyn Monroe and friend in Alberta, Canada, in 1953 for the filming of River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.


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Worth a visit to the taxidermist

I bet many a man would have gladly accepted being stuffed and mounted if it guaranteed such a close encounter with Marilyn!

Marilyn Sez

I don't mind the bears. It's the wolves you really have to look out for.

High-water mark

This is not a pun or a reference (intentionally, anyway) to her raft trip with Robert Mitchum in that movie, but this period of her career was the high-water mark of her beauty. She was a stunner at this age.

The bear is still there

It's in the Indian Trading Post in Banff. I'll grab a pic next time we drive out there for lunch; nice drive, about an hour.

River of No Return

Good movie this one. Highly recommended to fans of both Marilyn and the golden years of Hollywood. Now we all know of Marilyn's legendary set of figures but if one needs any visual confirmation just observe the opening scenes of this movie when she is in her 'performing costume' in her 'dressing room.'

The Dancing Bear

Nice shot Marilyn, now can we see a bit more bare?


The Creature From The Black Lagoon ... before makeup.

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