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A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 at the Banff Springs Hotel while in Canada to film River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.

 

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Even girls

have a crush on Marilyn, she was so lovely. I enjoy seeing these photos of her so young and eager for her promising future.

Simply . . . .

. . . radiant.

Old Marilyn Photos

Many years ago, when I was doing free-lance work for Globe Rangefinder in NYC, I spent an hour or two looking through their files of Marilyn Monroe contact sheets with a linen tester magnifier.

These photos were taken in the early 1950s, and even when Miss Monroe sneezed, was caught offguard or made a goofy face at the camera, she looked amazing. An earlier comment by switzarch is so true: she seemingly just couldn't take a bad photo.

The 55 Year Itch

When I was but five years old, I tore a full page photo of this enchantress from "Life" magazine and, after folding it reverently, secured it in my plastic Roy Rogers billfold and carried it everywhere I chanced. I find myself still enthralled to her at age 60 with no hope of manumission. Her song ended long ago, but O! How her melody lingers on.

Before

I love the photos of her before she got to be really famous. She looks so much more beautiful in this photo!!!! More natural.

Candid

She never took a bad photo. And in 50 years, she will still be admired for her beauty. The girl you wished lived next door.

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