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Babe in the Wood: 1953

Babe in the Wood: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 in Banff, Alberta, visiting Canada to film River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.


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What the...

...heck is Ms. Monroe leaning on you ask? Google knows all:

Ageless Beauty!

Forget the figure... Forget the sweater... (OK!, I'm trying, I'm trying) but honestly... from the neck up, she is probably the most beautiful woman I've seen in my lifetime. Some of todays's young adult and teen movie and TV personalities need to take some lessons from her in how to look sexy WITHOUT being obvious about it!

Not a straight line in the frame

All bumps, bulges and curves.

Unusual Composition

The two orbs bisecting her head seem to echo another feature of the composition.

Oh My

As Freud once said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."


She's been taking my breath away for 60 years...thank you for the photo, Dave

Impressive Boles!

Marilyn is not too shabby either!

Sweater Girl

My wife of 41 years was a great "sweater girl" as a teen bride. Today the sweaters all button up for housewear over a sweatshirt and the old ones cover the three housecats at night so they don't catch a chill.


Her beauty was timeless.

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