JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Shorpy members who are Patreon contributors get an ad-free experience! (Mostly -- there's still an ad above the comments.) Sign up or learn more.

Amazon Prime: 1952

Amazon Prime: 1952

February 1952. "Actresses Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on set and in costume for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Of corset we can

The lovely but rigorously corseted lady in the background seems to be wistfully checking out Marilyn's behind. I imagine MM had that effect on both genders. I know it's like pointing out that water is wet, but she was a true beauty as well as a knockout. Marilyn's performance in How To Marry a Millionaire ("I already think you're quite a strudel") is so incandescent that, with the help of the gorgeous Bettys -- Bacall and Grable -- it's basically a love letter to the power of sheer uncompromising feminine allure. The women of old Hollywood have always and will continue to inspire me to wear more (rather than less) mascara, lipstick, nail polish, perfume, high heels, pretty dresses, twinkling jewels, and fetching hats. After all, this ain't a dress rehearsal.

So hopeful ...

When I clicked on "View full size".


Or as I like to say, Female Version 1.0

Forget about the hats

Are those flowers or cabbages at the tops of their outfits?

100% organic

No fillers, Botox, liposuction or implants

Syndicate content is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2021 Shorpy Inc.