Category: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe attends a party held in her ho…

Marilyn Monroe attends a party held in her honor at the Beverly Hills Hotel on July 8, 1958. 

Photos by Earl Leaf

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Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a…

Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a party party held in her honor, hosted by orchestra leader Ray Anthony in August 1952. He debuted the song he wrote for her titled “Marilyn.”  

In their apartment at 444 East 57th Street, ma…

In their apartment at 444 East 57th Street, married American couple playwright Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005) and actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) talk with theatrical producer Kermit Bloomgarden (1904 – 1976), New York, New York, 1958. 

(Photos by Robert W. Kelley)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirklan…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland for Look magazine on November 17, 1961.

Douglas Kirkland: The first time I met Marilyn to talk about the shoot, my colleagues and I went to her home on Doheny Drive – right on the edge where Beverly Hills and Hollywood connect. She was very disarming because she didn’t seem like a big superstar; she seemed more like the girl next door. I wanted to get some hot pictures of her, but in my shy Canadian way, I didn’t know how to say that. In the end Marilyn was the one to take charge. She said, ‘I know what we need. We need a bed, and we need white silk sheets – they must be silk. Frank Sinatra records, and Dom Pérignon champagne.’ She totally pre-empted what I wanted to go for on the shoot, and I was so relieved. We scheduled it to be done about three days later, at 7.30pm on a Friday evening.”

“The day came and I arrived promptly at the studio, which we’d we rented in Hollywood. I waited and waited, and 9.30pm came and she had not yet appeared. I said to myself, ‘If Marilyn doesn’t show up, it’s going to be a disaster. I’m still new at the publication, I’ve been sent to California, and if I don’t take back pictures it will be very difficult to explain.’ Just at that moment, at the other side of the studio, I heard the door open and in came Marilyn, with a lady carrying some clothes – ultimately she didn’t use them very much. She came in a completely different person to the girl I’d met last time – I saw the real Marilyn, the Marilyn we all think of. She seemed to move in slow motion to me; she had a luminescence about her and she didn’t step, she almost floated. That’s my memory of it, that’s the impression she left me with.”

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 195…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957.

twixnmix: Marilyn Monroe at 2-months pregnan…

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Marilyn Monroe at

2-months pregnant on the beach in Amagansett, New York in July 1957. Unfortunately, the following month she had a miscarriage.

Photos by Sam Shaw

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirklan…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland for Look magazine on November 17, 1961.

Douglas Kirkland: “She had a robe on, and she took that robe off and got in under the white silk sheets. I just want to tell you, I was 27, but I was mentally 17. As I say, I’d had a very small town background and here, the superstar of all superstars was five feet away from me; I could reach out and touch her, and as she slipped into the bed I saw parts of her body that I couldn’t believe I’d ever see.

Marilyn was so sexual, very sensual. At one point she suggested that we should do something more than just talk, in other words, embrace each other. This is where my small town boy came in, I acted like I didn’t understand, I was embarrassed. I looked down into my camera and just kept shooting pictures, over and over, as quickly as I could. I think that’s why the pictures are so strong, because that sexual desire was channeled into the camera instead of into action.”

twixnmix: Marilyn Monroe blowing out the can…

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Marilyn Monroe blowing out the candle on her 30th birthday cake at Idlewild Airport (John F. Kennedy International Airport) in 1956.

Happy Birthday Marilyn!

(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

Marilyn Monroe publicity shots from 1947 (they…

Marilyn Monroe publicity shots from 1947 (they lied about her age)

(Original Caption) As contented a pair of babies as one would hope to see. And why not with cute 18-year-old Marilyn Monroe, as their baby sitter!’ Marilyn was saving the money she earned as a baby sitter to take a dramatic course. One evening on a routine call, she found herself caring for the child of a 20th Century Fox Casting Director. One look at the Los Angeles beauty resulted in Marilyn’s landing a seven-year-contract with that studio. She is shown with fellow studio worker Roy Metzler’s twin boys, Eric and Dick, while the Metzler’s have stepped out. She is currently working in Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay.