Category: Marilyn Monroe

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.

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller photograph…

Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller photographed by Sam Shaw, 1957.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkl…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Douglas Kirkland for Look magazine

on November 17, 1961.

Douglas Kirkland: “I got overhead so I could shoot directly down on her. I started to take pictures, but I didn’t need to direct her – I just talked with her. It was like flirting, both ways, it became very hot, the charge in the air. I had one assistant, and she had her woman who worked with her. We took a break, and then she said, ‘I want to be alone with this boy, I find it usually works better that way’. So everybody left the room, I heard the door close, and I realised I was alone with Marilyn. Then I came down from up above, and she said, ‘why don’t you come down and do some close-ups down here’. I came down from the stairs that I was up on, and I was a little over one metre away from her.”

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Earl Theisen, 1…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Earl Theisen, 1947.

Marilyn Monroe poses next to a 1950 Pontiac Ch…

Marilyn Monroe poses next to a 1950 Pontiac Chieftain on the backlot of 20th Century-Fox in 1951. 

(Photos by Earl Theisen)

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed …

Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable photographed by Elliott Erwitt on the set of “The Misfits” in Reno, Nevada, 1960.

Marilyn Monroe hosts a press party held at her…

Marilyn Monroe hosts a press party held at her home in Los Angeles on March 3, 1956.

Photos by Earl Leaf