"Marilyn: August 1953"

A book featuring a collection of over 100 unseen Marilyn Monroe pictures was recently published. The photos were shot by photographer John Vachon for LOOK magazine, in Alberta, Canada during the summer of '53.
Marilyn Monroe was named the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film institute, and has been one of the biggest pop and cultural icons for more than half a century.
The then 27-year old actress was filming her movie "River of No Return", but due to an ankle injury she couldn't shoot for several days. Monroe is pictured with her then fiance - Joe DiMaggio. Vachon was the only photographer they formally posed together. 
Only 3 photos were used in the magazine.



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12 comments:

  1. not like the ones we have now...

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  2. definitely! and the fact that she is still relevant after all this time is amazing! Love her.

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  3. She was so beautiful and radiant and that smile is unforgettable! Blonds are not what they used to be!:)

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  4. she's one of the few real icons. love, love her!

    great blog you have! i love the mix of fashion & architecture & photos. i also study arch but in cluj.

    keep it up!

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  5. thanks so much Daiane. your blog is awesome as well, it's definitely going in my bookmarks!

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  6. Marilyn was really beautiful! I love photos of old Hollywood stars. I happily discovered some photos with her taken by Harold Lloyd in a collection with his movies. Such nice surprise!

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  7. she's one of the few real icons. love, love her!

    great blog you have! i love the mix of fashion & architecture & photos. i also study arch but in cluj.

    keep it up!

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  8. She was so beautiful and radiant and that smile is unforgettable! Blonds are not what they used to be!:)

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  9. not like the ones we have now...

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