Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Remembering Marilyn

Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, and I'm marking the occasion with some memorable pictures of the icon who's probably more popular now than when she was alive.

The young Norma Jean Dougherty in 1945:
Marilyn Monroe as Norma Jean Dougherty
By U.S. army photographer David Conover's shot (Yank, the Army Weekly,
via [1] and [2]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Studio publicity portrait for The Asphalt Jungle, 1950:
Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle
By Studio publicity still [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

With Jane Russell, putting signatures in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1953:
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell at Chinese Theater 2
By Los Angeles Times [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Marilyn Monroe receives an escort while in Korea for her 1954 USO tour:
Marilyn Monroe, Korea, 1954 (2)
By USMC Archives (Flickr: Marilyn Monroe, Korea, 1954) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Prince and the Showgirl trailer, 1957:
Marilyn Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl trailer cropped
By Trailer screenshot (The Prince and the Showgirl trailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

With the Kennedy brothers celebrating President Kennedy birthday at Madison Square Garden, 1962:
JFK and Marilyn Monroe 1962 larger
By w:Cecil W. Stoughton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
What is your favorite Marilyn Monroe film?

1 comment:

  1. As the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death nears, (05 Aug), I have built a huge Marilyn Monroe timeline with photos, flicks and great links.



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