Early Marilyn

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crikey, the other day LIFE published these never before seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe from one of their shoots in LA's Griffith Park. Aren't they totally captivating? I can't help wondering how little we really know about this incredible icon. The photos are from 1950 when Marilyn was only 24 years old. What a beauty. Love! xo

P.S: Have you read Fragments? I recommend diving into it.
P.P.S: Icons & their stripes, and those awesome jump vintage photographs:)

(Thanks, Balazs. Photos by Ed Clark)

24 comments:

FourJedis said...

She looks so young, yet has this older-lady lipstick on... It's intriguing.

Mal said...

Love these photos!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Justine said...

She was beyond gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Alexa said...

Love these photos of her. Just stunning.

KristiMcMurry said...

mesmerizing! She was such a beauty.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love her to bits.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

gorgeous! love these. :)

HiLLjO said...

LAWDY! So timelessly beautiful. This is what I aspire to be: real yet bombastically sexy and demure.

Christianna said...

I wish I could just sit and talk with her. These pictures are beautiful!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..me too, Ana. You should totally check out Fragments. It's a never-before-seen collection of letters, poems and notes she wrote to herself. Really amazing.

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, so well said and Christianna, oh me too! Can you imagine?

Diana Mieczan said...

Spot on, Kristi - mesmerizing!

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! These photos are so soulful. That's what I think whenever I see photos of her. She had something so unique within her that she was dying to share.

E. Charlotte said...

I wish I looked that good wandering around in the trees. :) Gorgeous!

Caroline said...

She was one in a million.

p.s My all-time favorite movie starring MM is Some Like It Hot! xo! great pictures!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is beautiful, Tiffany - "She had something so unique within her that she was dying to share."

Vintage Market Place said...

It is amazing how all these photos are just now being released wasn't there some other photos just recently too of her really young starting before she became MM?
I have never been a fan of hers, I did appreciate Some like it hot, but more for the guys not so much for her.
She was such a lost soul, sad :(
Amy

♥SimaG Personalized Jewelry♥ said...

WOW.she was beyond beautiful!
Thanks dear for sharing your amazing blog.

xoxo
Sima

Amber said...

gosh she was just always gorgeous.

I Think My Tummy Hurts said...

Love this! Such a beauty.

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally agree, Caroline. I LOVE that movie:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Amy, I'm not sure but it's really possible that there were other photos released a while back. What I read is that LIFE is trying to digitize all the photo shoots they ever had including all the outtakes. So that is probably why they are stumbling upon all those amazing gems now :)

Mrs. Parker said...

What beautiful photographs of such a beautiful woman.

Jamillah said...

stunning...so so stunning. thank you so much for sharing.

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