Rare portraits of Marilyn Monroe
David Conover “discovered” Norma Jeane working in a wartime factory, in June of 1945. He took her photo to inspire the troops.
1953 Marilyn Monroe is Playboy Magazine’s first centerfold. Hugh Heffner purches a Calendar photo from 1949 to launch his magazine.
Marilyn was a natural brunette. She first dyed her hair blonde in 1946.
Oct. 1953 Marilyn signs recording contract with RCA Records. She sang over 12 hit songs.
Norma Jeane did not legally change her name to Marilyn Monroe until February 23, 1956.
in 1951 Marilyn took Literature and Art Appreciation evening courses at UCLA.
Norma also studied acting at the Actors’ Lab in Hollywood.
On June 26 1953, Marilyn left her prints outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theater.
Marilyn received Best Actress in a Comedy, 1959, Golden Globe for “Some Like it Hot”
On February 9, 1960, Marilyn received her star on the Hollywood walk of fame.