Marilyn Memories Magnified


As the 50th Anniversary of her death approaches, Marilyn Monroe is in the spotlight more than ever.  I love Marilyn and it seems there is still more to deliver.  I am loving all of these pictures.  I found this quote particularlly interesting:

A legend and Hollywood icon, Monroe wasn’t always so well known. In 1950, 20th Century Fox studios had just signed the young beauty, calling her “a hot tomato.” They offered Clark the chance to photograph her, but when he sent the shots to editors at LIFE, they were less than impressed. “Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?” they wrote back in a telegram.

Marilyn in 1950 before she was discovered, Life magazine

Marilyn in 1950 after hired by 20th Century Fox, photographed for Life magazine

Marilyn at 24

Marilyn at 24

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Very odd indeed is an X-ray dated Nov. 10, 1954.  This X-ray of Marilyn Monroe’s chest was obtained by a radiology resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  The doctor later taught at the school and showed the X-ray to his students. Estimated value: $800 to $1,200.  Pretty ridiculous it seems.  An x-ray of her chest.  Talk about using everything for monetary gain!

X-ray of Marilyn's chest

X-ray of Marilyn’s chest

Some Like It Hot - back revealing in front and back

Some Like It Hot – dress revealing in front as well as back

Another exhibit showcasing some “never before seen” photographs will be on exhibit from May 31, 2012 – June 30, 2012.  The exhibit is entitled LAWRENCE SCHILLER – Marilyn and Me and will be on display at the Steven Kasher Gallery.  Lawrence Schiller will be there tomorrow for a public signing and opening reception for the exhibit and to sign his book Marilyn and Me which was published on May 29, 2012.  My review of the book to come.

Marilyn in pool - Something's Got To Give

Marilyn in pool – Something’s Got To Give

Wonderful Schiller photo

Wonderful Schiller photo

See my other Marilyn posts at:

Magnificent Marilyn published March 20, 2012

More Marilyn published April 29, 2012

Spring Into Vera Neumann published April 30, 2012

Marilyn Misunderstood published May 14, 2012

More Marilyn Mania published May 23, 2012

More to come I’m sure.  There are people all over talking about Vanity Fair’s article on Marilyn Monroe and Lawrence Schiller’s photographs, Playboy’s view on the photos and everyone else’s views.  It’s going to get interesting.

Happy viewing and reading!


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I am a mom of one 9 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 19, 22 and 24. The youngest child is in Fourth grade at Maxwell, a Spanish Immersion school in Lexington, KY. She enjoys playing violin and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is well into her third year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland; Charles Morgan is beginning his final semester at College of Charleston; Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the seventh year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk). We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse and it is a very beautiful area to live in and to raise a family. I have a great many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, film, computer sciences and security and my greatest passion is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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