Iconic Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
Photographer Lawrence Schiller captured the iconic beauty posing naked in a swimming pool at Fox Film Studios May 23, 1962, during a shoot on the set of her film “Something’s Got To Give”, reports contact music.com.

Marilyn Monroe
“The photographs shows the real Marilyn Monroe teasing you, yet there is still a little mystery left. I was so unguarded that she became unguarded with me,” said the 75-year-old photographer.

The snaps see Monroe seductively staring into the camera as her arms cover her bare chest. Schiller never released the full collection of photos, but now he has finally revealed them for his new book “Marilyn & Me”.

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Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Baker had a disturbing childhood. She was raised under the care of foster parents as her mother was mentally unstable.

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It was her mom’s friend and guardian Grace McKee who first told Monroe that someday she would become a movie star. She used to make Norma Jeane wear makeup and got her hair curled like her movie star Jean Harlow.

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Having spent most of her years under foster care, young Marilyn was often subjected to sexual abuse, which had an impact on her life and behaviour.

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She married her first love James Dougherty, but they had to split eventually as Dougherty didn’t approve her becoming a model. Marilyn was reluctant to give up her lucrative modelling career for the sake of family and thus decided to divorce Dougherty.

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20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyon who ‘discovered’ Marilyn through her photographs. It was Lyon and his wife who changed her name from Norma Jean Baker to Marilyn Monroe.

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Marilyn shot to fame with her hot looks and her rags to riches cinderella stories. Though she started off with minor roles in low-budget flicks, her performances for the movies The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot and The Asphalt Jungle receieved good reviews.

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Marilyn dated baseball star Joe DiMaggio and they got married soon. Marilyn’s iconic shoot in that wind blown halter gown for ‘The Seven Year Itch’ lead to a fight between both when DiMaggio got irked by the shoot. The couple soon got separated.

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The pleated halterneck dress, which sent men’s hearts a-flutter when Monroe stepped out stepped out of the cinema onto a Subway grate, is being sold in an auction of iconic film costumes and is expected to fetch up to 2 million pounds when it goes under the hammer.

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Playwright Arthur Miller was her third husband. That marriage too was a failure and Marilyn became more depended on drugs and alcohol with her health getting deteriorated.

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Monroe was found dead at her California home on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36. Doctors declared barbiturate poisoning as cause of her death. Though they said it was a suicide, mystery still shrouds the untimely death of the Hollywood icon.

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Though she had fame and money, happiness always eluded her life and once remarked that being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered. One famous statement of hers goes like this: “Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.”

Courtesy: http://in.omg.yahoo.com

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