Monday, July 20, 2009

mm

Here are a handful of the unpublished photos Life Magazine recently released of a 24 year old Marylin Monroe taken in Los Angeles' Griffith Park about a year or two before her career really took off.

I've always been oddly intrigued by Marylin even before I knew about her chaotic life. I think it's something in her eyes that signals she's a bit broken or that she knows something that others don't. These kind of people/things appeal to me, I guess. But with these photos in particular she seems so full of hope and optimism (and youth, I suppose that may be part of it). Aren't they beautiful?

(note to self: must get a monogrammed button up!!)

happy monday...

7 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Wow!!! I'm 24 and I don't look like that...haha! :o)

The Clothes Horse said...

These are heavenly! She always seemed more fragile to me than say, Audrey Hepburn. Definitely a bit of a broken spirit.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I havent seen these pictures before, they fantastic.

mothersvea said...

the parkbench photo is fantastic! I haven't seen any of these before.

Divinity Avenue said...

Last photo is so haunting...

hannah said...

she's so lovely, just oozing with beauty

Romeika said...

Gorgeous pictures of an even more gorgeous lady, so inspiring! I can't recall seeing these before.

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