Marilyn Monroe at JFK’s birthday, May 19th 1962

Marilyn Monroe in a costume test for How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1955

Marilyn Monroe in an unused costume for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

This jeweled belt and feather fan are part of the original William “Billy” Travilla designed costume Marilyn was to have worn during the "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend" number from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The publicity surrounding the recent discovery that Marilyn was the nude model in the “Velvet Dreams” calendar photo rendered this particular costume too revealing. The pink gown worn in the film, also designed by William “Billy” Travilla, was a last minute replacement. (x)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Eve Arnold during the filming of The Misfits (1961)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1953

Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris, 1962

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1956

Marilyn Monroe signs autographs at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Marilyn Monroe at Madison Square Garden for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation,1955

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