Recently Discovered Photos of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, 1950

In August 1950, Marilyn Monroe was just a model and recently had a bit part in the movie “The Asphalt Jungle.” Ed Clark took these photos of the 24-year-old Marilyn in Griffith Park.

“She was unknown then, so I was able to spend a lot of time shooting her,” Clark said. “We’d go out to Griffith Park and she’d read poetry. I sent several rolls to Life in New York, but they wired back, ‘Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe?’ ” (read more at CNN)

Life magazine didn’t use the photos and stored them away. Forgotten over time, they only recently surfaced when Dawnie Walton, deputy editor at, found them when combing through digital archive. Two years ago, Life started converting their substantial photographic collection into a digital archive.

Imagine what they will find next, darlings!

Photos of Marilyn Monroe at

(photo: Ed Clark/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

My Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue

There is a new website that you must simply visit! It is called My Vintage Vogue and the images are to die for!

Jessica is the lovely lady who collects fashion images, including such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Charm and Mademoiselle. The photos range from the 1920’s through to 1965. Her website shows the hard work she puts into finding and posting her images. You can also find more images through her links on the Contact Us page.

Jessica, you are certainly top drawer!

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