Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1955

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Phil Burchman, 1951.

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Marilyn Monroe in a costume test for River of No Return (1954)

Marilyn Monroe in Korea , 1954

During 1946 and 1948 Scottish photographer Bill Burnside had the privilege of working with Norma Jeane a few times.

One series of photos that Burnside took of Marilyn in 1948 has her frolicking on the beach in Santa Monica, California, wearing red shorts and a blue T-shirt.

However, this photo above was not taken by Burnside but by photographer Eve Planch in the late 1940’s and was given to Bill by Marilyn. On it, she wrote:

To Bill, Anything worth having is worth waiting for! Love Marilyn.

xanis:

If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1956

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else. -Μarilyn Monroe

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