Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene, 1955

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Phil Burchman, 1951.


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.


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